All of us at Pinnacle sincerely hope that you’ve had a great individual year. For those of you who have, congratulations and keep it up! For those of you who haven’t, here’s hoping that the new year brings you better tidings.
Looking back on the year, so much of the bad news and tragedy seemed to have a similar undercurrent—division. And even though many of you probably have nightmares about learning long division, that’s now what I’m talking about. Class divisions, racial divisions, religious divisions—it seemed every cloud had an us-vs-them lining.
This year, make a small gesture to make the world a better place. Bridge a gap. Meet someone new. Try a new setting. Play a game you’ve made fun of in the past but never really gave a fair shake. Will we turn the earth into a Savage Worlds utopia? To be honest, probably not. But we might be able to make our individual little corners of the world better places, with a little more fun and a few more friends. And if we all do that, year after year? Well, it certainly can’t hurt, can it?
To all of you and yours, we wish the very best for a new year filled with health, hope, and happiness!
The jungle planet Leviathan teems with mammoth lacerauns—savage beasts of enormous size and cunning, potential trophies unmatched in other star systems. Left intentionally undeveloped beyond a few tourist-oriented settlements, Leviathan still draws more than just adventure-seeking hunters. Researchers and those who would see the world left completely untouched are both willing to turn the tables on any would-be hunters.
Leviathan is a setting book for The Last Parsec. It contains new locations and characters for the planetary system, new Setting Rules for Leviathan’s natural dangers, a Plot Point Campaign, Savage Tales, and a host of new creatures–especially the lacerauns.
The Leviathan PDF is available immediately, but the printed versions of the book are still on the Last Parsec Preorder Page! You can still preorder the whole Last Parsec line-up, including adventures, the GM Screen, tokens, the two other system books (Eris Beta-V and Scientorum, each with its own Plot Point Campaign), and custom dice, Bennies, and miniatures! Check it out today.
The Pony Express was a fantastic advance in getting news into and out of the Weird West. Then things noticed a steady supply of food traveling overland, and they even started eating the ponies! It’s probably easiest and safest to keep your eyes on this space for all the upcoming Deadlands news—and there’s a few ponies’ worth a-comin’, partner.
You’ll be getting more details about the upcoming release for Stone and a Hard Place, the third Plot Point Campaign that puts you face-first into the spaghetti Western roots of Deadlands and up close and personal with the hardest of hard-nose killers—Stone.
For all you literary types, keep a lookout for news about the upcoming Ghostwalkers, the Tor novel by Jonathan Maberry! That’s right, the bonafide New York Times Bestselling author has taken a walk on the Weird side, and we’ll be giving you some sneak peeks soon.
And, possibly most satisfyingly, you’ll hear something next week that’ll scratch a most peculiar itch that some of you have, and might have had for decades now. Just remember, scratching isn’t always advised…
The Horrors of East Texas University Figure Flats collection brings a set of 50 monsters, felons, miscreants, and demons to your happy little corner of the ETU campus! The characters in your ETU games have been lonely long enough—it’s time you introduced someone to play with them…
Horrors of East Texas University joins the existing Heroes of East Texas University Figure Flats and all the other great East Texas University and Degrees of Horror material just waiting to be given a good home. For less than ten bucks, it’s a bargain!
Of course, if you backed the ETU/DOH Kickstarter, you could download these a few days ago and do so for free. Be sure to catch those Kickstarter opportunities when they come around, friends and neighbors!
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!
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.