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.

Get Priority Registration for Your Gen Con Games

Gen ConIf you want priority registration for your Gen Con games, you have to register your games by this Friday, February 6. You’ll get better slots* for your games before that. If you don’t make that cut-off, you can still register until March 13, but why wait?

Remember to start your Savage Worlds scenario titles with “[SVG]” so you’re easier to find, keep the titles under 30 characters for the best chance of making the printed program, and be sure 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.

Register now, and watch for us there!

* Not only do the more popular slots go faster, but you have a better shot at getting your requested slots as a priority game registrant. Plus, you can call yourself a Gen Con PGR. Nobody will know what you mean, but, hey, it sounds cool.

Savage Worlds at a Show Near You!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouWant to find one of us at a convention near you? You’re in luck—we’ve updated the Pinnacle Conventions page with all new information for 2015! You don’t need a crystal ball for your prognostications, just a web browser and this link!

If you’re looking for love in all the con places, check out where we’ll be for Valentine’s Day this year. John Goff, Sara Quinn, and Brendan Quinn will all be at RadCon in Pasco, Washington, February 13-15, while Michael Ysker is shivering at Con of the North in Plymouth, Minnesota. Randy Mosiondz will be working the long weekend, February 13-16, at DunDraCon in San Ramon, California.

Now that you see how that schedule works, be sure to check for us near you for the rest of the year. Keep your eyes open, too—the Pinnacle Conventions page  will be updated as the year goes on, and we reserve the right to magically appear without warning. You might want to look behind you right now…

And speaking of cruel jokes, this one’s on us—you might notice none of us are making it to GenghisCon. The Rocky Mountain Savages are putting on an amazing gaming display with 29 GMs running 65 unique scenarios at over 80 tables with more than 500 gamer seats of Savage Worlds available, and we’re going to miss it. They’ve got 4 tables on Con Junior, 11 tables of their Weird Wars Rome Twilight Legion shared campaign, Deadlands, East Texas University, Shaintar, and a smattering of home-brew settings, and we’re going to miss it. There are going to be 15 tables for Savage Saturday Night, and…well, you know. So, if you’re anywhere close, you should be sure to turn out and catch the Savage Worlds extravaganza that’s going to be GenghisCon in Denver, February 12-15.

Savage Worlds GM Round-Up for Gen Con 2015!

Gen ConIt’s that time again—time to get your games submitted for Gen Con 2015! Submissions are already being accepted, and placement priority goes to those with events in by February 6.

For those of you who are running Savage Worlds games at Gen Con or are interested in it, thanks! You’re the folks who will keep the Gen Con program full of Savage Worlds options and bring the game to new and old friends alike.

To sign up to run a Savage Worlds game, create your Gen Con account and submit your games via their web system. Be sure to start your scenario title with “[SVG]” so you’re easier to find. You’re more likely to make the cut into the printed program guide with a Scenario Title under 30 characters and a Scenario Description of 50 characters or less. This is where all that Twitter practice finally pays off!

If you’re running a Savage Worlds game, be sure to e-mail Jodi Black, our Marketing Manager, with your game title and code. She’ll set you up with details on goodies for your players and our thanks to you for running two or more games!* That thanks is definitely going to include at least coupons/gift certificates and an invitation to hang with the Pinnacle crew on Thursday night. Don’t forget that Gen Con also offers a free badge for GMs who meet their criteria.

We’ll have more details on all the Savage Worlds Gen Con doin’s as it gets closer. For now, be sure to get in your games and plan on seeing us there!


* Okay, what you’ve really got to do is run 48 player-hours of Savage Worlds games. If you run two four-hour games for six people (the most common set-up), that takes care of that (2 games times 4 hours times 6 players equals 48 player-hours). Sounds pretty easy when you put it that way, doesn’t it?

Pinnacle and Savage Worlds Comes to Chupacabracon

ChupacabraConChupacabracon in Austin, Texas, is truly a Savage Worlds event not to be missed. Come on down this weekend, January 9-11, to get your own slice of Texas gaming heaven.

The RPG Guest List includes our own Shane Hensley, Clint Black, Ed Wetterman, and Preston DuBose. You can spot ’em roaming free-range about the show* or catch the Pinnacle Entertainment Group: The Wall of Wonder panel (featuring all four of them) at 4:30 pm Saturday!

But wait, there’s more. There’s a whole passel of licensees headed that way, and the Savage Worlds game selection is a sight to behold. Register today and join us there!

* I hear if we let them forage naturally like that, they’ll taste better if we ever have to carve them up for meat. You know, in case of zombie apocalypse, Famine outbreak, or particularly large company barbecue.

Game Registration Open for ChupacabraCon II

ChupacabraConGame registration for ChupacabraCon II is now open—rush on over and sign yourself up today! Join in on the Savage Saturday Night hosted by the Lone Star Savages or at any point in this fine festival of gaming, January 9-11, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

You can also catch Shane Hensley, Clint Black, Ed Wetterman, Ross Watson, and Sean Patrick Fannon there. If you want to think of them as Pokemon, go ahead and catch ’em all. I wouldn’t try putting any of them in my pocket, though. You can also see Jeff Dee, Ken Hite, Robin D. Laws, John Wick, and many others—check the Convention Guests page for a full listing.

It’s only a month away—register today!

Join Us at MACE This Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouWe all know how it goes. You’re sitting there, peacefully minding your own business, and the voices start up in the back of your head. “Join us,” they say, calmly and quietly—at first. Then they become a tad more insistent. In time, the constant “join us” chorus becomes simply too loud to ignore and incredibly hard to deny. So, really, why fight it?

Come see us this weekend at MACE in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clint Black will be there running games, Jodi Black will be there running the Beautiful Brains Books & Games booth, and Joel Kinstle will be there…well, we know how likely you are to catch him actually running

But there’s more than just us. Savage Saturday Night has nearly a dozen games already, and Clint will be running two brand new games that nobody has ever played before! And all of the MACE conventions are always a good time.

So, seriously. Join us.

Don’t Miss FG Con This Weekend!

FG ConIt’s almost time for FG Con! This weekend, October 17-19, is your chance to join this spectacular all-virtual convention. Get all the gaming fun of a live convention without the travel, expense, or aroma!

They’re going to have several Savage Worlds games available, with the crew from SXG (Society of Extraordinary Gamers) and other great GMs running a wide variety of settings. They’ve also got other game systems as well as panels and discussions. Be sure to check out the event list and register as soon as possible! For a quick glance at some of the Savage Worlds games, check Damian Hupfeld’s G+ post.

The convention runs on Fantasy Grounds, but everything is free to play and the free demo license is all it takes to connect. You can even play through Fantasy Grounds on Steam! But time is running out, and you’ve got to register to play!

Pinnacle Coming to Aethercon, RinCon, Great Falls, and MACE!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouLooking for the convention-sized fun of meeting the Pinnacle crowd without the travel? Join us this weekend for a roundtable discussion with the creators from Pinnacle Entertainment Group* Saturday, October 11, 2:00 pm ET. This event is being sponsored by Aethercon (coming in November) and will be available later as a podcast episode if you miss it live.

Not quite willing to forgo the fun of meeting us face-to-face? You can catch John Goff at the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous in Great Falls, Montana. This is your chance to talk to John away from the rest of us, where he might be more willing to spill secrets and dish the juicy gossip! Don’t miss it.

If you’re a little more southerly this weekend, drop by RinCon in Tucson, Arizona. You can catch Pinnacle founder, president, and jefe-muy-mucho** Shane Hensley. In fact, he’s a featured RinCon Guest of Honor! If you’re in the area, drop by and say “Hi.”

And in the not-as-far-as-it-once-was future, you can find a bunch of us at MACE in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 7-9. But there’ll be more on that later.***

* Yes, that’s us, but who doesn’t like to talk about themselves in the third person now and again? “Not he,” says I!
** And a shout goes out to my Spanish teachers, who are probably now embarrassed to be associated with me.
*** I would like to dedicate this paragraph of two lonely sentences that both start with conjunctions to all my old English teachers who would shake their heads in disappointment if they were reading right now. To you! — Joel