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Cast of Cards Goes Full Fantasy with Witches and Ancient Ruins

Cast of Cards: WitchesCast of Cards: Ancient RuinsCast of Cards takes their Savage Worlds character packs deep into the realms of fantasy with two new additions—Ancient Ruins and 17 Witches!

Ancient Ruins takes you to a fallen city filled with adventure, forgotten treasure, and danger. From the expected (terrified warriors and panicked rogues) to the unusual (portal guardians and shadow princes) to the downright fantastic (demonesses, dark lords, and loads of catpeople), they’ve got your denizen needs covered.

17 Witches helps you fill all those empty spots around the cauldrons in your countryside! With seventeen different kinds of witches to pick from, you’re set for friends and foes, helpers and harridans, and Extras and Wild Cards.

Be sure to check out the full line of Cast of Cards on DriveThruRPG, especially right now. You can get Freebie Pack 2 and the original Freebie Pack for nothing, and all the other cards are part of the Savage September Sale! There’s never been a better time to make your life easier.

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Bring ETU to Life at Your Table!

Surround yourself with a complete East Texas University immersion and fill your players’ hands with actual ETU documentation! There’s nothing stopping you now.

ETU Custom Screen InsertsPut the most important charts and tables at your Dean’s fingertips with the ETU Custom Screen Inserts. These new, full-color, full-size screen inserts for East Texas University are now available. Never be at a loss for how to run exams again!

etupressAnd for the full college experience, nothing beats forms. No, seriously…no matter what you do, they keep coming. Now you can produce all the ETU forms you want with the ETU University Press PDFs. Get all the common forms you need, including housing, academic probation, parking tickets, and more. For the more inventive Deans out there, there’s even blank ETU letterhead and form templates so you can create your own form. After all, not every game is going to need a legal release for an international iron-man skeet-shooting/ping-pong tournament in the snow, but you might!

Be sure to check out all our great East Texas University books and accessories today!

Last Parsec Kickstarter Coming Soon—Save the Date

The Last Parsec Kickstarter BannerBe ready for September 23, 2014. It’s the dawn of the beginning of the next era of man, and it’s in your hands. Be there for the very beginning of the Last Parsec Kickstarter campaign. See the future, and be a part of creating it.

Be sure to let your friends know, and feel free to share our Last Parsec Kickstarter banner all you like!

We’ll see you there. Start counting down your time trapped on this little rock called earth.

Savage September Sale at DriveThruRPG

Savage Worlds on DTRPGIf you’ve been waiting for 15% off to go totally wild on your Savage Worlds purchases, wait no more! For the rest of September, hundreds of Savage Worlds products on DriveThruRPG are on sale for at least 15% off.

But September doesn’t last forever, and neither will the Savage September Sale. Act today before the discounts pass you by!

EerieX Radio Interviews Shane Hensley

Eerie X Radio PodcastEerieX Radio has just released their interview of our own Shane Hensley at Gen Con. Shane’s interview starts about 1 hour and 13 minutes, right after Lester Smith. If you’ve never had the chance to talk (or listen) to Lester, you should go ahead and catch the whole thing.

Catch other episodes, including the first part of the EerieX Radio Gen Con interviews, from the EerieX Radio home page or follow EerieX Radio on Facebook.

Achtung! Cthulhu Coming to the Silver Screen!

Achtung! Cthulhu MovieThe Secret War will be secret no longer! Shortly after their Silver ENnie wins for Best Writing and Best Artwork, Modiphius Entertainment has announced the Achtung! Cthulhu setting will be turned into a movie.

The film adaptation to bring the story of the secret Cthulhoid side of World War II to the big screen has signed Raine McCormack as its director and Dirk Vandereyken as its script writer. Shooting is scheduled to begin in 2015.

Be sure to check out Modiphius’ announcement for the full details.

Kronocalypse Kickstarter Begins

Kronocalypse KickstarterIf you’re a fan of dinosaurs, cyborgs, or cyborg dinosaurs, then you need to check out the Kronocalypse Kickstarter today. You even get knights and wizards dueling pirates on airships—seriously, what’s not to like?

Sneak Attack Press‘ newest setting includes all the races, Edges, Hindrances, and details you need to create a hero from the prehistoric, medieval, steampunk, or cyberpunk era. And you’re going to need these heroes to survive the Plot Point Campaign and set time aright before it all goes “awrong.” Don’t forget, these are the people who brought you this year’s ENnie Award-winning Broken Earth!

For full details on what’s included and the various backer levels, be sure to visit the Kronocalypse Kickstarter project today. After all, time waits for no man…or does it?

Deadlands: Reloaded Reviewed

Deadlands Reloaded: Marshal's Handbook Explorer's EditionDeadlands Reloaded: Player's Guide Explorer's EditionDeadlands: Reloaded has been out for quite a few years now, and it always warms the cockles* of my heart when I hear about people who are new to the setting. After all this time, the Weird West can still reach out and find a new posse of unsuspecting cowpokes to go riding into adventure.

Some of those folks even get motivated enough to share their opinions, and that’s happened again. Check out Matthew MacHale’s Deadlands: Reloaded review on Not Just Another Gaming Podcast.

If you’re an old hand on the range, it’s always nice to hear someone else’s take on things. If you’re new to a West where people don’t all have the decency to stay dead, the American Civil War has ground to a halt, and the newest superfuel burns with a wailin’ some compare to the souls of the damned, then pull up a chair and get introduced.

Oh, and did I mention that the Deadlands Player’s Guide and Marshal’s Handbook are both on sale right now? Yep. They sure ’nuff are, partner.

* Yep. I said cockles. And now I’m gigglin’.

Pinnacle Convention Bits Round-Up

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouAre you ready for a really big convention announcement? Oh, that’s unfortunate—but I do have a few medium-sized convention-related bits for you, and I hope that satisfies your cravings.

Dragon Con was a blast. Savage Worlds products were flying out of the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth. Clint and Jodi Black were on several well-received panels, and gaming in general and Savage Worlds in particular continue to grow every year. We had eight full tables at Savage Sunday Night, and a very good time was had. It’s always nice to catch up with folks you only see at the conventions, but this time I* got to meet Kristian Serrano (who I’ve only known electronically) in the flesh. Join us all there next year!

The legacy of Gen Con continues. The Misdirected Mark’s Gen Con Interviews, Part Two is now available. If you weren’t there, it’ll be like you were. If you were there, it’ll be like you still are (which is probably kind of creepy, really).

Plans are afoot for the annual Savage Worlds invasion at MACE. Their event submission is open now, and lots of talk at Dragon Con was about what we were all planning on running at MACE. Watch this space for more details as they come, and watch MACE November 7-9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, to catch at least Jodi and Clint Black and Joel Kinstle.**

There’s going to be some Savage Worlds gaming at Chupacabracon—at least two! While I’m sure there will be much more than that, both Shane Hensley and Clint Black are planning on attending. Shane will be running an East Texas University adventure called The Thing at Wilson’s Quarry which may finally dissuade college students from swimming in quarries for good. Clint will be treating people to his Sci-Fi original homage, Arctigator vs Crocosharkasaurus, with survival and better acting gigs both unlikely. Go ahead and mark your calendars for January 9-11, 2015 and catch them in Austin, Texas. You’ll be happier (and more likely to have some barbecue) if you do.

* Remember, if you see “I” in the updates, it’s me, Joel Kinstle. Pinnacle does not speak in some weird anti-royal non-we singular pronoun.

** Yes, that’s me again, but in the third person this time. All of you who have been victims of my editorial wrath may now feel smug for my lack of consistency.

Achtung! Cthulhu Guide to North Africa Now Available!

Achtung! Cthulhu: Guide to North AfricaFollow the fine folks at Modiphius Entertainment on a tentacular spectacular tour of the mysterious continent in their newly released Guide to North Africa for Achtung! Cthulhu.

Discover the secret history of World War II beyond Western Europe in a land where the heat is as much an enemy as any man with a gun. New templates for military and civilian occupations, tomes of forbidden lore to expand your mystic knowledge beyond what is wise, and new vehicles and equipment all wait to be found. Beware, though—the sands hide artifacts and creatures man was not meant to encounter, and has all the rules for a GM to make the most use of them!

Fight the war on a new front with the Guide to North Africa for Achtung! Cthulhu…for as long as you can…