Clint and Jodi Black Talk with The Goblin Beat

Clint and Jodi Black Talk to the Goblin BeatThe Goblin Beat talked with our own Clint and Jodi Black. If you’re curious about the origins of Savage Worlds, how to get into editing, Beautiful Brains Books & Games newly-licensed free adventure Throwdown at the North Pole, the difference between nonprofits and game companies, or how to win some free stuff, be sure to listen to the interview!

Oh, I did say “win some free stuff,” didn’t I? Yep, if you comment on the interview, you’ll be registered to win a copy of the upcoming printing of Necessary Evil: Explorer’s Edition signed by Clint and Jodi themselves! Don’t let this chance slip you by.



Jalizar, City of Thieves Available for GRAmel’s Beasts & Barbarians

Jalizar, City of ThievesJalizar, City of Thieves, is now available for GRAmel’s Beasts& Barbarians sword-and-sorcery setting for Savage Worlds.

Come to Jalizar, the Rotten Flower of the North, and learn the seedy ways of the Thieves’ Guild. Smuggle goods into the city and fool the Copper Helms (the corrupt city watch of Jalizar), vie for power with the Merchant Houses, or if you are really bold, venture into the dark Sewers of Jalizar where an age-old evil lurks undisturbed.

Twenty new Edges, new trappings and tweaks for the arcane backgrounds, an additional list of gear, and much more await you in this book! Sharpen your dagger, put on your black cloak, and lose yourself in the dark alleys of the City of Thieves!


Deadlands Noir Adventure and Archetypes Now Available!

The Old Absinthe House Blues PDF on the Pinnacle PDF StoreNow that you’ve had your mitts on Deadlands Noir for a week, do you find yourself hungry for more? Well, the Great Depression can do that to a body, but we’ve got the fix for you.

The Old Absinthe House Blues, the first adventure for Deadlands Noir, is now available from the Pinnacle PDF Store.

The life and music drain out of the Old Absinthe House when their hot new blues singer goes missing, and the owner turns to you for help. Can you find the missing dame with the velvet voice, or will the mystery remain as murky as the bayous and darkness that shroud the Big Easy? When the goin’ gets tough, is the promise of a big bar tab enough to keep you goin’?

Deadlands Noir Archetypes PDF FreebieNo adventure or setting is complete without good characters. In the spirit of the season and to make sure you’re off to as good a start as you can get in dark times, we’re giving you Deadlands Noir Archetypes for free! Use these nine fully-finished characters as they are or let them serve as guiding examples for your own creation.

We’ve given you the time and the place—even the action with The Old Absinthe House Blues—now it’s time for your characters to run with the story!


Giving You the Gift of Giving!

Gift Certificates for the Pinnacle PDF StoreDo you know someone with a new tablet with no content? Do you need a really last-minute gift? Are you so swept up in the spirit of giving that you just can’t stop? Do you have birthday presents or other gifts that you need soon for your gamer friends?

We’ve got you covered with our new gift certificates for the Pinnacle PDF Store. With a few clicks, you open a wide world of fun and adventure for that lucky someone. You don’t have to worry about finding the right size, either—you set the amount each time you buy one!


Deadlands Noir Now Available in PDF and Print Preorder!

Deadlands NoirNew Orleans, 1935. The Depression makes each day uncertain, like a moral compass in hard times, and times have never been harder. The constant rain beats folks down like a fixed fight, and every schmuck with an ounce of authority, from your local beat cop to his honor the mayor himself, is as rotten as an old bag of apples sunk in the bayou.

Worst of all, things lurk in the shadows, and when life gets as dark as the waters of the Mississipi, some mooks get stupid enough to think conjuring them out of the shadows might just make things better.

And that’s when some sharp shamus, grizzled grifter, prizefighting palooka, or dangerous dame has to step in and let them know that no matter how bad things get, there are still a few hardboiled heroes ready to face monsters in the night.

Deadlands Noir—a pen-and-paper roleplaying game set in the world of Pinnacle Entertainment’s award-winning Deadlands universe—is now available to everyone, not just our Kickstarter backers. It includes new Edges, Hindrances, and powers, as well as new rules for handling detective work, the state of the Union and the CSA in the Depression era, a complete Plot Point campaign, and of course, more monsters and ghouls than you can shake a smoking .45 automatic at.

You can get the Deadlands Noir PDF format from us directlyfrom Studio 2 Publishing, or at DriveThruRPG. Our fulfillment partners at Studio 2 Publishing are also taking preorders for the printed book and have the Print-PDF Preorder Bundle available. The bundle gets you the PDF immediately, the printed book as soon as it’s available, and a price break—and with the world today, what palooka don’t need a price break!


Deadlands Noir Release Begins!

Deadlands Noir Kickstarter ProjectAs you settle in to your homes tonight, know that things will never be quite the same. The darkness—somehow different and less caring—brings Deadlands Noir with it!

That’s right, mon ami, the Deadlands Noir PDF will be released to backers of the Kickstarter project when the evening falls tonight. If you are not a member of those lucky few, fear not—the PDF and preorders will be available to everyone next Tuesday.

For the most recent news on the project, check out the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter Updates. If you want some other palooka’s take, visit UK Roleplayers for what could be the first review of Deadlands Noir.

And, for your own safety, frer, keep your eyes on the shadows…


Smiling Jack’s Sweet Sixteen!

Smiling Jack's Bar & Grill Episode 16: Electric BoogalooSmiling Jack’s Bar and Grill triumphantly returns to their regular schedule after Veronica and Ron have a child, Chris Fuchs mothers a con, and Justin Suzuki claims to have done something with a game that put a very unwholesome image in my mind.* R2, aka “The Silent Fifth Man,” also joined the regular cast.

Unlike other sweet sixteens I’ve been involved with, there was no talk of cars, boys, nail polish, high school, or clothes! The focus of the show is on electronic tools, including Justin’s review of Hero Lab!

Vern also takes a minute to dash my hopes and dreams with a grizzly piece of truth. I guess my childhood days of wonder are finally behind me now.

*That’s almost certainly just me, though. I have that kind of mind.


Metagames Anonymous Talks with Shane Hensley!

Savage Worlds Interviews on the WebMetagamers Anonymous, a weekly podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games and (mostly) related material, has just released their interview with Shane Hensley. Shane shares some of his experiences designing both tabletop and computer RPGs, talks Deadlands and Savage Worlds, and discusses a few of his insights into Kickstarter, the publishing business, and licensing.

Shane also threw some prizes into their Holiday Giveaway prize package. Be sure to check out the interview and the giveaway today!


Help Usher in the World of the Dead on Kickstarter!

World of the Dead Kickstarter CampaignFour years is a long time to live in the rotter lands, the kingdoms of the survivors of the War of the Dead. Trade routes have been established and people are harder now. Resources and labor are the new currency, and a man can make a killin’ off pre-outbreak goods. But is a killin’ enough to buy a miracle some say has been selfishly hidden by those in power, the rumored immunization to the zombie infection?

World of the Dead combines a harsh world of zombie apocalypse with the two-fisted action of Savage Worlds! Check out Daring Entertainment’s World of the Dead Kickstarter for more details and see just what sort of goodies you can get for helping to bring about a new and decidededly dead world order!


Savage Insider Premium Issue #4 Now Available

Savage Insider Premium Issue 4Mystical Throne Entertainment brings you Savage Insider Premium Issue #4—the fourth premium issue of the Savage Insider magazine—with five new full-length pieces:

  • Tavern Tales
    a continuation of life at inns and taverns for fantasy games with a look at games and gambling
  • The Secret of Isla de Monos
    a pirate-themed adventure for Savage Worlds
  • Nation Guide: Bulgarian Empire
    a gazetteer detailing the Bulgarian Empire for Faith & Demons: The Rising with new source material, character options, and bestiary
  • Hastilion Expanse: Mission Delta
    the continuation of the Hastilion Expanse campaign for Mercenary Breed, designed for Seasoned characters
  • Surveyed: Underhome
    a mini-sourcebook for Ancient World detailing the city of Hightower and the nearby ancient inhabitants of the now-gone city of Underhome

Look for new issues of Savage Insider Premium between releases of the free Savage Insider standard issues, all available from the Mystical Throne Entertainment section of the Pinnacle PDF store.