Deadlands Noir Kickstarter: The Final Hours!

Deadlands NoirWe’re down to the wire with the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter campaign, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. A large part of our Kickstarter plan was to gauge fan interest in the new setting. You fully funded the project in about three hours and have chewed through every stretch goal we’ve put out there, so I think it’s safe to say that you’re interested!

Speaking of stretch goals, we’re not done yet. You’ve already exceeded our content goals for the setting, but we thought there was still a little more we could give you. Check out the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter Updates for details on stretch goals for the last 48 hours. If you’re new to the Kickstarter, you can also find a recap of all the updates so far as well as all four parts of the illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy. [Update: You can also get the illustrated audio drama from Shane’s YouTube channel!]

If you want to really get into the setting, and I mean really get into it, we’ve added eight more Hardboiled backer slots to the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter campaign. At that level, you can become a real name in an unreal world. Beat feet if you’re interested buddy—those things go faster than a get-away driver on the lam!

And be sure to listen to Episode 64 of the Atomic Array podcast with special guest John Goff, lead author for Deadlands Noir. It’s their first show dedicated to Savage Worlds, and they get John to talk about the system, its origins, Deadlands Noir and the Kickstarter campaign, and even his days as a professional interrogator.

By any gauge, this project has been a wild success. We’re humbled by your outpouring of support, excited and energized by your enthusiasm, and really looking forward to turning our attention to development. You have our sincerest thanks.

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A Little More Hell On Earth: Reloaded

Hell on Earth: Reloaded DownloadsLast week, we gave you downloadable wallpapers of the cover art for the upcoming Hell on Earth: Reloaded. While that setting might be full of heartache and misery, our web site isn’t.

By popular request, we’ve made more wallpapers available on the Hell on Earth: Reloaded Downloads page for all those wide-screen monitors out there. Enjoy your fancy technology while it lasts, partner. The day of reckonin’ is a-comin’, and maybe—just maybe—sooner than you think…

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Deadlands Noir Kickstarter: Into the Home Stretch

Deadlands NoirWith just over a week left in our first Kickstarter campaign, Deadlands Noir, you’ve nearly met all our stretch goals, including expanding the setting with the Deadlands Noir Companion to Chicago, Lost Angels, and Shan Fan!

Visit the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter page for today’s updates and hear the fourth and final installment of the illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy.

If you missed Friday’s update, be sure to read Update #8 to hear about Deadlands Noir at Origins and see Cheyenne’s illustration of the technical evolution of the lightning gun!

 

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A First Taste of Hell on Earth: Reloaded

Hell on Earth: Reloaded DownloadsYou might think it cruel to whet your appetite like this, but you don’t know cruel…not yet, leastways. When a man can’t cross the desert without worrying about gettin’ his ride—and hisself—cut for parts, when the world is so irradiated that spirits are mutatin’, when there’s no hope on the burnin’ horizon, that’s a cruel place to be. Hell on Earth is coming, and this is just the beginning.

No, literally. Hell on Earth: Reloaded is coming. Not today, not tomorrow, and not any time we’re going to name right now, but watch here for more details in the months ahead.

And this really is just the beginning. Specifically, we’re giving you the cover art from the new book as downloadable wallpapers. Visit the Hell on Earth: Reloaded Downloads page to pick a size suited to you.

You best start gettin’ ready now, though. When things fall from the sky, worlds change forever…

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Deadlands Noir Kickstarter: Halfway Home

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We’re right into the half-way mark on our first Kickstarter campaign, Deadlands Noir, and the enthusiasm remains overwhelming. This morning, our stretch goals were like shell casings in a highway gunfight—all used up and behind us!

Unlike some of the back-bayou judges, we wouldn’t just leave you hangin’. Check out the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter page for today’s updates, including the third installment of our illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy and our new stretch goals. If you need a hint, just remember that the world might not turn out to be as small as you thought, but that probably means there’s more trouble out there with your name on it.

For anyone that missed it, be sure to read John Goff’s Update #6: Mystery and Investigation from last Friday for a little insight into Deadlands Noir and his own murky PI past.

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Hellfrost Gazetteer Series Concludes

Hellfrost Region Guide 52The road is long, but it doesn’t go on forever. After an epic quest spanning two years, Triple Ace Games’ exploration of Hellfrost’s northern continent reaches its epic finale.

Hellfrost Gazetteer and Region Guide 52 contains an additional 35 locations and four more colorful citizens. In celebration of the third anniversary of Hellfrost, this Region Guide comes with a free 14-page supplement exploring one of the major cities.

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War of the Dead Finale Now Available

War of the DeadThe road has been long, hard, and deadly, but everything comes to an end eventually. After two years and 52 adventures in a long-term zombie apocalypse campaign, that includes Daring Entertainment’s War of the Dead.

The final adventure, Chapter 4 Week 13, is now available in PDF. The Chapter Four print edition is scheduled to be available in retail stores late this summer.

And while I hear Daring Entertainment is excited about the new Hellspawn line for Savage Worlds, it’s not the last you’re going to see of the War of the Dead setting.

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Smiling Jack’s May Episode Up

Smiling Jack's Bar & GrillSmiling Jack’s Bar and Grill brings you Episode 12: CSI:SW! The menu includes such delights as

  • new favorite Savage Worlds settings for some of the crew,
  • upcoming Savage Worlds releases (including Deadlands NoirEarthdawn Game Master’s Guide, and Streets of Bedlam),
  • listener feedback questions about game balance,
  • Justin’s exciting new position, and
  • The People v Chris Fuchs, a demo of the Deluxe Edition’s Social Conflict Rules, which is actually a sequel to their discussion of the Deluxe Edition’s Chase Rules!

Neal “Neal5x5” Hyde, Scott “DARTNET” Crosson, and the Savage Mommy (Chris “Beldar1215” Fuchs) of the Rocky Mountain Savages joined the regular staff—Veronica Blessing, Justin Suzuki, and Ron Blessing—for fifty-seven minutes of gamedy goodness.

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Visit Us at Origins and ConCarolinas

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIt’s the season of conventions, and your chance of spotting a member of the Pinnacle staff out in the wild are way up!

If you’re going to Origins (May 30-June 3), keep your eyes peeled for Shane Hensley himself, as well as Evil Mike and Chaos Steve, our ever-popular demo team.

If you’re not going to be quite as northerly, drop by ConCarolinas (June 1-3) for a chance to see Clint Black and Joel Kinstle, as well as our good friend, frequent Pinnacle editor, and (in at least one case) wife, Jodi Black.

Check the convention program for games and panels, and be sure to say “hi.” We’re always happy to meet a fan!

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Deadlands Noir Kickstarter Update

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Last week we launched our first Kickstarter campaign with Deadlands Noir, and you were more supportive and excited than we’d imagined. After a touch more than three hours, we shot through our original goal like a wet paper range target!

We added a series of stretch goals last Friday, and as of today we’re past all but one—including the Deadlands Noir custom dice set previewed hereDeadlands Noir Dice—with 22 days left to go! There’s a new stretch goal in today’s Kickstarter update, and it’s based on number of supporters, not cash. You, too, can make a difference!

The second installment of our illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy goes live (or something very similar) on the Kickstarter page today. We left Harvey Jenkins in a precarious position on the worst side of the Bloody Ol’ Muddy’s delta. Find out how ol’ Harv’s doing—it might be the only mystery New Orleans ever gives up.

If you missed it last week and want more details on Deadlands Noir, check out last week’s new article Deadlands Noir—The Secret Setting Revealed! or the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter page.

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