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Savage Worlds: Deep in the Heart of Texas and On To France!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouAttention all you Lone Star Savages or folks who are otherwise planning on being in the Great State of Texas this weekend: you should plan on coming to Aggiecon 45, April  4-6, in College Station, Texas (home of Texas A&M University). Frequent Savage Worlds author and self-professed Texan Ed Wetterman is a guest of the convention. Other gaming luminaries such as Preston Dubose, Craig Largent, and Jerry Blakemore are also heavily rumored to be making appearances as well. Even if you don’t go for the gaming or guests, there’s always the chance there’ll be an eight-ton doughnut—I mean, it is Texas after all…

For those of you with a more continental bent, plan on catching up with Shane Hensley at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information. While I suspect the odds of an eight-ton croissant are pretty slim, can you really take the chance that you’d miss one?


New Accursed Adventure from an Old Hand

Long Dead and Twice SlainAnd, no, we’re not talking about an automated undead authoring construct made of severed hands! [Then again, now that you bring it up…Long Dead and Twice SlainMelior Via’s first short adventure for the Accursed dark fantasy settingis written by our very own Shane Hensley!

A mysterious spirit haunts a band of human warriors who seek to cleanse a region of the Witches’ contamination. Only a band of Witchmarked could hope to overcome the seemingly indecipherable danger at hand. The powers that they receive from their curse could be the solution to unlocking the mystery.

Long Dead and Twice Slain focuses on the adventures of a band of Witchmarked heroes in the Accursed game setting. Play it as a standalone or incorporate it into the Plot Point Campaign from Accursed. Get your copy now from DriveThruRPG for just $2.50!

We Had a Great Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouI don’t know about you, but many of us at Pinnacle are recovering from a great weekend of gaming!

Shane Hensley and John Goff were at GameStorm in the lovely Pacific Northwest. If you weren’t able to catch them there, be sure check out Shane’s photo-memoir of the convention!

Clint BlackJodi Black, and Joel Kinstle covered the eastern US with a visit to MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina. We all enjoyed catching up with old friends and gaming pretty much non-stop. Clint’s big surprise game for Saturday was Scooby Doo Unleashed, and he’s still a little surprised that his games were so packed even though he kept their descriptions secret!

We weren’t the only ones out gaming, either. We hear some folks in Pennsylvania got in on the action, too, with a rousing game of Deadlands: Reloaded at Norwin Game Knights Event. We know it happened—there were pictures and everything!

Hopefully, the weekend brought you some good gaming, too. Now it’s time for us all to look forward to the next weekend, the next convention, and beyond!

Shane’s Trip to GameStorm 2014—In Pictures!

If you weren’t able to meet up with Shane Hensley during his recent trip to GameStorm 2014 or just couldn’t follow him around as closely as you might’ve liked (which is starting to sound creepy), here’s the trip he remembers in photos!

01: Game Storm 16 was actually held in Vancouver, Washington.
02: But it’s still “Portlandia” :)
03: With lots of great people and food. This is the Farmer’s Market across the street from the convention.
04: We visited a GREAT game store called Guardian Games.
05: This is the inside…and they had lots of great Savage Worlds books.
06: Shane, Zev Shlasinger of Z-Man Games, and Mike Selinker (lately of the Pathfinder card game) were the Guests of Honor.
07: One of the nicest guys we know… Zev of Z-Man Games!
08: Jim Pinto was there running Postworld Games’ Protocol series, featuring Deadlands.
09: Mike Kelley ran a GREAT Deadlands Noir game for Jim Pinto, Noir editor Scott Alan Woodard, and our web team…Brendan and Sara Quinn.
10: Shane ran a game of Savage Marvel, featuring the Midnight Sons!
11: These gators may have taken a bit of zombie Deadpool…
12: Gaming Coordinator Ron “Batman” Steinhauser played a mean Blade, the Vampire Hunter!
13: Savage Saturday Night featured tons of great games, from Hell on Earth to Noir to the debut of our upcoming setting “The Last Parsec.”
14: John Goff goes for a TPK with Hell on Earth.
15: Shane debuts “The Last Parsec.”
16: And what trip to the Portland area would be complete without a quick stop at Powell’s Books!

We’re Coming to the Northwest, the Southeast, and France!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouCome to GameStorm March 20-23 in Vancouver, Washington. Our own Shane Hensley (the RPG Guest of Honor) and John Goff will both be there running games for new friends and old! Shane will be running The Midnight Suns (Marvel’s best horror-themed heroes and heroines powered by the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion) and The Last Parsec (a preview of our upcoming science fiction setting). Join John Goff as he brings Deadlands: Reloaded into the future, running games of Deadlands Noir and Deadlands: Hell on Earth!

If you live a little more toward the east, come see us at MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina, March 21-23. Catch up with Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle and play one of the several Savage Saturday Night games or the many, many Savage Worlds games throughout the weekend!

If you need a little more lead time or a European option, you’re in luck! Shane will also be at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information.

Play a Game with Shane Hensley and John Goff at GameStorm!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouDrop by GameStorm March 20-23 in Vancouver, Washington and join in a game with Shane Hensley (Pinnacle’s chief and founder) and John Goff (Pinnacle writer). You’ll probably get to see a fair bit of Shane, since he’s the RPG Guest of Honor and all!

If you’re wondering just what sort of game Shane’s cooked up, you’re in luck. He’s running two different Savage Worlds scenarios:

  • The Midnight Sons (and Daughters!): Marvel’s Midnight Sons are sent into the Everglades to investigate rumors of a powerful spirit rising in the dark swamp. The Midnight Sons include Morbius the Living Vampire, Man Thing, Ghost Rider, and Werewolf by Night to name a few. Try out the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion in this horror-themed “romp in the swamp.” Male and female versions of Marvel’s best horror-themed heroes and heroines are provided, and no experience is necessary.
  • The Last Parsec: Check out Pinnacle’s upcoming science fiction setting, The Last Parsec. JumpCorp is looking for brave men and women of all species willing to venture to the limits of known space, explore strange planets, study alien flora and fauna, and generally discover the secrets of the universe! Characters provided, and no experience needed.

I can’t say that I know exactly what John Goff is running, but if you consider that he’s the cheery mind behind Night Train and much of Deadlands Noir, you probably know just how many fluffy bunnies and magical unicorns to expect in his Deadlands Noir and Deadlands: Hell on Earth games!

It’s an occasion not to be missed. Turn out, meet some Savage Worlds luminaries, and have a good time gaming!

Find Us at Game Storm, MACE West, and BBE Con!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIt may be early, but we’re moving into that grand time of year we all know and love—convention season!

Game Storm in Portland (Oregon, not Maine or cement) will be hosting a one-two punch of Pinnacle excitement on March 20-23. You’ll get to see our own head honcho Shane Lacy Hensley and the marginally-elusive, always-interesting John Goff! Don’t let this chance pass you by. If you’ve got the chance to turn out, be sure to stop by!

If you’re on the other side of the country, be sure to catch Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle at MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina, March 21-23. We’re always excited to attend the highly gaming-focused MACE family of conventions, and I’m sure you will be, too! Catch us there and let me know if I’m wrong [which, really, never happens…].

If those options aren’t European enough for you, you’re in luck! You can also catch Shane at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information.

Smiling Jack’s Podcast Talks With Shane Hensley and Clint Black

Smiling Jack's PodcastSmiling Jack’s Bar and Grill has released Episode 23 of their Savage Worlds podcast featuring an interview with our own Shane Hensley and Clint Black. Hear their take on the recently-launched Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion and Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion (Second Edition) and several other things Savage Worlds!

Hang out after the interview for the cast’s ruminations on their experience with Realms of Cthulhu from their actual play podcast of the Savage Worlds setting of eldritch horror!

Super Powers Companion and Science Fiction Companion Reviews and Updates

Science Fiction Companion Regular Edition Print-PDF BundleSuper Powers Companion (Second Edition) Print-PDF BundleAre you wondering what people have to say about the recently-released Science Fiction Companion and Super Powers Companion (Second Edition)? Wonder no more!

We’ve also been listening, and we’ve gathered and integrated your excellent feedback and have the update available for immediate redownload. Watch this space, our Facebook page, our Twitter, our G+, and the forums for the announcement.

Beautiful Brains Last Chat This Thursday

Beautiful Brains Books and GamesBeautiful Brains Books and Games*—one of our most fervent retail supporters—will host the last of their weekly web chats this Thursday, January 30, 9:00 – 10:00 pm Eastern. After the last few years of new topics and guests every Thursday night, they’re going out with a bang—their last chat will be Shane Hensley’s first!

Don’t worry, nobody’s going away. Beautiful Brains Books and Games will continue to be on the web and at select convention venues, and we’re certainly not letting Shane wander off on an ice floe to vanish in the seaborne mists.** But this may be your last chance for a live web chat with Shane Hensley as the special guest of Clint and Jodi Black! And you never know who else might sneak into the shadows of the chat…

* For those of you big on formal disclosures, Beautiful Brains is probably such a big supporter because it’s run by Jodi Black, our Marketing and Licensee Manager, long-time Pinnacle supporter, and wife of our Savage Worlds Brand Manager Clint Black.

** Since he lives in Arizona, this is generally a pretty easy thing to keep from happening.