Find Us This Weekend at the Origins Game Fair

Pinnacle at OriginsThis weekend (June 14th-18th), join Shane Hensley along with Jodi and Clint Black at the Origins Game Fair inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center in beautiful Columbus, Ohio!

Pick up your physical copy of the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer (featuring all-new, full-color adventures for Weird War I and Deadlands) and then check in with Shane as he runs some colossal Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!

Find Pinnacle Entertainment Group (and Carolina Game Tables) in the Studio 2 Publishing area, Booth #547.


Savage Worlds Explorer Premieres at Origins

SW_Explorer_Cover_900[11330]If you’re attending the Origins Game Fair this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, be sure to swing by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (in Booth #547) to get your mitts on the full-color premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer!

Issue 1 features adventures penned by Teller (Weird War I) and Matthew Cutter (Deadlands: The Weird West), both of which feature detailed maps, wicked monsters, and loads of Savage surprises.

Hellfighters is a Plot Point Campaign for Weird War I that follows the exploits of the American 369th Infantry Regiment from the time the unit is attached to the French army until shortly after the Second Battle of the Marne. The campaign covers a period of five months and covers a wide geographic area of the Western Front.

Knights With No Armor is a Savage Tale for Deadlands: The Weird West that begins in southern Cochise County, Arizona Territory. What starts out as a simple rescue soon turns into a peek into the machinations of one of the Weird West’s most wicked and corrupt villains. Get a taste of what the next edition of Deadlands has to offer, amigo!

*** As a special introductory offer, if you order a print copy of issue 1 from now through this Saturday, June 17th, you’ll save $4.99 off the shipping price. Plus, you’ll get the PDF download immediately. A perfect Father’s Day gift for Savage Dads everywhere. And please note that the PDF version on its own won’t be available to order just yet, so grab this print+PDF special deal today!

All orders for Savage Worlds Explorer will begin shipping the week after Origins.


Pinnacle’s Plans for Gen Con 50

GenCon 50Even though Gen Con 50 is still several weeks away, those planning on attending will want to clear some space on their calendar now for both of our scheduled seminars on Saturday, August 19th at the Crowne Plaza, Victoria Station, in Room C/D:

From 5-6pm, it’s the official PEG Seminar where you’ll get all the scoop about upcoming Pinnacle and Pulposaurus plans straight from the mouths of those on the inside!

Immediately after that, from 6-7pm, stay in your seats as we hand the mics over to several of our awesome Official Savage Worlds Licensees to find out what Savage excitement they have in store for the future!


Clint and Jodi Black Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017

pantherwebsizeThis weekend, our very own Clint Black and Jodi Black are the Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017! Clint and Jodi will be on-hand to talk about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Carolina Game Tables!

Saturday night, don’t miss Clint’s Savage Worlds game, The Prophecy of the Omen of Hell`s Cheerleaders running from 8pm to Midnight:

“The Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch fights the forces of Hell wherever they appear, but are better known in the supernatural community as…Demon Hunters!

But all Demon Hunters have to start somewhere, and that place is Omega level for newbies (and has-beens). As a member of Chapter Omega Twelve, it’s time for your first mission. You know the other members of the Brotherhood believe in you as they are already taking bets on when you kill your first monster…at least that’s what you think the “Time Till Death” pool is about.

Welcome to the last job you’ll ever have. Welcome to the Demon Hunters!”


Choosing Doomtown: Reloaded at GenCon 2017

PBP 7 - Legend - Darius Hellstromme[10092]While the Kickstarter for our next Doomtown: Reloaded supplement, Tales from the Epitaph, is still a few weeks away, we’re already making a few plans for Gen Con 2017 that Doomtown fans won’t want to miss.

The Evil is a Choice event will be your chance to play Doomtown: Reloaded with the new Legends card type and score a limited, full bleed, Servitor promo card (just like Dr. Darius Hellstromme pictured here). You’ll swear allegiance to a Servitor of your choice and then fight for supremacy alongside them. The winner of this event will have the opportunity to choose the name of a Legend that will appear in a future release!

Follow the link to this upcoming event and get your tickets now to guarantee your spot at the tables!


Conventions + Pinnacle Personnel = Savagely Good Times

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouThis weekend (Memorial Day weekend for those in the U.S.) several convention-goers may just find themselves crossing paths with a few of us from Pinnacle Entertainment!

Catch up with Sean Patrick Fannon at Manticon 2017 in Bloomington, MN where he’ll be running a little Freedom Squadron set in David Weber’s Honorverse.

Find John Goff at MisCon 31, Missoula, Montana’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention where he’ll be doing panels on everything from game design to running successful campaigns as well as GMing Deadlands: Reloaded and Weird War II.

Lastly, Scott Woodard will be running The Sixth Gun RPG and a Flash Gordon RPG preview at KublaCon 2017 in Burlingame, CA.

As always, be sure to check our Conventions page to find out if your next con will be a savage one!

 


A Swarm of Savages at Chupacabracon IV

ChupacabraCon 4 KickstarterThis weekend (May 12th-14th), join Pinnacle alums Shane HensleyJodiClint Black, Sean Patrick Fannon, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, and Sara & Brendan Quinn, along with a whole host of Savage Worlds licensees at Chupacabracon IV at the Wingate Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX.

Friday night from 6:00-8:00pm hang with the Pinnacle party people for a real-life East Texas University tailgate out in the parking lot. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages until they’re gone. Challenge a Savage Worlds celeb to a tailgate game like ladder toss or washers for the price of a small donation to the con charity, nonprofit Austin Creative Pathways. And in true tailgate fashion, join us in a round of the ETU Fight Song which we’ll then share online for all! Go Ravens!

After this, our own Clint Black slides behind his GM screen for a star-studded Savage Worlds charity game (Arcti-Gator vs. Croco-Sharkasaurus: A Syfy Original Movie) featuring members of the Pinnacle Entertainment Group staff and just maybe guest starring… YOU! Folks watching can influence the game by deciding who plays which character or even buying player and GM Bennies via cash donations to the con charity.

There are also one-on-one mentorship programs as well as a host of panels on a variety of subjects ranging from AMAs to GMing 101 to the Pinnacle Round Table! And, of course, there’s Savage Saturday Night featuring 10 jam-packed tables of Savage goodness!

Hope to see you there!


Savage Gathering at Chupacabracon

ChupacabraConCelebrate all things Savage at Chupacabracon with an unparalleled gathering of Pinnacle personnel!*

Chupacabracon IV takes place May 12th-14th at the Wingate Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX. Featuring a schedule positively bursting at the seams with games, Chupa also boasts a jam-packed Savage Saturday Night with several Pinnacle alums working behind the GM screens! Catch up with JodiClint Black, Sean Patrick Fannon, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, Sara & Brendan Quinn, and, of course Shane Hensley himself. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find several other folks representing a number of popular licensees in attendance, as well.

And don’t miss our East Texas University tailgate party on Friday May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm in the parking lot. Enjoy free drinks and chips until they’re gone. Challenge a Savage Worlds celebrity to a tailgate game like washers or ladder toss for the price of a small donation to the con charity. And in true tailgate fashion, join us in a round of the ETU Fight Song which we’ll then share online for all! Go Ravens!

* Try saying that three times fast!


ConQuest SAC X Hosts John Goff and Cheyenne!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf you didn’t have the chance to get out and catch any of us at a convention last weekend, don’t worry. You can still find us later—heck, you don’t even have to wait a month!

John Goff and Cheyenne will both be at ConQuest SAC X, March 13-15. If you’re in the Sacramento area (or can get there), drop on by!

If you can’t make it there or want to plan a little further out, be sure to check out the Pinnacle Convention Schedule.


Gen Con Game Changer!

Gen ConThe priority event deadline has come and gone, but you can still catch the train to fun town—register your games for Gen Con today! To all you hardy souls who’ve already submitted, our thanks. I bet your games fill up faster than a water balloon on a fire hydrant!

Unfortunately, we might’ve sold you a bit of a bum steer—not full-out Los Diablos hell-herd, but the fine folks from Gen Con registration had some clarifications for us.

  • Don’t start your Savage Worlds scenario titles with “[SVG]” after all. They have to strip that out on their end. Just be sure to select “Savage Worlds” as the game system, and you’ll be listed correctly.
  • Leave the company name field blank. Pinnacle isn’t sponsoring these as official events according to Gen Con’s criteria. If a blank field is going to keep you up nights with terror-filled flashbacks to standardized testing, consider working with a few other GMs to come up with a group name and primary contact person to manage your games. Gen Con will try to keep those fan-run events together in the listings.

Something that didn’t change, though, is that you need to e-mail Jodi Black, our Marketing Manager, with your game title and code to get details on goodies for you and your players. That includes the elusive invitation to hang with the Pinnacle crew on Thursday night.

If you’ve already registered, don’t worry. You just might see an edit or two to your registration, and now you’ll know why.