East Texas University and Degrees of Horror Kickstarter Goes Live Next Week!
As high school comes to a close across the U.S., college excitement builds. This is the time when young men and women find out what they’re really made of as they pursue their dreams. And try to forget about watching their classmate get sucked into a library book. And avoid the angry ghost in the stairwell. And evade the creature prowling around the campus shadows.
East Texas University, in the heart of Pinebox, Texas, offers several fully-accredited degrees, as well as lurking dread, creeping horror, and the constant need to save the world from what lies beneath. Will you cut class, or will class cut you? Go Ravens!
We’re bringing you the much-anticipated collegiate setting and Plot-Point Campaign born of 12 to Midnight’s Pinebox, Texas horror setting through a new Kickstarter campaign that starts next week. Look forward to full details then, but you can start dreaming about East Texas University (the setting book for players and GMs alike), Degrees of Horror (the Plot Point Campaign with booster Savage Tales), GM’s screen, custom miniatures, several sets of figure flats, custom dice, and a bonanza of digital stretch goals and add-ons for the rest of the week!
Get ready for the campus recruiting drive. All our stretch goals are going to be based on backers, not on cash. After all, ETU is something of a not-for-prophet institution, and you should bring all your buddies to college with you!
If you decide you’re up to the task, we’ll see you there next week.
Pinnacle a Premier Group at GenCon 2014!
You guys are the best. Because our GMs are so good at turning in their tickets and running their games at GenCon, Pinnacle is officially a Premier Group this year! Your good work gets us better placement and more space in the on-site booklets, so keep it up and be proud! While you’re being proud, be sure to e-mail your GenCon game listings to our own Jodi Black so she can help coordinate our on-site efforts.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Pinnacle Seminar while you’re at it. We’re scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at 3:00 pm in Victoria Station C/D. Be sure to check the program or visit us at the Studio 2 Publishing booth in case we get moved at the last minute, though. We’d hate to miss you!
Villains Can’t Hide from the Pinnacle Spotlight Forever!
Villains hide. It’s what they do. It’s certainly what the Super Villain Update managed to do. But that time of stealth is at an end!
When we’d released the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition), we also released that free update to bring the villains and creatures from the original Super Powers Companion up-to-date. It just looks like we might never have told anyone. Oops. But now you know.
And if you want to see even more villainy in action, be sure to keep up with the second season of Wendigo Tales. The whole season is focused on 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! Catch Faces of Destruction (the first one—of the season—is free), Thicker Than Water, Fallen, Purgatory, Maps to the Stars, or Tablets of Destiny. You can also look forward to the newest installment coming next week, Steve Long’s The Third War!
The Game’s the Thing Talks ETU: Degrees of Horror
The Game’s the Thing returns to podcasting with their newest (and earlier-than-last-expected) episode: Frat Party. Gather ’round the speakers and listen close as Veronica and Ron Blessing catch up with their plans for The Game’s the Thing and visit once more their favored land—interviews.
While the first interview is about Satyr Stein (an interesting home brew Kickstarter for all you beer fans), their second guest is our own Ed Wetterman talking about ETU: Degrees of Horror. Want to hear about what’s going on in the college horror game set in the popular 12 to Midnight town of Pinebox, Texas? This is your chance—listen today!
Wendigo Tales Releases Tablets of Destiny
The Magister has worked in the shadows so long he has almost forgotten who he is. Almost, but no longer. The v’sori have gone too far. It is time they learn just who they have crossed and just what power resides in the Tablets of Destiny…
Kevin Andrew Murphy brings you Tablets of Destiny, the newest release for Wendigo Tales. Kevin Andrew Murphy is one of the writers for Wild Cards, George R.R. Martin’s shared-world series of super-powered aces and tragically deformed jokers. Kevin also writes games, short stories, plays, poems, novels, and graphic novels set in his own worlds as well as for Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales, White Wolf’s World of Darkness, Savage Mojo’s Dungeonlands, Hammerdog’s Grand Temple of Jing, and of course Wendigo Tales. He lives in California, brews mead, and collects bestiaries, cartomancy decks, and occult lore.
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 the previous tales from Season Two—Faces of Destruction (insanely, still free), Thicker Than Water, Fallen, Purgatory, and Maps to the Stars—or any of the stories of the Weird Wars from Wendigo Tales: Season One.
Celebrate Harry Mack’s Birthday with 50% Off Pinnacle Soundtracks!
Harry 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…
Science Fiction and Super Powers Companions Shipping Predictions
Spring 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
We 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
This 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
This 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.