Savage Worlds Explorer’s Society Downloads Get a New Home

Savage Worlds Free DownloadsAll the good stuff from the old Savage Worlds Explorer’s Society web site is still available at a new home right here! Check the Downloads column at the right of the Savage Worlds Core Rules page, and you’ll spot an Explorer’s Society fly-out button with all the same great downloads from the old site added to all the other awesome free stuff on the Savage Worlds page.

If you were never a member of the Explorer’s Society, now is your chance to get your hands on a raft of cool freebies, from handy administrative pages to character sheets to full-fledged adventures. So quit your dilly-dallyin’ and check it out!


A Missive from Evil Mike and Chaos Steve

Evil Mike and Chaos SteveOn May 30, 2006, Pinnacle honored us by asking if we would like to run demos for them at conventions. After seven blissful years, Evil Mike and Chaos Steve are retiring from their official duties as convention support staff. We will still be going to conventions and playing (and maybe running) some games, but it’s time to for us to concentrate on family and relaxation.

We would like to thank all the Pinnacle family that have embraced us so heartily and of course the father of the family, Shane. We can’t thank him enough and he is truly the best. Never doubt that we will bug him mercilessly at every convention!

Unfortunately, this also means some changes in the Pinnacle convention space. The Savage Worlds Explorer’s Society will be retired and current Explorers Novice and up will be receiving a special discount code as a thank you for putting so much love and effort into running Savage Worlds. Convention support will be put on hiatus as Pinnacle reviews their policy going forward.

Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t thank all the players and GMs that we have met over these past seven years. There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing you have touched a person’s life in a positive way. And although we hope we have managed that from time to time, we can honestly say, you all have made our lives better and more fulfilled and we thank you for that from the bottom of our hearts.
If you see us at a convention, say “hello” and remember to keep it Savage!

Evil Mike and Chaos Steve

A Postscript to Mike and Steve from the Editor: You will both be sorely missed by us all. Time (and liniment) may dull that pain, but nothing will lessen our memories of the fun and nearly child-like joy of the game you’ve passed on to so many for so long. Until the next convention, my friends. — Joel


Dons’ Game for Deadlands Noir

The much-anticipated Dons’ Game for Deadlands Noir was held at Gen Con 2012. All the Don-level supporters of the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter were treated to a special sneak-peek playtest of our upcoming setting of Deadlands in the gritty backstreets of a hard-boiled Big Easy of the 1930s. Games were run by our own gang of misfit palookas, including John Goff, Cheyenne Wright, Clint Black, and Shane Hensley!

Our thanks go out to our Dons and to everyone who helped make the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter such a rousing success. We can’t wait to bring you to our bloody bayous, swanky nightclubs, and voodoo gin joints!

We also appreciate Daniel W. Cisek of for the photos. Additional photos and Gen Con coverage are available on the Savage Worlds Explorers Society web page.