The clock is ticking and you only have until next Monday, May 15th to get your hands on the latest extremely savage Bundle of Holding, this time offering enrollment at East Texas University! If you thought college was scary, just wait ‘til you set foot on the campus of ETU!
In cooperation with the fine folks at Bundle of Holding, you can grab the ETU Bundle of Holding for just $9.95! That gets you the Student Collection featuring full PDF versions of the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rulebook, East Texas University, ETU Archetypes, Trouble in Texas (the original ETU soundtrack featuring 11 terrifying tracks), plus the ETU Welcome Kit! That’s $43 worth of high strangeness!
And if you toss in a little extra credit, you can grab yourself the Dean’s Collection bonus bundle which adds twelve more ETU essentials including Degrees of Horror, the Class Ring and Horror for the Holidays adventures, two sets of ETU Figure Flats, four ETU Maps, the University Press Kit and GM Screen Inserts, and a Creature Feature focused entirely on La Bruja! That’s an additional $59 value, for a total of over $100 worth of ETU greatness!
Note that a portion of all proceeds from the sales of this ETU Bundle of Holding go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, so not only will you be grabbing a deeply discounted assortment of gaming goodness, you’ll also be helping a great cause!
They like us! They really like us!
While our Kickstarters for Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ successfully wrapped just two weeks ago, both games have already been reviewed over on rpg.net and we couldn’t be happier.
Resident rpg.net reviewer Cedric Chin gives Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ high marks while also offering concise overviews of the contents of each core rulebook. Of Fear Agent™, Chin writes: “Fear Agent™ is not just a Savage Worlds supplement for Fear Agent™ fans, but can also be used for generic science fiction roleplaying.” And as for The Goon™ plot point campaign: “Overall, this is a rolicking unique supernatural adventure any offbeat gangland wannabe hood would enjoy, even one unfamiliar with The Goon™ comics!”
We don’t want to spoil too much more, so pop over to rpg.net to check out these reviews for yourself.
Celebrate all things Savage at Chupacabracon with an unparalleled gathering of Pinnacle personnel!*
Chupacabracon IV takes place May 12th-14th at the Wingate Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX. Featuring a schedule positively bursting at the seams with games, Chupa also boasts a jam-packed Savage Saturday Night with several Pinnacle alums working behind the GM screens! Catch up with Jodi & Clint Black, Sean Patrick Fannon, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, Sara & Brendan Quinn, and, of course Shane Hensley himself. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find several other folks representing a number of popular licensees in attendance, as well.
And don’t miss our East Texas University tailgate party on Friday May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm in the parking lot. Enjoy free drinks and chips until they’re gone. Challenge a Savage Worlds celebrity to a tailgate game like washers or ladder toss for the price of a small donation to the con charity. And in true tailgate fashion, join us in a round of the ETU Fight Song which we’ll then share online for all! Go Ravens!
* Try saying that three times fast!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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…