Era: Balam – A Savage Worlds Licensee Kickstarter

Savage Worlds KickstartersNow on Kickstarter, Era: Balam from Shades of Vengeance, is a science fiction roleplaying game celebrating the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1:

When our space probe arrived on an alien world, it crash-landed on one of their power stations and the resulting disaster rendered their world uninhabitable. Seeking revenge, and a new world to live on, the aliens escaped from their world on a massive ship and set a course along the path of the probe…

They encountered humanity at a remote outpost many years later, in a system known as HX-7371. More recently, it has come to be known as the “Killing Fields,” as the war between the aliens’ superior forces and the fighters the humans have been able to cobble together has now lasted two years.

The main colony in the system, Balam, is well-hidden, but if the aliens were ever to find it, they would be able to find their way to Earth… and that might mean extinction.

You’ll have the chance to explore various planets and the space around them: Fly over icy plains to track down an important salvage opportunity, brave the depths of space for scouting missions and land on the moons of a spectacular Gas Giant as you explore and attempt to stop the aliens from completing their mission…

Shades of Vengeance recently became an officially-approved Savage Worlds licensee and they are working with veteran designer Dave Blewer (Achtung! Cthulhu, Sundered Skies) on the Savage Worlds edition of the game.

For more information about Era: Balam please check out and support the Kickstarter today!


Savage Licensee Spotlight: Wild Card Creator – On Sale Now!

Wild Card Creator KickstarterWild Card Creator, designed by Will Hermann (Journeyman Games) is a terrific, totally modular app that helps you whip up Savage Worlds characters in almost all your favorite settings. Right out of the box, it comes with everything you need to play Savage Worlds, but if you’ve got the PDFs for Deadlands Reloaded, the Super Powers Companion, or dozens of other sourcebooks and settings (including those from several of our awesome licensees), you can just load ’em into the app and use their content, all at no additional cost! The Wild Card Creator is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

And for all you fans and followers of Pinnacle Entertainment Group, you can now get the Wild Card Creator for 50% off by using the discount code “PINNACLE2017” at checkout.


Streamline Your Games with RPG Player Kits

New from the Savage Worlds LicenseesWhat do you get when you combine a beautiful, hand-crafted, laser-engraved wooden storage box (that doubles as a dice tray) with a specialized deck of system-specific reference cards, a player dry-erase board, and a custom set of color-coded dice? You get the RPG Player Kit from Savage Worlds licensee Crit Games!

Pledge your support for this fine product over on their Kickstarter page and be sure to let them know that you’re in it for the Savage Worlds version!


Pinnacle Entertainment at Gen Con 50!

GenCon 50Once again, it’s time for Gen Con (The Best Four Days in Gaming™) and as always, Savage Worlds will be well-represented. Whether you’re shopping for goodies (or Bennies) in the mighty Exhibit Hall, supporting us at the ENnie Awards, playing in any number of scheduled Savage Worlds events, or sitting in on our Saturday evening seminars, you’re guaranteed to have a Savagely good time.

First, find all our products (including all three (yes, I said three) issues of Savage Worlds Explorer) at the Studio 2 Publishing area (#2029) in the Exhibit Hall. And while you’re shopping, keep your eyes out for a few of us popping up from time to time if you want to chat, ask questions, or get your books signed.

GenConMap2Second, come cheer on Pinnacle at this year’s ENnie Awards (Friday at 8pm in the Grand Hall at Union Station)! This time around, Rippers Resurrected is a Judges’ Spotlight Winner while the following have all been nominated:

Third, get all the scoop about upcoming Pinnacle plans from some of us on the inside at the official PEG Seminar at 5pm on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza, Victoria Station, in Room C/D. Immediately following this, we hand the mics over to some of our amazing, Official Savage Worlds Licensees to find out what they all have in store for you!

Lastly, this year’s event schedule is jam-packed with Savage Worlds games aplenty, and if you’re GMing one of those scheduled games, don’t forget to swing by the booth on Thursday to pick up your swag (coupons) from Jeannine.

Safe travels and we’ll see you all in Indy!


Licensee Spotlight: Loving A Lovecraft Kickstarter from Atomic Overmind

tourdelovecraftbiggerTour de Lovecraft: The Tales was the publication that originally launched Atomic Overmind Press. Now, a decade later, Kenneth Hite, Hal Mangold, and Atomic Overmind Press are ready to take you on a whole new tour through the world and works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft with Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations, now on Kickstarter!

This new volume (offered in multiple formats) takes you on a sight-seeing tour of Lovecraft’s settings: from Arkham to Antarctica, and from New York City to Hyperspace. Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations drives the hidden routes connecting seemingly unrelated tales. It follows the tracks of Lovecraft’s predecessors and models, stops to get its bearings in the real world, then plunges back into mystery, deciphering and explaining the symbols and signs on the Master’s map.

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And for those who have been having a blast with Mr. Hite’s Savage SettingThe Day After Ragnarok, there’s lots more coming your way for that grim reality populated by colossal serpents, mad cultists, seafaring pirates, agents sporting wild bio-tech, and Stalin’s uncontrollable armies of twisted humanzees!

Watch for Celtic Double-Cross set in the Emerald Isle (third quarter, 2017), The Speleo-Herpetologist’s Handbook, where you’ll explore all 2,500 miles of the dead Midgard Serpent (fourth quarter, 2017), and Memphis: Gateway to the Poisoned Lands (first/second quarter, 2018).

Pledge your support for Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations, and follow Atomic Overmind Press through their website and their Facebook page to keep up on all the upcoming releases for The Day After Ragnarok!


Licensee News: Seven Worlds… Coming to a Galaxy Near You

7W Setting Guide - Cover - LoRes[14075]Coming soon, Seven Worlds is a unique campaign and setting that combines hard science fiction with the Fast! Furious! Fun! style of Savage Worlds! With a galaxy-shattering campaign reminiscent of TV shows like The Expanse, Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galactica, new rules for realistic space combat, dozens of easy-to-understand sidebars sharing the science behind the adventure, and a free 3-D starmap, Seven Worlds is a unique science fiction experience you will not want to miss!

For more information and regular updates, check out the Announcement Trailer and then follow the Seven Worlds Facebook group, or subscribe to the mailing list at the Seven Worlds web site to receive weekly posts with descriptions of the setting, characters, rules, and much more!


Now on Kickstarter: Gaslight Victorian Fantasy

gaslightPicture a fantastical world populated by the Lost Boys of Neverland and the Beast Men from Dr. Moreau’s infamous island. A Victorian London where the rays of Martian tripods light up the night sky and rumors abound of an immortal vampire named Count Dracula who prowls the rain-soaked, fog-laden streets.

Included in these imaginings are whisperings of mysterious organizations hellbent on determining what is best for humanity, and they have launched a shadow war against the other secret societies so that only one will prevail.

This is the world of Gaslight: Victorian Fantasy from Savage Worlds licensee Battlefield Press!

Right now, you can support the creation of a Savage Worlds third edition of the game on Kickstarter, this time adding new races like Bat Beastmen, Pixies, and Ghosts, new secret societies, quick-play archetypes, a detailed timeline of Gaslight Earth (1860-1901), new Edges, new Hindrances, and all-new Powers!


Savage Licensee Spotlight: FunSizedGames

streetsofbedlamJust a few years ago, the big city went “Savage” with Streets of Bedlam: A Savage World of Crime + Corruption published by FunSizedGames.

Streets of Bedlam is equal parts neo-noir, pulp detective fiction, and a bit of the ol’ ultraviolence thrown into a cement mixer and poured on top a heap of nameless bodies no one will ever miss. It’s a modern urban setting full of despicable people doing despicable things with stories shining light on the dark places of the human heart. It’s about finding diamonds in the rough, about good people in bad situations. The heroes may have questionable means but they almost always have good intentions.

If you’re a fan of video games like GTA, Saints Row, and Pay Day or movies like Sin City and Scarface, Streets of Bedlam: A Savage World of Crime + Corruption is the Savage setting for you!

Head over to the Streets of Bedlam website to learn more, and order the game (and all its supplements) through DriveThruRPG.

And don’t forget to grab a copy of the Savage Worlds Deluxe Core Rules so you can start walking those mean streets today!


Kickstarter News: Ghost Ops – An RPG of Modern Day Covert Operations

ghostopsNow on KickstarterGhost Ops: An RPG of Covert Operations is a new title from Savage Worlds licensee FeralGames set in the world of Military Special Operations. PCs are members of a Black Ops team made up of international Elite Special Forces Operatives sent out to the worst trouble hotspots in the world.

The game will cover Eastern European crime organizations, South American drug cartels, international terrorist cells, and African warlords to name just a few. In one mission you could be assaulting a tanker in the Indian Ocean and in the next, find yourselves in the jungles of the Congo taking down Guerilla forces.

If you love video games like Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Call of Duty then this is the tabletop roleplaying game you’ve been waiting for to immerse you in the world of Special Operations.

The Savage Worlds edition of the game will include unique Edges and Hindrances and also new Squad Edges that the whole team benefits from as they grow and work together. Players will choose which international Special Forces unit they came from and gain unique benefits from those. They will then choose their Archetypes, from Assault, to Recon, to Specialist, and so forth. The Savage Worlds book will also have rules for taking your characters into the Savage Worlds Showdown skirmish rules, new vehicle rules, and also rules for canine companions.


A Galaxy of Miniatures for the Last Parsec

lastparsecIf you’re looking for a unique, easy, fun, and colorful way to populate your Last Parsec games, check out the expansive Last Parsec bundle box of Flat Plastic Miniatures available from ArcKnight.

This 252-piece set of full-color Last Parsec miniatures is available for the low price of just $100. This set comes with 63 bases in a variety of sizes (including flying bases) and with minimal preparation, you can have hordes of beasties marching across your poster maps in minutes!

Check out the photos, videos, and additional details over at ArcKnight‘s website! And while you’re there, take a look at the other Savage Worlds Flat Plastic Miniatures lines for Deadlands: Noir and Weird Wars Rome as well as their many other amazing figures, spell effects, and maps.