Deadlands: the Weird West Rides into Town

Round up your welcoming party amigos, because today, the 30th of June, the PDF for Deadlands: the Weird West is ridin’ into town!

The year’s 1884. Folks from all over the world journey to the American frontier in search of opportunity, freedom, and wide-open spaces. But danger awaits. Some say there are more than just wild creatures on those lonely trails. Some say there are monsters, creatures born of the darkest fears given life by some insidious and overwhelming evil. Out here night seems a little darker, the distance between towns a little farther, and something changes the very landscape itself.

Such tough times also create great heroes, rising across the West to fight Evil’s cold grip with a trusty six-gun, sacred tomahawk, holy miracle, or arcane hex.

Deadlands: the Weird West is the premier Weird West roleplaying game of action-packed horror. It includes all the Edges, gear, infernal devices, and powers players need to blast the tarnation out of those creepy crawlies. For the Marshal there’s a comprehensive overview of the Weird West. an adventure generator, and enough rascals, varmints, and critters to keep a posse busy ’til doomsday!

The core book for Deadlands: The Weird West is a 192-page hardcover book, in our usual “graphic novel” size, and glorious, bloody, full-color throughout.

If you’re wanting to get your mitts on the hardcover+PDF, the pledge manager launches soon! Just click here to sign up so you’re one of the first to know when it goes live. You will want to WAIT to order through PledgeManager, then request the FREE complimentary PDF, instead of purchasing the PDF today. We cannot allow “upgrades” from PDF to hardcover+PDF.


Archetypes (Set 1) for Deadlands: the Weird West – Now Available!

If you want to get your Deadlands: the Weird West game started fast, this brand-new set of 12 archetype cards (Set 1 of 2) is for you!

These cards contain a selection of iconic pre-made Seasoned cowpokes to build a posse from or to use as handy NPCs in a pinch.

Deadlands: the Weird West – Archetypes (Set 1) includes:

Agent, Blessed, Bounty Hunter, Chi Master, Explorer, Gunslinger, Harrowed, Hexslinger, Huckster, Mad Scientist, Territorial Ranger, and Warrior.

Pick up the PDF of Archetypes (Set 1) from our store today and keep your eyes peeled for Archetypes (Set 2) coming soon!


Share Your Work Through the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild (SWAG)

If you have an idea for a new Savage Worlds product, the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild (or “SWAG” for short) is the best and easiest way to get that material into the hands of the Savage Worlds fan community.

Some key changes in the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild that distinguish it from other “community content” programs include:

  • Creators retain the rights to their published products. Savage Worlds has never been an “open” license, and Pinnacle does not want to assume ownership for the creativity and hard work of contributing members of the SWAG community. Most other guilds retain ownership of published material.
  • Creators keep 60% of the gross sales (between OBS’ hosting royalty and PEG‘s 10%). Most other guild programs split proceeds 50%.
  • Creators have access to create homebrew content for Savage Worlds rules, but not any settings like DeadlandsRifts® for Savage WorldsThe Goon™Flash Gordon™, etc. Most other guilds allow new material for some of their settings.

If you’re new to desktop publishing, we offer FREE standardized layout templates for use with Microsoft Word and InDesign.

Plus, should you need any artwork, download our FREE set of SWAG Art Monsters that contains PSD and PNG files of a variety of beasties ranging from alligators to zombies, all for use in your SWAG products.

Finally, the Savage Worlds “Fan” license continues for unapproved FREE fanmade products. Find out more about that program here.

Unleash the game designer in you!


Licensee Spotlight: SWADE Update for POLARIS: the Roleplaying Game

“For centuries, wars and climatic catastrophes have ravaged the surface of the Earth, making it uninhabitable by all but the mutated and monstrous. Humanity, searching for refuge, combs the world’s oceans and finds sanctuary… and more. Welcome to POLARIS!”

Produced by Black Book Editions, our French-language translation partner, this new 13-page booklet is a game aid that allows you to play in the underwater world of POLARIS: The Roleplaying Game using the rules for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.

To play, you also need to own the two core POLARIS rulebooks (Core Rulebook 1 and Core Rulebook 2) from DriveThruRPG as well as the core rulebook for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (SWADE). The Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion is also recommended.

Hold your breath and take a deep dive into the world of… POLARIS!

* Note that while was POLARIS was originally released in French, all links in this article are for the English translations.


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