The Last Parsec Archetypes Now Available
Space can be mighty lonely, so it’s best to have some friends. The Last Parsec Archetypes will help you fill that void in the stars and your heart while bringing the known races to your table.
These thirteen ready-to-play archetypes can also be used for PCs, representing iconic JumpCorp crew members from all the core races of the Known Worlds. They’re ready to roll with The Last Parsec rules, the Figure Flats that come with the archetypes, or The Last Parsec Miniatures (which are coming soon).
For a complete list of who’s who (and what’s what), be sure to take a look at The Last Parsec Archetypes today!
Pinnacle’s on YouTube!
Video may have killed the radio star,* but we’re going to make it work for us now! That’s right, Pinnacle Entertainment now has our very own YouTube channel.
If you ever need to find a video we’ve put up, now you’ve got a one-stop shop for it. The Pinnacle YouTube Channel currently has all our Kickstarter videos that we’ve produced, including the multi-part animated Deadlands Noir series.
Keep your eyes on this space for more videos as they come, or subscribe directly on the Pinnacle Channel page itself!
* I suspect Video actually incapacitated the radio star then performed a finishing move on him. Video is one mean cuss, you know. You’ve really got to watch him…
Let the Worms Burst Forth—Happy Hell-on-Earth O’Ween!
You’ve pretended to be patient and waited long enough, but the time has come. Are you still so sure you’re happy?
That’s right, folks, the Hell on Earth Reloaded Companion and The Worms’ Turn are both available for print preorders, immediate PDF sales, Print-PDF bundles, and the awesome Both Books Bundle sale!*
Let the Hell on Earth Reloaded Companion bring you new Arcane Backgrounds—the Librarian and the Witch—along with new gear, guns, and danger a-plenty. And it ain’t all just on earth no more, partner!
Hell on Earth: The Worms’ Turn brings you a full-length Plot-Point Campaign all ready to go. Sure, you got rid of the Reckoners, but what about those Worms they were keeping in check? It looks like you’ve opened yourself a real big can o’…trouble!
Don’t dawdle. The kick-off sale for Hell on Earth: Reloaded’s two new babies won’t be around nearly as forever-like as those worms have been—get your Both Books Bundle of Hell on Earth Reloaded Companion and The Worms’ Turn today!
* Why, of course, these fabulous deals are for a limited time only. Don’t worry, that comes up in a few sentences.
Help Us Celebrate the Wild Success of The Last Parsec!
With nearly a thousand backers and over a thousand percent funded, we couldn’t be happier with your response to The Last Parsec Kickstarter project. We’re always aiming to make the books and projects that you really want, and you’re telling us that we’re hitting that mark. Thank you for the support, thank you for the feedback, and thank you for helping us go so far!
Help us celebrate! You can go shootin’ up the town like our pictured Saurian friend, or you can enjoy all six of the JumpCorp Cares posters, now freely available in the downloads section on the right of the Last Parsec page. There are probably other choices, too, but we’ll leave those to you.
I guess it’s time for us to turn our attention to making sure that everything’s ready for you! Keep watching here for the release of downloadable content and stretch goals, like the upcoming Last Parsec Soundtrack.
Pinnacle is Proud to Support “Olympic” GMing
We’re always happy to see people approach gaming with enthusiasm, and it doesn’t get much more enthusiastic than the recent Olympic GMing event in Israel. We know it happened, because there are pictures!
This competitive GMing expands on the Iron GM concept, with varying formats and events. In the standard event, GMs get one hour to prepare a short adventure according to the event’s theme (known in advance) and incorporating three surprise elements (not known in advance at all).
We were happy to be able to provide prize support, even if we weren’t able to hop on over in person. What’s that saying about next year…
More Hell on Earth Coming Next Week
Is your Wasted West gettin’ too small? Are you hankerin’ for more? Your time is comin’, partner, and this time it’s in a good way. Like we said earlier this month, you’ll be seeing the Hell on Earth Reloaded Companion and The Worms’ Turn both come available for preorders (or immediate PDF purchases) this month, but when would be a surprise. It’s not happened yet, and it’s not happening today. Since there’s only one week of October left, you might not be as surprised as possible when they’re both available next week!
The Hell on Earth Companion gives your scav what she needs to be an honest-to-Oppenheimer cyborg and also adds two new Arcane Backgrounds—Librarian and Witch! If you’re not lookin’ for more weird, just more BOOM, there’s plenty of guns and gear, details of more dangers of the irradiated future and vehicle combat, and a chance to talk to a lonely AI in the sky…
Hell on Earth: The Worms’ Turn is set in the aftermath of the massive battle called The Harvest. Sure you banished the Reckoners, but what about those other, older terrors you didn’t realize they were keeping in check? The Worms’ Turn updates the events of the Wasted West, contains several Savage Tales ready to weave into your story, and has a full-length Plot-Point Campaign all set to go!
So be sure to tune in here next week for the biggest expansion Hell on Earth: Reloaded’s seen since all those ghost rock bombs went off! You’ll also get a shot at discounted bundle options, but their half-life will probably be way less than most of what you’re used to in the Wasted West.
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.
Happy Homecoming with More ETU Freebies!
Something’s off about campus-favorite beer Brazen Hussy. Is there something wrong with the equipment? Is the owner’s new ex-wife angry enough over a divorce more bitter than a handful of hops to commit sabotage? Is the health department right about their concerns of drugged dregs? Or is there something more sinister at work on these spirited suds?
You and your classmates can get to the root of the problem, save a business, and maybe score some free six-packs in Brewhaha, our newest One-Sheet for East Texas University! And don’t forget our other great ETU One-Sheets, Shock Jock and Jack’s Back, which can easily be threaded with Brewhaha.
But to celebrate this festive time on college campuses everywhere, we’re also giving you a whole campus of your very own. Heck, we’ll even throw in a town! Download your free poster-sized ETU Campus Map and Map of Pinebox, Texas now. Be sure to check out all the free downloads for ETU (available at the right of the East Texas University page).
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!
The Last Parsec Kickstarter Rockets out of the Gates!
The Last Parsec Kickstarter project is off to a stellar start!* Thanks to you, we funded in an hour and are currently a little over 500% funded.
With such a strong start, you’ve already unlocked a number of our Stretch Goals, including the original soundtrack The Jump by fan favorite Harry Mack, the customized Last Parsec Wild Die, and a cargoload of PDF files—custom GM Screen Inserts, the Enigma Equation adventure, digital ship maps, a dozen full-color full-page Last Parsec Character Archetypes, and the full-length adventure Pranac Pursuit!
With so many goals achieved and so many other good ones on the endless horizon, there’s never been a better time to join as a backer or to bring your friends to the party! Futile Position, Tales from the Savage Troll, and Halfway Station are all spreading the word through their blogs. We’re curious to see what sorts of different ways you can come up to spread the word on the The Last Parsec Kickstarter project. If you do something particularly creative, clever, or interesting, please be sure to drop Jodi Black a note and let us know!
If you’re still thinking about it, check out the latest The Last Parsec Wendigo Tale or the totally-free Last Parsec Primer. We know you’ll be back for more.
* You probably deserve an apology for that cheap wordplay. Unfortunately, my apolo-jet printer is out of ink right now. Check back next week.