There are several new campaign settings in the works for Savage Worlds. We’re not promising you’ll see all these in a week or two—in fact, I’d probably lose a finger if I typed any dates at all! But these are a taste of what’s in the works.
East Texas University lets you enroll in 12 to Midnight’s campy campus college horror setting. Degrees of Horror gives you a full-length Plot Point Campaign to go from freshmen all the way through graduation and discover the secrets of Pinebox and Golan County—if you survive. And just because the monsters don’t kill you doesn’t mean the exams won’t—passing finals can be a real killer!
The Last Parsec is our next Kickstarter, and it will take you into the depths of known space and beyond! Exploring new planets for JumpCorp, each new mission will make wildly different demands. Powered by the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion, each Plot Point Campaign focuses on a different planet. Scientorium will take you to an immense artifact containing unimaginable knowledge, undreamed technologies, and untold danger. Eris Beta-V is a magnificent ringed gas giant with numerous moons, each a world of its own, and a dense field of asteroids and debris. When a threat to the system arises, will it be something your team can handle? Leviathan introduces you to the most dangerous game in the Known Worlds, with mammoth lacerauns more massive and cunning than most would ever imagine. But a world untouched by civilization is a draw to more than just hunters, and the other may be far more threatening!
The Sixth Gun series comes to RPGs! The First of the Six strikes with ungodly force. The Second spreads Perdition’s flames. The Third kills with a flesh-rotting disease. The Fourth calls up the spirits of those it has slain. The Fifth can heal the wielder from even a fatal wound. And the Sixth is the key to rewriting the world. Are you ready to saddle up and ride into the savage world of The Sixth Gun? Based on the Eisner and Harvey Award nominated comic series from Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurt, and OniPress. Watch for more details to come, as well as more accessories, including custom miniatures of the characters from the comics!
The Savage World of Lankhmar brings Fritz Leiber’s gritty world of urban fantasy into Savage Worlds, shepherded by Tim Brown (of Dark Sun and Dragon King fame) and our own Shane Hensley (who wrote the Lankhmar boxed set for TSR back in 1997)! Watch for Lankhmar: City of Thieves, detailing the city itself and its most important players—including Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Savage Foes of Nehwon brings you the most insidious threats—powerful sorcerers, terrible creatures, and ruthless villains—with adventure seeds and Savage Tales to really fill out a campaign. Savage Tales of the Thieves’ Guild is a thematically linked series of adventures that can be run individually or knitted into a Plot Point Campaign of their own, all churning around Cheap Street’s activities. And watch for accessories like premium metal miniatures and the Lankhmar Game Master’s Screen, too.
If you want some more details, check the Pinnacle preview flyer from the Gen Con booth or keep following the Pinnacle news here every Tuesday.
We teased some of what’s coming up with the Pinnacle preview flyer at the Gen Con booth, but here’s some highlights of what’s coming for Deadlands settings if you missed it.
Deadlands: The Weird West gets even more dangerous. Stone and a Hard Place is the third Plot Point Campaign for Deadlands, and it stars everyone’s favorite hard-nosed hero-killer—Stone. Enjoy a visit to the Weird West’s spaghetti Western roots with blazing six-guns and all the Tombstone (and tombstone) action you could want! Relics will bring you several objects that have become imbued with the powers and personalities of their users or the great events they’re part of. This collection will bring you the most potent, but beware—power always comes at a price.
Hell on Earth expands! The Hell on Earth Reloaded Companion has new Edges and Hindrances, more gear, expanded vehicles, and additional Arcane Backgrounds like bibliopaths, cyborgs, and witches! It’s not all good news, though, since it also includes an expanded Adventure Generator and more new horrors of the Wasted West. The Worm Turns brings you a full-fledged Plot Point Campaign with the shenanigans of the Iron Alliance and the Combine in the post-Reckoners Wasted West.
Lost Colony returns, with a relaunch from the team of John Goff and Cheyenne Wright. This all-new edition of the game is written from the ground up with everything you need to continue the story of Deadlands on the fantastic planet of Banshee and in space itself! The Lost Colony Companion will deliver a complete Plot Point Campaign and include more character options, Savage Tales, and creatures of Banshee.
The Big Easy card game brings the fast-paced world of the hardboiled detective in Deadlands Noir to a new format. For two to four players with a 30-60 minute play time, this new game from Deadlands Noir creators John Goff and Cheyenne Wright makes visiting the mean streets way more convenient, but no less deadly!
Watch here for more information as we have it, and check the Pinnacle preview flyer for more details.
Are you coming to Gen Con? Be sure to drop by and see us (1317 with Studio 2 Publishing). Whether you’re a blogger, a podcaster, a friend of the game, or a Savage-curious player, we’d love to see you!
In addition to the Pinnacle preview, you can get hold of Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror, ETU Ravens t-shirt (likely a Gen Con exclusive), Bennies for East Texas University, and the Savage Worlds Counters . And you get to talk to us!
We’re also participating in the Lone Wolf Challenge. See them in booth 617, then come back by and see us again.
Can’t make it to Gen Con? Jodi will be uploading photos and highlights as she can to our Facebook page—and to Twitter and G+ if she can get her phone to behave right—to keep you posted on all the excitement.
This is your chance to win a dream date with the Pinnacle crew! Pinnacle is supporting the ENnies Dream Date auctions this year by putting at least three of our cutest staffers on the block—Clint Black, Jodi Black, and John Goff. Yes, the auction just lists John, but we’ve decided to up the ante.
If you win, you’ll get to spend the evening with the Pinnacle crew, starting with the cocktail reception and continuing through the 2014 ENnies Awards ceremony at Gen Con Friday, August 15, in the Grand Ballroom of Union Station. We’ll also give you a free copy of every Pinnacle product that wins an ENnie this year—so you’re already guaranteed a copy of Weird Wars: Rome, winner of a 2014 Judges’ Spotlight Award.
While all the Dream Date auctions support the ENnies, we wanted to do a little more. Pinnacle will make a donation to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children equal to the winning bid. Have a great night, get some free stuff, and help a truly worthy cause—bid today. The Pinnacle Dream Date auction lasts until August 9, then this once-in-a-lifetime chance will be gone forever.
If that’s not enough to get you to Gen Con, East Texas Horror Kickstarter backers will be able to pick up their Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror (find us in the Studio 2 Publishing booth), and everyone will have a chance to get their very own ETU Ravens t-shirt! Don’t slack, though—the Ravens t-shirt is a Gen Con exclusive! Oh, and there’ll also be the Savage Worlds Counters and Bennies for East Texas University (as we mentioned last week and has appeared in the BoardGameGeek forum).
We’re happy to bring you two new adventures this week. Whether you’re burning the midnight oil studying for exams or watching the barbarian hordes that would invade Rome herself, fate is definitely in your hands.
In Class Ring for East Texas University, a late night with the books brings the ghost of a beautiful young woman seeking help. Why does she haunt the Language Arts building? Who was she? What can a bunch of college students do about it—and are you up to it?
Nox Germanica for Weird Wars: Rome takes you to the dark, dripping forests of Germania, a trackless land of barbarians, mystery, and fear. Here on the Limes Germanicus, the walls, towers, and ditches built to keep Rome safe, you begin to wonder if there isn’t something far more sinister lurking in the dark forests than resistance. If there is, is there any way to keep it at bay? This full-length adventure also includes designs for a Roman castrum (castle).
It’s not long before we’ll see you at Gen Con, but we’re not coming empty-handed! In addition to all our recent releases, we’ll have some materials making their world-wide debut at the booth.
- Savage Worlds Counters—Help keep your games Fast! Furious! and Fun! with these die-cut tokens. There’s no easier way to track combat effects and options like Shaken, Wounds, Cover, Tricks, and Wild Attacks. Gaming is already fun, why not make it easy too?
- Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror—Whether you’re fighting things that go bump in the small-scale night or you need to bring your Big Man on Campus down to 28mm, these minis really bring today to the tabletop. These figures are cast specifically for Pinnacle Entertainment Group from gorgeous sculpts by David Soderquist of Bronze Age Miniatures. Female sculpts include Cheerleader, Rodeo Queen, Activist, Geek, and Wild Child. Male sculpts include Jock, Local, Student, Gamer, and Journalist.
- Bennies for East Texas University—These custom poker chips could be used as counters or tokens for nearly any game, but we think they’re perfect for modern collegiate horror Bennies. It’s almost like we designed them just for that purpose! One set contains 20 chips in 4 styles, made from 11.5 gram ABS composite casino-style poker chips.
If you’re not going to be able to join us at Gen Con, don’t despair. You can preorder the ETU Miniatures and Bennies right now!
The Savage Worlds Community on G+ just hit 2700! It’s always nice to see interest in our corner of the gaming world grow, and we couldn’t be happier with you helping to make that happen.
We love it when you keep in touch, so be sure to do that. Whether you’re with us on G+, follow Pinnacle on Twitter, or read the Pinnacle Facebook page, we’re tickled you’re with us.
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So let us hear from you, and pick however you prefer to hear from us. It’s better when we talk, don’t you think?
Thank you so much for your response to the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign. We funded in a few hours, you’ve already hit the first two stretch goals, and we had several reviews and interviews last week. But you’ve had more to say, and we’re listening.
Kurt Wiegel [Ph.D. and college professor himself, you know…] posted the Game Geeks’ review of ETU, whiteboard and all! GamerXP also posted an interview with Preston DuBose and Clint Black for an inside look at the ETU/Degrees of Horror development. Be sure to check those out for your summer enjoyment!
And because you’ve asked for it, we’ve added in three new backer levels for ETU Boosters, Night Classes, and Summer School (at $1, $6, and $30). Check the right side of the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign for full details on the new levels!
While we’ve got you, be sure to spread the word. You’ve already got two stretch goal rewards, and you’re bearing down on the Creature Feature: Bruja to get all the details you’d like on the lovely lady at the top of the article, including an adventure and Figure Flats! But there’s so much more available—all for bringing a friend along for the ride. Did you notice that even the $1 backers will be getting a free piece of ETU fiction? Sign up today!
The ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign is off to a booming start! You met our initial funding targets in a matter of hours last week, and that’s still going strong.
But we don’t just want your money. Nosiree. Like Uncle Sam and the boogie man, we want you! Now that ETU/Degrees of Horror is funded, all of our stretch goals are based on the number of backers we get. Whether you’re coming to the party with a wheelbarrow of fifties or grabbing the economy package, you make the difference. Call your friends, wake the neighbors, and raise the dead—ETU is a place where everybody matters.
So far, our creepy college party is big enough for its own soundtrack (“Trouble in Texas”) and ten full-color, full-page, ready-to-play archetypes with Figure Flats included! Check the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign for details on future stretch goals, including more Figure Flats, adventures, online tools, and the digital 12 to Midnight library! Your time at ETU will be filled with all sorts of (probably death-defying) excitement—you should bring along a friend.
If you want to hear more about the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign or ETU in general, the web has been a busy place. Roleplayers Chronicle has an article about the ETU Kickstarter, you can get Tommy’s Take on East Texas University from the Most Unread Blog on the Internet, or check out The Hardboiled GMShoe’s interview with Preston Dubose and Ed Wetterman, the creators of ETU!
[If you’re after an interview of your own, contact Jodi Black to see what we can do!]
It’s always nice to hear that people are talking about your games, even if you have no idea what they’re saying.
Teilzeithelden, a German gaming site, has a review of The Last Sons for Deadlands. We certainly didn’t get a “nein”—it looks like they really liked it!
Once you read (if you can) the review, be sure to check out The Last Sons and all of the other support for Deadlands: Reloaded.