Conan: Rise of Monsters is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

ConanKickstarterThe wait is over…

Conan: Rise of Monsters is now live on Kickstarter and the battle for Hyboria has begun!

From Pulposaurus (a part of Pinnacle Entertainment Group) and created by our own Shane Hensley along with George Vasilakos, Timothy Brown, Jack Emmert, Mack Martin, and illustrator Victor Moreno, Conan: Rise of Monsters is an epic fantasy battle game with high-quality, pre-painted, 34mm plastic figures, fast-play rules, custom dice, cards, tokens, and more. The backstory is a brand new tale inspired by Robert E. Howard’s original Conan tales and the Marvel and Dark Horse Comics stories and adaptations.

Check out the pledge levels, epic stretch goals, and incredible add-ons (including some amazing unpainted terrain pieces from Reaper Miniatures). Plus, if you want to try before you buy, the Core Rules, Unit Cards, Terrain Cards, and Fate Cards are now available for FREE on DriveThruRPG! Contemplate THAT on the Tree of… WHOA!

And for those who supported the first Kickstarter back in 2015, the Pulposaurus gang hasn’t forgotten you and will be offering add-on credit as a thank you for your loyalty and patience!

Visit the Conan: Rise of Monsters Kickstarter page to pledge your support, and if you’re attending the Origins Game Fair, Shane will be running Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!

The time to crush your enemies and see them driven before you… is now!

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Find Us This Weekend at the Origins Game Fair

Pinnacle at OriginsThis weekend (June 14th-18th), join Shane Hensley along with Jodi and Clint Black at the Origins Game Fair inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center in beautiful Columbus, Ohio!

Pick up your physical copy of the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer (featuring all-new, full-color adventures for Weird War I and Deadlands) and then check in with Shane as he runs some colossal Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!

Find Pinnacle Entertainment Group (and Carolina Game Tables) in the Studio 2 Publishing area, Booth #547.

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Savage Worlds Explorer Premieres at Origins

SW_Explorer_Cover_900[11330]If you’re attending the Origins Game Fair this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, be sure to swing by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (in Booth #547) to get your mitts on the full-color premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer!

Issue 1 features adventures penned by Teller (Weird War I) and Matthew Cutter (Deadlands: The Weird West), both of which feature detailed maps, wicked monsters, and loads of Savage surprises.

Hellfighters is a Plot Point Campaign for Weird War I that follows the exploits of the American 369th Infantry Regiment from the time the unit is attached to the French army until shortly after the Second Battle of the Marne. The campaign covers a period of five months and covers a wide geographic area of the Western Front.

Knights With No Armor is a Savage Tale for Deadlands: The Weird West that begins in southern Cochise County, Arizona Territory. What starts out as a simple rescue soon turns into a peek into the machinations of one of the Weird West’s most wicked and corrupt villains. Get a taste of what the next edition of Deadlands has to offer, amigo!

*** As a special introductory offer, if you order a print copy of issue 1 from now through this Saturday, June 17th, you’ll save $4.99 off the shipping price. Plus, you’ll get the PDF download immediately. A perfect Father’s Day gift for Savage Dads everywhere. And please note that the PDF version on its own won’t be available to order just yet, so grab this print+PDF special deal today!

All orders for Savage Worlds Explorer will begin shipping the week after Origins.

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The Fighting Ravens of East Texas University

Savage Worlds on the WebIf you’re wondering what campus life is like at East Texas University, we recommend hanging out with the Fighting Ravens, Class of 2020 over on their Twitch channel!

Since November of 2016, the Fighting Ravens group has been posting live play sessions of East Texas University for all to enjoy. Whether you’re watching them live on Twitch or catching up on archived shows on their YouTube channel, the Fighting Ravens are sure to entertain.

Please note that some of their language and subject matter can get a bit salty from time to time. You have been warned!

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Game On Tabletop Launches with Fear Agent™ RPG and The Goon™ RPG

GameOn_Logo_FINAL_crop[11238]Beginning Tuesday, June 6th, you can now order your physical and PDF copies of both Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ via the brand new Game On Tabletop platform, created by our great friends across the pond at Black Book Editions.

Game On Tabletop takes over where Kickstarter leaves off, offering new backers a way to join the campaign with individually-priced rewards starting at $29.99 for a softcover + PDF copy of each book.

To find out more (and to get your hands on both Fear Agent™ RPG and The Goon™ RPG visit the Game On Tabletop site today.

 

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The Pinnacle Forums… Shall Rise Again!

Savage Worlds Web ForumTrust me when I say that we’re all frustrated about our forums being MIA. We know what a valuable asset they are, housing more than a decade’s worth of Q&As, ideas, suggestions, tutorials, house rules, and so much more, and because of that, we’re not about to let them go!

To explain to you all exactly what’s going on, allow me to hand control over to one of our resident webmasters, Brendan Quinn of Squid & Crow.

Take it away, Brendan!


Hey folks, Brendan from Squid&Crow here…

Jodi and Clint asked me to come out of my basement to give you an update on why the forums are taking so long to get back up. First, a little history… While peginc.com has been rebuilt a couple times from the ground up, the forums have largely stayed the same. phpBB, the software running the forum, had a massive essential upgrade that was performed a couple years back when we moved it over to pegforum.com, but aside from that it has largely been running on its own.

That all changed a few weeks ago when users started noticing that when they logged in, they were actually logging in as other users (with access to private messages, posts, etc). phpBB had another significant upgrade, and while we applied it successfully, it didn’t actually fix the login problem. Scouring support forums, running code reviews, etc., came up with nothing so we decided to shut the site down while we began a migration off of phpBB to vBulletin’s cloud services so that we could have forum software experts keeping an eye on things. 

The truth is, migration of this nature is outside of the Squid & Crow wheelhouse, so we needed to pull in another company specializing in data migration. The company we’ve been working with for the past few weeks has let us know now that for some reason their methodology of migration isn’t working with our database/server config and so we’re now searching for a new migration specialist. 

Believe us, folks, we want the forums back up as soon as humanly possible. And understand that we have the old site backed up completely from just as we were beginning to see the problem, so aside from the login issue being unresolved, the data is all still there. If you’ve had experience with migrating about 280,000 posts, and a few thousand user profiles from phpBB to vBulletin, shoot a note over to site.admin@peginc.com. We’re happy to take referrals for this kind of service.

Thank you!

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Doomtown: Reloaded is Goin’ Global

PBP 5 - Dude - 4R - Ivor Hawley Exp[11231]“Pestilence sends its regards.” – Ivor Hawley

As the Servitors prepare to reveal themselves during our July Kickstarter campaign to fund the Tales from the Epitaph supplement for Doomtown: Reloaded, Pine Box Entertainment will be running a number of world-wide Epitaph Series companion tournaments that you won’t want to miss.

Doomtown: Reloaded players in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, and the Philippines can gather ’round the tables, have a great time, and maybe walk away with some sweet, sweet prizes including the new Ivor Hawley promo card featuring incredible art by 2015 Marshal Winner, David Hammond.

Head over to the Pine Box Entertainment Epitaph Series page for a full schedule of events and up-to-the-minute information about the Tales from the Epitaph Kickstarter coming your way in July.

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Get the Inside Scoop from the Minion Minute Podcast

Savage Worlds Interviews on the WebWe’re forever keeping our eyes ears out for the latest gaming podcasts especially when some of our own get a chance to slide behind the mics and share inside scoops about current and upcoming projects.

Recently, the folks behind The Misadventures of Max’s Minions podcast caught up with a few familiar faces voices including Shane Hensley and Darrell Hayhurst for a series of interviews under the Minion Minute banner.

In Episode 5, Shane talks all about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Torg: Eternity while in Episode 4, Darrell Hayhurst discusses his role as Line Developer for Torg: Eternity and his work on Savage Rifts®.

Visit the Misadventures of Max’s Minions Facebook page where you’ll find links to these and other fine interviews with additional Savage Worlds alumni including Ross Watson, Sean Patrick Fannon, and Sean and Robin Bircher.

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Steel Yourself for the 3rd Edition of Beasts & Barbarians

steeleditionEvoking the blood-soaked sensibilities of 1930s pulp fantasy adventures, Beasts & Barbarians is roleplaying in a cursed world of sword-wielding warriors, chainmail bikini-clad amazons, and dark sorcerers with Savage Worlds rules chugging away at its core.

After two well-supported and critically-acclaimed editions, GRAmel has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help summon up an all-new third edition of the game.

The full-color Beasts & Barbarians Steel Edition features streamlined rules, an extended timeline, lore, new gear, adventures, and monsters spread out over two jam-packed volumes: The Player’s Guide and The Game Master Guide. Rewards include hardcover books, custom Bennies, maps, dice, cardstock minis, and so much more.

Get ready to head back to the Dominions in the all-new Steel Edition of Beasts & Barbarians! Support the Indiegogo campaign today because Steel is stronger than Gold!

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Savage Licensee Spotlight: Third Eye Games

3eglogo1Since opening their doors in 2008, Third Eye Games, headed by Eloy Lasanta, has grown by leaps and bounds with multiple game lines, in-house systems, and, of course, a selection of amazing licensed products.

A few years ago, Third Eye launched the Savage Worlds edition of Apocalypse Prevention, Inc., a setting that pits the player characters as agents defending the Earth against ancient demonic forces! Last year, Third Eye released the Savage Worlds version of the Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. 2nd Edition Expansion adding 10 new races and gear customization rules. An anthology of API fiction is also available that includes a short story titled “Loch, Stock, and Barrel” penned by Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s very own Clint Black!

Next up for Third Eye Games will be a complete Savage Worlds update of all previously released Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. material from the first edition, so API fans have a lot to look forward to.

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