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Deadlands Gets Bigger at Visionary Comics!

Deadlands in Visionary ComicsThe wide open plains of Deadlands’ Weird West are gettin’ even wider over at Visionary Comics. The folks at Visionary are nearly twice as many as they once were, with a near-doubling of their staff, and they’ve also added Jeff Mariotte (comic writer and author) and our own Shane Hensley (creator of Deadlands) to the team, expanding Deadlands in comics and prose alike!

Visionary will be working with IDW Publishing to publish their first trade, Dead Man’s Hand, collecting the Deadlands one-shots published by Visionary and Image Comics. These collect all of the “All-Star Westerns” into one volume.

There will also be a new line of novels published by Tor Books coming later next year. The first three books will be by New York Times best-selling authors Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, and Jeff Mariotte. Release dates are not available yet, but production is hummin’ right along!

And even with all that going on, Deadlands is still in active development for a live-action TV series—more details to come as we have them available.

It’s high time you join us on the High Plains!

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Deadlands: Reloaded Reviewed

Deadlands Reloaded: Marshal's Handbook Explorer's EditionDeadlands Reloaded: Player's Guide Explorer's EditionDeadlands: Reloaded has been out for quite a few years now, and it always warms the cockles* of my heart when I hear about people who are new to the setting. After all this time, the Weird West can still reach out and find a new posse of unsuspecting cowpokes to go riding into adventure.

Some of those folks even get motivated enough to share their opinions, and that’s happened again. Check out Matthew MacHale’s Deadlands: Reloaded review on Not Just Another Gaming Podcast.

If you’re an old hand on the range, it’s always nice to hear someone else’s take on things. If you’re new to a West where people don’t all have the decency to stay dead, the American Civil War has ground to a halt, and the newest superfuel burns with a wailin’ some compare to the souls of the damned, then pull up a chair and get introduced.

Oh, and did I mention that the Deadlands Player’s Guide and Marshal’s Handbook are both on sale right now? Yep. They sure ’nuff are, partner.

* Yep. I said cockles. And now I’m gigglin’.

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.

Spotted on Kickstarter: Plugged Nickel Playing Cards

Plugged Nickel Playing Cards Kickstarter ProjectWe ran across the Plugged Nicked Playing Cards Kickstarter. It’s not affiliated with Pinnacle or any of the licensees, but it just screams Deadlands with its tag line—”Playing cards based on the Old West. And dead people. But mostly the Old West.”

Oh, sure, you could probably use these cards for virtually any Old West game if you wanted. But you know you’re thinking Deadlands, too. And don’t be a slowpoke—the Plugged Nicked Playing Cards Kickstarter ends this Friday!

While you’re out there (and only if your wallet can take it), you might want to poke around for other great themed decks for your various Savage Worlds games.

The Epitaph Now South-of-the-Border

El EpitafioThanks to enthusiastic Deadlands supporter Manuel Alfonso Garcia, the Tombstone Epitaph from The Flood is now available in Spanish. Get your copy of El Epitafio today!

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the rest of our freebies under Deadlands Downloads on the Deadlands page. You never know what you might find buried out in the Weird West once you start pokin’ around.

Great Northwest Trail Guide Available for Fantasy Grounds!

Deadlands Reloaded: The Great Northwest Trail GuideTrail Guide: The Great Northwest for Fantasy Grounds is now available! A thick blanket of snow muffles the sounds of terror in a land where the cold and the hunger are both biting, sometimes literally! See if your posse can survive the Winter War being fought across Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho—a war most will never know of until it’s too late.

Trail Guide: The Great Northwest joins the existing catalog of Savage Worlds for Fantasy Grounds, expanding the frontier for both Deadlands and Smiteworks’ virtual tabletop gaming environment. Check out the whole list today, and get your game going across the globe—before the Reckoning claims it all, my frozen amigo!

Savage Worlds Goes Mile-High at GenghisCon!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouSavage Worlds descends on Denver for the 35th GenghisCon over Presidents’ Day weekend (February 13-16) with over 80 Savage Worlds games, a Savage Saturday Night with at least 20 games, and an ever-growing ConJr for the 12-and-under crowd! If you’re more into people than games, go for the guests—Sean Patrick Fannon of Evil Beagle Games, Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games, Ross Watson (writer for Accursed), Bill Keyes (writer for the upcoming Widening Gyre), and more. Find more information on the Denver Gamers Association page.

The Deadlands: Twilight Legions shared world campaign also debuts at this GenghisCon! Players can run their own recurring, growing Deadlands characters in seven unique games in over a dozen slots—you can hit Seasoned in one weekend and keep your character for more convention and game store games in the future! Be sure to check out the Deadlands: Twilight Legions for full details.

Keeping Deadlands Past Alive in the New Year

DeadlandsWe know you’re out there, and there’s no shame in it. Whether you’re a completist, a romantic, or just have a preference,* we know some of you prefer Deadlands Classic or even Deadlands d20.

We’ve never been a company to abandon our past or not give you what you want, so here’s some good news for you—virtually every one of our Deadlands Classic and Deadlands d20 books is now available in PDF form in the Deadlands Classic and d20 section of the Pinnacle web store!

For those of you who don’t want to mix your flavors of the Weird West, don’t worry, amigo! All the new Deadlands materials are in their own Deadlands: Reloaded section! We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for you to get the Deadlands you want, whatever kind that might be.

*Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

The Inheritors—A Deadlands Hand-Me-Down of Horrors!

The Inheritors PDF Adventure for Deadlands ReloadedLissen up, hombre. There’s bad news and good news. Your dear Aunt Agatha has bought that big farm in the sky, but she’s left that big farm in Kansas to you!

All you gotta’ do is head out to bloody ol’ Kansas—a peaceable place is there ever was one—and sign a few papers. In a week, the place’ll be yours. Well, it’ll be yours if it don’t haunt you to death, if old feuds don’t unearth themselves to claim a few more victims, and if Black River don’t get a hankerin’ for the family plot. Everything should go off without a hitch.

But you might want to bring a few friends, just in case. This is the Weird West, amigo, and the only earth the meek inherit comes in six-foot-deep plots, one stone to a customer.

The Inheritors is a 24-page PDF adventure for Deadlands: Reloaded written by Zach Welhouse and Deadlands Brand Manager Matthew Cutter.

Grim Prairie Trails Now Available for Deadlands: Reloaded!

Deadlands Reloaded: Grim Prairie TrailsThe Weird West is full of grim and twisted trails, where the boogeyman isn’t just a story parents tell misbehaving children. And fresh—or not so fresh—horrors are spawned from the depths of Hell with frightening regularity.

For cowpokes who’ve become jaded gunning down walkin’ dead and plugging the occasional jackalope, Grim Prairie Trails rounds up 19 of these horrors for use in tormentin’ the heroes anew. Best of all, each monster includes a full Savage Tale so it won’t take long to get on the trail. Best mind what’s lurkin’ around the next bend, amigo!

So what are you gettin’ for your wooden nickels?

  • 19 rascals, varmints, and critters ready to drop into any Deadlands campaign.
  • 19 full Savage Tales with all the maps, descriptions, and vital statistics a Marshal needs to bring them to life.
  • Stats for Weird West archetypes like cowboys, gamblers, and lawmen.
  • Stats for mundane—and dangerous—fauna found Out West, like cougars, boars, and bears…oh my!
  • The PDF is fully bookmarked, indexed, and cross-referenced to make tablet and screen navigation a snap.

Heck, we’ll even stake you some if you’ve not got the ante for the whole thing! The opening chapter, the collected Field Reports of Prof. Kevin Connolly, is available as a free download. We’ll even give you the town map of Parker, ripped straight from one of Grim Prairie Trails’ own Savage Tales!

Don’t delay, friends and neighbors. Get the PDF, preorder the printed book, or get the Grim Prairie Trails Print-PDF Preorder combo! After all, what you don’t know about the Weird West is perfectly happy to eat you in your sleep.