The End of the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter is Nigh!

The Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition wraps up tomorrow (Wednesday, November 14th) at 10pm Eastern!

Thanks to you, this has been the most successful Savage Worlds Kickstarter in Pinnacle’s history (the previous record was held by Savage Rifts® back in 2016), rocketing past all our posted Stretch Goals!

If you want to see what you’re getting as a backer, check out the Kickstarter FAQ page for a summary of all the digital and physical stretch goals. It’s quite a good deal! As additional Stretch Goals above $460,000 we’ll deliver original One Sheets for all genres, including a taste of Deadlands: Lost Colony and Deadlands: Dark Ages.

Remember, backers can upgrade their pledge in the Pledge Manager after the Kickstarter ends (watch for it before the end of the year. It will stay open until at least the end of January). The only limited item is the Collector’s Edition core book. You will also wait to pay for shipping and Add Ons in the Pledge Manager, and the Digital reward level is only $25. Late backers in the Pledge Manager will not have access to all the digital rewards. If you haven’t pledged yet…we can’t make it any easier for you!

Visit the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter page where you can delve into the recently updated FAQ and pledge your support today!


End of the Semester for East Texas University on Saving Throw

Last night, Monday, November 13th, the special, three-night East Texas University “Undeclared” mini-series wrapped up on Saving Throw’s Twitch channel.

This streamed presentation of the adventure Last Rites of the Black Guard used the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules and featured the cast of Saving Throw’s weekly Deadlands stream, WildCards.

Several of us from Pinnacle were in the chat answering questions each night as Game Master Jordan Caves-Callarman introduced the players to a number of revised and brand new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules ranging from additional uses for Bennies, combat variants, alternate skills, powers, and revised conditions.

Check out the entire series on the Saving Throw Twitch channel, over on YouTube, or listen to it as an audio-only, actual play podcast.


Savage Worlds Explorer Issue Seven – UPDATE!

Recently we discovered that a band of mischievous gremlins got into our system and meddled with Issue Seven of Savage Worlds Explorer. This resulted in a missing page that featured a map of Kalran, making it rather difficult to Escape from Kalran in the third part of Matt Cutter‘s Savage Tales of the Red Band series for The Last Parsec.

If you already purchased the PDF, make sure you re-download the repaired file today. Also, for those who ordered the print version, shipping has been pushed back to December.

As far as we know, the gremlin scourge has been repelled and we thank you for your patience.


Licensee Spotlight: Titan Effect RPG

Savage Worlds Ace licensee, Knight Errant Media is thrilled to announce that the softcover and hardcover versions of Titan Effect: The Role-Playing Game are now available for order through DriveThruRPG.

In Titan Effect, Players take on the roles of trained operatives gifted with psychic abilities to battle against genetically-enhanced soldiers and shadowy organizations in a secret war for the future of human evolution!

Titan Effect is an explosive mix of biopunk and spy thriller with plenty of superhero elements. Imagine Tom Clancy meets Metal Gear Solid meets the X-MenTitan Effect plunges you into a world brimming with conspiracies, secret organizations, dangerous bioengineered creatures, and psychic phenomena. A world where the boundary between “good” and “evil” is blurred…

Order your copy via DriveThruRpg today!


Licensee Spotlight: Crystal Heart Comes to Kickstarter

Set a reminder for next Tuesday, November 20th for the launch of the Crystal Heart Kickstarter from Aviv Or and Eran Aviram.

“In a world where people’s hearts are made of stone, special Agents of the mysterious organisation Syn can replace their hearts with ancient Crystals, which grant them superpowers – but also affect their personality and moods in unpredictable ways.

Inspired by anime and superhero comics, the Crystal Heart setting was developed in the webcomic Up to Four Players as the characters were playing it. Now you too can become a Syn Agent, explore ancient locations and hunt down powerful Crystals!”

Grab the free, 21-page, fully-illustrated Crystal Heart Starter Set today to get the rules for using Crystals, six ready-to-play Agents, a one-shot adventure, a summary sheet with all the necessary Crystal rules, and a two-page comic explaining how to play Savage Worlds!

And to keep up on all the latest developments, be sure to follow Up to 4 Players on Facebook and Twitter.


FINAL WEEK for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition wraps up next Wednesday, November 14th!

Since last week, a few additional Stretch Goals have been revealed (all the way up to $400K) including:

  • ​​$355K – Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 1 (PDF)
  • ​$360K – World Builder’s Guide Expansion 5: Savage Worlds for All Ages by Jodi Black
  • $370K – Savage Worlds Map Pack – Printable PDFs of some of our incredible poster-size map packs
  • ​$380K – Mini-Settings in Print – Shane Hensley’s AbyssalMatthew Cutter’s Spirits of 1786, Cheyenne Wright’s Tesla Rangers, and BJ Hensley’s Lost City of Astla, printed and bundled with the Game Master’s Screen
  • $390K – World Builder’s Guide Expansion 6: The Long Game by Shane Hensley (President and creator of Savage Worlds)
  • ​$400K – Return of…the Adventure Deck! (added to the Savage Worlds Essentials boxed set)

And for those already making plans for the upcoming Pledge Manager (watch for it before the end of the year), we’ve also posted individual prices for several Add Ons including the Essentials boxed set, World Builder’s Guide, dice set (with four custom Wild Dice), and the new Power and Ammo Trackers, so you can start putting your wish list together right now.

Also, we have updated the revised Chase rules in the free Return to Sleepy Hollow adventure, and we’ve posted a free PDF preview of Quick Encounters, a new way of resolving encounters through collaborative storytelling.

Visit the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter page to pledge your support today!


Season Finale of East Texas University: Undeclared on Saving Throw

A couple weeks back, when our Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rocketed past the $240,000 mark, you unlocked a three-part East Texas University mini-series from our great friends with Saving Throw.

We hope you all have been enjoying the stream (some of us here at Pinnacle, including Jodi, Shane, and Clint, have been watching live and interacting with everyone in the chat room) and next Monday, November 12th, the series wraps up with the chilling finale of Last Rites of the Black Guard.

This East Texas University mini-series uses the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules and features the cast of Saving Throw’s weekly Deadlands stream, WildCards.

The first two episodes are archived and available for viewing on the Saving Throw Twitch channel, on their YouTube channel, and as an audio-only podcast.

East Texas University: Undeclared concludes next Monday night starting at 8pm Pacific only on Twitch!

“Go Ravens!”


Doomtown Players Raise Over $500 for Child’s Play at Con Plus!

Con Plus is an annual, online, 24-hour game convention which raises funds for charity. This year’s convention, known as Con+1, took place on Saturday, November 3rd, and Doomtown players donated over $550 to Child’s Play, a charity that provides games and other happy-inducing things to terminally ill children.

Be sure to check out the Con Plus chat with David Lapp (Pine Box Entertainment Community Manager) on YouTube.

In related news, the OCTGN Abomination Series (which began on October 27th) is going strong and continues through January 6th, 2019. Players in this series will get to vote on Abominations they want to see featured in Doomtown starting with Act I of the Twilight Protocol Series, The Agency, happening at GenghisCon on February 23, 2019.

Visit the Abomination Series page for more information.


Convention News: Savage Worlds at MACE 2018

Shane and Clint at MACE 2012

This weekend, get thyself to the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, North Carolina for MACE 2018!

Not only are there a number of Savage Worlds games on this year’s jam-packed event schedule (including ETUDeadlands, Flash Gordon™, Rippers Resurrected, and Rifts®), MACE is also home to an always fantastic Savage Saturday Night (picture a single room buzzing with Savage Worlds games).

On top of all that, our own Clint Black (Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager) will be sliding behind the GM screen on Friday night to run his meat grindin’ Arena of Death using updated rules from the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (now on Kickstarter):

“Grab a Death Certificate…um, character sheet and jump into the meat grinder!

The Savage Worlds Brand Manager and Black Judge himself, Clint Black, is previewing the newest edition of the game in the most Savage way possible. For four straight hours he will kill characters in the most gruesome ways imaginable (and possibly a few never imagined before). Six players enter and when one dies, a new player can jump in their place up to the last 15 minutes of the game. Playing only requires a $1 donation…for a character with no Bennies! For a $5 donation, the character enters with one Benny or, only when first entering the game, they can start with the maximum of 5 Bennies for just $20! During the game, players can purchase up to the five maximum Bennies but each costs $5. On top of that, spectators can `Grease the Grinder!` Every $5 donated adds +1d6 to the damage one character takes up to a maximum of +4d6 for $20.”

Visit the MACE website for more information and we hope to see you there!


Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter Update

First of all, our sincere thanks once again to everyone who has already pledged their support and helped spread the word about our current Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.  We’re funded at $320, ooo and climbing!

This week we shared additional Stretch Goals (up to $350K) including:

  • $305K – Music to Game With 2​ – Terror in Texas by fan-favorite composer, Harry Mack
  • ​$310K – Mini-Setting 3: Tesla Rangers (PDF) by Pinnacle/Arcane Times/Girl Genius artist and three-time Hugo Award winning artist Cheyenne Wright
  • ​$315K – Savage Worlds Explorer #1 (PDF)
  • ​$320K – Power Template Pack (PDF)
  • ​​$325K – Core Book Expansion: the Adventure Edition is now 208 full color pages!
  • $330K – World Builder’s Guide Expansion 5: Risks & Reversals by frequent Pinnacle freelancer and GM extraordinaire Owen Lean
  • ​$335K – Music to Game With 3 – The Jump
  • ​$340K – Mini-Setting 3: Spirits of 1786 (PDF) by Deadlands Line Editor Matthew Cutter
  • ​$345K – Virtual Table Top Bundle – a core package of the most important accessories you can adapt and customize for your chosen virtual platform
  • ​$350K – Red in the Rain Poster by artist Konrad Korgull (Print included in the Savage Worlds Essentials Boxed Set only)

Second, we have added dozens of JumpStarts from a number of our Aces (our vetted licensees). These JumpStarts are completely playable introductions to licensed worlds and adventures featuring samples of backgrounds along with setting material, Edges, Hindrances, gear, Setting Rules, creatures, and anything else one might need to play. And best of all, these playable settings are bundled together for all backers at Digital and above!

Click here to check out the complete list of JumpStart contributors and keep your eyes on the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter for additional updates.