John Goff Talks on Threats from Gallifrey
Our very own John Goff talks about Deadlands in the latest episode of Threats from Gallifrey, a podcast from Misdirected Mark Productions. But there’s even more than a dangerous glimpse into the mind of John “Night Train” Goff—Savage Tim starts his East Texas University campaign, the Fabled Environments Wild West Floorplans Kickstarter begins, and more! Listen for yourself to soak it all in.
ConQuest SAC X Hosts John Goff and Cheyenne!
If you didn’t have the chance to get out and catch any of us at a convention last weekend, don’t worry. You can still find us later—heck, you don’t even have to wait a month!
John Goff and Cheyenne will both be at ConQuest SAC X, March 13-15. If you’re in the Sacramento area (or can get there), drop on by!
If you can’t make it there or want to plan a little further out, be sure to check out the Pinnacle Convention Schedule.
Last Chance for the Last Parsec Kickstarter!
Space may be infinite, but Kickstarters aren’t. The Last Parsec Kickstarter project closes this Thursday, October 23, at 12:23 pm EDT (9:23 am PDT).
Don’t despair! You still have time to join up and grab a few more of our Stretch Goals. Just this week, Last Parsec Figure Flats II: Terrors of Deep Space were unlocked. That’s our ninth Stretch Goal so far, and the next ones mean more Last Parsec Miniatures for everyone getting any minis at all—at no additional cost! You can also get your hands on new add-ons, like Savage Worlds Deluxe, the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion, and the new custom Last Parsec Dice Set.
You’ll also have lots of things to remember us by! Just this week, we’ve put out John Goff’s latest Last Parsec One-Sheet, Catch of the Day. You can also get the Design Diary Volume 4 for more insights into the creation of The Last Parsec material. Remember, you can get all the Design Diaries, One Sheets, and other free resources (like the Last Parsec Character Sheet) from the Downloads section at the right of the Last Parsec page. And there’s always the entire Wendigo Tales Season 3 for you—six different tales of life in The Last Parsec, ready for your reading pleasure.
If you care about yourself at all, do yourself two little favors before it’s too late—get the full-size JumpCorp Asimov Logic poster so you don’t forget to take routine safety precautions and visit The Last Parsec Kickstarter project while you can still do something about it!
Last Week of the Last Parsec Kickstarter
There’s about a week left on The Last Parsec Kickstarter project, but we’re not going quietly into that good, long, cold night! Well, how could we “go quietly”—you’ve pushed us way past our goal (over 700% funded) and unlocked eight separate Stretch Goals already. Tell your friends, and we’ll see just how far we can push the boundaries of outer space!
Be sure to keep an eye out for more Last Parsec news and freebies (like the JumpCorp poster). Remember, in space, no one can hear you scream “I can’t believe I missed it!”—be sure to visit The Last Parsec Kickstarter while you still can.
Pinnacle Coming to Aethercon, RinCon, Great Falls, and MACE!
Looking for the convention-sized fun of meeting the Pinnacle crowd without the travel? Join us this weekend for a roundtable discussion with the creators from Pinnacle Entertainment Group* Saturday, October 11, 2:00 pm ET. This event is being sponsored by Aethercon (coming in November) and will be available later as a podcast episode if you miss it live.
Not quite willing to forgo the fun of meeting us face-to-face? You can catch John Goff at the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous in Great Falls, Montana. This is your chance to talk to John away from the rest of us, where he might be more willing to spill secrets and dish the juicy gossip! Don’t miss it.
If you’re a little more southerly this weekend, drop by RinCon in Tucson, Arizona. You can catch Pinnacle founder, president, and jefe-muy-mucho** Shane Hensley. In fact, he’s a featured RinCon Guest of Honor! If you’re in the area, drop by and say “Hi.”
And in the not-as-far-as-it-once-was future, you can find a bunch of us at MACE in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 7-9. But there’ll be more on that later.***
* Yes, that’s us, but who doesn’t like to talk about themselves in the third person now and again? “Not he,” says I!
** And a shout goes out to my Spanish teachers, who are probably now embarrassed to be associated with me.
*** I would like to dedicate this paragraph of two lonely sentences that both start with conjunctions to all my old English teachers who would shake their heads in disappointment if they were reading right now. To you! — Joel
The Last Parsec Kickstarter Really Takes Off!
The Last Parsec Kickstarter project is still doing very well, and we have you to thank for that! For your direct support and contributions, we thank you, and for all your indirect support in spreading the word to others, we thank you just as much. Right now we’re at 650% funded, and we’ve got two more weeks to go!
For more Last Parsec materials, get the latest Last Parsec Design Diary in which we discuss faster-than-light travel. We’ve also got a new One Sheet for you to try—Ghosts in the Machine by Matthew Cutter. Freebies will continue to pile up in the right column of the Last Parsec page on our website, so keep an eye out.
Curious about what other people have to say? Check out Rob Justice’s remarks and be sure to read the hilarious Last Parsec: Chow Time playtest write-up on Living for Crits.
You can also catch a couple of Q&As with the authors: John Goff on Gamer XP and Matthew Cutter on Geeknative.
Be sure to watch here or the Last Parsec Kickstarter updates page for more news as it comes!
Dream Dates and More from Pinnacle for Gen Con
This 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).
John Goff Wants You—At Gen Con!
To 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!
Two Deadlands Featured in Meeple Monthly!
May’s Meeple Monthly (Issue #17) has a one-two punch of Deadlands goodness!
First up, there’s an article from our own John Goff, “A Real Detective Story in Deadlands: Noir.” John talks about his experience as a game writer, as an actual private detective, and about bringing those two worlds together in Deadlands: Noir. [I dare you to read it without hearing it narrated like a noir movie in your head. Go ahead. Try.]
Second, there’s an article about the upcoming release of Doomtown: Reloaded, an update to the classic Doomtown card game based off the Deadlands storyline. It’s not the first thing to crawl back out of a grave in Deadlands, but I bet it’s one people are happy to see!
Meeple Monthly is one of those old-fashioned printed magazines. Get on out to your local gaming store and put your actual hands on an actual copy today! [Trust me, those trees would turn you into a magazine first if they could! Don’t feel bad.]
We Had a Great Weekend!
I 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 Black, Jodi 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!