Meet Clint and Jodi Black at DragonCon

dragon_con_logo_detailFor those making the trip to Atlanta, GA for Dragon Con this weekend (September 1st – 4th), you can find Clint and Jodi Black showing their incredible line of game tables on the third floor of the AmericasMart, booth 813.

While they’re there to promote their tables (including the jaw-droppingly impressive “Cabinet Game Table”) they’re both always happy to chat about Savage Worlds and all the goings-on with Pinnacle Entertainment Group.

Swing by booth 813 to say “Hi” and be sure to follow Carolina Game Tables at their website, on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.


Gabbin’ ’bout The Goon™ with Geeks-A-Gogo

Savage Worlds Interviews on the WebLast week, our very own Matt Cutter chatted briefly with Brian Woodman, Jr. of Geeks-A-Gogo about The Goon™ Roleplaying Game.

Find that discussion here following an interview with bestselling horror author Jonathan Maberry (Deadlands: Ghostwalkers).

Click here to order the PDF of The Goon™ RPG for just $19.99! Download the free blank character sheet, Creature Feature, and Savage Worlds One Sheet™ adventure from that same page and start playing in the “Zombie Noir” world of The Goon™ today.


Clint and Jodi Black Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017

pantherwebsizeThis weekend, our very own Clint Black and Jodi Black are the Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017! Clint and Jodi will be on-hand to talk about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Carolina Game Tables!

Saturday night, don’t miss Clint’s Savage Worlds game, The Prophecy of the Omen of Hell`s Cheerleaders running from 8pm to Midnight:

“The Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch fights the forces of Hell wherever they appear, but are better known in the supernatural community as…Demon Hunters!

But all Demon Hunters have to start somewhere, and that place is Omega level for newbies (and has-beens). As a member of Chapter Omega Twelve, it’s time for your first mission. You know the other members of the Brotherhood believe in you as they are already taking bets on when you kill your first monster…at least that’s what you think the “Time Till Death” pool is about.

Welcome to the last job you’ll ever have. Welcome to the Demon Hunters!”


Join Us at MACE This Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouWe all know how it goes. You’re sitting there, peacefully minding your own business, and the voices start up in the back of your head. “Join us,” they say, calmly and quietly—at first. Then they become a tad more insistent. In time, the constant “join us” chorus becomes simply too loud to ignore and incredibly hard to deny. So, really, why fight it?

Come see us this weekend at MACE in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clint Black will be there running games, Jodi Black will be there running the Beautiful Brains Books & Games booth, and Joel Kinstle will be there…well, we know how likely you are to catch him actually running

But there’s more than just us. Savage Saturday Night has nearly a dozen games already, and Clint will be running two brand new games that nobody has ever played before! And all of the MACE conventions are always a good time.

So, seriously. Join us.


Pinnacle Supports LORTNation and Girls in STEM

Ladies of the Round Table LORTCrate Charity RaffleLORTNation.com (for Ladies of the Round Table) is a self-styled group of “Geeks for Equality.” What makes them a little different is their focus on encouraging girls into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) studies.

Even if you’re not particularly keen on equality, you should still care. Current projections suggest that we’ll run out of qualified folks who can finish the development of your favorite video games if we don’t expand the role of women in STEM studies! (Sure, that technical gap also applies to people who can build bridges and develop vaccines, but we all know what really matters, right?)

Oh, and you can win a lot of cool stuff, too. Their LORTCrate Raffle will give a box of over $250 worth of gaming goodness—including materials from Pinnacle—to one lucky fan on November 14. You can enter for as little as $5, and all proceeds go directly to the Ladies of the Round Table STEM Education Scholarship Fund. It’s a great deal for a great cause, and we’re happy to support it.

And speaking of women in gaming, they’ve also got an interview with our own Jodi Black about her role in gaming and The Last Parsec Kickstarter project available right now. I never realized we had a role model right here on staff, so be sure to check it out today!


Pinnacle Convention Bits Round-Up

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouAre you ready for a really big convention announcement? Oh, that’s unfortunate—but I do have a few medium-sized convention-related bits for you, and I hope that satisfies your cravings.

Dragon Con was a blast. Savage Worlds products were flying out of the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth. Clint and Jodi Black were on several well-received panels, and gaming in general and Savage Worlds in particular continue to grow every year. We had eight full tables at Savage Sunday Night, and a very good time was had. It’s always nice to catch up with folks you only see at the conventions, but this time I* got to meet Kristian Serrano (who I’ve only known electronically) in the flesh. Join us all there next year!

The legacy of Gen Con continues. The Misdirected Mark’s Gen Con Interviews, Part Two is now available. If you weren’t there, it’ll be like you were. If you were there, it’ll be like you still are (which is probably kind of creepy, really).

Plans are afoot for the annual Savage Worlds invasion at MACE. Their event submission is open now, and lots of talk at Dragon Con was about what we were all planning on running at MACE. Watch this space for more details as they come, and watch MACE November 7-9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, to catch at least Jodi and Clint Black and Joel Kinstle.**

There’s going to be some Savage Worlds gaming at Chupacabracon—at least two! While I’m sure there will be much more than that, both Shane Hensley and Clint Black are planning on attending. Shane will be running an East Texas University adventure called The Thing at Wilson’s Quarry which may finally dissuade college students from swimming in quarries for good. Clint will be treating people to his Sci-Fi original homage, Arctigator vs Crocosharkasaurus, with survival and better acting gigs both unlikely. Go ahead and mark your calendars for January 9-11, 2015 and catch them in Austin, Texas. You’ll be happier (and more likely to have some barbecue) if you do.

* Remember, if you see “I” in the updates, it’s me, Joel Kinstle. Pinnacle does not speak in some weird anti-royal non-we singular pronoun.

** Yes, that’s me again, but in the third person this time. All of you who have been victims of my editorial wrath may now feel smug for my lack of consistency.


Join Us at Dragon Con for Savage Sunday Night

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf you’re going to be in the greater Atlanta area this weekend (August 29–September 2), you know you’re going to want to come to Dragon Con—it’s huge, it’s famous, it’s infamous, and we’re going to be there!

Who’s “we” this time? Jodi Black will be there all weekend manning the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth and sitting on a few panels, Clint Black will be helping his wife with the booth [if he knows what’s good for him, anyway] and sitting on several panels, and Joel Kinstle will even pop out of the woodwork to run a game and visit. There might even be a few of the Savage Worlds Tokens from Gen Con that make it down to be sold.

And, yes, that means there will be Savage Worlds gaming. check the Dragon Con game schedule for all opportunities, but be sure to mark your calendar for Savage Sunday Night. That’s right, Sunday at 6:00, we’ll have a big collection of Savage Worlds games to choose from (in addition to the ones running all weekend). Not only will we have Dawson Kriska running a Savage Worlds version of his Pathfinder adventure Plagued Seas, but you could also join a Scooby Doo game, Silence on Theegon 6, Arctigator vs. Sharkosaurus, The Hunt Begins, and Little Lamb Lost. See you there!

 


Join Clint and Jodi This Saturday in Raleigh and at Dragon Con

Savage Worlds Coming to a Town Near You!Our own Clint Black and Jodi Black will be at Event Horizon Games this Saturday, August 2. If you’re anywhere near Raleigh, North Carolina, looking for a Savage Saturday event, your dreams have come true!

Did I forget to mention you’ll also be getting Charles White of Fabled Environments, David Hardee and Dan Smith of Pirate Press running their Battle for Oz setting, and Paul Coulter of Event Horizon Games? And that there are rumored to be door prizes? I should remember to mention that.

For more information or to participate, be sure to check out their Meetup page.

If you’re planning a little farther out, watch for Clint and Jodi at Dragon Con, August 29-September 1, in Atlanta. While you’ll likely find Jodi at the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth most of the time, you can find them both at the Savage Sunday Night event, August 31. To sign up to play or run a game at Dragon Con, visit the Dragon Con Gaming Page today.


Catch Pinnacle in a Couple Podcasts

Savage Worlds on the WebGrown as Gamers Episode 140 includes bits about both East Texas University and Necessary Evil. Ray will even be running Necessary Evil at the Save Against Fear fundraiser. There’s also coverage of E3 2014, if you’re into that sort of thing….

Out of the studio and in the real world, our own Jodi Black was interviewed on Rage Quit Radio at Storm-Con. It’s definitely worth a listen.


Join Clint and Jodi Black at Storm-Con This Weekend

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf you’re still looking for weekend plans, this is your chance to catch Clint and Jodi Black at Storm-Con in Charleston. You can also catch Charles White of Fabled Enviroments, Pirate Press (the folks behind the upcoming Battle for Oz), several Savage Worlds games (including a Savage Saturday Night), and Clint’s ETU game.

That’s right, Clint’s running a preview game of East Texas University called Early Attrition. It’s the beginning of your freshman year at ETU, and you had to check in early because of a scheduling issue. There aren’t many other students on campus yet, and they’re showing a horror movie in the courtyard of the student center. You and your new friends have all decided to go since there’s not much else to do and the guy from student services guaranteed you’d be scared before the night was over!