Beginning Tuesday, June 6th, you can now order your physical and PDF copies of both Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ via the brand new Game On Tabletop platform, created by our great friends across the pond at Black Book Editions.
Game On Tabletop takes over where Kickstarter leaves off, offering new backers a way to join the campaign with individually-priced rewards starting at $29.99 for a softcover + PDF copy of each book.
To find out more (and to get your hands on both Fear Agent™ RPG and The Goon™ RPG visit the Game On Tabletop site today.
Savage Foes of Nehwon is now available for immediate PDF purchase and print preorder! They say there’s someone for everyone—with over 100 characters from the Fritz Lieber’s classic Lankhmar stories and fifty creature entries, that’s definitely true in Lankhmar!
You also get three complete Savage Tales ready to go with the materials in Savage Foes of Nehwon as well as a complete Adventure Generator for the world of Nehwon. Never be without an adventure again!
The summer of sword-and-sorcery isn’t finished yet, though! Keep watching for the Lankhmar GM’s Screen and a full-fledged adventure, The Eyes of Goro’mosh, coming in July.
If you’ve already preordered Savage Foes of Nehwon, it should already be in your downloads section on the Pinnacle Web Store, ready for you to grab at your leisure.
You can still get a Lankhmar Bundle for reduced shipping costs or update a prior bundle order with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org! The mean streets of Lankhmar aren’t likely to let you keep your money, so let us help you while we can.
Can you feel it getting closer? The Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo starts next week, January 27.
You can sign on for the tale of Death’s favored son, Stone, with the third Deadlands Plot Point Campaign Stone and a Hard Place. You can hitch your wagon to The Cackler graphic novel that will expose Deadlands‘ most infamous villains in a way that changes the world of Deadlands like nothing before it. If you’re mucho enough of an hombre, you can even take both Kickstarters on at once. In the end, though, keep in mind that both Stone and a Hard Place and The Cackler will be coming for you…
For more details, be sure to check out our Dead Men Walking Kickstarter info page.
While we’re talking Deadlands and looking ahead, this is the final stretch for preordering your copy of Dead Man’s Hand. Remember, you can print the handy Dead Man’s Hand Preorder Form to get all the information you’ll need to give your local comic retailer. Then you can get the free stuff (including a digital copy of The Kid and a Deadlands Reloaded PDF of your choice) just for mentioning your preorder online—be sure to check the full details.
Be sure to read this week’s Dead Man’s Hand spotlight series with a focus on the dark tale of murder and mayhem from Ron Marz and Bart Sears, Death Was Silent. There’s even a bonus interview with Bart on the upcoming The Cackler graphic novel!
We’re into January now, and that’s prime preorder season for Dead Man’s Hand! The preorder window is short, so don’t find yourself alone and bitter in a frost-covered winter—get out and preorder today. You can call your local comic shop and ask them to get you a copy of Dead Man’s Hand from IDW (Diamond Code: Jan150543), or you can print this handy Dead Man’s Hand Preorder Form and drop it by your local comic seller in person.
You’ll already be a winner just for preordering this spectacular collection of Deadlands tales, but you can get even more. Post “I just got dealt the #DeadMansHand” on your social media, e-mail a link to your post to PreOrderPromo@visionarycomics.com, and get a PDF copy of The Kid and a Deadlands Reloaded PDF of your choice (with over 25 available) for free! Be sure to double-check the full details and list of Deadlands PDFs today. Retailers, don’t forget that if you get the most mentions in this contest, you’ll get a complete Visionary library for free!
If you’re hoping for a sneak peek into Dead Man’s Hand, we’re here for you. Visit Visionary’s Spotlight for an extended preview of The Devil’s Six Gun and an interview with David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (author and artist). Hopefully, that’ll keep you happy for a few days, or at least until they add more to the Spotlight next week or until the Dead Men Walking Kickstarter later this month…
It’s that time of year to bring things to a close, to make sure you’ve finished what you’ve started. In that spirit, here is the second part of the Sellner-Shane interview that we started last week. Get some answers about the Cackler graphic novel and what’s coming next.
And while we’re making sure to finish things up, don’t forget to get your preorders in for Dead Man’s Hand. Get full preorder details and special prize information from last week’s article before you let time get away from you!
Interview With Deadlands’ Creator Shane Hensley: Part II
VIS: Welcome Back Gang! As we close out 2014, we wanted to make sure we wrapped this in depth interview between the two top guns of Pinnacle and Visionary! Last time, Visionary’s own CCO C. Edward Sellner, interviewed Deadlands creator Shane Hensley about the game and all the great developments coming at you this coming year. This time, we talk a little more with both about the next phase! Alright gents, last time we just mentioned the coming of THE CACKLER, the next Deadlands Kickstarter Graphic Novel. So, let’s pick up right where we left off. Why now? Why a graphic novel?
SH: We’ve been chasing a live action show as well as the animated show I talked about for almost 20 years at this point. We’re also coming up on the 20th anniversary of Deadlands, and we’ve got some really big plans for the roleplaying game. We also now have a partner in Visionary that really gets what we’re trying to do and has a long-term plan for our comics and fiction.
CES: Well, mostly thanks to such a great partner there! All of us at the studio absolutely love the property, we love the backstory, the richness of the world, and all the great villains. The first round of one-shots was really the highlight of the studio’s history as far as we’re concerned, a chance to really strut what we could do with the right brand.
SH: The first foray into our comics had some tremendous talent, one of which was Bart Sears. When Chuck Sellner of Visionary asked if I’d like to finally tell the story of the Cackler with Bart, there was no way I could say no.
VIS: What’s it been like working with Bart and Visionary?
SH: I’ve been reading comics for over 40 years…since I could read…so getting to write a real meaty book like this is a treat all on its own. Chuck Sellner (and Brand Manager Matt Cutter) have really helped me hone whatever skill I might have and I think people will love the end result of what is truly a team effort. That was before I saw Bart’s art—particularly the initial shot of the Cackler, and later his crew. It’s been the screen saver on my computer for over a month now! But it goes beyond just cool characters. Bart took the first few pages of the script we wrote and made a few changes—changes we all instantly agreed were even better. He truly is a natural and visual storyteller, and if fans like the book that eventually sits in their hands, it will be first because of the great editing and advice by Matt and Chuck, and by Bart’s eye for making those words flow into the visual medium.
VIS: And how about your end Chuck? What’s it like working with Shane and Bart on this book?
CES: Shane is one of the greatest guys I’ve ever known. He’s a top notch creator, and really gets the process. This is his world, his story, but his willingness to let the comic guys help craft the final product says a lot. And of course, Bart is one of my idols in comics. I’ve loved his art since forever, and as great as it was having him on Death Was Silent, working directly with him, and coloring his art is a new high mark in my own career.
VIS: Where does Deadlands go from here?
SH: There is so much on the horizon. In addition to the Dead Man’s Hand direct edition and the Cackler from Visionary, this year sees the release of the novels from Tor, written by New York Times Bestselling Authors Jonathan Maberry, Jeff Marriotte, and Seanan McGuire—we’re SUPER excited about that. We’re also gearing up for the 20th anniversary and a brand new surprise and direction for the game—some of which stems directly from the tale of the Cackler. There’s support for our Deadlands spinoffs Hell on Earth and Noir, and re-release of the original “Deadlands in Space,” Lost Colony. And there’s a whole new Deadlands setting coming in the next few years as well we think people will really go nuts for. And if we’re lucky, we’ll have another crack at that television show or feature we’ve been chasing so long.
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.
Stake your claim to space and the future of humanity (and “friends”) today from The Last Parsec Preorder Page! You’ll get any PDFs as soon as they’re available and your physical products are planned to ship during May 2015 (earth time, that is).
This is your first chance to preorder everything from The Last Parsec line-up, including adventures, the GM Screen, tokens, the three system books (each with its own Plot Point Campaign)—even custom dice, Bennies, and miniatures! Check it out today.
Oh, and there’s two things you need to keep in mind if you’re one of our original Last Parsec Kickstarter backers. First, thanks again—you’re fashionable, good-looking, pleasantly aromatic, and generally awesome. Second, you don’t have to preorder anything you’re already getting unless you want another copy. You’ll still be getting everything coming to your backer level through other means.
Get a jump on the future today—it’s not going to wait on you, you know.
Are you trying to get your local game store to stock or pre-order all the collegiate horror goodness that is East Texas University and Degrees of Horror? Well, we’re here for you—we’ve compiled all the notes and info you’d need for that into one handy spot.
So, drop by your local retailer today and help them help you get into the spookiest college of your choice!
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.
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.