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!


Savage Worlds Explorer Adventures Now On DriveThruRPG

Knights_With_No_Armor_Cover900WWI_Hellfighters_Cover900Time to bump up your Deadlands and Weird War I campaigns with PDFs of two all-new adventures that originally appeared in the premier issue of Savage Worlds Explorer! Knights with No Armor (for Deadlands) and Hellfighters (for Weird War I) are now both available for purchase directly from DriveThruRPG for just $4.99 each.

Knights With No Armor by Matthew Cutter is a Savage Tale for Deadlands: The Weird West featuring one of the Weird West’s most wicked and corrupt villains. This one is designed for buckaroos who’ve traveled the twisted trails long enough to achieve at least Veteran Rank! Greenhorns need not apply!

Hellfighters by Teller 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.

And if you’re lookin’ to get the entire, first full-color issue of Savage Worlds Explorergrab a Print+PDF copy directly from us right here!


Straight Outta’ the Explorer – Deadlands: Knights With No Armor

Knights_With_No_Armor_Cover900Eager to get your mitts on a brand new Deadlands Savage Tale PDF for your posse?

Ripped from the pages of the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer, Knights With No Armor by Matthew Cutter is a Savage Tale for Deadlands: The Weird WestIt’s a one-two punch of a story: 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. Knights With No Armor requires the Savage Worlds core rules and the Deadlands Reloaded setting books to play.

Knights With No Armor was first published in the premier issue of Savage Worlds Explorer. Steer your steam wagon over thisaway to grab a Print+PDF copy of the entire publication!


Fantasy Grounds – 2017 Summer Sale

fantasy-grounds-logoFantasy Grounds, the most supported virtual tabletop available, is having their 2017 Summer Sale and now is the perfect time to stock up on everything you need to make your virtual games pop, Pop, POP!

Head over to their store and check out the incredible deals on everything from core licenses to add-ons to complete bundles (like the Deadlands: Reloaded Complete Bundle) offering bonus items and an additional 20% savings! You’ll also find links for some Savage Worlds licensees and discounted supplemental packages for a few of our other favorite roleplaying games!

Fantasy Grounds also offers system-neutral add-ons like map packs, token packs, and other adaptable setting materials, and with these current sale prices, get ’em all while they’re hot!

Check out all the discounted Savage Worlds products for Fantasy Grounds and start building up your virtual tabletop collection today!


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.


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!

 


Dead Men Walking ‘Cross the Finish Line!

The Cackler Graphic Novel KickstarterStone and a Hard Place KickstarterThis is your last chance to hitch your wagon to the Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo. Both the Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter and the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter close Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter is about 900% funded and has met all the stretch goals we’ve put on it. Don’t let this fantastic Plot Point Campaign and general southwest setting book pass you by—back Stone before that dangerous varmint gets away from you, and remember the Cackler’s Challenge!

The Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter is about 150% funded and even met the Cackler’s Challenge! At 500 backers, we unlocked a slew of additional content for the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter—that’s new Deadlands Reloaded Game Master Screen Inserts, The Lone Killers of the Southwest with stats and adventure seeds for notorious outlaws, and the never-before-published Deadlands Reloaded version of Dead Men Walking, the most lethal Deadlands adventure Shane runs! Don’t get left out in the cold when we start a new chapter in Deadlands history—back the Cackler while you still can!

To those of you who’ve already backed either or both of our Dead Men Walking Kickstarter pair, our sincere thanks. It’s your support and spreading the word that helps make all this possible, and we couldn’t be happier that you’ve come along with us for this ride deep into the Weird West!


John Goff Talks on Threats from Gallifrey

Savage Worlds Interviews on the WebOur very own John Goff talks about Deadlands in the latest episode of Threats from Gallifrey, a podcast from Misdirected Mark Productions. But there’s even more than a dangerous glimpse into the mind of John “Night Train” Goff—Savage Tim starts his East Texas University campaign, the Fabled Environments Wild West Floorplans Kickstarter begins, and more! Listen for yourself to soak it all in.


Dead Men Walking to the Cackler’s Challenge!

The Cackler's ChallengeThere’s a little more than a week left for the Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo, and we’re kicking it up a notch with the Cackler’s Challenge—if we get 500 or more total backers for the Cackler Graphic Novel, everyone who backed the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter will get three special Stretch Goals! You know what they say about a rising tide floating all dead men’s boats,* right?

What’s the mysterious Cackler offering you, a backer of the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter, for your support?

  • First, you get a brand-spankin’ new set of Deadlands Reloaded Game Master Screen Inserts with gorgeous art from the main game, from the Cackler Graphic Novel, and from Stone and a Hard Place.
  • Second, we’ll release a special supplement from Matt Cutter, author of Stone and a Hard Place and Deadlands Brand Manager, called The Lone Killers of the Southwest. You’ll get stats and adventure seeds for notorious outlaws Black Bart, Clay Allison, “Deacon” Jim Miller, Dave Rudabaugh, and John Wesley Hardin!
  • Third, you get your hands on the rumored killer adventure that Shane runs exclusively at certain conventions where gamers have voluntarily signed up for mayhem and abuse—Dead Men Walking. Originally released for Deadlands Classic long ago, it’s been updated for Deadlands Reloaded but never published. Now Shane’s little secret—with the highest TPKs** of any adventure he’s run or published—can be yours. It’s worth the bloody price of admission!

So, help us spread the word. Pledge the Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter if you’ve not already, drum up your friends, recruit the neighbors, and hit the voting rolls of the dead.*** Beat the grinning goon’s challenge, and these fantastic awards join the ones you’ve already unlocked!

While we think everyone who likes Deadlands is going to want the Cackler Graphic Novel, too, here’s a few quick reasons why. You get to be in on the ground floor of something that will change the world of Deadlands for years to come in a 100+ page graphic novel written by Shane brought to life by legendary artist Bart Sears and colorist Michael Atiyeh. You get Deadlands Reloaded game statistics for the Cackler, his relics, and his goons, an original illustrated feature of the day that the Cackler and Stone met. You get the exclusive Doomtown Joker featuring the Cackler himself. Get it all, and get it today! Be sure to check out the Cackler previews available right now if you need any more encouragement.

* Okay, they don’t say that. But you get the idea. Two deaders rising together will be more dangerous and exciting than two rising separately….
** That’s Total Party Kills for those of you lucky enough not to have had one.
*** I’m not sure why, but the undead have really good polling numbers among Chicago voters….

Dead Men Walking Boldly Through the Middle of Things!

Dead Men Walking Kickstarter ProjectsWe’re at the halfway point for the Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo, and you’ve taken us all the way to tickled pink.*

The Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter is currently over 600% funded with every stretch goal we’ve put up accomplished with a speed that’d make Stone’s fast draw jealous. If you’re still on that barbed wire fence trying to decide, get on down. Not only does that have to hurt, but backing the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter is your best deal and may be the only way to get some of the special backer rewards and stretch goals. Check ’em out today!

The Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter funded, and we’re really close to the special Doomtown promotional card that unlocks at $25,000. And you don’t even have to wait to start reading The Cackler—Visionary is making Cackler previews available right now, with new ones posted fresh today. If you want to see the end, though, you best plan on becoming a backer!

* Sure, thematically, that ought to be “tickled blood red,” but that comes across too creepy for even me.