Licensee Spotlight — Savage Roles: Guardian

Creating a character for Savage Worlds can sometimes be a daunting task for both new and veteran players.

Players often look for guidance on creating a character with a specific function in their party. Savage Roles: Guardian introduces the Guardian role and the subsequent Bastion and Shieldbearer Classes.

Guardians stand in the way of harm, drawing the fire of their enemies. They absorb punishment meant for their allies and keep the fight in front of them, right where they like it. If you enjoy playing a character who takes the strongest shots from an enemy and stands firm, the Guardian is for you.

Savage Roles: Guardian includes a new Role, two Classes, over 30 new Edges, and plenty of advice on how to build the best character.

Level up your Savage Worlds campaigns with Savage Roles: Guardian from Ace licensee Dead Squadron Games available now from DriveThruRPG.


The Department of Mysteries — A New Savage Worlds Actual Play

The Department of Mysteries, a new, limited-run Savage Worlds actual play live stream premieres this Thursday, September 24th, at 1pm Pacific on the Dragons and Things Network on Twitch.

Join WildCards cast member, Meghan Caves as she slides behind the GM screen to guide Diana Restrepo (@dianares3), Michelle Nguyen Bradley (@iamchubbybunny), Aabria Iyengar (@quiddie), and Adam Conn (@azerold1) through a gothic horror tale that chillingly mashes the world of Rippers with Harry Potter as The Department of Mysteries!

This new show streams live at and complete episodes will also be uploaded to the Dragons and Things YouTube channel.

Who doesn’t love a good mystery?


The PEG Team—Working on Savage Worlds Together, Apart!

Like so many of you, COVID-19 has forced the team behind Pinnacle Entertainment Group to do most, if not all, of our work exclusively from our homes.

For some, this has brought spouses, kids, roommates, dogs, and cats into our creative spaces, but all for the best, we assure you!

This week, we thought it would be fun to give you all a few little glimpses into the lives of several members of the PEG family. Enjoy!


Savage Worlds Official Events at AlbaCon & TsunamiCon 2020

October is already lining up to be quite an exciting month for Savage Worlds Official Events around the globe!

First up, tea time meets game time with AlbaCon UK Online! Embrace your role the weekend of October 3rd and 4th with this online, charity-focused roleplaying game convention open to players and Game Masters from across the world.

Visit the AlbaCon website for more information, tickets, merch, and a link to their events page where you can sign up to play games.

A couple weeks later, return to your virtual game tables October 16th through 18th for TsunamiCon 2020, Wichita Kansas’ premier gaming convention!

Their events page (managed by Tabletop.Events) already has a full slate of Savage Worlds games for you to enjoy, so head over there today to sign up.

While there may be hundreds or even thousands of miles between you and Wichita (or the UK), you can check out the burgeoning Savage Worlds scene at both of these terrific online conventions this October from the safety and comfort of your own homes where pajamas and slippers are always welcome at the virtual game tables.

To begin earning loyalty rewards with the Savage Worlds Official Events program, Game Masters and Players should e-mail us at [email protected] for additional information on how to sign up.


Licensee Spotlight: Dead End on Kickstarter


Thursday September 17th, Ace licensee Atomic Ninja Studios is proud to present their very first Kickstarter!

Dead End, their most beloved and anticipated project, is finally ready to shamble its way from their twisted minds and into your beating hearts.

Authored by Jerrod ‘Savage Daddy’ Gunning, this grim and gritty survival horror game puts the emphasis on the true act of surviving.

Roam the wastelands of Las Vegas, see the creeping kudzu of Atlanta, traverse the treacherous skyways of New York, or try to find someplace closer to your own heart as you and your fellow survivors do your best in a hostile and uncaring world.

With the new Infestation Deck designed to really add a dark flavor to the world, Atomic Ninja Studios invites you to settle down, huddle around the fire, and listen to the groans of the hungry dead as you savor the fear!

For more information, join the Atomic Ninja Studios Discord server and be sure to download the FREE Dead End Jumpstart Edition from DriveThruRPG!

Stay hungry, my friends… and pledge for Dead End on Kickstarter now!


Licensee Spotlight—Heroes of Terra: The Mushroom War

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2019, Heroes of Terra: The Mushroom War from Savage Worlds Ace licensee, Blackwing Productions, is now available from DriveThruRPG!

“Enter a world of floral sorcery and saurian savagery! Welcome to Terra, a parallel universe where magic lives, and the dinosaurs thrived and evolved into new species. Humans never emerged on Terra—instead, the world is dominated by floral life and saurians.

Five years ago, the Dragon Empire subjugated the peaceful Mandragoran Kingdom. The barbarian kappa and their fungal berserker allies ran roughshod over the mandragoran people—and the land can no longer bear their pain! It calls for champions!

With Terra’s fate in the balance, it draws human champions from Earth to battle the Dragon Empire alongside brave native Terrans. The humans are unaware of their magical potential and heroic birthright, but theirs is the power to change the fate of a world.

Heroes of Terra: The Mushroom War is a 260-page pulp-fantasy setting for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition, equal parts sword and sorcery epic, and classic video game homage. Jump high, grow huge, and break open chests!

Available now in PDF and print-on-demand from DriveThruRPG. Terra needs heroes!


All-New Deadlands Adventures with the Wildcards on Twitch

Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages! Step right up and play the game! The carnival is in town!

Premiering at the end of August, Wildcards: Nightlinger’s Traveling Carnival of the Extraordinary (also known as Wildcards: Carnival), is the third and current Deadlands: the Weird West campaign of the Saving Throw actual play Twitch stream, Wildcards.

This time around, Ringmaster Jordan Caves-Callarman guides his ragtag band of carnies through a twisted world of Weird Western terror.

Ride along with Jordan Pridgen as Midas Buchanan (the Toymaker), Gaurav Gulati as Victor Parish (the Dead Man), Meghan Caves as Celestina Moldovanu (the Lady of Ravens), and Dom Zook as Buster Callahan (the Singin’ Cowboy).

Your journey begins with episode one, A Dark Wagon Comes to Town!

New episodes air LIVE every Friday night starting at 8pm Pacific on the Saving Throw Twitch channel.

You won’t believe your eyes!


Deadlands: Horror at Headstone Hill PDF Available Now!

“Wild wind hisses through frosty sagebrush. Knife-sharp clouds cross a blazing white moon. In the quaking aspens that fringe the foothills, a shivering clatter draws the traveler with its siren song. Danger is everywhere, even in plain view. Welcome to Wyoming Territory, amigo! It’s a place of wonder and beauty, but it ain’t for the faint of heart.”

Deadlands: Horror at Headstone Hill is a sandbox campaign setting for Deadlands: the Weird West, fully detailing this small section of the Weird West. As the heroes unravel the main campaign storyline they’ll find themselves drawn into all manner of exciting adventures in and around Uinta County, Wyoming.

Deadlands: Horror at Headstone Hill Boxed Set (available right now as a PDF for only $14.99 USD) contains an introductory booklet on the region for the players with notes from Tombstone Epitaph reporter Lacy O’Malley and the Twilight Legion, the 128-page Horror at Headstone Hill book detailing all the locations on the map and a full sandbox-oriented Plot Point Campaign, a poster-sized map of the county, and a selection of player handouts to drive this incredible tale of six-guns and sorcery to its bloodstained conclusion!

And if you want to add the gorgeous, full-color print version of this boxed set to your original Kickstarter pledge, be sure to preorder it through the PledgeManager today. Please note that a ‘late backer’ pledge is required for all preorders.


Dawn of the Daikaiju Second Printing & Free Errata

While a fully-updated second printing of Dawn of the Daikaiju is on its way (we’re accepting backorders for that right now), be sure to snag the FREE (and brief) Dawn of the Daikaiju Errata today to make sure you’re crushing and stomping your enemies with the most up-to-date rules available.

For those using the PDF version of the Dawn of the Daikaiju core rulebook, be sure to re-download that file to ensure you have the completely updated version in-hand for your next session.

Additionally, we tweaked a few things in the FREE Daikaiju Archetypes PDF, so be sure to re-download THAT for your games as well (especially if you’re planning on printing out the archetypes for your players).


Dawn of the Daikaju is Now Available for Roll20

Can you hear those ear-splitting roars?

Is the earth trembling beneath your feet?

That can only mean that Dawn of the Daikaiju is now live on Roll20!

“They came from the sea! They came from the earth! They came from space! And the world would never be the same! The world changed in 1953—a radioactive monster rose from Hudson Bay to terrorize New York. Now these “daikaiju” save the world!”

Dawn of the Daikaiju for Roll20 contains a Plot Point Campaign, Adventure Generator, specially adapted race creation rules, new Edges and Hindrances, and Daikaiju Archetypes with six pre-generated daikaiju characters—all in epic Kaiju Scale!

Unleash the beasts of Dawn of the Daikaiju on your Roll20 virtual tabletop today!