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Gen Con Wrap-Up

Pinnacle at GenConIt’s hard to believe Gen Con is a week behind us. Just because it’s past doesn’t mean you have to let it go, though! Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill has a recording of the Pinnacle Seminar posted for you, and there’s an interview with Shane Hensley at Gen Con out there as well. Whether you couldn’t make it or just can’t let go, these are for you.

And speaking of stuff you really wanted to buy in the Gen Con Dealers’ Hall,* here’s your chance. The new die-cut Savage Worlds Token Sheet is available on the Pinnacle Web Store. These double-sided counters will help you mark all the status effects you could want in Savage Worlds, from Aim to Wound and everything in-between! As an added bonus, you can even get it free (with a $100 or more order, otherwise it’s a ridiculously reasonable $9.99). I don’t know how long this deal (or the supplies) will hold out, though, so buy your Token Sheet now before it’s too late.

* Yes, that segue really was just as smooth as you thought it wasn’t.

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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)!

Find Pinnacle at Gen Con!

Pinnacle at GenConAre you coming to Gen Con? Be sure to drop by and see us (1317 with Studio 2 Publishing). Whether you’re a blogger, a podcaster, a friend of the game, or a Savage-curious player, we’d love to see you!

In addition to the Pinnacle preview, you can get hold of Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of HorrorETU Ravens t-shirt (likely a Gen Con exclusive), Bennies for East Texas University, and the Savage Worlds Counters . And you get to talk to us!

We’re also participating in the Lone Wolf Challenge. See them in booth 617, then come back by and see us again.

Can’t make it to Gen Con? Jodi will be uploading photos and highlights as she can to our Facebook page—and to Twitter and G+ if she can get her phone to behave right—to keep you posted on all the excitement.

ETU Miniatures

 

ETU Ravens T-Shirt

Dream Dates and More from Pinnacle for Gen Con

Pinnacle at GenConThis is your chance to win a dream date with the Pinnacle crew! Pinnacle is supporting the ENnies Dream Date auctions this year by putting at least three of our cutest staffers on the block—Clint Black, Jodi Black, and John Goff. Yes, the auction just lists John, but we’ve decided to up the ante.

If you win, you’ll get to spend the evening with the Pinnacle crew, starting with the cocktail reception and continuing through the 2014 ENnies Awards ceremony at Gen Con Friday, August 15, in the Grand Ballroom of Union Station. We’ll also give you a free copy of every Pinnacle product that wins an ENnie this year—so you’re already guaranteed a copy of Weird Wars: Rome, winner of  a 2014 Judges’ Spotlight Award.

While all the Dream Date auctions support the ENnies, we wanted to do a little more. Pinnacle will make a donation to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children equal to the winning bid. Have a great night, get some free stuff, and help a truly worthy cause—bid today. The Pinnacle Dream Date auction lasts until August 9, then this once-in-a-lifetime chance will be gone forever.

If that’s not enough to get you to Gen Con, East Texas Horror Kickstarter backers will be able to pick up their Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror (find us in the Studio 2 Publishing booth), and everyone will have a chance to get their very own ETU Ravens t-shirt! Don’t slack, though—the Ravens t-shirt is a Gen Con exclusive! Oh, and there’ll also be the Savage Worlds Counters and Bennies for East Texas University (as we mentioned last week and has appeared in the BoardGameGeek forum).

New Releases Available at Gen Con

Pinnacle at GenConIt’s not long before we’ll see you at Gen Con, but we’re not coming empty-handed! In addition to all our recent releases, we’ll have some materials making their world-wide debut at the booth.

  • Savage Worlds Counters—Help keep your games Fast! Furious! and Fun! with these die-cut tokens. There’s no easier way to track combat effects and options like Shaken, Wounds, Cover, Tricks, and Wild Attacks. Gaming is already fun, why not make it easy too?
  • Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of HorrorWhether you’re fighting things that go bump in the small-scale night or you need to bring your Big Man on Campus down to 28mm, these minis really bring today to the tabletop. These figures are cast specifically for Pinnacle Entertainment Group from gorgeous sculpts by David Soderquist of Bronze Age Miniatures. Female sculpts include Cheerleader, Rodeo Queen, Activist, Geek, and Wild Child. Male sculpts include Jock, Local, Student, Gamer, and Journalist.
  • Bennies for East Texas UniversityThese custom poker chips could be used as counters or tokens for nearly any game, but we think they’re perfect for modern collegiate horror Bennies. It’s almost like we designed them just for that purpose! One set contains 20 chips in 4 styles, made from 11.5 gram ABS composite casino-style poker chips.

If you’re not going to be able to join us at Gen Con, don’t despair. You can preorder the ETU Miniatures and Bennies right now!

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!

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.

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.