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We Had a Great Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouI don’t know about you, but many of us at Pinnacle are recovering from a great weekend of gaming!

Shane Hensley and John Goff were at GameStorm in the lovely Pacific Northwest. If you weren’t able to catch them there, be sure check out Shane’s photo-memoir of the convention!

Clint BlackJodi Black, and Joel Kinstle covered the eastern US with a visit to MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina. We all enjoyed catching up with old friends and gaming pretty much non-stop. Clint’s big surprise game for Saturday was Scooby Doo Unleashed, and he’s still a little surprised that his games were so packed even though he kept their descriptions secret!

We weren’t the only ones out gaming, either. We hear some folks in Pennsylvania got in on the action, too, with a rousing game of Deadlands: Reloaded at Norwin Game Knights Event. We know it happened—there were pictures and everything!

Hopefully, the weekend brought you some good gaming, too. Now it’s time for us all to look forward to the next weekend, the next convention, and beyond!


We’re Coming to the Northwest, the Southeast, and France!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouCome to GameStorm March 20-23 in Vancouver, Washington. Our own Shane Hensley (the RPG Guest of Honor) and John Goff will both be there running games for new friends and old! Shane will be running The Midnight Suns (Marvel’s best horror-themed heroes and heroines powered by the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion) and The Last Parsec (a preview of our upcoming science fiction setting). Join John Goff as he brings Deadlands: Reloaded into the future, running games of Deadlands Noir and Deadlands: Hell on Earth!

If you live a little more toward the east, come see us at MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina, March 21-23. Catch up with Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle and play one of the several Savage Saturday Night games or the many, many Savage Worlds games throughout the weekend!

If you need a little more lead time or a European option, you’re in luck! Shane will also be at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information.

Find Us at Game Storm, MACE West, and BBE Con!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIt may be early, but we’re moving into that grand time of year we all know and love—convention season!

Game Storm in Portland (Oregon, not Maine or cement) will be hosting a one-two punch of Pinnacle excitement on March 20-23. You’ll get to see our own head honcho Shane Lacy Hensley and the marginally-elusive, always-interesting John Goff! Don’t let this chance pass you by. If you’ve got the chance to turn out, be sure to stop by!

If you’re on the other side of the country, be sure to catch Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle at MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina, March 21-23. We’re always excited to attend the highly gaming-focused MACE family of conventions, and I’m sure you will be, too! Catch us there and let me know if I’m wrong [which, really, never happens…].

If those options aren’t European enough for you, you’re in luck! You can also catch Shane at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information.

Pinnacle Crew Comes to Connooga

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf you’re in the Chattanooga area February 21-23 (or can plan to be with all this lead time you have), drop by Connooga. You’ll get to play some games, have a good time, and catch part of the Pinnacle crew, specifically Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle. Sean Patrick Fannon of Evil Beagle Games will also be in attendance.

Clint and Joel will be running Savage Worlds games (including a few flavors of Deadlands), Sean will be running Shaintar games (and possibly more), and Beautiful Brains Books & Games is sponsoring Savage Saturday Night. You might even catch the crowd on a panel or two!

Come by and see us—we’re watching for you!

Beautiful Brains Last Chat This Thursday

Beautiful Brains Books and GamesBeautiful Brains Books and Games*—one of our most fervent retail supporters—will host the last of their weekly web chats this Thursday, January 30, 9:00 – 10:00 pm Eastern. After the last few years of new topics and guests every Thursday night, they’re going out with a bang—their last chat will be Shane Hensley’s first!

Don’t worry, nobody’s going away. Beautiful Brains Books and Games will continue to be on the web and at select convention venues, and we’re certainly not letting Shane wander off on an ice floe to vanish in the seaborne mists.** But this may be your last chance for a live web chat with Shane Hensley as the special guest of Clint and Jodi Black! And you never know who else might sneak into the shadows of the chat…

* For those of you big on formal disclosures, Beautiful Brains is probably such a big supporter because it’s run by Jodi Black, our Marketing and Licensee Manager, long-time Pinnacle supporter, and wife of our Savage Worlds Brand Manager Clint Black.

** Since he lives in Arizona, this is generally a pretty easy thing to keep from happening.

Catch Us at Illogicon This Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouCome join us at Illogicon this weekend in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina! You can catch our two Carolina locals, Savage Worlds Brand Manager Clint Black and Licensee and Marketing Manager Jodi Black, live and in person.* Pirate Press, makers of Battle for Oz, and Fabled Environments, purveyors of high-quality gaming maps, will also be there.

Included in all the Savage Worlds gaming is a first by me—a three-session Space 1889 game run by long-time Savage fan Dan Krenzke! Be sure to check out the Illogicon site for details on that and all the other gaming goodness.

* That’s a better combo than you find in a lot of our game scenarios…

Savage Worlds Licensee Spotlight!

Savage Worlds Licensee CatalogCheck out the new Savage Worlds Licensee Catalog for Winter 2013! It highlights some of our Savage Worlds licensees and their fine products—and you might find just that thing you didn’t realize you were missing!

Be sure to keep an eye out for updates, too. As more and more licensees provide a page for themselves, you’ll find more and different offerings with each edition! If you’re a licensee who’d like to be included in the next edition, be sure to contact Jodi Black (who has just accepted the additional post of Licensee Manager).

But this isn’t the only place to find out more out about licensees. Check out the Savage Worlds Licensees page on our web site for a list of licensees and select products, and follow the SW Licensee section on the Pinnacle Forum!

MACE a Smashing Success for Pinnacle!

Savage Worlds Tenth Anniversary PartyWe can’t really say enough good things about MACE 2013 this last weekend!

Savage Saturday Night was a blast, and the special Savage Worlds Tenth Anniversary Party hosted by MACE and Beautiful Brains Books & Games was a cupcake-filled spectacular! The range of games—the variety of applications you, our fans, find for Savage Worlds—continues to amaze us.

But don’t just listen to me yammer on about it. Check out the photos of “Chaos” Steve Todd’s highly-acclaimed Weird Wars Rome game. Or watch our Facebook or Google+ pages for more photos. Or visit the Pinnacle Forums for a general MACE follow-up discussion!

We all had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you at more conventions in the coming year!

Join Pinnacle at MACE This Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouWill we be seeing you at MACE 2013 this weekend? You’re not going to want to miss it!

Help us celebrate Savage World’s tenth anniversary with a Savage Saturday Night featuring a special “post-party” at midnight hosted by MACE and Beautiful Brains Books & Games. With this many Pinnacle staffers, it’s a sight to be seen! Watch for:

We’ll see you there! [With so many of us working on a cooperative Notice check, we almost can't help it!]

Celebrate 10 Years of Savage Worlds at MACE!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouNow’s the time to plan ahead for what may be the highest concentration of Pinnacle staffers in a very long time—MACE 2013! Don’t believe me? Here’s a list:

We’ll be all over the place, but especially at Savage Saturday Night! In honor of Savage Worlds’ tenth anniversary, MACE and Beautiful Brains Books & Games will be hosting a special “post-party” at midnight. I hear there’ll be cake, soda, laughter, reminiscing, and the ritual watching-Steve-fall-asleep—all things not to miss!

See you there!

* I have no doubt she’ll tell me that should be “Force With Which to Be Reckoned”!