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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).

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Kickstart the Superheroic World of Daring Comics!

Daring Comics Kickstarter ProjectHelp start a whole new world of superheroics with the Daring Comics Kickstarter project! This four-color comic books setting for Savage Worlds comes from the creative team at Daring Entertainment and fully utilizes the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition).

The Kickstarter also includes the plans for multiple Mega-Event books. Think of them as a cross between a Plot Point Campaign and a comics cross-over story arc. Add one of those and—BAM!—you’re ready to start the high-flyin’ action.

The Daring Comics universe and Hellbrood (the first planned Mega-Event book) are definitely worth a look, so be sure to check out the Daring Comics Kickstarter project for full details on the books, the stretch goals, and some amazing make-me-a-part-of-it backer levels. It’ll be gone in a flash!*

*And that’s definitely with a lower-case f. We don’t need to be starting any super-trouble…

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!

More for ETU/DOH Backers and Fans!

ETU ArchetypesIt’s a big day for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror backers! Both the ETU Adventure Generator and Off Radio (ETU fiction) are now freely available to you. If you didn’t have the chance to back the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter, these will both be coming your way later.

The ETU Archetypes are also available today. With twelve different characters (from jock to journalist and geek to rodeo queen) ready to go, including stats and figure flats, you’re ready to fill your ETU game with friendly freshman faces from the first! If you’re more of a three-dimensional purist, don’t worry—ten of the archetypes are the base models for the first batch of ETU Miniatures.

Are you still somehow on the fence? You should consider a career as a rodeo clown and be sure to catch the recording of Jerrod Gunning’s Savage Worlds GM Hangout tonight, July 15, for Beelzebubba, a live play demo of ETU!

Hellfrost Atlas of the Frozen North Kickstarter Begins

Hellfrost: Atlas of the Frozen North Kickstarter ProjectSee the frozen lands of Hellfrost in a detail never seen before! Back the Atlas of the Frozen North Kickstarter to unlock the secrets lost over countless millenia of snow and ice!

After many requests from devoted fans, Triple Ace Games is set to bring you the entire epic landscape of Rassilon. The Atlas of the Frozen North is currently set to be a 352-page hardcover book. In addition to the gorgeously detailed maps themselves, it will include rules for creating sacred places and expanded details on 49 other realms.

Check out the Atlas of the Frozen North Kickstarter today for full details on backer levels and rewards—and never be lost again!

Spotted on Kickstarter: Plugged Nickel Playing Cards

Plugged Nickel Playing Cards Kickstarter ProjectWe ran across the Plugged Nicked Playing Cards Kickstarter. It’s not affiliated with Pinnacle or any of the licensees, but it just screams Deadlands with its tag line—”Playing cards based on the Old West. And dead people. But mostly the Old West.”

Oh, sure, you could probably use these cards for virtually any Old West game if you wanted. But you know you’re thinking Deadlands, too. And don’t be a slowpoke—the Plugged Nicked Playing Cards Kickstarter ends this Friday!

While you’re out there (and only if your wallet can take it), you might want to poke around for other great themed decks for your various Savage Worlds games.

Redneckromancer: A New One Sheet for the Final Days of the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter

Redneckromancer One Sheet Adventure for ETUYou’ve heard it before, but this time it’s really true—the End is Coming! It’s not quite the apocalypse, but there are less than 48 hours left in the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign. And it’s never too late to get that full college experience.

To celebrate your on-going support, we’re releasing another new One Sheet for the ETU setting—Redneckromancer! A friend asks for your help in checking up on her grandmother. Are the Quiet Rest Villas truly as serene and peaceful as they appear, or do the manicured lawns keep a darker secret than illegal watering?

Redneckromancer joins Scavenger Hunt, last week’s ETU One Sheet, to give you a taste of ETU/Degrees of Horror and Pinebox, Texas. Don’t worry—all of our One Sheets are still free. Think of it as an all-you-can-eat roleplaying buffet!

We couldn’t have had a finer booster club if we dressed you up in creepy mascot outfits. We funded almost immediately. You’ve spread the word and found enough backers to unlock several stretch goals, including a soundtrack, two sets of Figure Flats, Creature Feature: La Bruja, and a storytelling adventure.

We’ve also unlocked Last Rites of the Black Guard and provided a summary of the Plot Point Campaign in Degrees of Horror. Didn’t know that? Check out the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter Updates for more information.

Want to hear more about it? The internet has you covered! You can get a prerelease review of ETU/Degrees of Horror in English at io9 or a different review (I believe) in German from Teilzeithelden. Don’t worry—there won’t be a quiz.

There’s still time to bring in a few friends and unlock electronic templates for a host of East Texas University forms (including an academic probation letter, diplomas, and blank letterhead) and custom Figure Flats for every single creature and unnatural thing in the books! A really good last minute push might unlock all the stretch goals, so make sure you and your friends sign up now!

Nova Praxis Kickstarter in Its Final Hours

Nova Praxis for Savage Worlds KickstarterThere are just a few days left to back Void Star Studio’s Nova Praxis Savage Worlds Edition Kickstarter. It’s the first setting designed to be compatible with the newly released Science Fiction Companion.

Nova Praxis takes place in the aftermath of a short-lived technological singularity, a time when man and machine finally, gloriously come together. Delve into elements of transhuman sci-fi against a backdrop of action, conspiracy, and intrigue in a future of faster-than-light battle ships, bipedal war frames, powered armor, rail guns, artificial minds, endless virtual worlds, and the horrors of accelerated evolution gone wrong.

Don’t let the future slip through your hands, whether they’re meat or metal. Check out the Nova Praxis Savage Worlds Edition Kickstarter before it’s too late!

ETU Goodies and News

Scavenger Hunt - A One Sheet Adventure for ETUTo celebrate the continuing success of the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign, we just released Scavenger Hunt, a brand new One Sheet for the ETU setting! It’s all fun and games until you have to help your friend stop an interdimensional invasion. If you’re not up to the task, then something from somewhere is going to breach our realm in the middle of the gym, and there’s no way that’ll be good for that hardwood floor. Don’t forget, like all our One Sheets, Scavenger Hunt is totally free!

Speaking of success, you’ve rounded up enough of a crowd for the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign to hit the next stretch goal, the Creature Feature: La Bruja. You’ll get all the details to bring these “lovely” señoritas to the party, including an adventure and Figure Flats!

You bring some more friends, and we’ll do the same. The next stretch goal is two pages of Figure Flats of the Heroes of ETU, including staff, faculty, students, and regular (or are they?) folks. Sign up today and bring a buddy, or just bring a buddy if you’re already on board.

Want to hear more? The ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign is certainly generating a lot of talk, so I presume you do. This week, catch the ETU Edition of the Savage Worlds GM Hangout this Wednesday, June 4, 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Ed Wetterman will join the gang to discuss the finer points of horror gaming in Savage Worlds and the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter.

If you can’t catch that [or worry that Ed's dulcet tones may lead you to start scratching pentagrams in your oatmeal the next morning], check out Roleplayer’s Chronicle Q&A with the Creators of East Texas University and Degrees of Horror. See what Preston, Ed, and Shane have to say. Remember, in print, you always think you can look away in time…

Oh, and just like “real” college, the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter won’t last forever. You’ve only got until June 11, which is closer than you might think!

Nova Praxis Fully Funded and Coming to a Close

Nova Praxis Savage Worlds Edition KickstarterVoid Star Studio’s Nova Praxis Savage Worlds Edition Kickstarter has been fully funded! You can expect to see their transhumanist sci-fi future coming to Savage Worlds—prepare to fight for your place in a post-Exodus universe of merged biology and technology, with the machinations of the greedy, corrupt, and powerful ushering in the final collapse?

There’s only one week left—back the Nova Praxis Savage Worlds Edition Kickstarter while you still can.