Epic Shaintar Kickstarter Comes to a Close

Shaintar Legends Unleashed KickstarterThis is your chance for the Shaintar Legends Unleashed Kickstarter before its final days pass this Saturday. There are still great* deals and unique involvement opportunities in Sean Patrick Fannon’s epic fantasy magnum opus.

At more than 200% funded, with decades of Sean Fannon’s writing and development, and with Savage Mojo’s artistic and production oversight, you really can’t miss unless you just miss out.

For a truly unique closer to the Shaintar Kickstarter, Sean Patrick Fannon himself will start a live 24-hour countdown web event. Beginning at noon Eastern, Friday, July 19, he’ll appear live on G+ until the Kickstarter closes at noon Eastern, Saturday, July 20. Will he give away free stuff? Run games? Party like a madman? Pass out on air? While they’re all likely, nobody knows for sure—including Sean!

Let’s see—excellent deals, unique involvement opportunities, crazy live web stunts, and an expansion book co-written by our own Aaron Acevedo. What more could you possibly want?

* With sourcebooks at less than a third of their post-launch planned prices, I’d say “phenomenal” deals are still available. And I’m notoriously cheap.—Joel


Something Written This Way Comes

Wendigo TalesThe wendigo howl cuts the night with fear and terror. Foreboding, yes, but it has stories to tell…such stories to tell…

Join us next week for the first installment of our new short fiction line, Wendigo Tales, featuring stories from our game lines and beyond!

Our first offerings focus on Weird Wars, with authors including Kevin Andrew Murphy, Aaron Rosenberg, Ed Wetterman, Tim Brown, and our own Shane Hensley. What stories will the wendigo tell after that? Listen to the wind in the darkness, and listen closely


Fire Comes to Hellfrost!

The Land of Fire for HellfrostWishes do come true! Land of Fire, the first major expansion for Triple Ace GamesHellfrost setting, brings Savage Worlds fantasy to mythic desert sands.

Grab your scimitar, hop a flying carpet, and explore a land of bound jinn, glittering palaces, scheming wizirs, regal sphinxes, and trap-laden tombs bloated with fabulous treasure.

Adventuring doesn’t get hotter than this!


Savage Worlds Tenth Anniversary Sale and Celebration Starts Monday!

Savage Worlds 10th Anniversary Sale!In celebration of Savage WorldsTENTH ANNIVERSARY, we’re having a web discount bonanza!

Starting Monday, the PEG Web Store will once again feature physical products in addition to direct PDF downloads! No friendly local game store? Let us take care of your Pinnacle and Savage Worlds needs.

With the expansion of the PEG Web Store next week, select items will be available at 25% off! Take the discount on select PDFs, print books, or both—the choice is yours. Be sure to enter the code SW10 when you check out to get your discount.

Pinnacle sales are like sasquatch sightings—rare, unpredictable, even possibly mythical. The Tenth Anniversary Sale runs for two weeks, and then it disappears back into the forest. Don’t let it pass you by!


Savage Worlds Brewing at Storm-Con

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouCome to Storm-Con this weekend for the most excitement you can get without a National Weather advisory!

Our own Clint Black and Jodi Black (also of Beautiful Brains Books & Games) will be there. Dan Smith and Dave Hardee from Pirate Press will be there running Battle for Oz! Darren Miller, part of The Old Absinthe House Blues team, will also be running games.

This might be your last chance at a Savage Saturday Night this summer, so don’t miss out!


MetaCreator Now Supports Thrilling Tales!

Metacreator from AlterEgo SoftwareMetacreator character management software has just released a new template to handle Adamant’s Thrilling Tales. Pick it up today—make your pulp a little smoother!

The core program also has updates available for full support of Savage Worlds Deluxe, the Horror Companion, the most recent version of 50 Fathoms, and more! Check the AlterEgo Software page for these and other improvements.


Deadlands Noir Update: Kickstarter Add-Ons and Shipping Dates

Deadlands NoirBackers of  the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter rejoice! The physical Deadlands Noir products will ship on July 15.

Are you one of the backers who wish they’d bought more? We’ve got you covered! You can add on products when you confirm your shipping details to pick up all those extras you might’ve missed. Check out Update #45 from the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter Updates for full details.

If you didn’t sign up as a Kickstarter backer, don’t despair. The full Deadlands Noir line will ship to retailers and web buyers about two weeks after the Kickstarter shipments. You’ve still got time to preorder books and Print-PDF Bundles—if you don’t delay!


Hero Labs Takes Savage Worlds into Space Past and Future

Space 1889 in Hero LabIf space adventuring is your cup of tea, check out the two newest Savage Worlds settings for Hero LabSpace 1889 and High Space.

Space 1889: Red Sands of Mars is the setting for space with that cup of tea! Take your Victorian heroes into space to see the red plains of Mars, the murky jungles of Venus, or even the rocky desolation of Mercury! Perhaps you could defend the Empire, perhaps even Earth herself, against the mad machinations of the unseen cabal set on destruction.  Good show!

High Space, the space opera from StoryWeaver, takes you to space’s far future, with fantastical science fiction heroes outfitted with the latest gadgetry!

This makes ten full Savage Worlds settings that Hero Lab supports for free, including Deadlands NoirTour of DarknessHell on Earth, Deadlands: Reloaded,  Rippers, and The Savage World of Solomon Kane.

Check out Hero Lab for Savage Worlds today! After all, it’s never a bad thing to make new friends.


Savage Worlds Comes to Haddon Heights High!

Gaming Table at GarnetConThree things we really care about here at Pinnacle are games, education, and kids. When a story crops up that involves all three, you bet we’re going to share it!

Ronald Corn, principal of Haddon Heights High School and amateur game designer, hosted a convention-style day of gaming for the students during Spirit Week. His goal was to reward students with a break from the typical day and show them some new hobbies they may have never experienced. Sessions ranged from classics like chess and Risk to newer games like Settlers of Cataan and even included RPGs!

“I was tired of hearing gamers dismiss the new generation of gamers, claiming that they would never be able to play classic RPGs because they needed to see the imagery; that they couldn’t create or imagine for themselves. I set out to prove them wrong.” Prove them wrong he did. The superhero RPG had two sessions of 12 students each. Six students asked to attend the second session. By the end of the second session, they wanted to have a regular club.

First he had to decide what game to play. He surveyed the students’ level of expertise and preferred genre. The responses varied greatly in both ability levels and genres. “I needed an easy to learn system that would be easy to pick up and be a lot of fun for the kids. I reviewed over a dozen games and settled on Savage Worlds and was so glad I did.”

The fifteen-member club has played every week they can since April, and the students want more. Ronald can handle the ever-growing group, having convention experience and a home game with up to a dozen players. His only difficulty was in funding.

“The kids are absolutely enjoying themselves. Every session is filled with the sounds of battle and the war cries of the victorious! The Savage Worlds system is just as described—fast & furious. It never gets old to hear the cheers after the dice explode! It’s awesome to see the enthusiasm and watch the camaraderie develop between students who don’t always talk during the school day.”

“I support them the best I can but can’t supply each student. I want each kid to experience owning their own player’s manual. I have such fond memories of researching every spell, every monster. In fact I still do! My love of reading and my love of writing were directly influenced by my love of RPGs. Likewise, I don’t want to charge students to join.”

To help the club, Ronald reached out to the gamer community. “I think we all know that gamers are a generous and inviting group, but what I am experiencing is beyond my expectations. I sent emails and Facebook requests to some of the game designers I knew. My first response came literally seconds after I sent the message. Within the first 24 hours, over 10 game designers and some very big luminaries in the history of RPGs pledged their support. I have to be honest I am humbled and completely overwhelmed at the response and not only from legends in the business but also from people I didn’t even send requests to.”

To help Ronald in his ultimate goal—cultivating a passion in a new generation of gamers—the Haddon Heights RPG Club will gladly accept any game (past or present, in any condition), books, dice, or minis you care to donate. You can e-mail Ronald Corn directly for more information or send mail to Haddon Heights High School, 301 2nd Ave, Haddon Heights NJ 08035, c/o Principal Ronald Corn.


Shaintar: Legends Unleashed Kickstarter Live!

Shaintar: Legends Unleashed Kickstarter CampaignThis is your chance to help bring Shaintar to its full glory. After thirty-six years of development, Sean Patrick Fannon’s epic high fantasy magnum opus will be realized with the Shaintar: Legends Unleashed Kickstarter.

Shaintar (pronounced “Shine-tar”) is a Savage Worlds setting of great heroism, epic sagas, and high magic. Shaintar draws players in with interwoven relationships, threats, and stories crafted over decades of development and polishing.

Think we’re biased? Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms®, says, “A winner. Get this book.”

For more details about what’s offered and what’s to come, head over to the Shaintar: Legends Unleashed Kickstarter today!