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“Of the Dead” Series Takes on a New Life!

Of the Dead SeriesGun Metal Games now has the exclusive license to continue Daring Entertainment’sOf the Dead” line of games.

David Jarvis, principal of Gun Metal Games, leapt at the chance to continue Daring Entertainment’s massive zombie apocalypse thriller setting when he heard Lee Szczepanik was stepping away from RPGs to focus on fiction writing. Lee, a fan of Gun Metal GamesInterface Zero, is happy to have the line in such capable hands, and will maintain a consulting and approval role to keep the flavor and direction of the series consistent.

We’re looking forward to seeing what comes from such a creative pair. Keep your eyes peeled. You don’t want the walking dead sneaking up on—or by—you!

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Among the Brave, Deadlands Tall Tales 6, Released

Among the Brave: A Tall Tale for DeadlandsEven for the Weird West of Deadlands, something isn’t quite right. A small tribe near the Coyote Confederation has vanished, leaving behind the tent and tipis as if everyone wandered off. Locals from Brisco won’t have anything to do with the place. Maybe you can figure out what’s going on in Among the Brave, a story roleplaying game set in Deadlands: the Weird West.

Among the Brave plays differently from any of the previous Tall Tales. Players only have some of the information available at the beginning, and there are several planned breaks to answer questions. With new rules for resolving conflict, the Spirit World, and a new ending chart with a lot more doom, it’s the darkest, strangest Tall Tale ever!

Deadlands Tall Tales is a series of zero-prep, GM-less narrative games set in the Deadlands universe, powered by the Protocol Games Series. Among the Brave joins our previous Tall Tales installments  Ghost Train, Trail of DarknessYukon TerrorDoctor Tregan’s Mechanical Wonders, and Broken Hearts (a free introductory adventure).

Find Pinnacle at Gen Con!

Pinnacle at GenConAre you coming to Gen Con? Be sure to drop by and see us (1317 with Studio 2 Publishing). Whether you’re a blogger, a podcaster, a friend of the game, or a Savage-curious player, we’d love to see you!

In addition to the Pinnacle preview, you can get hold of Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of HorrorETU Ravens t-shirt (likely a Gen Con exclusive), Bennies for East Texas University, and the Savage Worlds Counters . And you get to talk to us!

We’re also participating in the Lone Wolf Challenge. See them in booth 617, then come back by and see us again.

Can’t make it to Gen Con? Jodi will be uploading photos and highlights as she can to our Facebook page—and to Twitter and G+ if she can get her phone to behave right—to keep you posted on all the excitement.

ETU Miniatures

 

ETU Ravens T-Shirt

Deadlands Noir Now Available for Fantasy Grounds on Steam

Deadlands Noir for Fantasy Grounds on SteamFantasy Grounds has added a handful of Deadlands Noir downloadable content on Steam. Now you can get Deadlands Noir and Deadlands Noir Player’s Guide for your Steam-powered Fantasy Grounds games.

And what’s a new setting without some adventure materials? The Old Absinthe House module is also available for Steam, as well as the Deadlands Noir Figure Flats/Token Pack.

So, grab a few files and a few friends and get your game on today!

New Stuff and Sales for Savage Worlds DTRPG!

Savage Worlds on DTRPGThere’s a trio of excitement on DriveThruRPG right now for Savage Worlds from our licensees.

Until Friday, August 15, all of the War of the Dead books from Daring Entertainment are 50% off! Unlike the walking dead, this deal won’t last forever, so don’t delay.

Sneak Attack Press has released the newest Kronocalypse preview adventure, A Cyborg in King Althor’s Court. What happens when a cyborg, a shapeshifter, and assassins from the future come to a medieval tournament? That’s up to you.

Chimera Press has release Mythic, a Savage Worlds setting drawn from Celtic, Greek, and Egyptian myths and lore. Live a rich and exciting fantastic history and be the hero you’ve always dreamed you could be in Mythic!

Dream Dates and More from Pinnacle for Gen Con

Pinnacle at GenConThis is your chance to win a dream date with the Pinnacle crew! Pinnacle is supporting the ENnies Dream Date auctions this year by putting at least three of our cutest staffers on the block—Clint Black, Jodi Black, and John Goff. Yes, the auction just lists John, but we’ve decided to up the ante.

If you win, you’ll get to spend the evening with the Pinnacle crew, starting with the cocktail reception and continuing through the 2014 ENnies Awards ceremony at Gen Con Friday, August 15, in the Grand Ballroom of Union Station. We’ll also give you a free copy of every Pinnacle product that wins an ENnie this year—so you’re already guaranteed a copy of Weird Wars: Rome, winner of  a 2014 Judges’ Spotlight Award.

While all the Dream Date auctions support the ENnies, we wanted to do a little more. Pinnacle will make a donation to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children equal to the winning bid. Have a great night, get some free stuff, and help a truly worthy cause—bid today. The Pinnacle Dream Date auction lasts until August 9, then this once-in-a-lifetime chance will be gone forever.

If that’s not enough to get you to Gen Con, East Texas Horror Kickstarter backers will be able to pick up their Modern Minis for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror (find us in the Studio 2 Publishing booth), and everyone will have a chance to get their very own ETU Ravens t-shirt! Don’t slack, though—the Ravens t-shirt is a Gen Con exclusive! Oh, and there’ll also be the Savage Worlds Counters and Bennies for East Texas University (as we mentioned last week and has appeared in the BoardGameGeek forum).

New Adventures for ETU and Weird Wars: Rome!

Nox Germanica for Weird Wars: RomeClass Ring for East Texas UniversityWe’re happy to bring you two new adventures this week. Whether you’re burning the midnight oil studying for exams or watching the barbarian hordes that would invade Rome herself, fate is definitely in your hands.

In Class Ring for East Texas University, a late night with the books brings the ghost of a beautiful young woman seeking help. Why does she haunt the Language Arts building? Who was she? What can a bunch of college students do about it—and are you up to it?

Nox Germanica for Weird Wars: Rome takes you to the dark, dripping forests of Germania, a trackless land of barbarians, mystery, and fear. Here on the Limes Germanicus, the walls, towers, and ditches built to keep Rome safe, you begin to wonder if there isn’t something far more sinister lurking in the dark forests than resistance. If there is, is there any way to keep it at bay? This full-length adventure also includes designs for a Roman castrum (castle).

More Savage Worlds on DriveThruRPG!

Savage Worlds on DTRPGIf you’re a DriveThruRPG shopper and a Pinnacle fan, rejoice! We’ve just added several new titles to the Savage Worlds offerings on DriveThruRPG.

You can always get our PDFs from the Pinnacle Web Store, but we’re happy to have Savage Worlds on DriveThruRPG as another way for you to get the electronic copies of our products you want. The choice is always yours, and now there’s even more to choose from!

Kickstart the Superheroic World of Daring Comics!

Daring Comics Kickstarter ProjectHelp start a whole new world of superheroics with the Daring Comics Kickstarter project! This four-color comic books setting for Savage Worlds comes from the creative team at Daring Entertainment and fully utilizes the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition).

The Kickstarter also includes the plans for multiple Mega-Event books. Think of them as a cross between a Plot Point Campaign and a comics cross-over story arc. Add one of those and—BAM!—you’re ready to start the high-flyin’ action.

The Daring Comics universe and Hellbrood (the first planned Mega-Event book) are definitely worth a look, so be sure to check out the Daring Comics Kickstarter project for full details on the books, the stretch goals, and some amazing make-me-a-part-of-it backer levels. It’ll be gone in a flash!*

*And that’s definitely with a lower-case f. We don’t need to be starting any super-trouble…

Sail the Haunted Straits of the Broken Earth

The Haunted Straits for Broken EarthRebuilding commerce in a post-apocalyptic Northern Midwest is a good way to make money. Boat trade should be an easy way to connect Wright Town to Geneva and Scrap City on Lake Michigan. Once on the lake, they may even be able to reach the open sea if the pre-War maps are right at all.

But first there’s the Haunted Straits. Is it really filled with vengeful spirits driving away outsiders? Can it be allowed to blocked progress? Can you stop it if it tries?

The Haunted Straits describes an isolated community, the history of the area, and the important NPCs. The Haunted Straits is filled with plot points specifically for the ENnie nominated Broken Earth setting from Sneak Attack Press, but could be used with any post-apocalyptic campaign.