Take to the Stars with Triple Ace Games

Starships of the GalaxyFrom nimble fighters crewed by lone pilots to bulk freighters laden with cargo to colossal battleships bristling with weapon batteries, starships of all shapes and sizes ply the space lanes, and Daring Tales of the Space Lanes: Starships of the Galaxy brings them to you! Whether your characters want to fly, plunder, or destroy starships, you’ve come to the right place!

With stats for over 35 starships and rules for modified laser batteries, this is a must-have for anyone driven enough to fly the unfriendly stars.


Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter—Now with More Rewards!

Raven Kickstarter - Raven and BloodVisionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter keeps going strong, and the guys at Visionary just keep piling on the rewards!

At $5,000, several add-ons were unlocked. Need a new set or two of custom Deadlands-themed playing cards? Want some Deadlands art prints? Want to see your very own characters sketched out or in full-blown color? It’s all there for the taking!

AT $6,000, new tier options unlocked to let you get a piece of Deadlands history or become a piece of Deadlands history yourself. Depending on your pledge level, you can pick an original piece of art from a selection of illustrations from the Deadlands books, get killed by Raven himself in full-color 11″ x 17″ glory, or even be woven into the very fabric of a new piece of Raven’s history! Check out the Kickstarter for full details!

Be sure to watch the campaign progress, as more and more bonus materials are being unlocked as they get closer to full funding!

If you missed them at Gen Con, you can still catch Visionary at Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9. You can even commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! They’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!

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Dons’ Game for Deadlands Noir

The much-anticipated Dons’ Game for Deadlands Noir was held at Gen Con 2012. All the Don-level supporters of the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter were treated to a special sneak-peek playtest of our upcoming setting of Deadlands in the gritty backstreets of a hard-boiled Big Easy of the 1930s. Games were run by our own gang of misfit palookas, including John Goff, Cheyenne Wright, Clint Black, and Shane Hensley!

Our thanks go out to our Dons and to everyone who helped make the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter such a rousing success. We can’t wait to bring you to our bloody bayous, swanky nightclubs, and voodoo gin joints!

We also appreciate Daniel W. Cisek of orcsamongus.com for the photos. Additional photos and Gen Con coverage are available on the Savage Worlds Explorers Society web page.


Wild Card Creator Kickstarter Now Includes Savage Worlds Showdown!

Wild Card Creator KickstarterThe Wild Card Creator Kickstarter campaign is going very well. They’ve already met their funding goal and exceeded their first stretch goal, which brings support for Savage Worlds Showdown to their product. If you’re not familiar with Savage Worlds Showdown, it’s our free-to-download miniatures battles rules, for all those times when you really just want to blow your buddies to pieces.

If you’ve not looked at the Wild Card Creator Kickstarter, take a minute to get the full explanation of how you can use your existing PDFs to make characters with the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rules, with all the existing Pinnacle Savage Worlds settings, and with dozens of Savage Worlds licensees settings—all at no additional costs beyond the base program!


Shane Hensley on The Douchey DM

Savage Worlds InterviewsCheck out The Douchey DM’s interview of Shane Hensley. Not only will you get a fun little interview with our own founder, but you’ll also get a little insight into just how his Dons’ game went for Deadlands Noir!

While you’re there, be sure to check out SirGuido’s interviews from and coverage of Gen Con 2012. He was definitely one busy guy out there!


Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter Going Strong and Getting Better

Raven Graphic Novel KickstarterVisionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter is well over a quarter way to its goal! It’s an exciting time for Deadlands fans, but it’s an even better time for the Kickstarter backers—Visionary has already met four stetch goals, sweetening the pot each time.

At $1,000, each and every backer gets 10% off Deadlands PDFs! When the Kickstarter campaign closes down, you’ll get an e-mail with further details for getting your discount.

At $2,000, they’re giving every supporter a free PDF of the brand new 8-page short story written by Matthew Cutter, our own Deadlands Brand Manager and co-writer on the Raven graphic novel! You can also get that in print in the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback.

At $3,000, they added a 16-page bonus supplement written by Shane Lacy Hensley, the original creator of Deadlands and Raven! What it is exactly is still a secret, but it’s definitely going to be 16 pages of all Shane, all Deadlands! This will only be in the print collected editions, so be sure you’ve got the $25 Bonus Level of Just Give me the Trade or the $50 Ravenite Tier Level.

At $4,000, Visionary had two surprises. First, they added additional bonus levels for folks who want just the trades and nothing else—for $15, add the Dead Man’s Hand trade or add both the Dead Man’s Hand and Raven printed trades for $40. Second, they dug deep into their supplies and came up with 25 more Collector’s Packs, since they’ve been so popular!

For the full low-down and to see what might happen at $5,000 and beyond, be sure to check out the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter page today!

If you missed them at Gen Con, you can still catch Visionary at Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9. You can even commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! They’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!


Marchland from Hearthstone Games available for iPad

Marchland from Hearthstone GamesUrban witches cast protective spells from their smart phones. Modern magi delve into lore best forgotten. The restless dead search for closure in a world unaware of their existence. Religious fanatics hunt Fae Blooded mortals. Native Manitou fight to preserve what little is left of their lands. Welcome to Marchland.

Hearthstone Games’ Marchland brings urban fantasy to Savage Worlds as a media-rich iBook™. Explore the city of Brighton Bay with interactive maps. Toggle between GM and player views and see NPC stats with the tap of a finger. Engage your players with radio broadcasts by Brighton Bay’s most (in)famous radio personality—Landon Biggs.

Get Marchland in the iBookstore™ and watch for the PDF version in September.


Gen Con Retrospective

Savage Worlds at Gen ConOnce again, we loved seeing all of you at Gen Con! As always, it was great getting the chance to talk to you individually at the booth and as a group at the Savage Worlds panel.

The host of Savage Worlds gaming was awesome. It’s always nice to hear how much you like the games we run, but seeing everything that you do with the system makes us proud. And we couldn’t have been prouder of the range and excitement of the games at Savage Saturday Night—that was 30 tables with 220 participants, you know!

Savage Worlds Deluxe Gold ENnie WinnerOh, and Savage Worlds Deluxe seems to have won the Gold ENnie for Best Game! Thanks for your support and enthusiasm. If this were live, we’d probably be blushing about now.


Kickstart the Raven Graphic Novel!

Raven Graphic Novel KickstarterVisionary Comics is expanding on their acclaimed Deadlands One-Shots comics by telling the original story of Deadlands itself—the story of Raven. Dive into a new tale with an old motivation, and learn the secrets of the beginning of the Reckoning.

Raven is being written by Matthew Cutter (the Deadlands Brand Manager) and C. Edward Sellner (CCO of Visionary Comics and writer of The Kid), with the blessing and involvement of Shane Hensley, the man who started it all. Greg LaRocque is set to be the artist and is best known for his work on The Flash and Legion of Super-Heroes.

And this is just the beginning, amigos. Visionary’s ready to do something only the insane would consider—tackle all four Servitors of the Reckoning. That’s right, Reverend Grimme, Stone, and Professor Darius Hellstromme are all ready to take their turn on the stage after Raven. They’re just waiting on your support!

For the full low-down, be sure to check out the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter page today!

Want a more face-to-face Q&A? Visionary will be at Gen Con August 16-19, and Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9, set up so you can commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! We’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!


Come See Us at Gen Con!

Pinnacle Entertainment Group at GenConIf you’re coming to Gen Con, be sure to come see us and get in on all the Savage Worlds goodness you can!

Once again, Pinnacle Entertainment Group will be with Studio 2 Publishing in Booth 419. Pinnacle staff will be poppin’ in and out of the booth, so drop by for your chance to catch one live!

While you’re there, keep your eyes open for all our printed products as well as direct and show-only materials like our customized bennies or specialized dice. All the exciting new stuff will be there, too—Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer’s Edition, Hell on Earth Reloaded, a Hell on Earth Reloaded Soundtrack, The Last Sons Plot Point Campaign for Deadlands Reloaded, and the world debut of the Savage Worlds Miniatures Case!

Savage Saturday Night will be chock-full of Savage Worlds gaming. Come on by Saturday at 8:00 pm in the Marriott Indiana Ballroom E, even if you’ve only got generic tickets and a dream. Once again, we’ll be pairing up players with additional GMs as we can, so don’t lose hope. That also means if you’ve got a Savage Worlds game you’re willing to run, be sure to contact Evil Mike and Chaos Steve as early as you can.

The Pinnacle Seminar is Saturday at 4:00 pm in the Crowne Plaza, Pennsylvania Station A. Drop by for an hour or so of previews and Q&As with both Pinnacle and the available Savage Worlds licensees. I’m sure Shane will let something slip, so listen close!

And neither last nor least, if you find yourself at loose ends Friday around 9:00 pm, take a moment to be jealous of The Don’s Party for our very special Kickstarter supporters of Deadlands Noir.

Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy your time at Gen Con, and we hope you enjoy some of that time with us!