Grim Tree Games Plays Achtung! Cthulhu

Grim Tree GamesHave you been interested in Achtung! Cthulhu but wanted to hear the unspeakable words of the Mythos Resistance in World War II for yourself? Your wish has come true with Grim Tree Gamesactual play podcast of Achtung! Cthulhu! Check it out, if you dare!*

*And by “dare,” we’re talking the “mythosy unspeakability” of it all. The Grim Tree Games crew assures us that the podcast meets the general PG-13 target we use for the Pinnacle home page.


Todd Breitenstein Memorial Fund

06-ZombieRun_Breitenstein_Edition-1Todd Breitenstein and his family, “Killer” Kerry (also of Doomtown fame), Jonathan, Alex, and Marissa, are dear friends of ours. Todd left us on March 24th.

He was best known for his constant smile and his games–Twilight Creation’s Todd Breitenstein’s Zombies, along with many others (including Deadlands Slaughter Gulch). Dave Aikens, Todd’s friend and illustrator of all the Zombies series, also did the cover for us on Zombie Run.

To honor his memory, all sales from this edition of our best-selling Savage Tale of all time, Zombie Rungo directly to his family. Please give what you can. The original price of Zombie Run was $7.99, but all contributions are appreciated.


The Fantasy Companion Returns!

Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion in Print from Studio 2 PublishingThe Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion is once again available in printed form. You can order it directly from Studio 2 Publishing or find it gracing the shelves of your local game store. Put a world of expanded fantasy right in your hand once again!

The second printing has been fully updated to the Savage Worlds Deluxe rules set. All the spells that were brought into Deluxe have been updated in the Fantasy Companion, as have all the Edges and racial information. The Guts skill has been replaced with wording that allows for settings either with or without Guts (for those of you wanting to bring your Horror Companion to your fantasy games), and all the item generation tables have been redone to smooth out the probabilities.

If you’ve got the PDF, don’t despair.* An updated copy can be downloaded (or even bought for the first time) from the Pinnacle PDF Store and from the Studio 2 Publishing web site. Those of you who bought it from DriveThru/RPGNow should watch for an update e-mail.

And kudos to the eagle-eyed fans who noticed the return of the Fantasy Companion before this announcement! Whether it snuck in under the cover of darkness (or Deadlands Noir) or I was just asleep at the switch, we may never know. [Well, we might. —Ed.]

* If you managed to get a copy of the PDF that doesn’t have a cover, a redownload should take care of the problem.


Deadlands Noir Companion Available for Print and Bundle Preorder!

Deadlands Noir Companion PreorderAs if you weren’t excited enough last week when we announced that the Deadlands Noir Companion PDF was available, now you can preorder the printed Deadlands Noir Companion from our partners at Studio 2 Publishing!

For those of you who want it all, we’ve also put out the Deadlands Noir Companion Print-PDF Bundle. Get an immediate download of the PDF, a preorder of the printed book, and a discount for buying both at the same time. Remember, our bundles go away when the printed version is available, so don’t delay.

Of course, the Deadlands Noir Companion PDF is still available from the Pinnacle PDF Store, Studio 2 Publishing, and DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

This is your chance to make sure you’ve got a friend coming to join you in the dark and desperate times of Deadlands Noir, and you can’t afford to pass up an opportunity like that!


Deadlands Noir Actual Play Podcast from Roo Sack Gamers

Savage Worlds on the WebRoo Sack Gamers is putting their Deadlands Noir game out as actual play podcasts—three so far! Starting with Episode 90, you can listen in as the Roo Sack gang finds their way around a dark and gritty New Orleans from a past that’s not quite our own.

Download a few podcasts today and get a feel for roleplaying in the world of Deadlands Noir!


Peacekeepers Now Available from GRAmel

PeacekeepersGRAmel unveils its new mini-setting for use with the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion.

A masked supervillainess somehow drove back the invading horde of super-powered aliens, but the great cities and major superheroes didn’t survive. Now it’s your turn to maintain the peace as the global superhero team, look into the origins of the invading Ultimians, and rebuild the world.

Peacekeepers can be incorporated into an existing campaign or run on its own. It includes new optional rules (including a Wealth system), new Edges and Hindrances, a superheroic adventure generator, a random civilian events generator, the outline of the Plot Point Campaign, Savage Tales, and a collection of unusual suspects!


The Deadlands Noir Companion Hits the Mean Streets

Deadlands Noir CompanionDeadlands Noir introduced you to the rain-soaked streets of the Big Easy and the heroes who battle from its shadows. The Deadlands Noir Companion shines a light on the rest of Noir North America—including Chicago, Shan Fan, Lost Angels, and the incredible City of Gloom. This is your chance to seek fame and fortune, but ask an Okie how that “greener grass” works out.

The Companion also introduces martial artists, and adds Sykers and the Blessed to the ranks of those struggling against the eternal darkness. After all, new places call for new approaches. And if you’re shocked the Blessed weren’t in New Orleans, you didn’t spend enough time there…

We know times are tough all over. That’s why we’re not tryin’ to slip you some skinny travelogue. The Deadlands Noir Companion is nearly half again as large as Deadlands Noir itself!

Don’t go alone into the black night, shamus. Take a Companion.


Bring Victory to Your Games

Victory Kickstarter CampaignOur own Shane Hensley has been working with Petroglyph Games on a new and amazing World War II action-strategy game called Victory! These are a lot of the same people who made Command & Conquer, Star Wars: Empire at War, Red Alert, and dozens of other great games you’ve enjoyed over the years.

Be sure to check out the Victory Kickstarter for more details on the game and the great rewards currently available. We’d greatly appreciate it if you check out our friends’ work, spread the word on your own blogs, forums, or Facebook page, and pledge if you’re interested!


Achtung! Cthulhu Assaults the Mountains of Madness!

Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter - Mountains of MadnessModiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s & Keeper’s Guides Kickstarter Campaign was fully funded in only 26 hours! With nearly four more weeks to go, your enthusiasm has already unlocked a host of stretch goals, including the Assault on the Mountains of Madness campaign.

This is going to be the ultimate Achtung! Cthulhu wartime campaign, with something for everyone—whether it’s fighting Nazis and ancient horrors in ice locked ruins or racing for time to decipher otherworldly mysteries, you’ll have your frozen hands full getting with the enormity of the adventure ahead!

There are lots of other stretch goals met and coming, so be sure to check out the Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s & Keeper’s Guides Kickstarter Campaign today for details. Hurry, for too late comes too soon to us all!


Sail into the Future with the Relaunched Twilight Continuum

Twilight Continuum Kickstarter CampaignBased on your input, Mystical Throne Entertainment has relaunched the Twilight Continuum Kickstarter campaign! You’ve reshaped a Kickstarter, but are you ready to reshape the future?

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 for full details on products and stretch goals!