Roleplayers Chronicle Interviews Shane Hensley

Roleplayers Chronicle Interviews Shane HensleyCheck out A Word in Edgewise…with Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment Group and read the Roleplayers Chronicle’s interview of our very own Shane Hensley.

If you find that you’re still curious about the fine folks that help make our gaming hobby a reality—or something really close to it—be sure to read the full series of A Word in Edgewise… interviews.

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Savage Insider Issue 5 Released

Savage Insider Issue 5Savage Insider Issue 5, Mystical Throne Entertainment’s Savage Worlds e-zine, is available for free download at RPGNow.

This issue, CONventional Gaming, is dedicated to one-shot style adventures, perfect for running a game at a con. It also includes five free, ready-to-go adventures, most with a full set of six pregenerated characters included!

Keep your eyes open every quarter for a new issue.

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Smiling Jack’s Spices up Saturday Nights!

Smiling Jack's Bar & GrillSmiling Jack’s Bar and Grill makes plans to put a little spice into your summer Saturday nights. This week, the staff (sans Justin) were joined by Rocky Mountain Savages founders, Chris “Savage Mommy” Fuchs and Neal Hyde, with The Denver Gamers Association represented by Bill Stilson (President) and Tammy Stilson (Security Coordinator). The topic? Savage Saturday Nights.

Learn how to host a Savage Saturday Night, how to prep for one, and what it takes to build the right relationship with your local convention. You’ll also get an inside look into how the upcoming TactiCon Savage Saturday Night is shaping up.

Oh, and there might be a little announcement about a new Smiling Jack’s feature kicking off with our own Matthew Cutter as the first guest…

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Last Week for Dead Man’s Hand!

Dead Man's HandDeadlands Volume 1: Dead Man’s Hand is only available for preorder for one more week—July 31 is it, amigo! Visionary Comics’ collection of Image Comics’ Deadlands one-shots is only available by preorder, and it features two new short stories by Deadlands creators Shane Hensley and Matthew Cutter along with some additional gaming content.

For only $15, you can preorder the 120+ page, full-color, digest trade Deadlands Volume 1: Dead Man’s Hand for pick-up at Gen Con or Baltimore Comic-Con or for home delivery.

Just in case you think our impression is a little biased, check out the Flash Fires Mini Review: Deadlands Comics on Flames Rising for a second opinion!

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ENnies Voting Now Open!

ENnies VotingHere’s another chance for you to make your voice heard—ENnie Awards voting is open until July 29.

We told you last week that our own Savage Worlds Deluxe core rulebook is nominated in the Best Game category and Reality BlursAgents of Oblivion is nominated in the Best Supplement category. What we didn’t know is just how strong a showing the Savage Worlds family would have in the Fan Favorite Publisher category.

Not only did you nominate Pinnacle Entertainment Group (for which we thank you), but there’s a host of Savage Worlds licensees as well: Atomic Overmind, GRAmel Editions, Mutha Oith Creations, Nevermet Press, Reality Blurs, Super Genius Games, and Triple Ace Games. Congratulations to you all! [There may even be more—nominees were not alphabetically sorted, so pay close attention.]

This is also your chance to vote for the 2013 ENnies judges. These are the folks who decide what submissions make it to open voting, so your votes for judges can make a real difference in the nominees.

So what are you waiting for? Go vote today!

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Futile Position Interviews Shane Hensley

Futile Position Interview Shane HensleyAs part of their 2012 ENnie Awards spotlight, Futile Position interviewed Shane Lacy Hensley, author of the ENnie-nominated Savage Worlds Deluxe and our own illustrious leader.

If you’ve ever been curious about how Shane spends his days, the development of Savage Worlds and Plot Point Campaigns, or what Shane thinks of his fans, go give it a read!

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RKDN Studios Kickstarts into Savage Worlds

RKDN StudiosJoin us in welcoming RKDN Studios as our newest licensee! Their first Savage Worlds project will likely be The Bestiary of the Curiously Odd.

Why “will likely be”? Because Savage Worlds is currently their next stretch goal for the Bestiary of the Curiously Odd’s Kickstarter! As I type, they’re less than $500 from their goal of bringing their project to our system.

Did I mention that some of the Kickstarter levels include the ability to contribute to the book? No? This is your chance to be published with Ed Greenwood, Monte Cook, Wolfgang Baur, and a whole slew of industry professionals! There’s only 13 days left, so don’t delay.

 

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Savage Worlds Gets Two ENnies Nominations!

Agents of OblivionSavage Worlds DeluxeThe 2012 ENnie Awards Nomination are out, and Savage Worlds got a few nods.

Specifically, our own Savage Worlds Deluxe core rulebook is nominated in the Best Game category and Reality BlursAgents of Oblivion is nominated in the Best Supplement category.

Now that nominees are announced, you can send in nominations for Fan Favorite Publisher. No matter who it is, be sure you show your favorite game publisher how much you appreciate them.

Remember, voting will run from July 20–July 29, so check out the nominees now!

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Rippers Companion Now Available for Fantasy Grounds II

Fantasy GroundsExpand your web-based fight against the evils in the mists of the Victorian era with the newly released Rippers Companion module for Fantasy Grounds II.

New tools await both the player and the GM. Discover the curse magic of the gypsies and the angelic abilities of the Rosicrucians. For the less arcane-minded, there’s a whole section for vehicles, gear, and trained animals!

Expansions also include the Gazetteer, more allies, more heroes, more Rippertech, and more Savage Tales!

If you’ve not tried out Fantasy Grounds‘ online gaming tools, now is a good time. There is, after all, a night to be saved!

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Deadlands Trail Guides, Volume 1 Available for Preorder!

Deadlands Reloaded Trail Guides, Volume 1Take a tour of the less-traveled Weird West with your Epitaph correspondent Phineas P. Gage for the first three Deadlands Trail Guides now compiled into one volume for ease of reference.

In Trail Guide: South o’ the Border, visit beautiful Mexico. Bask in the sun as centuries-old hatred festers in the midst of a three-sided civil war.

In Trail Guide: Great Northwest, you’ll see the snow has its own beauty. But in this land gripped by Famine, you might give your left arm for some jerky, and that might be what it’s used for! When a war between the unnatural beasts in the woods threatens to wipe humanity from the region, will your posse be up to the challenge?

Finally, the Trail Guide: Weird White North takes you to the tundra of Alaska and British Columbia, a land locked in ice north of the amazing Winterline, a fence made by Hellstromme Industries to hold back the cold itself! But something more sinister, more malevolent than mere winter is being held in check…for now!

Each Trail Guide offers you a closer look at the people, places, and—perhaps most important—things you’ll see in each region. And don’t forget the mini-Plot Point Campaigns and Savage Tales in each, as well. You’re bound to have fun or die tryin’!

Deadlands Trail Guides, Volume 1 is now available for preorder. Preorder the printed book or get the PDF (from the Pinnacle PDF store, Studio 2 Publishing, or DriveThruRPG). For the best value, get the Print-PDF Preorder Bundle through Studio 2—you’ll get the PDF immediately, the print book shipped to you as soon as it’s available, and a discount!

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