A Little Taste of Hell

Our good friends at Studio 2 Publishing had an idea for Hell On Earth semi-niggling at the back of their brains, gnawing around like the worm you shouldn’t drink from the glowing, green tequila.

Don’t worry your pretty little parasite-filled head about it, though, for all will be revealed next week. Well, all of the plans—hopefully not all of your brains.

But until then let’s kick off the conjecture and start the speculation with a hint of what’s to come.

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Deadlands Blood Drive Continues with High Plains Drovers

Blood Drive Two: High Plains DroversThe trail is long and hard, amigo, and with beeves to move before you sleep. Your posse’s long-haul cattle drive continues with Blood Drive 2: High Plains Drovers! Starting just outside of Denver to a promised land in Wyoming, this adventure ups the ante with your cowpokes getting a share of the expanding herd. Between your new ownership and the high plains, the stakes (and steaks) have never been higher! High Plains Drovers is the second installment in the Blood Drive series.

The Blood Drive series is a complete campaign. Each adventure starts and ends in such a fashion that if you want to use it by itself without the others in the series, you can easily do so. In fact, they’re perfect for getting a posse from one part of the Weird West to another if that’s what you’re looking for, Marshal. Used together, the three combine to take the heroes from greenhorn cowpunchers to hardened trail hands fighting for their cattle, their land, and even their lives!

If you think the first book’s four words of fear (“written by John Goff”) were bad, wait’ll you get a load of “longhorns burstin’ like popcorn!” And don’t stop worryin’—it’s still written by John Goff.

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Beware! We’re Coming for You!

Pinnacle Convention AppearancesThis fall is going to bring a bumper crop of appearances by Pinnacle folks at conventions. You can look for us at MACE in North Carolina, Con on the Cob in Ohio, and all sorts of other places.

Be sure to check our Conventions page (that’s under the News tab, by the way) for full details of who’s going to be where.

And just because we’re not listed to be somewhere, don’t count us out. With all of us cooperating on our Stealth rolls, we could be standing behind you right now. Go ahead. Look. If you dare…

 

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Shane Hensley on Sand & Steam

Savage Worlds on the Web: An Interview with Shane HensleyFor the five or six of you who read the headline and got excited about an Arabian Steampunk setting, I have bad news. For everyone else, read on without fear.

Sand & Steam Productions is a game development house (the folks behind School Daze and the One Shot Kickstarter) that also runs a general gaming blog, and they’ve recently posted an interview with Shane Hensley. Trapped at work and concerned the boss will hear? Don’t worry—it’s text, so there’s no reason not to go.

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Daring Entertainment’s Hellbrood Begins!

Hellbrood: Countdown to InvasionPeace, justice, and prosperity are all well and good, but now you fight for the simple survival of the earth itself! Superheroes were a fascinating spectacle of fantasy and celebrity, until the gigantic pods fell from the sky. Weakened from an impossible battle against the world’s most powerful supervillain, the heroes were unprepared for the alien onslaught. In days, cities were destroyed, heroes and villains perished, and billions were turned into the dreaded flesh-ravenous Hellbrood!

Daring Entertainment’s Hellbrood: Countdown to Invasion is a massive six adventure miniseries. Face the world’s deadliest supervillain. Battle on the front lines of a war against an alien race. Save the Earth. So long as heroes draw breath, there is a future. Never let Earth go quietly into the night. The Hellbrood War is just beginning!

Designed for the award winning Savage Worlds role-playing game and the Super Powers Companion, Hellbrood: Countdown to Invasion includes five playable races, new Edges and Hindrances, and new setting rules—including performing Power Stunts and expanding your hero’s capabilities.

 

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Savage Outfitter Kickstarter Coming to a Close

Savage Outfitter KickstarterThe Kickstarter campaign for Serf Productions’ Savage Worlds digital tools is coming to a close, and this is your chance to make a difference. As I write this, their Kickstarter is within a few hundred dollars of funding with four days to go.

Make the cloud work for you. Leverage that smart phone of yours. Make the world yours and make it digital. Put your everything you need for character creation and tracking your character during play in the palm of your hand (or expanse of your tablet).

The Savage Outfitter Kickstarter ends October 6. Don’t miss out just because you let your time slip away!

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Fantasy Grounds for Savage Worlds on Steam

Savage Worlds on SteamIf you’ve ever wanted to play the award-winning Savage Worlds roleplaying system through the highly-popular Steam web gaming engine, you just may get your chance!

Steam Greenlight gives you the chance to decide what becomes available. The RPG gaming utility Fantasy Grounds is on Steam Greenlight, and you can vote for it now! If it gets voted in, Fantasy Ground’s robust support for Savage Worlds online becomes Steam’s robust support for Savage Worlds online!

Oh, I probably forgot to mention that Fantasy Grounds also supports other roleplaying systems, too. You know, little things like D&D and Pathfinder—I mean, just in case you’re into that kind of thing. We won’t judge.

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Shane Hensley Coming to MACE 2012!

Shane and Clint at MACE 2012Have you ever wanted to meet our very own Shane Hensley, founder and illustrious leader? How about Clint Black, Core Rules Brand Manager? Plan ahead, and you’ll get that chance. They’ll both be at MACE 2012, November 2-4 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

MACE has always been one of our favorite cons, chock full of gaming, gaming, and more gaming—and always with a big ol’ Savage Saturday Night! Mark your calendars now, and we’ll see you there!

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Tattered Banners Brings Mercenary Captains and Bandit Lords to Beasts & Barbarians

Tattered Banners - Bandit Lords and Mercenary Captains for Beasts & BarbariansGRAmel brings shady and honorable characters alike to their Beasts & Barbarians sword-and-sorcery setting for Savage Worlds with Tattered Banners, a source book of bandit lords and mercenary captains.

Some of them are dirty, with rusty weapons, rumbling bellies, and a talent for death. Others shine in high-polished armor, the epitome of glory and rulership. But they are all alike, mercenaries and bandits, outcasts of the civilized lands. Dare you hire one? Dare you become one?

Tattered Banners is designed for use with the Beasts & Barbarians sword-and-sorcery setting for Savage Worlds, but could easily be tweaked for use with other Savage Worlds fantasy settings.

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Doctor Belmont on Savage Worlds

Savage Worlds on Doctor Belmont's BlogLong-time gamer and blogger Doctor Belmont talks about his experience with Deadlands and Savage Worlds in Savage Worlds: Never a Dull Moment. If you’re at all curious about one man’s journey from the original Deadlands Classic game to becoming a Savage Worlds fan, it may be the read for you!

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