Get the PDF of His Brother’s Keeper for Deadlands Noir

DLN_His_Brothers_Keeper_Cover_900Brand Manager John Goff takes us back to the 1930s in His Brother’s Keeper, a thrilling, all-new adventure for Deadlands: Noir set in New Orleans.

Originally published in the pages of Savage Worlds Explorer Issue 2, His Brother’s Keeper (now just $2.99 for the PDF) takes the heroes from the Garden District’s posh mansions to the edge of the bayous and back again. It contains a mix of investigation and combat, and is suitable for characters of all Ranks, although the Marshal may want to toughen up the foes for Veteran or higher characters.

This adventure requires the Savage Worlds core rules and Deadlands: Noir to play.

His Brother’s Keeper was originally published in the Savage Worlds Explorer Issue 2. For a Print+PDF copy, go here.


Make Way for Issue #2 of Savage Worlds Explorer

SW_Explorer_02_Cover_900It seems like only yesterday that the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer was released at the Origins Game Fair. Now, with Gen Con 50 just a few short weeks away, it’s time to make room on your shelf for Issue #2. And boy do we have a jam-packed second issue in store for you all!

This issue features adventures for Deadlands (“Shootout at the Circle-R Corral”) and Deadlands Noir (“His Brother’s Keeper”) both penned by John Goff, an episode of an ongoing serial for The Last Parsec (“Savage Tales of the Red Band”) by Matthew Cutter, and a mission for Weird War One (“Twilight of the New Dawn”) crafted by Teller. Plus there’s an exclusive sneak peek of the new Lion Man playable race from the upcoming Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game by Scott A. Woodard!

Click here for more information and to order order Volume 1, Issue 2 of Savage Worlds Explorer!

The Savage Worlds Explorer requires a copy of the Savage Worlds core rules and may also require the core books for each setting. Add a few dice, a deck or two of playing cards, a few eager explorers, and let the fun begin!


A Galaxy of Miniatures for the Last Parsec

lastparsecIf you’re looking for a unique, easy, fun, and colorful way to populate your Last Parsec games, check out the expansive Last Parsec bundle box of Flat Plastic Miniatures available from ArcKnight.

This 252-piece set of full-color Last Parsec miniatures is available for the low price of just $100. This set comes with 63 bases in a variety of sizes (including flying bases) and with minimal preparation, you can have hordes of beasties marching across your poster maps in minutes!

Check out the photos, videos, and additional details over at ArcKnight‘s website! And while you’re there, take a look at the other Savage Worlds Flat Plastic Miniatures lines for Deadlands: Noir and Weird Wars Rome as well as their many other amazing figures, spell effects, and maps.


New Spanish-Language Reviews!

Savage Worlds en EspanolAre you curious about Smith & Robards or Deadlands Noir and more comfortable with Spanish than English? Este es su día de suerte.

That’s right, you can now get a Spanish review of Smith & Robards and a Spanish review of Deadlands Noir! Be sure to let us know if they say anything nice, okay? Thanks!


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)!


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!