Twilight Continuum Kickstarter Begins!

Twilight Continuum Kickstarter by Mystical Throne EntertainmentMystical Throne Entertainment has launched the Twilight Continuum Kickstarter campaign! This is your chance to help bring Vanguard, the first book in a near-future space opera series for Savage Worlds, to reality.

In the dawn of the twenty-second century, mankind has colonized the inner solar system in its quest for land and resources. Even so, Earth remains polarized into the Western Euro-American Alliance and the Eastern Chinese Co-prosperity Sphere. In spite of detente at home, battles and skirmishes fill the vacuum of space.

When the invading fleets of the Zentari arrive aimed toward Earth, humanity must cast aside its differences and fight together against a common foe. What drives the aliens to our celestial home? Is there any hope against their superior technology?

Become one of the handful of heroes destined to save our planet and change the universe. Enter the Twilight Continuum.

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Blood & Roses Dime Novel Available!

Blood and Roses Deadlands Noir Dime NovelThe newest Deadlands Noir Dime NovelBlood & Roses—is now available from the Pinnacle PDF Store. This little tale from John Goff will have you asking if sin is in our blood, if anything is ever as simple as it could be, and how often the only barrier between good and evil, between right and wrong, is a thin layer of fabric.

Tenement Men, the first Dime Novel for Deadlands Noir, is also now available from the Pinnacle PDF Store. Both Dime Novels come in .pdf, .epub, and .mobi formats to cover all your e-book needs, and all just in time for Valentine’s Day massa—uh…gift-giving!

For a taste of the Deadlands Noir world of fiction, be sure to listen to our four-part illustrated audiodrama  Hardboiled in the Big Easy on YouTube!

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Interface Zero 2.0 at 400% and Climbing

Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter CampaignThe Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter from Gunmetal Games has clearly tapped into a neuron or two out there. Their plan to update, expand, and improve their sci-fi/cyberpunk setting for Savage Worlds is 400% funded with over three weeks to go!

Stretch goals attained so far include more minis, more floor plans, more adventures, three more source books (Japan, New Seattle, and the Republic of Texas), and an Explorer’s Edition! Playtest documents and preview PDFs are already available to backers for several sections of the core rule book.

For full details on what’s new and the stretch goals to come (including the whole solar system, mind you), be sure to check out the Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter today.

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Hero Labs Steps into the Darkness of Savage Worlds

Hero Lab for Savage WorldsHero Lab dares to go into the darker recesses of Savage Worlds, adding free support for both the new Deadlands Noir as well as Tour of Darkness! Whether you’re wanting to step into the murky jungles of Louisiana or Vietnam, Hero Lab is ready to help your character take that journey.

With these two additions, Hero Lab now offers free support for six separate Savage Worlds settings, including Hell on Earth, Deadlands: Reloaded,  Rippers, and The Savage World of Solomon Kane.

Check out Hero Lab for Savage Worlds today! After all, it’s best not to walk into such dangerous places alone…

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Savage Worlds 2013 Origins and Gen Con GM Event Pack

Savage Worlds at Origins and Gen ConAre you a Savage Worlds GM? Are you going to Origins or Gen Con this year? Then we’ve got a deal for you!

As we mentioned last week, we’re focusing on getting more Savage Worlds games in the event lists for both Origins and Gen Con. We want everyone who wants to play Savage Worlds to have a great chance of finding a game. With that in mind, we’ve got a deal for GMs!

Anyone who registers to run three standard four-hour* Savage Worlds events at Origins or Gen Con will receive a Savage Worlds 2013 GM Event Pack filled with goodies. Our only requirement is that your games must be submitted to the convention in time to get them in the book or be available when registration opens.

Before the convention, you get:

  • Three One Sheet adventures complete with characters, figure flats, and maps. Each One Sheet is suitable for beginning players on up. This adventure pack will be made available for you to download from Pinnacle prior to the conventions, and brief descriptions are included below.
  • A bonus One Sheet set for the upcoming Degrees of Horror setting from our friends at 12 to Midnight.

At the Convention (pick it up at the Studio 2 booth), you get:

  • A special “10 Year Anniversary of Savage Worlds” full color print, signed by the Pinnacle crew.
  • An exclusive t-shirt that proclaims you were a Savage GM in 2013.
  • Our undying thanks!

What should you run? Well, that’s up to you! You can run the One Sheets we provide or run any setting or homebrew you want as long as it uses the Savage Worlds rule set. Games appropriate for new players are preferred, but not required.

How do you sign up? Simple. Once you register your games for either convention, send us your event information.  All we need is the event title, the event ID (you won’t have this for Origins), and the date and time for each event. Please include your t-shirt size as well.

We’re looking forward to having a ton of Savage Worlds games available this year at Origins and Gen Con. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at games@savageworldsexplorerssociety.com.

One Sheet Descriptions (suitable for copy-paste event submissions!)

  • Crypt of the Scaled Ones
    The Duke won the Low Countries in hard-fought battle. The locals avoided the ancient swamps he inherited, and especially the strange and forgotten temple deep in its black heart. Now the Duke wants it cleared and whatever threats found within destroyed. Your party can keep whatever treasures are found within–but you may not refuse your lord’s orders.
  • Death Worm
    The crew of the Odyssey are part of a scientific expedition assisting Dr. Mars who is intent on verifying the existence of and capturing an Omariss Death Worm. The worm is said to inhabit Omariss III, a planet with a hostile arid environment. Little does the crew know that what they discover on Omariss III could save the lives of millions. Or cost them their own.
  • Old Todd Passage
    Your posse is an advance group from a wagon train heading to Portland, when they find a hauntingly empty homestead in a mountain pass called the Old Todd Passage.
  • Degrees of Horror—Sorority Secret
    Luke is a guy who has everything going for him—good looks, good grades at ETU, and you as his friends! That makes his abrupt disappearance all the more perplexing. You’ve been following his last known whereabouts and the trail goes cold at a prestigious sorority house on Pinebox’s “Greek Row”. Is there a reasonable explanation, or is the truth more sinister?

* If you’re interested in sessions of a different length, contact us to discuss your plans.

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Shane Hensley Featured on Ruthless Diastema

Savage Worlds on the Web: An Interview with Shane HensleyOur own Shane Hensley has a top five list of his very own—Shane Hensley’s Top Five RPG Setting (That Aren’t Pinnacle’s)—on the gaming blog Ruthless Diastema.

Once you’ve sated your curiosity about Shane’s RPG preferences, be sure to check out the rest of the Community Voices: Top Five Lists for a quick bit of insight into the minds of some other noteworthy folks in gaming!

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Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill—The Torch Is Passed

Smiling Jack's Bar and GrillEpisode 17: Hello Goodbye is January’s installment from Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill and the last episode featuring Ron and Veronica Blessing. After seven years of podcasting, they’re hanging up their microphones and turning the reins over to Justin Suzuki and Chris “Savage Mommy” Fuchs.

The goodbyes are just a small part of the episode, though. They talk about Savage Worlds, new products, some Kickstarters, the upcoming GenghisCon, the Rocky Mountain Savages, and more!

Take an hour or so and give it a listen. Be sure to wish Veronica and Ron a fond farewell and extend a warm welcome to Chris and Justin.

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Gen Con and Origins: Savaging More Than Saturday!

Savage Worlds at Origins and Gen ConAs most of you know, Savage Saturday Night has been outrageously successful at both Origins and Gen Con—maybe a trifle too successful. This year we’ll be taking a break from Savage Saturday Nights at Origins and Gen Con to concentrate on making more Savage Worlds games available throughout both conventions.

Savage Saturday Nights have been amazing, and we’ve been thrilled with the turnout and participation. But at conventions like Origins and Gen Con, they just don’t fit well into the scheduling and planning systems. One of the drives behind Savage Saturday Nights has been to make sure folks who want to play (or try) Savage Worlds get the chance, especially since games tend to fill up in the first few hours of registration at these conventions. The popularity of Savage Saturday Night at these two shows, though, collapsed most of the Savage Worlds games together into one slot on Saturday night, which is just too limited to get more people into more Savage games.

This year, we’ll be working with the scheduling systems to get more Savage Worlds games every day so more people have the opportunity to play and the enjoy themselves, or to try out the system for their very first time.

You’ll be seeing more information about that in the coming days. If you’re a Savage Worlds GM, we’ll have some exciting news for you. If you’re a Savage Worlds player, we think you’ll be pleased as well.

Stay tuned here at the Pinnacle site for updates and the convention game news. Event registration for both Origins and Gen Con is now open!

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Expanded Vehicle Conversions and Creations

Savage Worlds Vehicle Conversion & CreationHave you ever wanted a hand converting a real vehicle into Savage Worlds stats? Savage fan Chad “Vinzent” Jones has put together the Savage Worlds Vehicle Conversion & Creation PDF just for you!

Working under the Savage Fan License, he’s assembled an updated document compatible with the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition vehicle rules to clarify how Pinnacle designers arrived at the values in the rule books and help GMs convert or create their own vehicles. From Model Ts to Starcruisers from a galaxy far, far away, this handy little reference has you covered.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the rest of our free downloads for other resources like game references, character sheets, paper minis, and more!

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Deadlands Noir Character Sheet Now Available

Deadlands Noir Character Sheet PDFIt’s time to be the bird you’ve always wanted to be, and there’s nothing stopping you now. From flim-flam fella to femme fatale, the choice is yours—be whoever you like with the Deadlands Noir Character Sheet!

The joins our other Deadlands Noir resources on the web—the core Deadlands Noir book (in PDF from the Pinnacle PDF Store and DriveThruRPG,  in PDF and print preorder from Studio 2 Publishing), the Old Absinthe House Blues (in PDF from the Pinnacle PDF Store, and DriveThruRPG), and the Deadlands Noir Archetypes (from the Deadlands Noir freebies page).

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