Avast, Me Hearties! Savage Worlds Licensee, Buccaneer, Sets Sail!

highwater_logoBuckle your swashes (or is that swash your buckles) and get ready to head out on the open sea with Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water, an all-new setting book for Savage Worlds from Licensee Fabled Environments and Yellow Piece Games now live on Kickstarter.

Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water offers a gritty new set of rules for ship-to-ship combat, exciting new archetypes, unique creatures, and a host of Edges and Hindrances. All these elements combine to allow the players to immerse themselves in the ever-changing hell of the Caribbean.

Raise the black and set course for the High Water Islands, where fortune awaits the bold and giant, shark-headed, tentacled luscas hunt the depths of Davy Jones’ Locker looking for unsuspecting prey.


Back In Blackwood – Savage Worlds Licensee on Kickstarter

Blackwood Kickstarter Coming SoonWith just two weeks left to go in their Kickstarter, The Blackwood Errantry Codex, a fantasy setting and complete Plot Point Campaign inspired by American and German folklore, and high-flying wuxia action is currently 75% funded and  looking for your help to blow past its goal.

Imagine a mashup of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with Brotherhood of the Wolf and you’ll have a general idea of what to expect from this Savage setting book from The Mythic Gazetteer, a Savage Worlds official licensee.

Head over to the Kickstarter page now for podcast interviews, actual plays, and detailed blog posts, as well as a link to grab a complete (and totally free) Quick Start Bundle for The Blackwood featuring a 10-page Setting Primer, six pre-generated character archetypes, and four one-shot adventures comprising a year in the Blackwood!


Follow the Adventures of Up To 4 Players

upto4playersDo you like comics? Roleplaying games? How about comics about roleplaying games???

In the latest installment of Up to 4 Players, a weekly (and awesomely savage) webcomic by Aviv Or and Eran Aviram about tabletop gamers set in the original world of Crystal Heart (an official Savage Worlds licensed product), our heroes Mac, Muna, and Raffaela learn some of the fundamental differences between Wild Cards and Extras following their latest bloody battle with a fearsome wolf-beast!

Not only is Up to 4 Players an exciting and fun series, it’s also a great way to learn all about Savage Worlds.

There’s a new comic page every Monday plus a podcast and a game-related post on Thursdays.


Savage Licensee Spotlight: Journeyman Games

Wild Card CreatorFive years ago, the Wild Card Creator, from Will Herrmann (published through his company, Journeyman Games), popped up on Kickstarter promising a new, easy, and intuitive program to quickly and easily generate Savage Worlds characters. The Wild Card Creator went on to become one of the most popular, must-have Savage Worlds accessories, eventually getting nominated for an ENnie Award in the category of Best Software. Today, Will continues to improve and expand the program for use with Pinnacle’s entire lineup as well as games and settings from 25 other licensees.

Plug in some basic info and output sleek-looking, form-fillable character sheets for most of your favorite games. You’ll be the envy of your game table. The Wild Card Creator is also completely modular to let you add your own races, skills, Edges, Hindrances, and more.

We’re shining our Licensee Spotlight on Journeyman Games, so take a journey over to their site now to test drive the FREE 30-day demo or pick up the complete Wild Card Creator for just 20 bucks, pardners!

 


Pinnacle and Savage Worlds at Gen Con

Savage Worlds at Gen ConOrigins is now behind us, and Gen Con is coming up fast. Be sure to mark your con-calendars with a few important seminar times!

  • PEG Seminar3:00 pm Saturday, Crowne Plaza Grand Central Ballroom A/B
    Come on in and sit a spell with the fine folks here at Pinnacle in the swankified new space con organizers gave us! Catch up with what we’ve been up to, find out secrets of what’s coming next, and see how everything is going. History suggests that Shane will let at least a few things slip that he shouldn’t, so be sure to get a front row seat!
  • Savage Worlds Licensee Seminar4:00 pm Saturday, Crowne Plaza Victoria Station A/B
    That’s right, the licensees get their own time this year. Just head over to Victoria Station (where the PEG seminar has been in recent years) to stick around and see what all Savage Worlds goodness is coming your way from all our gaming friends and allies.

Oh, and there’s all that Savage Worlds gaming. Be sure to check the program for the games you want, and be sure to let our own Jodi Black know what games you’re running. And, of course, don’t forget the amazing Sixth Gun RPG game run by Cullen himself on Thursday evening at 4+ Star Rock Bottom Brewery—check the Sixth Gun RPG Kickstarter for full details.

See you in Indy!


Packs! Kickstarter Launches

Packs! Kickstarter ProjectThe Builders created the Ratlair for a purpose unknown to the nine hordes. The labyrinthine mystery holds countless secrets and mortal dangers—especially for a rat like you! Devilish traps and wild creatures threaten your life at every turn, with only your pack between you and certain death.

The nine hordes—extensive rat family lines—populate the Ratlair, each with its own specialties, values, and quirks. Each knows the songs of its heroes as well as the stories of heroes known to all. While there is disagreement and fighting about nearly every aspect of rat culture, each horde knows that, in the end, they are social creatures, and society alone ensures their survival.

Join Prometheus GamesPacks! Kickstarter project to bring their German fan-favorite game to a new language and a new system. With your help, the world of Packs! will be brought to English for the first time as well as given full support for play in Savage Worlds! Be sure to check out the Packs! Kickstarter today.


Clockwork Dreams Comes to Savage Suzerain

Clockwork Dreams for Savage SuzerainEnter Mechadia, a realm of Suzerain where idyllic sylvan glades merge with mechanical wonders. Airship pirates hide on floating islands. Begoggled goblins run amok in steam-powered brass and steel. Brownie alchemists seek new ways to harness the pulse beyond the clouds. But the trolls toil restlessly to keep the great gears turning smoothly. Fey lords and ladies vie for rulership over the fledgling realm, and lines are being drawn in the copper dust. The fey are gearing up for mischief—do you have the brass to join the game?

Clockwork Dreams brings you a new realm for Savage Suzerain, with everything you need to craft a character unique to this setting—a wealth of background information, a Plot Point Campaign for Novice characters, heaps of Savage Tales, and stats for all manner of new NPCs and critters. Be sure to pick it up today in PDF, print-on-demand, or a combo! If you’re just clockwork-curious, don’t miss the completely free Clockwork Dreams Primer to whet your steam whistle.


Taking Action: New Savage Insider Now Available

Taking Action: Savage Insider Volume 2, Issue 2Savage Insider Volume 2, Issue 2Taking Action— is now available and chock-full of great material. You’ll get

  • Two great adventures (The Damned by Brian Reeves and Mummy Troubles by Zach Welhouse),
  • Zhàndòu: City of Warriors from Sean Tait Bircher of Wine and Savages,
  • All the features you’ve come to love, including recent and upcoming releases,
  • Convention Connections, and
  • More live links than a chain golem factory!

Want more? Be sure to check out Rebirth and Reinvention (the last issue) or any of the fine offerings from Obatron Productions.


Japan: Empire of the Setting Sun Available for Interface Zero 2.0!

Japan: Empire of the Setting Sun for Interface Zero 2.0Welcome to the Japan of 2090, nakama. Here, “ronin” a legacy fraught with peril and crushing burdens, not just a nickname. From the highest Zen master to the lowliest yakuza thug, from bio-molded cities to ancestral cyberspace vistas, prepare to be plunged into an empire transformed by its unique cultural identity as much as the world’s rampaging technology. Join us in Japan: Empire of the Setting Sun.

Whether you’re a mere robotics tech or descend from Japanese royalty itself, the time has come to choose your path. Delve into the DATAfeeds of the Chrysanthemum Corporation or whet your appetites in the orbital pleasure palace of Golden Heaven. Master stealth technology to join the shinobi or defend innocents from the ravages of the Setting Sun cult. The gates are open. The temple bells toll a new era. Do you have the wits, will, strength, and skill to survive and take control of your own legacy?

In this new supplement for Gun Metal GamesInterface Zero 2.0 Savage Worlds cyberpunk setting, you’ll get

  • New character options and gear,
  • True Cyber-Samurai and Cyber-Ninja,
  • Deadly bioforms sprung from Japan’s rich mythology,
  • New threats and Savage Tales to launch you into the action, and
  • Rich details of life in the Japan of Interface Zero’s world of 2090!

Explore whole new cityscapes of cyberpunk adventure where honor is everything—come to Japan: Empire of the Setting Sun today!


The Gamemaster Joins the Villains Abound Round-Up

The Gamemaster from Misfit StudiosThe Gamemaster joins Misfit StudiosVillains Abound line of detailed super-powered villains (compatible with the Super Powers Companion, Second Edition) ready to drop into your Savage Worlds games. A master assassin who creates complicated scenarios based on pop and geek culture references, he is as deadly as he is both brilliant and annoying!

The Gamemaster operates a highly customizable facility to capture, toy with, and kill his prey. He may seem like a joke, but his replica gear and weapons straight from the source materials add the danger to his creepy dungeon. You’ll need more than luck to survive!

Be sure to check out both of the Villains Abound entries and Misfit Studios‘ full line of products today.