Expand Your Gaming Outreach in 2013 with Fantasy Grounds

Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop SoftwareIf you’re anything like me, “Game more!” was probably your most significant New Year’s resolution for 2013, and Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop software can really help you with that.

Fantasy Grounds offers a full suite of roleplaying tools for Savage Worlds, including dice, initiative cards, character sheets, maps, character tokens, and bennies, just to name a few. You can also get expansion packs to fully integrate existing Savage Worlds settings such as 50 Fathoms, Deadlands, and Slipstream, as well as accessories like the Super Powers Companion, Horror Companion, and Adventure Deck! You can even get existing adventures!

If you’re into your own custom campaign settings or just like to tinker, you can also develop your own materials for the virtual tabletop. There are even existing guides for creating new Fantasy Grounds campaigns, creating story entries for Fantasy Grounds campaigns, using Savage Worlds in Fantasy Grounds, and the Savage Worlds combat tracker.

Keep in touch with those far-flung friends, and make this the year you harness the internet for more gaming!


Savage Insider Issue 7 Released

Savage Insider 7: End of DaysSavage Insider Issue 7Mystical Throne Entertainment’s Savage Worlds e-zine, is available for free download at RPGNow.

This issue, End of Days, looks at the world after apocalypse, at an age where life on the new earth is much different than that which we know today. This issue concentrates more on options and content for post-apocalyptic game play while offering a short adventure and fictional piece that can be interpreted onto your tabletop.

The pillar article Technology Lost discusses what conveniences and technology would be lost depending on how the apocalypse affected the world while Religion in a Post-Apocalyptic Age presents information about how the faithful are able to practice their religion in a world without some of our modern conveniences.

End of Days includes:

  • Post-Apocalyptic Gear to equip your characters
  • Two flagship articles about life in a post-apocalyptic world
  • A fictional piece set in a post-apocalyptic environment
  • A one-sheet adventure
  • And more!

Keep your eyes open every quarter for a new issue.


Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter Goes Live

Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter CampaignGunmetal Games is at it again with a Kickstarter project to bring you Interface Zero 2.0, an updated, expanded, and improved version of their sci-fi/cyberpunk setting for Savage Worlds!

You can expect the full-color hardback with 200 or more pages to include character archetypes, advanced hacking rules, new gear, more vehicles (including mecha!), more weapons, androids, streamlined cyberware and hybrid rules, expanded world information, a full-length Plot Point Campaign, and buckets of Savage Tales!

For a full details on backer rewards, stretch goals, and add-ons, be sure to visit the Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter today!


Savage Worlds Style for 2013

Savage Worlds Dice and ShirtsSavage Worlds brings the fun to your gaming, but did you realize we can bring pizzazz to your torso and table, too?

We put the game in your hand, now let us put the shirt on your back! Get ready for the 2013 convention season with one of our four different Savage Worlds t-shirts. For the true gamer of leisure (or The Big Lebowski fan), the Savage Worlds bowling shirt is always a big hit.Savage Worlds Bowling Shirt from the Studio 2 Publishing Web Store

Or spice up your dice with one of the custom sets for Savage Worlds. Deadlands dice can help you through a West where the bones can roll themselves. Savage Worlds Wild Dice put that extra zing in every roll.

You can even get the complete Savage Worlds dice experience with your own custom Savage Worlds Dice and Bag set, featuring the full Savage Worlds logo on the bag with the logo icons on the dice! You can even get that in a combo with the Savage Wolds Dice and Bag set with Savage World Deluxe!


Hell on Earth in Hero Lab—Free!

Hero Lab for Savage WorldsHero Lab steps into the threatening glow of a discomforting future, adding free support for Hell on Earth. This is the fourth setting for Savage Worlds that Hero Lab has made available, joining Deadlands: Reloaded,  Rippers, and The Savage World of Solomon Kane.

Did we mention that all of those setting files are free downloads for award-winning software? That’s right, absolutely free.

So see what everyone’s talking about and make some spiffy characters of your own: check out Hero Lab for Savage Worlds today!

Be sure to keep an eye out. I hear you might see some other settings step out of the darkness into Hero Lab soon…


Savage Worlds Makes Tommy’s Top Six!

Tommy's Top Six on the Most Unread Blog on the InternetEvery year, The Most Unread Blog on the Internet Ever features Tommy’s Top Six, his selection of the top six stand-out books of the year. Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer’s Edition made the cut for 2012!

While you’re checking out the article and the other top five honorees, be sure to help them celebrate their third anniversary on the web by entering their giveaway contest. That’s right, it’s The Most Unread Blog’s birthday, but they’re giving you the presents! Gifts include selections from all the top six publishers as well as Fabled Environments, so you know there’s some good stuff waiting for you to win it!

If you want the sure thing, you can buy a copy of Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer’s Edition right now in PDF at the Pinnacle PDF Store or in print from the Studio 2 Publishing web store. Both are still just $9.99!


Happy New Year from All of Us at Pinnacle!

Savage Worlds Year in Review 2012It’s been a big year here at Pinnacle, and we’ve been very happy to have you be such a big part of that!

Old friends returned to us in 2012. 50 Fathoms: Explorer’s Edition brought one our earliest settings to a new generation of Savage Worlds fans, rules, and format! The ghost rock bombs rained again with the release of Hell on Earth: Reloaded, updating the dark future of Deadlands with a new hardback core rule book. Prerelease copies sold out almost immediately, but we’re expecting the full supply for an early 2013 treat!

We also had our first Kickstarter campaign—Deadlands Noir—which was wildly successful! We weren’t sure you’d want a non-Western Deadlands, but now we know! Some of the PDFs are available now, others are coming soon, and the whole initial line will be delivered in 2013.

The Savage Worlds miniatures line continued to expand. Our publishing services partner, Studio 2 Printing, even ran a Hell on Earth minis Kickstarter campaign to help speed up 2013’s minis for the Wasted West!

Speaking of minis, even our core rules shrank! Savage Worlds Deluxe was rereleased as Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer’s Edition. Not only was it a great day for fans of the smaller paperback format, but it was a great day for fans of the core rules being $9.99! That’s right, we were able to roll our prices back to 2003!

The Deadlands line kept coming on strong in 2012 with several adventures, a Plot Point Campaign, minis, and custom maps. Be sure to check out Deadlands products on the Pinnacle PDF Store and at Studio 2 Publishing for the full low-down, but here’s the quick list:

And, perhaps most importantly of all, 2012 gave us more of you! Getting to see our fans and supporters at conventions and to talk with you on the Pinnacle Forum (which may be one of the most pleasant places the internet has to offer) continues to be one of the very best parts of our jobs!

Last year was great, and we expect 2013 to be even better! Get ready, and get gaming!



Clint and Jodi Black Talk with The Goblin Beat

Clint and Jodi Black Talk to the Goblin BeatThe Goblin Beat talked with our own Clint and Jodi Black. If you’re curious about the origins of Savage Worlds, how to get into editing, Beautiful Brains Books & Games newly-licensed free adventure Throwdown at the North Pole, the difference between nonprofits and game companies, or how to win some free stuff, be sure to listen to the interview!

Oh, I did say “win some free stuff,” didn’t I? Yep, if you comment on the interview, you’ll be registered to win a copy of the upcoming printing of Necessary Evil: Explorer’s Edition signed by Clint and Jodi themselves! Don’t let this chance slip you by.



Jalizar, City of Thieves Available for GRAmel’s Beasts & Barbarians

Jalizar, City of ThievesJalizar, City of Thieves, is now available for GRAmel’s Beasts& Barbarians sword-and-sorcery setting for Savage Worlds.

Come to Jalizar, the Rotten Flower of the North, and learn the seedy ways of the Thieves’ Guild. Smuggle goods into the city and fool the Copper Helms (the corrupt city watch of Jalizar), vie for power with the Merchant Houses, or if you are really bold, venture into the dark Sewers of Jalizar where an age-old evil lurks undisturbed.

Twenty new Edges, new trappings and tweaks for the arcane backgrounds, an additional list of gear, and much more await you in this book! Sharpen your dagger, put on your black cloak, and lose yourself in the dark alleys of the City of Thieves!


Deadlands Noir Adventure and Archetypes Now Available!

The Old Absinthe House Blues PDF on the Pinnacle PDF StoreNow that you’ve had your mitts on Deadlands Noir for a week, do you find yourself hungry for more? Well, the Great Depression can do that to a body, but we’ve got the fix for you.

The Old Absinthe House Blues, the first adventure for Deadlands Noir, is now available from the Pinnacle PDF Store.

The life and music drain out of the Old Absinthe House when their hot new blues singer goes missing, and the owner turns to you for help. Can you find the missing dame with the velvet voice, or will the mystery remain as murky as the bayous and darkness that shroud the Big Easy? When the goin’ gets tough, is the promise of a big bar tab enough to keep you goin’?

Deadlands Noir Archetypes PDF FreebieNo adventure or setting is complete without good characters. In the spirit of the season and to make sure you’re off to as good a start as you can get in dark times, we’re giving you Deadlands Noir Archetypes for free! Use these nine fully-finished characters as they are or let them serve as guiding examples for your own creation.

We’ve given you the time and the place—even the action with The Old Absinthe House Blues—now it’s time for your characters to run with the story!