Pinnacle and Savage Worlds at Gen Con
Origins 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 Seminar—3:00 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 Seminar—4:00 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!
Rifts is Coming for Savage Worlds!
We’re pleased to announce that we will be developing Rifts for Savage Worlds! We’re early in the process now, but Shane* says we anticipate a core setting book in time for Christmas.
Rifts is a classic muti-genre post-apocalypse game with elements of everything from fantasy and mythology on through cyberpunk and mecha, the realization of Kevin Siembieda’s vision of a game with everything for everyone.
“I’m really excited to see what Rifts will look like in the Savage Worlds system,” said Siembieda. “The Savage fans are great folks, and I think Rifts is going to be an amazing amount of fun for them, letting them explore all the possibilities of both the system and the setting.”
Be sure to keep up with the Pinnacle news for more information as it becomes available!
* You know, leaky ol’ Shane who likes to pass out target dates, which just gives me hives. If it weren’t for him, I might never admit to anything! — Joel
Tommy’s Top Six of 2014 and Birthday Blog Giveaway
Tommy Brownell of the Most Unread Blog is at it again for the fifth year in a row—he’s picked his Top Six games that he’s reviewed and played over the past year. Savage Worlds made the cut twice: first with our own East Texas University and Degrees of Horror and again with Melior Via’s Accursed setting!
Better yet, you’ve got the chance to win several of the chosen six as prizes! Since it’s the Most Unread Blog’s birthday and he’s such a cool guy, the gifts are going to be for you, including your chance to win the full East Texas University line of PDFs! You have until January 15 to enter the drawing. Just indicate your top three picks and you’re good to go. For full details on the drawing rules as well as the complete list of Tommy’s Top Six, be sure to check out the Most Unread Blog’s Top Six Birthday Blog Giveaway today!
Savage Worlds Stocking Stuffers!
Need some last-minute gifts for those gamer friends of yours? The internet can be your friend in these hectic holiday times.
DriveThruRPG has a whole sleigh full of Savage Worlds products for $5 or less, including the just-released 5 Magic Items: Staves.
You can also get all your Pinnacle favorites directly from the Pinnacle Web Store—and we sell Pinnacle Gift Certificates in whatever denomination you want, too! Stock up early and make sure you’ve got something for everyone!
Super Powers Companion Nominated for a BAMFsie Award!
The Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion (Second Edition) has been nominated for a BAMFsie! Check out the full list of BAMFsie: Gamer’s Choice Nominees, review our worthy and illustrious competition, then cast your vote for your three favorites.
And for those times you want to try something other than superheroes, check out our full line of Savage Worlds Companions today!
Savage Worlds Google+ Group Milestone
The Savage Worlds Google+ Group has topped 3,000 participants and continues to grow! Drop on by for news and conversation with a dedicated group of Savage Worlds fans and friends today.
Want to keep up with Savage Worlds on social media? Be sure to follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and our new YouTube channel!
Pinnacle is Proud to Support “Olympic” GMing
We’re always happy to see people approach gaming with enthusiasm, and it doesn’t get much more enthusiastic than the recent Olympic GMing event in Israel. We know it happened, because there are pictures!
This competitive GMing expands on the Iron GM concept, with varying formats and events. In the standard event, GMs get one hour to prepare a short adventure according to the event’s theme (known in advance) and incorporating three surprise elements (not known in advance at all).
We were happy to be able to provide prize support, even if we weren’t able to hop on over in person. What’s that saying about next year…
Test Drive Savage Worlds in Thai!
The Savage Worlds Test Drive Rules are now available in Thai, thanks to the hard work of Nakorn Srisomwongs and Battlefield Bangkok. It’s always exciting to add a new language, and we really appreciate that!
That brings us up to seven versions of the Savage Worlds Test Drive Rules—English, Chinese (Simplified), Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai! Be sure to check out all our free non-English resources on the Savage Worlds Translations page.
Savage Worlds Sales and New Releases on DriveThruRPG
Remember, the Savage Worlds September Sale only lasts until next Tuesday, September 30. Don’t miss your chance at hundreds of Savage Worlds products on DriveThruRPG on sale for at least 15% off.
Think you’ve already checked it out earlier in the month? Think again. Remember, this includes new products, too. There are several new releases for Dungeonlands, Nova Praxis: Savage Worlds Edition, and Hot Potato, just to name some of the more recent ones.
It also includes Fabled Environment newest map, Modern Floorplans: An Average Modern Game Store. Not only is this a great map of someplace you’re likely to find familiar, it’s actually a map of the store Clint and Jodi Black were at for an event back on August 2. Not only can you have a flexible location map ready to go, you can do some perfectly legal retro-stalking of select Pinnacle staffers!*
Summer has past, and the Savage September Sale is sure to follow. Act now before you’re left in the cold.
* In case the question comes up, yes, we do prefer that to any real stalking, except for maybe—just maybe—celery or silk…
New Stuff and Sales for Savage Worlds DTRPG!
There’s a trio of excitement on DriveThruRPG right now for Savage Worlds from our licensees.
Until Friday, August 15, all of the War of the Dead books from Daring Entertainment are 50% off! Unlike the walking dead, this deal won’t last forever, so don’t delay.
Sneak Attack Press has released the newest Kronocalypse preview adventure, A Cyborg in King Althor’s Court. What happens when a cyborg, a shapeshifter, and assassins from the future come to a medieval tournament? That’s up to you.
Chimera Press has release Mythic, a Savage Worlds setting drawn from Celtic, Greek, and Egyptian myths and lore. Live a rich and exciting fantastic history and be the hero you’ve always dreamed you could be in Mythic!