If you’re ever toe-to-toe with a gang of ornery undead hombres, we recommend reachin’ for the always reliable double-barrel shotty! Guaranteed to get the job done, pardner. (Our apologies ahead of time for the mess!)
This week we’ve unleashed our own double-shot of Doomtown delights certain to up the ante in both your Doomtown: Reloaded and Deadlands games.
First up, there’s the complete (and totally FREE) Doomtown: Reloaded Rulebook. This highly-detailed book expands and explains all the game’s rules, including card types, actions, and how to gently convince your rivals into doing things your way. The disagreeable sorts can take a long dirt nap in Boot Hill instead. Doomtown: Reloaded is the follow-up game to the best-selling and award-winning Doomtown card game. This book requires the Doomtown: Reloaded base set to play.
For our Deadlands players out there, we present the Doomtown: Reloaded Deadlands RPG Conversion Book for just $5.99. Want to add some of Doomtown: Reloaded’s most notorious scoundrels to your Deadlands roleplaying game? This pint-sized pamphlet of paranoia contains some of the good, the bad, and the incredibly ugly. You’ll also find game information for several relics as well, all statted up and ready to cause plenty of mischief and mayhem.
The Deadlands RPG Conversion Book contains over 20 character, creature, and relic descriptions from the Doomtown: Reloaded card game for the Deadlands RPG. It requires that game to play, and the Savage Worlds core rules.
Deadlands: Boneyard, the new novel from New York Times bestselling author, Seanan McGuire (October Daye, InCryptid) is now available, just in time for Halloween!
Step right up to see the oddities and marvels of The Blackstone Family Circus and Travelling Wonder Show! Gasp at pit wasps the size of a man’s forearm. Beware the pumpkin-headed corn stalker, lest it plant its roots in you!
Annie Pearl is the keeper of oddities, the mistress of monsters. Her unique collection of creatures is one of the circus’s star attractions, drawing wide-eyed crowds at every small frontier town they visit. But Annie is also a woman running from her past… and the mother of a young daughter, Adeline, whom she will do anything to protect.
Hoping to fill its coffers before winter sets in, the circus steers its wagons to The Clearing, a remote community deep in the Oregon wilderness, surrounded by an ominous dark wood. Word is that a travelling show can turn a tidy profit at The Clearing, but there are whispers, too, of unexplained disappearances that afflict one out of every four shows that pass through the town.
The Clearing has it secrets, and so does Annie. And it may take everything she has to save her daughter—and the circus—from both.
Deadlands: Boneyard is published by Tor and is available wherever books are sold. If you’re a fan of our Deadlands setting, find yourself a copy and lose yourself in The Clearing now!
Mark your calendars, pardners because the Kickstarter for the new Tales from the Epitaph supplement for Doomtown: Reloaded launches July 18th.
This all-new supplement, crafted by the fine folks over at Pine Box Entertainment, features the Biggest of the Bads from Deadlands history: the Reckoners!
And next month, Pine Box Entertainment will also be running the Evil is a Choice tournament for Doomtown: Reloaded at Gen Con 2017. This event will be your chance to play Doomtown: Reloaded with the new Legends card type and score a limited, full bleed, Servitor promo card. The winner of this event will also have the opportunity to choose the name of a Legend that will appear in a future release.
Tickets for this tournament are still available here, so get yours today to ensure your seat at the table for this Friday, August 18th event!
Visit the Tales from the Epitaph website for more details!
This weekend (June 14th-18th), join Shane Hensley along with Jodi and Clint Black at the Origins Game Fair inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center in beautiful Columbus, Ohio!
Pick up your physical copy of the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer (featuring all-new, full-color adventures for Weird War I and Deadlands) and then check in with Shane as he runs some colossal Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!
Find Pinnacle Entertainment Group (and Carolina Game Tables) in the Studio 2 Publishing area, Booth #547.
Deadlands was originally printed in 1996 to rave reviews and industry awards, with a revised edition only a couple years later.
Fans praised it for its writing, flavor, and innovative use of playing cards and poker chips in a unique setting that accommodated both character histories and an ongoing metaplot. It won every major award the industry had to offer and then some!
The success of Deadlands also gave birth to numerous licenses and spin-offs, including the Doomtown Collectible Card Game from AEG and Hasbro, Deadlands Disk Wars from Fantasy Flight, GURPs Deadlands from Steve Jackson Games, Deadlands: The Great Rail Wars miniatures game, Deadlands: Hell on Earth, and Deadlands: Lost Colony. Eventually the mechanics from Deadlands morphed into Pinnacle’s current flagship, Savage Worlds, another best-selling award-winning RPG. Deadlands continued under the Savage Worlds system as Deadlands Reloaded, Hell on Earth Reloaded, Deadlands Noir, and the upcoming Lost Colony Reloaded. Deadlands has also been licensed for computer games, movies, novels, and comics.
Now, for the 20th anniversary of this milestone in roleplaying game history, Deadlands Classic will re-release in a Limited Kickstarter Edition, full-color hardcover! The revised (and best) printing of the original black and white game has been lovingly COLORED by top artists to create the edition its creators always dreamed of.
True fans of this groundbreaking game can also pledge for a VERY limited Collector’s Edition wooden “Whiskey Box”! Inspired by our French partners, Black Book Editions, this gorgeous case looks like a whiskey case from the world of Deadlands, but inside is the Limited Edition full-color hardcover printing of the original game, two decks of playing cards (used for initiative in Deadlands and Savage Worlds…as well as “dealing with the devil” for hucksters), one set of themed dice, and Fate Chips!
Deadlands Classic—Still Kickin’ After All These Years!
Fans of Deadlands Classic are still playing this system today, including a live stream on Twitch. Want to see the system in action? Check out the EvilSqueegee channel’s Youtube videos here. Fair warning—some parts are NSFW!
The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions
While fans of Deadlands Classic enjoy the new edition, those keeping up with the Servitor Plot Point Campaigns for either system will be happy to know we’re also launching the fourth and final book in the series, Good Intentions! Dr. Darius Hellstromme’s plans are finally in motion, and only the posse can stop him! If you’ve followed the events in The Flood (Reverend Grimme), Last Sons (Raven), or Stone and a Hard Place (BOTH Stones!), you’ve GOT to be here for the big Hell-bound finale!
Besides this tale of the lost and damned, Good Intentions features new Interventions for Blessed characters so they can summon forth plagues of biblical proportions or even resurrect the dead, steam augmentations from the so-called City o’ Gloom such as piston-powered arms or venomous fangs, new critters and villains, and a return to the Weird West’s favorite blood sport–Skullchucker!
Best of all, the dual Kickstarter features FREE rules for converting characters and creatures from Deadlands Classic to Deadlands Reloaded and vice-versa! Use whichever system you want, partner!
But Wait, There’s More!
Fans can back one or both Kickstarter projects as they wish—shipping will be combined in the pledge manager after the projects close (shipping will not be collected during the Kickstarter itself). Pledge for one or both, add whatever you want from the rest of our Deadlands line, and combine shipping for all of it! And it’s even EU Friendly!
Two Weeks. Two Kickstarters. Twice the Deadlands action. Sept 13-29th. Mark your calendar.
The Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo has begun! Even now, you should feel the clammy hand of dread stretching your way. Don’t be shy—reach out and give it a shake! Join us for a walk on the dead side as we kick off two very different—but closely linked—projects that start us on the road for the 20th anniversary of Deadlands in 2016!
Stone, an implacable killer with a taste for heroes, is coming full force in the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter. Bring all the danger of the third Deadlands Plot Point Campaign to “life” with your support, and get more than you rightly bargained for. That’s right, amigo, Stone and a Hard Place is a sourcebook for the Southwest, detailing strange locales, creepy characters, carnivorous critters, and Setting Rules to highlight Death’s grip on the land. There’s also new material for your favorite Harrowed heroes and any hexslingers you got ridin’ the trail beside you—after all, in a place this hungry for souls, you shouldn’t let anybody ride behind you…. Check it out today!
The Cackler is an ancient Harrowed, walking the earth in undeath since before the age of the Weird West was upon us, and The Cackler graphic novel Kickstarter will let us tell his tale at last! The Cackler seeks a very particular blood relative for a mysterious and nefarious ritual that could change the world of Deadlands forever, a ritual so threatening that the Texas Rangers and the Agency have invoked the Twilight Protocol in a united state against his success. Can Morgan Lash, a former Wichita Witch, save the Cackler’s quarry—who just happens to be her own sister? There’s only one way to know!
See if you can figure out the Cackler’s secret identity before the end of the tale. We’ve been putting out clues for twenty years (with the best ones in The Black Circle for the original Deadlands Classic), but everything you need is retold right in the graphic novel. You’re never too late to the party to be touched by evil!
There are some very limited Kickstarter rewards for select backers for both Stone and a Hard Place and The Cackler graphic novel, so don’t let the weeds sprout under your feet, partner. Check ’em out as soon as you can!
Have you been keeping up with the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter updates? You should watch it like a vengeful monkey with a shotgun and a bottle of tequila.
Earlier this month, we released the Deadlands Noir original soundtrack by Harry Mack. If your peepers were on the updates page, you could’ve enjoyed the free sample track for nearly a month now!
We’ve just added our latest—and unannounced— reward release: the digital version of Cheyenne Wright’s massive map of New Orleans! You can print it as a poster for the full-size experience or fit it to the page to help line the pockets of your trench coat.
The Deadlands Noir backers site also contains the Tenement Men dime novel and your PDF copy of Savage Worlds Deluxe. Just log in with the e-mail you used to back the Kickstarter, and download away. [Be sure to right-click and Save As for better downloading!]
And keep yours eyes peeled. Word on the street is that the next release is coming soon!
Is the pen mightier than the sword even when most folks don’t believe a word of the truth you’re sendin’ back? Welcome to the thankless life of a muckraker in the Weird West, amigo.
It ain’t an easy path, findin’ the strangest, most dangerous things the West has to offer and reporting to the unconvinced masses and ragtag few crazy believers. Committing nameless horrors to print can be an unhealthy profession, especially when those horrors prefer to remain nameless!
At least now you can stand tall—well, as tall as any other miniature—with the release of Reaper’s muckraker mini! Be sure to check out the full Savage Worlds miniature line while you’re at it—after all, a muckraker’s life expectancy goes up quite a bit if he travels with a few friends. Nobody said the pen was mightier than a few six-guns, partner!
The trail is long and hard, amigo, and with beeves to move before you sleep. Your posse’s long-haul cattle drive continues with Blood Drive 2: High Plains Drovers! Starting just outside of Denver to a promised land in Wyoming, this adventure ups the ante with your cowpokes getting a share of the expanding herd. Between your new ownership and the high plains, the stakes (and steaks) have never been higher! High Plains Drovers is the second installment in the Blood Drive series.
The Blood Drive series is a complete campaign. Each adventure starts and ends in such a fashion that if you want to use it by itself without the others in the series, you can easily do so. In fact, they’re perfect for getting a posse from one part of the Weird West to another if that’s what you’re looking for, Marshal. Used together, the three combine to take the heroes from greenhorn cowpunchers to hardened trail hands fighting for their cattle, their land, and even their lives!
If you think the first book’s four words of fear (“written by John Goff”) were bad, wait’ll you get a load of “longhorns burstin’ like popcorn!” And don’t stop worryin’—it’s still written by John Goff.
Just in case you didn’t get enough new stuff in last weeks Deadlands extravaganza, we’ve got even more new stuff for you this week!
The first in our new series of print-and-play tile maps, Deadlands Temple of the Sun, is now available. Next time you find your cowpokes smack in the middle of an ancient civilization’s high holy ground, just run this handy PDF on your color printer, trim, and let the carnage commence. Even if you’re not in the Deadlands setting, why let your grand ancient temple needs go unmet? Pick up the Temple of the Sun today!
We’ve got two new pals for you to play with, too! Say hello to muckraker extraordinaire Lacy O’Malley and dangerous man of mystery Old Pete. They’re both swirling in secrets—some of which you might even want to know!
They’re the latest two addition to our full range of Deadlands miniatures by Reaper. Be sure to check ’em out if you’ve not had the chance.
While you might not want the shirt off our back (it’s been a hot summer, you know), I’m sure you’re going to want one of our new shirts on your back! Three new shirts—the Savage Worlds T-Shirt, the Savage Worlds Ringer T, and the Savage Worlds Bowling Shirt—join our full line of Savage Worlds shirts! As charming and debonair as I know you must be (since you’re a fan of Savage Worlds, after all), one of our shirts can’t help but make you even more handsome. Impress your friends and neighbors and buy one today.