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Celebrate Harry Mack’s Birthday with 50% Off Pinnacle Soundtracks!

Pinnacle Gaming SoundtracksHarry Mack, the man behind the sounds of several of Pinnacle’s soundtracks, is having a birthday. To help us all celebrate, we’re going to give you 50% off all our gaming soundtracks!

Always wondered what our gaming soundtracks sounded like, but never had the chance to find out? Don’t worry—we’re putting out a sample track from each one just for you. Like the sale, though, these sample tracks are only available for a limited time—carpe CDiem

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Science Fiction and Super Powers Companions Shipping Predictions

SciFi and Super Powers Companions Coming SoonSpring is in the air. The flowers are beginning to bloom, birds are chirping, and a young gamer’s thoughts turn naturally to shipping cycles. Yes, I said shipping! The Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion and the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion (Second Edition) are both expected to start shipping in early June. Finally, something to look forward to as the seasons change!

Our dear friends who preordered books will be shipped to first, and then attention will turn to shipping for distributors, retailers, and new direct sales. It’s not too late to join the ranks of the preordered, you know, but it will be soon!

Pinnacle Announces Scooby-Doo Unleashed

Scooby-Doo UnleashedWe have a confession to make: Clint Black’s super-secret Scooby-Doo Unleashed game at MACE West was really the final test run for our newest setting! Now that licensing arrangements have been confirmed, we can proudly announce our new vision of the Mystery Machine Team serving as the last stand between mankind and the coming zombie apocalypse!

And this is a release for all you impatient folks out there. There’s no Kickstarter. There’s no lag time. We’re incorporating the final pieces of playtesting feedback now, and we anticipate releasing the Scooby-Doo Unleashed PDF for immediate download and the Scooby-Doo Unleashed print version for preorder on the thirty-first of the month! Join the crew and get your Scooby Snacks ready!

But wait—it gets even better! With our new licensing arrangement with the Cartoon Network, we have access to all the classic Hanna-Barbera properties. Coming releases (which probably won’t be as quick, sadly) will include

  • Johnny Quest: Rippers Modern
  • Necessary Evil 3: Dyno-Mutt’s Revenge
  • 50 Fathoms 2: Jabberjaw’s Feeding Frenzy
  • Deadlands: Quick Draw McGraw with Stone from 41 Minutes in the Future

To keep on top of all the latest developments in this and other breaking Pinnacle Entertainment news, be sure to subscribe to our e-mail list today!

 

As I’m sure many of you already suspect, I’m afraid this is only our little April Fool’s joke. There’s no Hanna-Barbera properties coming, we don’t have an agreement with Cartoon Network, and Scooby-Doo remains, I presume, leashed. But you really can sign up for weekly e-mails and news from Pinnacle, and there really is some excellent Scooby-Doo versus the zombie apocalypse art available from joke participant Jeff Zoet.

Maps to the Stars Now from Wendigo Tales

Necessary Evil: Maps to the Stars in Wendigo TalesThis is your first chance to get Chris Lites’ Maps to the Stars—the newest release for Wendigo Tales. Season Two continues in the world of Necessary Evil, where the super villains of earth have to fight an occupying alien force and their own baser natures to save the planet!

Jenner Tavern rode out the alien invasion doing what he does best: looking out for himself. Now, as the super villain host of the popular death match show Arena!, Jenner thinks he has it made. But a visit from an old accomplice is about to remind him that the past never stays dead and all supers, even a pampered celebrity like Jenner, are expendable in the eyes of Earth’s new alien overlords.

Be sure to check out the previous tales from Season Two—Faces of Destruction (insanely, still free), Thicker Than Water, Fallen, and Purgatory—or any of the stories of the Weird Wars from Wendigo Tales: Season One.

Purgatory Comes to Wendigo Tales

Purgatory from Wendigo TalesThis week brings you Purgatory—the newest release for Wendigo Tales Season Two—written by Ed Stark. Season Two continues in the world of Necessary Evil, where the super villains of earth have to fight an occupying alien force and their own baser natures to save the planet!

Julia Vern did everything she could to hide her identity, stay out of trouble, and avoid the alien invaders who had taken over her city. But there are few secrets Dr. Destruction cannot penetrate. The leader of Earth’s resistance found Julia and has offered her the one thing he knows will make her become the deadly Professor Purgatory once again. He’s found the v’sori who tortured the super villain—and killed her beloved sidekick. Will vengeance be enough motive to fight the good fight, and just how “good” will it be?

Be sure to check out the previous tales from Season Two—Faces of Destruction (insanely, still free), Thicker Than Water, and Fallen—or any of the stories of the Weird Wars from Wendigo Tales: Season One.

New Wendigo Tale from Shane Hensley

Fallen from Wendigo Tales Season TwoThere’s a mole in Red Jack’s Omega cell. Is it Acrobat, the former hero whose mentor died at Red Jack’s own hands? Could it be the ghostly Horseman? Perhaps the incomprehensible Golem? Or maybe the goth necromancer Nepththys? There’s only one thing that’s certain in that band of ne’er-do-wells—when the truth is revealed, someone will fall and fall hard!

Fallen—our newest addition to the Wendigo Tales fiction series—is from the pen of our very own Shane Lacy Hensley. Season Two continues in the world of Necessary Evil, where the super villains of earth have to fight an occupying alien force and their own baser natures to save the planet!

Be sure to check out Season Two’s premieresFaces of Destruction (which is still free) and Thicker Than Water—or any of the stories of the Weird Wars from Wendigo Tales: Season One.

Savage Worlds Reviews Aplenty!

Savage Worlds on the WebIt’s been a big week for Savage Worlds reviews. The folks at Neuroglyph Games posted their review of the Science Fiction Companion on EN World. Last week, they posted their review of Savage Worlds Deluxe, and it sounds like we can look forward to their thoughts on the new Super Powers Companion next month.

There was also a review of Melior Via’s Accursed setting posted on Ain’t It Cool News. If you want to know more about the dark setting of monstrous veterans waging war against their former overlords [And, seriously, who doesn't?], go check it out!

Great Northwest Trail Guide Available for Fantasy Grounds!

Deadlands Reloaded: The Great Northwest Trail GuideTrail Guide: The Great Northwest for Fantasy Grounds is now available! A thick blanket of snow muffles the sounds of terror in a land where the cold and the hunger are both biting, sometimes literally! See if your posse can survive the Winter War being fought across Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho—a war most will never know of until it’s too late.

Trail Guide: The Great Northwest joins the existing catalog of Savage Worlds for Fantasy Grounds, expanding the frontier for both Deadlands and Smiteworks’ virtual tabletop gaming environment. Check out the whole list today, and get your game going across the globe—before the Reckoning claims it all, my frozen amigo!

Love is in the High Plains Air

Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re in my head like a manitou. — Anonymous (Thankfully)

This Friday, we’ll announce a brand new kind of Deadlands game on our FacebookGoogle+ , and Twitter pages. Like or Follow us and watch for the announcement Friday morning. The provided download link will allow you to get the first game in the new series absolutely free!

And be sure to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, whether it’s with that special someone or just relaxing and enjoying the weekend!

(Update: You can now download the first release of Deadlands Tall Tales: Broken Hearts. Happy Valentine’s Day, folks!)

Calling All Savage Worlds GenCon GMs!

Pinnacle at GenConFor those of you who are running Savage Worlds games at Gen Con or are interested in it, thanks! You’re the folks who will keep the Gen Con program full of Savage Worlds options and bring the game to new and old friends alike.

To sign up to run a Savage Worlds game, create your Gen Con account and submit your games via their web system. Be sure to start your scenario title with “[SVG]” so you’re easier to find. You’re more likely to make the cut into the printed program guide with a Scenario Title under 30 characters and a Scenario Description of 50 characters or less. This is where all that Twitter practice finally pays off!

If you’re running a Savage Worlds game, be sure to e-mail Jodi Black, our Marketing Manager, by June 15. She’ll set you up with details on goodies for your players and our thanks to you—a $20 coupon for Pinnacle products at the show for running two or more games! Don’t forget that Gen Con also offers a free badge for GMs who meet their criteria.