Gaming With Gage Interview with Shane Hensley

Clint and Jodi Black Talk to the Goblin BeatRecently, our very own Shane Hensley got a chance to chat with Gage Verronneau on the new Gaming with Gage podcast. Shane and Gage cover a lot of ground in this episode including Deadlands, East Texas University, and The Savage World of Flash Gordon, as well as a few other notable RPGs, conventions, and more.

Stream the entire episode here.

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Pinnacle on BoardGameGeekTV – Live from Gen Con 50

ShaneandScottOn Saturday afternoon during Gen Con 50, the great folks at BoardGameGeek gave Pinnacle Prez Shane Hensley and Flash Gordon Brand Manager Scott Woodard a little facetime on BoardGameGeekTV to talk about the gorgeous new Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition, our jam-packed collector’s box sets, and… Flash Gordon (he’ll save every one of us)!

Check out that video here.

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Two Years, 35 Sessions, and 50 Fathoms

50 FathomsOriginally released back in 2003 (and then updated with a new edition in 2011), 50 Fathoms, written by “Cap’n” Shane Lacy Hensley, was one of the very first Plot Point Settings ever released for Savage Worlds.

Starting in March of 2015, the folks with DiceHaven launched a 50 Fathoms campaign that just wrapped after an impressive 35 sessions and almost two-and-a-half years of play!

If you’ve been thinking of hoisting your sails to pay a visit to the drowned world of Caribdus, cast your eye over the adventures, campaign charter, character bios, blogs, and more available over in the 50 Fathoms Campaign section of the DiceHaven website.

We can’t wait to see where the DiceHaven team goes next!

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Handing Over the Keys to Motobushido

motobushidoA couple years back, Pinnacle Entertainment Group‘s Prez, Shane Hensley, discovered a unique tabletop RPG from designer Nathanael Cole. Titled Motobushido: The Motorcycle-Samurai Roleplaying Game and described as Seven Samurai meets Sons of Anarchy, this game of cycle-riding samurais lets players fight for justice and honor against the new Dominion that lords over the Crimson Isles with a chrome gauntlet.

While a deal was originally struck with Pinnacle to turn Motobushido into an official, fully-realized Savage Setting, the development of various lines and other products in-house had Motobushido waiting patiently on the sidelines for an available production slot.

With so many other projects on the horizon for Pinnacle, Shane has decided that the best thing to do is to release this incredible game back into the creator’s hands with the full support of Pinnacle‘s staff to get it all done right and out into the world. To quote Shane in discussing the future of Motobushido, “I just want to play it!”

We wish Nathanael all the best, and if you want to keep up with its development, visit Motobushido‘s website where you can download content and even sign up to playtest the all-new Motobushido: Crimson Blossoms, a complete Savage reimagining of the original game!

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Find Us This Weekend at the Origins Game Fair

Pinnacle at OriginsThis weekend (June 14th-18th), join Shane Hensley along with Jodi and Clint Black at the Origins Game Fair inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center in beautiful Columbus, Ohio!

Pick up your physical copy of the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer (featuring all-new, full-color adventures for Weird War I and Deadlands) and then check in with Shane as he runs some colossal Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!

Find Pinnacle Entertainment Group (and Carolina Game Tables) in the Studio 2 Publishing area, Booth #547.

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Get the Inside Scoop from the Minion Minute Podcast

Savage Worlds Interviews on the WebWe’re forever keeping our eyes ears out for the latest gaming podcasts especially when some of our own get a chance to slide behind the mics and share inside scoops about current and upcoming projects.

Recently, the folks behind The Misadventures of Max’s Minions podcast caught up with a few familiar faces voices including Shane Hensley and Darrell Hayhurst for a series of interviews under the Minion Minute banner.

In Episode 5, Shane talks all about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Torg: Eternity while in Episode 4, Darrell Hayhurst discusses his role as Line Developer for Torg: Eternity and his work on Savage Rifts®.

Visit the Misadventures of Max’s Minions Facebook page where you’ll find links to these and other fine interviews with additional Savage Worlds alumni including Ross Watson, Sean Patrick Fannon, and Sean and Robin Bircher.

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Are You Ready to Brave the Torg Eternity Storm?

TorgKickstarterThe Torg Eternity Kickstarter launches tomorrow, Wednesday, May 31st.

Torg was a foundational game that gave our founder, Shane Hensley, his professional start in the game industry, and he was also the lead designer of this brand new edition coming from Ulisses Spiele North America. Check it out here and get ready to brave the Torg Eternity storm yourself.

It’s time to defend Earth against the raiders!

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The Storm is Returning! Torg Eternity by Ulisses Kickstarts May 31st

TorgYou may have heard that our founder, Shane Hensley, got his professional start working on the game Torg: Roleplaying the Possibility Wars, originally published by West End Games way back in 1990. Many of the core concepts of Savage Worlds come from Torg, and Shane is very happy to have served as the lead designer of the new edition, Torg Eternity published by Ulisses Spiele North America.

We consider Ulisses family… we share offices and Shane helps out with several of their new games, including Torg and others you’ll hear about soon.

The storm returns via Kickstarter on May 31st. Keep your eyes on the Torg Eternity website and follow the official Facebook page for all the latest news.

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Savage Gathering at Chupacabracon

ChupacabraConCelebrate 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 JodiClint 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!

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Pinnacle and Savage Worlds Comes to Chupacabracon

ChupacabraConChupacabracon in Austin, Texas, is truly a Savage Worlds event not to be missed. Come on down this weekend, January 9-11, to get your own slice of Texas gaming heaven.

The RPG Guest List includes our own Shane Hensley, Clint Black, Ed Wetterman, and Preston DuBose. You can spot ’em roaming free-range about the show* or catch the Pinnacle Entertainment Group: The Wall of Wonder panel (featuring all four of them) at 4:30 pm Saturday!

But wait, there’s more. There’s a whole passel of licensees headed that way, and the Savage Worlds game selection is a sight to behold. Register today and join us there!

* I hear if we let them forage naturally like that, they’ll taste better if we ever have to carve them up for meat. You know, in case of zombie apocalypse, Famine outbreak, or particularly large company barbecue.

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