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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.


More Wendigo Tales Coming Soon

Wendigo TalesWant more from our Wendigo Tales series of Savage Worlds fiction? Don’t despair—the next installment will be available next Tuesday when we continue with Season Two’s Necessary Evil season!

Until then, comfort yourself with 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

Krasnodymov Productions Presents Rippers: Rise of the Great One

Rippers: Rise of the Great OneRippersPinnacle’s classic Victorian adventure setting of secret societies researching and fighting werewolves, vampires, and other supernatural creatures around the world—is coming to a brand new medium. Krasnodymov Productions has licensed Rippers: Rise of the Great One for PCs and mobile devices as a tactical roleplaying game with a heavy emphasis on story.

Battle the evils of the supernatural world, deal with dark secrets from your past, and take the risks associated with Ripping—implanting the parts of the very creatures you fight against in yourself in a bid for more power. But the power comes at a price, for what taint may come to even the greatest hero’s soul when his body is modified with the claws, fangs, and blood of unholy monsters?

The future of Rippers: Rise of the Great One depends on you! Visit Krasnodymov’s Rippers: Rise of the Great One IndieGoGo campaign for full details on backing the game to make it a reality, the planned gameplay features, and rewards for different contribution levels. Be a part of the future of a dark past—check it out today!

Pinnacle Crew Comes to Connooga

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf you’re in the Chattanooga area February 21-23 (or can plan to be with all this lead time you have), drop by Connooga. You’ll get to play some games, have a good time, and catch part of the Pinnacle crew, specifically Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle. Sean Patrick Fannon of Evil Beagle Games will also be in attendance.

Clint and Joel will be running Savage Worlds games (including a few flavors of Deadlands), Sean will be running Shaintar games (and possibly more), and Beautiful Brains Books & Games is sponsoring Savage Saturday Night. You might even catch the crowd on a panel or two!

Come by and see us—we’re watching for you!

Wendigo Tales Season Two: Necessary Evil Coming Soon

Faces of Destruction: A Tale of Necessary EvilNext week is the debut of Wendigo Tales Season Two: Necessary Evil. As our first season of Wendigo Tales focused on fiction from the Weird Wars, our second season will concentrate on the stories of those brave villains forced into the heroic struggle to save the world!

In celebration of its “twoness,” our second season will kick off with two tales from our own Clint Black. Be here in seven short days for these deliciously evil new short stories!

Super Powers Companion and Science Fiction Companion Reviews and Updates

Science Fiction Companion Regular Edition Print-PDF BundleSuper Powers Companion (Second Edition) Print-PDF BundleAre you wondering what people have to say about the recently-released Science Fiction Companion and Super Powers Companion (Second Edition)? Wonder no more!

We’ve also been listening, and we’ve gathered and integrated your excellent feedback and have the update available for immediate redownload. Watch this space, our Facebook page, our Twitter, our G+, and the forums for the announcement.

Science Fiction Companion and Super Powers Companion (2nd Ed) Now Available!

Science Fiction Companion Regular Edition Print-PDF BundleSpace, the future, and untold power are now yours for the taking! The Science Fiction Companion and the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition) are both available right now on the Pinnacle web store!

Preorder-PDF bundles are available for Limited Edition hardbacks (at $29.99) and softcovers (at $24.99). You’ll get the PDF immediately and be the first in the preorder queue for the printed books! If you’re already immersed in a sci-fi future of electronic-only books, the PDFs are available individually for only $14.99.

Super Powers Companion (Second Edition) Print-PDF BundleThese two new volumes feature new Edges, Hindrances, powers, and gear. They bring all our science fiction and super powers rules to the Savage Worlds Deluxe standards with a tighter integration between the two rules sets than ever before. If you want to mix a little Super Powers into your Science Fiction (or vice versa), you’ll have smooth stellar sailing!

Shane Hensley, creator of Savage Worlds, said: “With the constant growth of Savage Worlds and the depth of the Science Fiction Companion and the new Super Powers Companion, we wanted to make sure everything really worked together. We want our Game Masters to be able to put together a Green Lantern Corps™ kind of supers campaign where heroes battle villains in power armor or in giant walkers. Or a scifi campaign where the aliens or even the player characters have amazing super hero-like abilities. We also wanted to make sure you could handle everything from customizing your ship for a Firefly™ type narrative game to massive dogfights between capital ships or even space leviathans. It all fits together better than ever and should allow our Game Masters to create their dream settings.”

The Science Fiction Companion has refined species creation rules, a dozen sample races including deaders and florans, new Hindrances, Edges, and gear. It also includes cyberware, power armor, starships, vehicles, and walkers, as well as new Setting Rules to handle the rigors of life in the far future or beyond the stars. Almost 30 pages are devoted to ready-made foes for GMs, from asteroid miners to a new and draconian empire and their powerful vessels.

What are you waiting for? Check out the new Companions today!

Companion PDFs and Preorders Delayed

Super Powers Companion 2nd Ed. Cover Preview Wallpaper Science Fiction Companion Cover Preview WallpaperWe know you’re excited about the brand new Science Fiction Companion and the updated Super Powers Companion (2nd Ed.), but we’ve got to do the right thing by you, our loyal friends. With that in mind, both of these books will be delayed one more week.

The books just need one more polishing pass by our proofers and playtesters before we put them in your hands. That gives us a little more space to breathe and double-check some things, and it makes sure that the products we release live up to your expectations.

Some of you have asked about the contents of the Science Fiction Companion. The design team wants to make sure everyone knows it’s about “RPG scifi.” You can expect to use it for Savage Worlds versions of Star Frontiers, Star Wars, Traveller, and that sort of thing. It has cyberware, but it isn’t a Savage Shadowrun or deep cyberspace. It has walkers, but isn’t a Savage Mech Warrior book. It can help you create a good game, but not necessarily a good physics paper!

Bear with us one more week—you’ll be happier for it in the end. As a special bonus for your much-appreciated patience, here are some wallpaper previews of the Science Fiction Companion cover art and the Super Powers Companion cover art!

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The Future Is Fast Upon Us!

Science Fiction Companion Preview CoverMark your calendars and set your reminders—PDF sales and print preorders start here next week for the all-new Science Fiction Companion and the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition)! You’ll also be able to sign up for the Print-PDF combo pack—you’ll get the PDF immediately, have your print copy preordered, and enjoy a substantial discount!

Take a look at the cover preview—you know you want that. Never go into space alone…always take a Companion!

Keeping Deadlands Past Alive in the New Year

DeadlandsWe know you’re out there, and there’s no shame in it. Whether you’re a completist, a romantic, or just have a preference,* we know some of you prefer Deadlands Classic or even Deadlands d20.

We’ve never been a company to abandon our past or not give you what you want, so here’s some good news for you—virtually every one of our Deadlands Classic and Deadlands d20 books is now available in PDF form in the Deadlands Classic and d20 section of the Pinnacle web store!

For those of you who don’t want to mix your flavors of the Weird West, don’t worry, amigo! All the new Deadlands materials are in their own Deadlands: Reloaded section! We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for you to get the Deadlands you want, whatever kind that might be.

*Not that there’s anything wrong with that…