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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.

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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!

 

A Note for Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2014Our Tuesday update schedule makes it difficult to be timely for Monday holidays. While we might be a bit behind, we’d like to thank all those who have not simply served, but have paid the highest price to do so. Your service honors us, your bravery humbles us, and your eternal duty demands our gratitude. Thank you.

I [Joel Kinstle] have a personal note for those who served or lost someone in Vietnam. Without you, my father would not have been able to stay home with my mother and my three older siblings. Of the many things I can say about my father, “likely to have survived Vietnam” just isn’t on that list. Without you, I probably wouldn’t be here today, and my mother would have spent yesterday laying a wreath. If you have ever wondered if anyone appreciated you, be assured that at least I do.

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!

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!

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”!

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.