Find Us This Weekend at the Origins Game Fair

Pinnacle at OriginsThis weekend (June 14th-18th), join Shane Hensley along with Jodi and Clint Black at the Origins Game Fair inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center in beautiful Columbus, Ohio!

Pick up your physical copy of the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer (featuring all-new, full-color adventures for Weird War I and Deadlands) and then check in with Shane as he runs some colossal Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!

Find Pinnacle Entertainment Group (and Carolina Game Tables) in the Studio 2 Publishing area, Booth #547.

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Savage Worlds Explorer Premieres at Origins

SW_Explorer_Cover_900[11330]If you’re attending the Origins Game Fair this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, be sure to swing by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (in Booth #547) to get your mitts on the full-color premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer!

Issue 1 features adventures penned by Teller (Weird War I) and Matthew Cutter (Deadlands: The Weird West), both of which feature detailed maps, wicked monsters, and loads of Savage surprises.

Hellfighters is a Plot Point Campaign for Weird War I that follows the exploits of the American 369th Infantry Regiment from the time the unit is attached to the French army until shortly after the Second Battle of the Marne. The campaign covers a period of five months and covers a wide geographic area of the Western Front.

Knights With No Armor is a Savage Tale for Deadlands: The Weird West that begins in southern Cochise County, Arizona Territory. What starts out as a simple rescue soon turns into a peek into the machinations of one of the Weird West’s most wicked and corrupt villains. Get a taste of what the next edition of Deadlands has to offer, amigo!

*** As a special introductory offer, if you order a print copy of issue 1 from now through this Saturday, June 17th, you’ll save $4.99 off the shipping price. Plus, you’ll get the PDF download immediately. A perfect Father’s Day gift for Savage Dads everywhere. And please note that the PDF version on its own won’t be available to order just yet, so grab this print+PDF special deal today!

All orders for Savage Worlds Explorer will begin shipping the week after Origins.

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Pinnacle at Origins!

Pinnacle at OriginsOrigins Game Fair is this week, and we’d love to see you there!

Evil Mike and Chaos Steve will running games throughout the day, generally in the Marion room. Drop on by to say hi, play a game, or just see the wonder twins live. [Yes, folks, you’ll wonder that they’re actually live…]

Joel Kinstle will be there, too. If you’ve got questions about nearly anything (other than “when is so-and-thus” coming out), he’ll probably give you a longer answer than you want! [He/I can also discuss how odd it is to type about yourself in the third person.]

There are over 60 Savage Worlds games running through the convention, so there should be something to tickle your fancy. If you’re running one of those games, you should’ve received a link to the 2013 GM pack. If not, contact Mike and Steve as soon as you can.

Our fulfillment partners will have all our physical product available at the Studio 2 Publishing booth. This is your chance to go through our warehouse-away-from-the-warehouse and buy like crazy with “free shipping.”

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Savage Worlds 2013 Origins and Gen Con GM Event Pack

Savage Worlds at Origins and Gen ConAre you a Savage Worlds GM? Are you going to Origins or Gen Con this year? Then we’ve got a deal for you!

As we mentioned last week, we’re focusing on getting more Savage Worlds games in the event lists for both Origins and Gen Con. We want everyone who wants to play Savage Worlds to have a great chance of finding a game. With that in mind, we’ve got a deal for GMs!

Anyone who registers to run three standard four-hour* Savage Worlds events at Origins or Gen Con will receive a Savage Worlds 2013 GM Event Pack filled with goodies. Our only requirement is that your games must be submitted to the convention in time to get them in the book or be available when registration opens.

Before the convention, you get:

  • Three One Sheet adventures complete with characters, figure flats, and maps. Each One Sheet is suitable for beginning players on up. This adventure pack will be made available for you to download from Pinnacle prior to the conventions, and brief descriptions are included below.
  • A bonus One Sheet set for the upcoming Degrees of Horror setting from our friends at 12 to Midnight.

At the Convention (pick it up at the Studio 2 booth), you get:

  • A special “10 Year Anniversary of Savage Worlds” full color print, signed by the Pinnacle crew.
  • An exclusive t-shirt that proclaims you were a Savage GM in 2013.
  • Our undying thanks!

What should you run? Well, that’s up to you! You can run the One Sheets we provide or run any setting or homebrew you want as long as it uses the Savage Worlds rule set. Games appropriate for new players are preferred, but not required.

How do you sign up? Simple. Once you register your games for either convention, send us your event information.  All we need is the event title, the event ID (you won’t have this for Origins), and the date and time for each event. Please include your t-shirt size as well.

We’re looking forward to having a ton of Savage Worlds games available this year at Origins and Gen Con. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at games@savageworldsexplorerssociety.com.

One Sheet Descriptions (suitable for copy-paste event submissions!)

  • Crypt of the Scaled Ones
    The Duke won the Low Countries in hard-fought battle. The locals avoided the ancient swamps he inherited, and especially the strange and forgotten temple deep in its black heart. Now the Duke wants it cleared and whatever threats found within destroyed. Your party can keep whatever treasures are found within–but you may not refuse your lord’s orders.
  • Death Worm
    The crew of the Odyssey are part of a scientific expedition assisting Dr. Mars who is intent on verifying the existence of and capturing an Omariss Death Worm. The worm is said to inhabit Omariss III, a planet with a hostile arid environment. Little does the crew know that what they discover on Omariss III could save the lives of millions. Or cost them their own.
  • Old Todd Passage
    Your posse is an advance group from a wagon train heading to Portland, when they find a hauntingly empty homestead in a mountain pass called the Old Todd Passage.
  • Degrees of Horror—Sorority Secret
    Luke is a guy who has everything going for him—good looks, good grades at ETU, and you as his friends! That makes his abrupt disappearance all the more perplexing. You’ve been following his last known whereabouts and the trail goes cold at a prestigious sorority house on Pinebox’s “Greek Row”. Is there a reasonable explanation, or is the truth more sinister?

* If you’re interested in sessions of a different length, contact us to discuss your plans.

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Gen Con and Origins: Savaging More Than Saturday!

Savage Worlds at Origins and Gen ConAs most of you know, Savage Saturday Night has been outrageously successful at both Origins and Gen Con—maybe a trifle too successful. This year we’ll be taking a break from Savage Saturday Nights at Origins and Gen Con to concentrate on making more Savage Worlds games available throughout both conventions.

Savage Saturday Nights have been amazing, and we’ve been thrilled with the turnout and participation. But at conventions like Origins and Gen Con, they just don’t fit well into the scheduling and planning systems. One of the drives behind Savage Saturday Nights has been to make sure folks who want to play (or try) Savage Worlds get the chance, especially since games tend to fill up in the first few hours of registration at these conventions. The popularity of Savage Saturday Night at these two shows, though, collapsed most of the Savage Worlds games together into one slot on Saturday night, which is just too limited to get more people into more Savage games.

This year, we’ll be working with the scheduling systems to get more Savage Worlds games every day so more people have the opportunity to play and the enjoy themselves, or to try out the system for their very first time.

You’ll be seeing more information about that in the coming days. If you’re a Savage Worlds GM, we’ll have some exciting news for you. If you’re a Savage Worlds player, we think you’ll be pleased as well.

Stay tuned here at the Pinnacle site for updates and the convention game news. Event registration for both Origins and Gen Con is now open!

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Visit Us at Origins and ConCarolinas

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIt’s the season of conventions, and your chance of spotting a member of the Pinnacle staff out in the wild are way up!

If you’re going to Origins (May 30-June 3), keep your eyes peeled for Shane Hensley himself, as well as Evil Mike and Chaos Steve, our ever-popular demo team.

If you’re not going to be quite as northerly, drop by ConCarolinas (June 1-3) for a chance to see Clint Black and Joel Kinstle, as well as our good friend, frequent Pinnacle editor, and (in at least one case) wife, Jodi Black.

Check the convention program for games and panels, and be sure to say “hi.” We’re always happy to meet a fan!

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