Dark Histories Updated!

Updated Deadlands and Deadlands Noir PDFsTime doesn’t stand still, even in the past. We’ve made a few corrections to the PDFs of some of our recent releases which are ready for you to download.

Updated versions of Deadlands Noir, Deadlands Noir: The Old Absinthe House Blues, Ghost Towns, and Return to Manitou Bluff are now available. The free Core Savage Worlds Rules Inserts for the Customizable GM’s Screen have also been updated.

If you bought your PDF from the Pinnacle PDF Store or the Studio 2 Publishing web store, feel free to download an updated copy whenever you like. RPGNow and DriveThruRPG purchasers should receive an e-mail with the correct download link.


The Black Coach Returns!

Black Coach Paper Model for Deadlands: ReloadedIn the dark of the night, the thundering of unearthly hooves bears down on you once again. Draw your weapon, stand your ground, and hope that someone up there is looking out for you, amigo. Hope hard.

Jordan Peacock’s fabulous Black Coach paper model triumphantly returns after a brief hiatus from our free Deadlands: Reloaded downloads. While it may travel many roads through your Deadlands: Reloaded games, it’s perfect for the Devil’s Night free adventure!

It’s not just back, though—it’s been improved! The PDF now includes both a standard 25mm scale version of the paper model as well as a “heroic” 32mm scale version. Who knew terror came in sizes?

While you’re at it, be sure to check out all our free downloads for more paper models, adventures, character sheets, sample characters, and a host of other freebies!


Achtung! Cthulhu to Arise from Kickstarter as a Full-Fledged Setting

Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter CampaignModiphius Entertainment first brought you Achtung! Cthulhu, its dark vision of a secret World War Two, in two adventures—Three Kings and Heroes of the Sea.

Now, with your support, the Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign will bring the setting to full fruition with the Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s Guide and the Achtung! Cthulhu Keepers Guide!

The Keeper’s Guide and the Investigator’s Guide (slated for 248 and 128 pages, respectively) were fully funded in 26 hours! The Savage Worlds setting (fully compatible with Realms of Cthulhu) with bonus materials has been funded, and hardback versions of the books are close to being funded now.

Stretch goals will reveal the danger, terror, and insanity on the shores of Europe, across the steppes of Russia, in the sands of North Africa, down the streets of America, and deep in the jungles of Asia. Setting briefings include information on the era, both historic and fictional, to flesh out your games. The books also highlight the real heroes who fought and died with a short section on the World War Two memorials and museums you can visit across the battlefields of Europe to learn more about this period.

Bring the darkness of World War Two to your gaming table, and support the Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter today!


February Freebies for Players and GMs Alike!

Savage Worlds Deluxe GM Screen InsertsDon’t worry about forgetting anything important this February—commercials won’t let you miss Valentine’s Day, the weather won’t let you leave winter, and we’ve got your Savage Worlds games covered!

Are you always forgetting all those little things you need to know as a GM? Be sure to get a copy of our new Core Savage Worlds Rules Inserts for the Customizable GM’s Screen! These inserts have been updated to be fully compatible with the Savage Worlds Deluxe rules and include most everything you’d need on your side of the six-panel, landscape Customizable GM’s Screen

Deadlands Noir Character SheetPlayers, are you worried that the Great Depression-inspired malaise will have you forgetting yourself entirely? We have just the cure for that, too!

The  Deadlands Noir Character Sheet has been updated to be form-fillable and savable by anyone with a copy of Reader. Jot yourself down and save everything there is about you for the next time without worry of losing yourself in the process!

And don’t forget all the other great freebies available through our Downloads page!


Solve Krishna’s Riddle for Untold Power

Krishna's RiddleSavage Mojo brings you Krishna’s Riddle, the fourth installment of their Quantum Sliders series—it’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an adventure!

The great god Krishna is at it again! He once set a riddle to a mortal, and now has to go back and see if her descendant has the answer. If so, he will grant her wonders beyond earthly power. Unfortunately, he’s forgotten the riddle.

Krishna’s Riddle is an adventure geared to Heroic rank characters and is part of Savage Mojo’s Quantum Sliders series, where every adventure takes you to a new time and place in the Maelstrom.


Twilight Continuum Kickstarter Begins!

Twilight Continuum Kickstarter by Mystical Throne EntertainmentMystical Throne Entertainment has launched the Twilight Continuum Kickstarter campaign! This is your chance to help bring Vanguard, the first book in a near-future space opera series for Savage Worlds, to reality.

In the dawn of the twenty-second century, mankind has colonized the inner solar system in its quest for land and resources. Even so, Earth remains polarized into the Western Euro-American Alliance and the Eastern Chinese Co-prosperity Sphere. In spite of detente at home, battles and skirmishes fill the vacuum of space.

When the invading fleets of the Zentari arrive aimed toward Earth, humanity must cast aside its differences and fight together against a common foe. What drives the aliens to our celestial home? Is there any hope against their superior technology?

Become one of the handful of heroes destined to save our planet and change the universe. Enter the Twilight Continuum.


Blood & Roses Dime Novel Available!

Blood and Roses Deadlands Noir Dime NovelThe newest Deadlands Noir Dime NovelBlood & Roses—is now available from the Pinnacle PDF Store. This little tale from John Goff will have you asking if sin is in our blood, if anything is ever as simple as it could be, and how often the only barrier between good and evil, between right and wrong, is a thin layer of fabric.

Tenement Men, the first Dime Novel for Deadlands Noir, is also now available from the Pinnacle PDF Store. Both Dime Novels come in .pdf, .epub, and .mobi formats to cover all your e-book needs, and all just in time for Valentine’s Day massa—uh…gift-giving!

For a taste of the Deadlands Noir world of fiction, be sure to listen to our four-part illustrated audiodrama  Hardboiled in the Big Easy on YouTube!


Interface Zero 2.0 at 400% and Climbing

Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter CampaignThe Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter from Gunmetal Games has clearly tapped into a neuron or two out there. Their plan to update, expand, and improve their sci-fi/cyberpunk setting for Savage Worlds is 400% funded with over three weeks to go!

Stretch goals attained so far include more minis, more floor plans, more adventures, three more source books (Japan, New Seattle, and the Republic of Texas), and an Explorer’s Edition! Playtest documents and preview PDFs are already available to backers for several sections of the core rule book.

For full details on what’s new and the stretch goals to come (including the whole solar system, mind you), be sure to check out the Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter today.


Hero Labs Steps into the Darkness of Savage Worlds

Hero Lab for Savage WorldsHero Lab dares to go into the darker recesses of Savage Worlds, adding free support for both the new Deadlands Noir as well as Tour of Darkness! Whether you’re wanting to step into the murky jungles of Louisiana or Vietnam, Hero Lab is ready to help your character take that journey.

With these two additions, Hero Lab now offers free support for six separate Savage Worlds settings, including Hell on Earth, Deadlands: Reloaded,  Rippers, and The Savage World of Solomon Kane.

Check out Hero Lab for Savage Worlds today! After all, it’s best not to walk into such dangerous places alone…


Savage Worlds 2013 Origins and Gen Con GM Event Pack

Savage Worlds at Origins and Gen ConAre you a Savage Worlds GM? Are you going to Origins or Gen Con this year? Then we’ve got a deal for you!

As we mentioned last week, we’re focusing on getting more Savage Worlds games in the event lists for both Origins and Gen Con. We want everyone who wants to play Savage Worlds to have a great chance of finding a game. With that in mind, we’ve got a deal for GMs!

Anyone who registers to run three standard four-hour* Savage Worlds events at Origins or Gen Con will receive a Savage Worlds 2013 GM Event Pack filled with goodies. Our only requirement is that your games must be submitted to the convention in time to get them in the book or be available when registration opens.

Before the convention, you get:

  • Three One Sheet adventures complete with characters, figure flats, and maps. Each One Sheet is suitable for beginning players on up. This adventure pack will be made available for you to download from Pinnacle prior to the conventions, and brief descriptions are included below.
  • A bonus One Sheet set for the upcoming Degrees of Horror setting from our friends at 12 to Midnight.

At the Convention (pick it up at the Studio 2 booth), you get:

  • A special “10 Year Anniversary of Savage Worlds” full color print, signed by the Pinnacle crew.
  • An exclusive t-shirt that proclaims you were a Savage GM in 2013.
  • Our undying thanks!

What should you run? Well, that’s up to you! You can run the One Sheets we provide or run any setting or homebrew you want as long as it uses the Savage Worlds rule set. Games appropriate for new players are preferred, but not required.

How do you sign up? Simple. Once you register your games for either convention, send us your event information.  All we need is the event title, the event ID (you won’t have this for Origins), and the date and time for each event. Please include your t-shirt size as well.

We’re looking forward to having a ton of Savage Worlds games available this year at Origins and Gen Con. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at games@savageworldsexplorerssociety.com.

One Sheet Descriptions (suitable for copy-paste event submissions!)

  • Crypt of the Scaled Ones
    The Duke won the Low Countries in hard-fought battle. The locals avoided the ancient swamps he inherited, and especially the strange and forgotten temple deep in its black heart. Now the Duke wants it cleared and whatever threats found within destroyed. Your party can keep whatever treasures are found within–but you may not refuse your lord’s orders.
  • Death Worm
    The crew of the Odyssey are part of a scientific expedition assisting Dr. Mars who is intent on verifying the existence of and capturing an Omariss Death Worm. The worm is said to inhabit Omariss III, a planet with a hostile arid environment. Little does the crew know that what they discover on Omariss III could save the lives of millions. Or cost them their own.
  • Old Todd Passage
    Your posse is an advance group from a wagon train heading to Portland, when they find a hauntingly empty homestead in a mountain pass called the Old Todd Passage.
  • Degrees of Horror—Sorority Secret
    Luke is a guy who has everything going for him—good looks, good grades at ETU, and you as his friends! That makes his abrupt disappearance all the more perplexing. You’ve been following his last known whereabouts and the trail goes cold at a prestigious sorority house on Pinebox’s “Greek Row”. Is there a reasonable explanation, or is the truth more sinister?

* If you’re interested in sessions of a different length, contact us to discuss your plans.