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Gen Con Retrospective: Friends, Photos, and ENnies!

Deadlands Noir - Silver ENnie WinnerWeird Wars: Rome - Judges' Spotlight ENnie WinnerGen Con 2014 was a great time for us. One of the most satisfying things from any convention is getting to catch up with our friends in the gaming community and supporters of Savage Worlds, and this year was no different. To those of you who came to any of our panels, the Pinnacle Seminar, or by the booth, thanks. To those of you who didn’t, be sure to see us next time we’re around.

In this age, seeing friends means taking pictures. Some of those photos you can find in our feeds on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. If you’ve got pictures of us out there, please be sure to tag them so we can find them, too!

Oh, I almost forgot—we won a couple of ENnies while we were there, too! Weird Wars: Rome won a judges spotlight award, and Deadlands Noir won the Silver ENnie for Best Setting.

We weren’t the only Savage Worlds winners, though: Sneak Attack Press’ Broken Earth also won a Silver ENnie, and Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu: Keeper’s Guide to the Secret War won two! Congratulations to all the ENnies winners!

We’re already looking forward to next year (with more on that in the next article)!

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More Deadlands in More Places in More Formats!

Deadlands Weird West, Noir, and Hell on EarthWe teased some of what’s coming up with the Pinnacle preview flyer at the Gen Con booth, but here’s some highlights of what’s coming for Deadlands settings if you missed it.

Deadlands: The Weird West gets even more dangerous. Stone and a Hard Place is the third Plot Point Campaign for Deadlands, and it stars everyone’s favorite hard-nosed hero-killer—Stone. Enjoy a visit to the Weird West’s spaghetti Western roots with blazing six-guns and all the Tombstone (and tombstone) action you could want! Relics will bring you several objects that have become imbued with the powers and personalities of their users or the great events they’re part of. This collection will bring you the most potent, but beware—power always comes at a price.

Hell on Earth expands! The Hell on Earth Reloaded Companion has new Edges and Hindrances, more gear, expanded vehicles, and additional Arcane Backgrounds like bibliopaths, cyborgs, and witches! It’s not all good news, though, since it also includes an expanded Adventure Generator and more new horrors of the Wasted West. The Worm Turns brings you a full-fledged Plot Point Campaign with the shenanigans of the Iron Alliance and the Combine in the post-Reckoners Wasted West.
Lost Colony returns, with a relaunch from the team of John Goff and Cheyenne Wright. This all-new edition of the game is written from the ground up with everything you need to continue the story of Deadlands on the fantastic planet of Banshee and in space itself! The Lost Colony Companion will deliver a complete Plot Point Campaign and include more character options, Savage Tales, and creatures of Banshee.

The Big Easy card game brings the fast-paced world of the hardboiled detective in Deadlands Noir to a new format. For two to four players with a 30-60 minute play time, this new game from Deadlands Noir creators John Goff and Cheyenne Wright makes visiting the mean streets way more convenient, but no less deadly!

Watch here for more information as we have it, and check the Pinnacle preview flyer for more details.

Deadlands Noir Now Available for Fantasy Grounds on Steam

Deadlands Noir for Fantasy Grounds on SteamFantasy Grounds has added a handful of Deadlands Noir downloadable content on Steam. Now you can get Deadlands Noir and Deadlands Noir Player’s Guide for your Steam-powered Fantasy Grounds games.

And what’s a new setting without some adventure materials? The Old Absinthe House module is also available for Steam, as well as the Deadlands Noir Figure Flats/Token Pack.

So, grab a few files and a few friends and get your game on today!

ENnies Voting Closes July 30!

ENnies Awards VotingIf you’ve not had the chance to vote for the ENnies Awards, don’t miss your chance. ENnies Awards voting closes Wednesday, July 30, at 7:00 pm Central Time.

Check out the nominations closely. There are Pinnacle products, things from your favorite Savage Worlds licensees, and several fantastic entries from our friends across the gaming industry.

We’ve been fortunate to nominated in the following categories:

Vote while you still can!

John Goff Wants You—At Gen Con!

Pinnacle at GenConTo be more accurate, he may be after your signature while he’s at Gen Con.

John Goff, author of Deadlands Noir, has been collecting the John Hancocks of as many Deadlands Noir Kickstarter backers as he can, using his own copy as an autograph book. If you’re going to be at Gen Con, be sure to drop by the Pinnacle booth (we’re with the Studio 2 Publishing booth) and catch him.

He doesn’t often get this far east, so your other opportunities to get your name in his book are slim. As a bonus, you’ll be one of the few people to see the face behind his anonymous profile picture.

So be sure to drop by the Pinnacle booth at Gen Con. [Cue the spooky music.] John will be waiting for you!

ENnies Voting Opens and We’ve Already Won!

ENnies Awards VotingThe ENnie Awards are now open for voting, and things are already going well for Pinnacle and the Savage Worlds community!

Thanks to you, Weird Wars Rome has already won the 2014 Judge’s Spotlight Award! We couldn’t be happier or more grateful.

We’re especially proud of Deadlands Noir and all the work that John Goff and Cheyenne Wright have put into it. We’d love for you to consider it for Product of the Year and Best Cartography for the amazing New Orleans and Hexaco maps.

A vote for Pinnacle for Publisher of the Year wouldn’t hurt our feelings a bit, either. You know you’d feel better if you did.

Be sure to look through the nominations closely. There are other Savage Worlds products in there, and some of your favorite Savage Worlds licensees, as well. Take a minute and check out all the fantastic games our friends throughout the gaming industry have created and support their efforts with your votes. For ease of reference, Pinnacle was nominated in the following categories:

You have until July 30 to cast your ballot. But why wait? Vote now!

Two Deadlands Featured in Meeple Monthly!

Meeple Monthly MagazineMay’s Meeple Monthly (Issue #17) has a one-two punch of Deadlands goodness!

First up, there’s an article from our own John Goff, “A Real Detective Story in Deadlands: Noir.” John talks about his experience as a game writer, as an actual private detective, and about bringing those two worlds together in Deadlands: Noir. [I dare you to read it without hearing it narrated like a noir movie in your head. Go ahead. Try.]

Second, there’s an article about the upcoming release of Doomtown: Reloaded, an update to the classic Doomtown card game based off the Deadlands storyline. It’s not the first thing to crawl back out of a grave in Deadlands, but I bet it’s one people are happy to see!

Meeple Monthly is one of those old-fashioned printed magazines. Get on out to your local gaming store and put your actual hands on an actual copy today! [Trust me, those trees would turn you into a magazine first if they could! Don't feel bad.]

The Case of the Jumbo Shrimp Available for Deadlands Noir

The Case of the Jumbo Shrimp Adventure for Deadlands NoirThe Crescent City is a mecca for bottom-feeders, a place where big trouble can rise from the smallest of things. So it is with The Case of the Jumbo Shrimp, an adventure for Deadlands Noir.

Things start out small—and simple—enough. Soon, your missing person’s case involves murder, magic, and mayhem. Soon, it becomes a diabolical tale of corrupt politicians, the Black Hand, and deep secrets as old as the Big Easy itself!

Don’t be a Prawn of Fate. With this 46-page full-length adventure written by Jason Mical and John Goff, take charge of the destiny of a handful of very unlucky palookas today!

One Shot Airs Deadlands Noir Actual Play Podcast!

Savage Worlds on the WebYou expect to find a lot of things in Deadlands Noir—murder, intrigue, greed, despair—but a festival of lights? That’s right, Hanukkah comes to the grimy streets of the Big Easy, and this year it’s been captured for your amusement!

The fine folks at One Shot podcast are releasing Eight Nights of Murder, their actual play podcast of Deadlands Noir. Follow along for a few weeks as One Shot walks you through a desperate city in a darker world of dire plots, and all you’ve got to do is listen.

But listen closely. You might be lucky with the dreidel, my friend, but the stakes are considerably higher than some chocolate gelt!

Deadlands Noir Dice Debut to the World!

Deadlands Noir DiceThe custom Deadlands Noir Dice Set is now available to everyone—not just the privileged few that know the special handshakes of the swankiest speak-easies!*

These little jewels are tailor-made for Deadlands Noir. The main polyhedral set hearkens back to days of frosted glass windows and white glove service—and to the murky nature of truth and justice in a dirty city’s smoky shadows. The custom Wild Die is all about the business—the business end of a pistol embossed into a stark black-and-white die that don’t take guff off nobody!

This is finally your chance for a set of rocks any dame would want to get her hands on. Don’t miss it!

* By which, of course, I mean the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter backers.