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Karl Keesler—Social Media Game Photo Winner

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1980s for Savage Worlds for Gen ConWe had a little contest over the weekend for best photo of a Savage Worlds game on social media. Our winner is Karl Keesler’s photo from his G+ page.

It’s not just a picture, it’s a preview. This is the play test of his planned Savage Worlds game for Gen Con—League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1980s! By all reports, it went well, but real details are being held close until the game is unveiled at the convention.

If you missed the weekend photo competition, you might want to follow the Pinnacle Facebook page, the Pinnacle G+ page, or the Pinnacle Twitter Feed.

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More Free Stuff for Savage Worlds at Gen Con

Pinnacle at GenConThe Gen Con Savage Worlds GM Swag Bag is expanding—Warning Label is adding decks of promo cards from their Cast of Cards line to the existing $20 coupon for Pinnacle products! All you’ve got to do is run 48 player-hours of Savage Worlds games, which you can do with two four-hour games for six people. Sounds pretty easy when you put it that way, doesn’t it?

Be sure to e-mail Jodi Black with your game title and code so you can have that sweet coupon waitin’ for you at the Pinnacle booth. Be sure to drop on by to see if there are any extras for the promo cards, too. You never know how long those will hold out…

Don’t forget to come by the annual Pinnacle Seminar, either. We’re scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at 3:00 pm in Victoria Station C/D. Be sure to check the program or the Studio 2 Publishing booth in case we get moved, though. Things happen, and we don’t want to miss you!

See you there!

Calling All Savage Worlds GenCon GMs!

Pinnacle at GenConFor those of you who are running Savage Worlds games at Gen Con or are interested in it, thanks! You’re the folks who will keep the Gen Con program full of Savage Worlds options and bring the game to new and old friends alike.

To sign up to run a Savage Worlds game, create your Gen Con account and submit your games via their web system. Be sure to start your scenario title with “[SVG]” so you’re easier to find. You’re more likely to make the cut into the printed program guide with a Scenario Title under 30 characters and a Scenario Description of 50 characters or less. This is where all that Twitter practice finally pays off!

If you’re running a Savage Worlds game, be sure to e-mail Jodi Black, our Marketing Manager, by June 15. She’ll set you up with details on goodies for your players and our thanks to you—a $20 coupon for Pinnacle products at the show for running two or more games! Don’t forget that Gen Con also offers a free badge for GMs who meet their criteria.

Pinnacle Celebrates Labor Day Weekend with Gaming!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouLabor Day weekend is a time of celebration here in the states, and—for some of us, at least—that means game conventions!

Our own Shane HensleyEd Wetterman (one of the main ETU: Degrees of Horror developers at 12 to Midnight), and Tim Brown (of Dark Sun and Dragon Kings fame) will be at TactiCon in Denver. See what may now be the largest Savage Saturday Night in the world!

The infamous Clint Black, the lovely Jodi Black, and the undefinite Joel Kinstle will all be at Dragon Con in Atlanta. Be sure to check out Savage Sunday Night while you’re there! Licensees in attendance include Blackwyrm Publishing, Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games, and Ken Hite of Atomic Overmind Press.

Whichever convention you find yourself at, be sure to find us, too! We’re always happy to talk to a Savage Worlds fan.

If, for some weird reason, you don’t come see us, then enjoy the long holiday weekends with friends, family, and festivities on your own! If you can’t have fun with us, just be sure you’re having fun!

India MikeAnd if you weren’t able to come to Gen Con, Roo Sack Gamers has posted the audio of the Pinnacle Seminar. But if you get only one thing from the Pinnacle Seminar, it probably needs to be this picture* of Evil Mike.

Thanks to Mike Dukes of Vorpal Edge Productions for the photo.

Come See Us at GenCon 2013!

Savage Worlds at Gen ConWe’re on the way to meet you at GenCon 2013. Most of the Pinnacle staff will be there, including Shane Hensley, Evil Mike and Chaos Steve, Clint and Jodi Black, Matthew Cutter, Preston DuBose, and even the elusive “Teller.”

Be sure to drop by Booth 619. Not only will the Pinnacle crowd be in and out, that’s where all our stuff is! Oh, and what stuff it is! You’ll be able to put your hands on all the Deadlands Noir goodies from the Kickstarter (like the dice and cards), all the back-in-stock custom Savage Worlds Bennies, the Gen Con-exclusive Red Rum T-ShirtRed Rum t-shirt, and pretty much everything from the warehouse!

Want to play a game? There are nearly 100 Savage Worlds games on the schedule, and Evil Mike and Chaos Steve will be running games in Room 108 of the Convention Center.

Meet the whole Pinnacle gang and find out what’s going on at the Pinnacle Seminar. That’s 4:00 on Saturday in the Crowne Plaza Victoria Station C/D.

Several Savage Worlds licensees will also be there. Many will be at Booth 619 with us, but others will be scattered throughout the massive dealers’ hall.

We look forward to seeing you there, and being there ourselves!

Pinnacle Entertainment at GenCon 2013!

Savage Worlds at Gen ConWe’re putting the final touches on our plans for going to GenCon 2013—much like a lot of you are probably doing right now—and we hope to see you there.

Need a little more convincing? How about new Pinnacle products, the majority of the Pinnacle staff, the Pinnacle seminar, and nearly 100 Savage Worlds games!

We’ll put together more details for you for next Tuesday. You go finish packing.

Savage Worlds 2013 Origins and Gen Con GM Event Pack

Savage Worlds at Origins and Gen ConAre you a Savage Worlds GM? Are you going to Origins or Gen Con this year? Then we’ve got a deal for you!

As we mentioned last week, we’re focusing on getting more Savage Worlds games in the event lists for both Origins and Gen Con. We want everyone who wants to play Savage Worlds to have a great chance of finding a game. With that in mind, we’ve got a deal for GMs!

Anyone who registers to run three standard four-hour* Savage Worlds events at Origins or Gen Con will receive a Savage Worlds 2013 GM Event Pack filled with goodies. Our only requirement is that your games must be submitted to the convention in time to get them in the book or be available when registration opens.

Before the convention, you get:

  • Three One Sheet adventures complete with characters, figure flats, and maps. Each One Sheet is suitable for beginning players on up. This adventure pack will be made available for you to download from Pinnacle prior to the conventions, and brief descriptions are included below.
  • A bonus One Sheet set for the upcoming Degrees of Horror setting from our friends at 12 to Midnight.

At the Convention (pick it up at the Studio 2 booth), you get:

  • A special “10 Year Anniversary of Savage Worlds” full color print, signed by the Pinnacle crew.
  • An exclusive t-shirt that proclaims you were a Savage GM in 2013.
  • Our undying thanks!

What should you run? Well, that’s up to you! You can run the One Sheets we provide or run any setting or homebrew you want as long as it uses the Savage Worlds rule set. Games appropriate for new players are preferred, but not required.

How do you sign up? Simple. Once you register your games for either convention, send us your event information.  All we need is the event title, the event ID (you won’t have this for Origins), and the date and time for each event. Please include your t-shirt size as well.

We’re looking forward to having a ton of Savage Worlds games available this year at Origins and Gen Con. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at games@savageworldsexplorerssociety.com.

One Sheet Descriptions (suitable for copy-paste event submissions!)

  • Crypt of the Scaled Ones
    The Duke won the Low Countries in hard-fought battle. The locals avoided the ancient swamps he inherited, and especially the strange and forgotten temple deep in its black heart. Now the Duke wants it cleared and whatever threats found within destroyed. Your party can keep whatever treasures are found within–but you may not refuse your lord’s orders.
  • Death Worm
    The crew of the Odyssey are part of a scientific expedition assisting Dr. Mars who is intent on verifying the existence of and capturing an Omariss Death Worm. The worm is said to inhabit Omariss III, a planet with a hostile arid environment. Little does the crew know that what they discover on Omariss III could save the lives of millions. Or cost them their own.
  • Old Todd Passage
    Your posse is an advance group from a wagon train heading to Portland, when they find a hauntingly empty homestead in a mountain pass called the Old Todd Passage.
  • Degrees of Horror—Sorority Secret
    Luke is a guy who has everything going for him—good looks, good grades at ETU, and you as his friends! That makes his abrupt disappearance all the more perplexing. You’ve been following his last known whereabouts and the trail goes cold at a prestigious sorority house on Pinebox’s “Greek Row”. Is there a reasonable explanation, or is the truth more sinister?

* If you’re interested in sessions of a different length, contact us to discuss your plans.

Gen Con and Origins: Savaging More Than Saturday!

Savage Worlds at Origins and Gen ConAs most of you know, Savage Saturday Night has been outrageously successful at both Origins and Gen Con—maybe a trifle too successful. This year we’ll be taking a break from Savage Saturday Nights at Origins and Gen Con to concentrate on making more Savage Worlds games available throughout both conventions.

Savage Saturday Nights have been amazing, and we’ve been thrilled with the turnout and participation. But at conventions like Origins and Gen Con, they just don’t fit well into the scheduling and planning systems. One of the drives behind Savage Saturday Nights has been to make sure folks who want to play (or try) Savage Worlds get the chance, especially since games tend to fill up in the first few hours of registration at these conventions. The popularity of Savage Saturday Night at these two shows, though, collapsed most of the Savage Worlds games together into one slot on Saturday night, which is just too limited to get more people into more Savage games.

This year, we’ll be working with the scheduling systems to get more Savage Worlds games every day so more people have the opportunity to play and the enjoy themselves, or to try out the system for their very first time.

You’ll be seeing more information about that in the coming days. If you’re a Savage Worlds GM, we’ll have some exciting news for you. If you’re a Savage Worlds player, we think you’ll be pleased as well.

Stay tuned here at the Pinnacle site for updates and the convention game news. Event registration for both Origins and Gen Con is now open!

Dons’ Game for Deadlands Noir

The much-anticipated Dons’ Game for Deadlands Noir was held at Gen Con 2012. All the Don-level supporters of the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter were treated to a special sneak-peek playtest of our upcoming setting of Deadlands in the gritty backstreets of a hard-boiled Big Easy of the 1930s. Games were run by our own gang of misfit palookas, including John Goff, Cheyenne Wright, Clint Black, and Shane Hensley!

Our thanks go out to our Dons and to everyone who helped make the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter such a rousing success. We can’t wait to bring you to our bloody bayous, swanky nightclubs, and voodoo gin joints!

We also appreciate Daniel W. Cisek of orcsamongus.com for the photos. Additional photos and Gen Con coverage are available on the Savage Worlds Explorers Society web page.

Gen Con Retrospective

Savage Worlds at Gen ConOnce again, we loved seeing all of you at Gen Con! As always, it was great getting the chance to talk to you individually at the booth and as a group at the Savage Worlds panel.

The host of Savage Worlds gaming was awesome. It’s always nice to hear how much you like the games we run, but seeing everything that you do with the system makes us proud. And we couldn’t have been prouder of the range and excitement of the games at Savage Saturday Night—that was 30 tables with 220 participants, you know!

Savage Worlds Deluxe Gold ENnie WinnerOh, and Savage Worlds Deluxe seems to have won the Gold ENnie for Best Game! Thanks for your support and enthusiasm. If this were live, we’d probably be blushing about now.