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Savage Lankhmar: City of Thieves Now Lurking Very Closely!

Savage Lankhmar: City of ThievesSavage Lankhmar: City of Thieves is coming to you very soon! Watch this space, the Pinnacle Facebook page, Pinnacle on G+, or the Pinnacle Twitter feed for the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Until then, let us leave you with our favorite Setting Rule from the book.

No Honor Among Thieves
Betrayal is a part of life in the City of Thieves. Sometimes a companion double-crosses his mates over a few gold pieces. Other times he might cheat on a friend over the love of a woman. Most of these betrayals are met with a wry smile and a vow to reciprocate at some future date. There is no honor among thieves, after all.

Sometimes the betrayal is more personal. In Lankhmar, whenever a character is betrayed by a close friend or associate (a trusted ally or even another player character—Game Master’s call), he cannot spend a Benny to reroll any opposed defensive action.

If the betrayal is an actual attack (almost assuredly with The Drop) and the victim doesn’t Soak all the wounds and / or remove the Shaken, he must make a Vigor roll versus the damage or go unconsciousness per the Knock Out Blow rules on page 25). He may not spend Bennies on this roll.

Keep your eyes on friends and enemies alike, and be ready for Savage Lankhmar: City of Thieves to sneak its way onto your bookshelf soon!

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No Foolin’ Around! Dead Man’s Hand Hits Comics Shops April 1!

Dead Man's HandVisionary’s Deadlands: Dead Man’s Hand hits comic shops nationwide on April 1! This full-sized edition includes the four one-shots originally published by Image Comics, two new short stories, and an exclusive teaser for the first upcoming Deadlands novel!

This “all-star western” series has way more stuffed into that you probably think—heck, it’s hard to believe that two covers can bind all this Weird Western goodness!

  • Four tales woven by masters of the medium David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.
  • New short stories from Deadlands creators Shane Hensley and Matt Cutter.
  • The amazing debut of new industry talent.
  • The first teaser of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry’s Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers!
  • Tons of bonus content, including Deadlands RPG stats for all the main characters and an exclusive sketchbook section.

Don’t act the fool this April 1—be sure to get your hands on Dead Man’s Hand as soon as you can!

And if you want to really immerse yourself, you can preorder Stone and a Hard Place right now! Get the PDF immediately, the print version as soon as possible, or both for a discount. There’s even the Stone and a Hard Place Player’s Guide PDF available if that’s more your speed!

Bring Your Sci-Fi Up-to-Date!

Savage Worlds Science Fiction CompanionAfter extensive use and feedback, we’ve updated the Science Fiction Companion for you. If you’ve downloaded the PDF, you should be able to download the latest version at your leisure. For folks with more of a paper bent, the Science Fiction Companion Errata is also available as a printable PDF.

The future hasn’t changed all that much, though. Of the six items, there’s one clarification, two additions, and just three minor changes. That’s it.

Some day, when you finally reach the edge of space, be sure to check out the full line of Savage Worlds Companions to expand your horizons into other genres!

Get Stone Headin’ Your Way!

Stone and a Hard Place for Deadlands ReloadedWe told you that Stone and a Hard Place was coming this week, and he’s not a man to bluff about. You can preorder Stone and a Hard Place right now!

If you get the printed version, it will come as soon as it’s ready. If you get the PDF, you’ll be able to download it immediately. If you get both in the discounted combo, you’ll get the PDF right now and the printed version as soon as we can slap it on a pony.

If you don’t think you can handle the whole enchilada, the Stone and a Hard Place Player’s Guide PDF is also available right now, too.

Either way, this may be your only chance to even get a figurative lead on ol’ Stone. Take it while you can.

Shane Hensley’s Convention Tour of Italy!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouOur own Shane Hensley is coming to Europe, and he’ll be making a few stops along the way at some conventions in Italy. If you’ve ever needed that excuse to run over to Italy, get your air fare ready. If you’re already there, this is your chance to see Shane locally—don’t miss out!

Modena-Play, April 11-12
One of Italy’s most popular gaming events is set in Modena (Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy). With over 28,000 visitors, 90 publishers, 70 exhibitors, and more than 300 free gaming events, last year’s Play was certainly something to see. How can it get better? This year, they’ll be adding Shane at the Savage Worlds Italia booth signing books, meeting Italian Savage Worlds players, and running a game or two—that’s how!

Torino Comics, April 17-19
The 21st Torino Comics will be at Lingotto Fiere with a focus on comics, games and cosplay. The gaming area features stores and companies booths alongside with hundreds of seats for demo games. Last year “Gilda del Grifone” alone ran more than 300 RPG demo sessions, with a grand total of 1213 attendees. Shane will be adding his touch with two-hour English-language Savage Worlds games, a workshop featuring Shane, and a live-streamed Q&A session for new game masters. Be sure to check the Torino site for full details.

Savage Worlds Stopovers on the Information Superhighway

Savage Worlds on the Web: An Interview with Shane HensleyThe internet isn’t filled with just cat pictures and, uh, let’s say “baseball statistics,” you know. Sometimes, there’s Savage Worlds stuff, too!

Cheyenne Wright made an interesting little Google Story of Cheyenne’s trip to ConQuest Sacramento with John Goff. It’s a really nifty annotated picture album of the trip, including preferred candies, that time they got surprised by a mountain range, and photos of John Goff himself worthy of framing.*

If you want your pictures moving, check out this 50 Fathoms fan-made game trailer. Now that’s quite the impressive combination of recruiting, invitation, and save-the-date card!

And if you want your Savage Worlds reference wrapped in a big ol’ sci-fi magazine, see if you can spot the full-page Savage Worlds ad in the latest Sci Fi Max magazine!

* Admittedly, I’m not really sure what decor calls for framed pictures of John Goff. Come to think of it, I suspect that applies to most anyone in gaming.

Stone is Coming Your Way!

Stone and a Hard Place for Deadlands ReloadedYou know, when we said that that Stone and a Hard Place would be shipping almost immediately after the Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo concluded, we meant that! The Stone and a Hard Place PDF has already released to Kickstarter backers, and it will be available for preorders starting next week.

Heck, if your draw is half as speedy as our fulfillment, you might just stand a chance when the right hand of Death comes a-callin’. Oh, who are we kiddin’…you probably don’t…

Savage Insider Open Call for Contributors!

Savage Insider Call for SubmissionsHave you ever wanted to write in the gaming industry? Now’s your chance!

Savage Insider is sending out an open call for contributors. They’re looking for both writers and artists, so be sure to check the full details of what they’re looking for and send in a submission today.

If you’re interested in breaking into the wider world of game publication, a piece in a known magazine is a real feather in your cap. Don’t let this opportunity just pass you by!