Licensee Spotlight: New Releases from Ace GRAmel Books

Ace licensee GRAmel Books (Beasts & BarbariansNemezis, and Tyrnador) has been extremely busy during the global lockdown, and they’ve got several new releases to prove it!

First up, 15 Barrels of Wine on the Wall is a simple one-shot adventure for their comedic, culinary fantasy setting, Béchamel, in which the heroes need to track down barrels of poisoned wine before the “Great Feast.” Fast, simple, and action packed (thanks to Quick Encounters from Savage Worlds Adventure Edition), 15 Barrels of Wine on the Wall is a delicious treat for starting Béchamel adventurers!

Michał Studniarek’s Stones of Contention is a longer, more atmospheric adventure set in Dark Ages Britannia. It is a low fantasy tale where players feel the mood of the glorious past and take care of their own Celtic tribe. It can be played over just two sessions, and comes with pre-generated characters.

And finally, their most recent one-shot adventure is for their atomic, post-pulp setting Attack of the Giant Monsters! Can your brave monster hunters, luchadores, and investigators help an atomic scientist solve… his marital problems? Find out in this all-new, hair-raising adventure… I Married a Mutated Toad!

Find these and several other licensed products for Savage Worlds from GRAmel Books over on DriveThruRPG, and be sure to follow them on Facebook.


Con+3: An RPG Convention for a Great Cause

ConPlus is an annual, online, 24-hour tabletop roleplaying game convention which raises funds for renowned charity the Butterfly Project. This year’s convention, known as Con+3, raised an impressive £3567 (over $4400 USD), bringing their current fundraising total to £7545 ($9300 USD)!

The Butterfly Project is a small charity operating in Kampala, Uganda that aims to provide underprivileged children in remote and often overlooked villages with the tools needed to inspire kids to think about change. By using board games and roleplaying games as a core part of their tool set, they’ve already made change makers out of dozens of children in Uganda.

The proceedings were interrupted by Toki the Kitten!

ConPlus began as BrigadeCon back in 2014 and has grown every year. The event has had the pleasure and privilege to be supported by so many fantastic pioneers of the RPG industry including Pinnacle Entertainment Group.

While this year’s event is now over, you can still support the Butterfly Project here with your one-time or monthly donation. And make sure you’re signed up to their mailing list to get all the latest news PLUS some gorgeous Swag Bag goodies!


Thank Y’all for a Phenomenal Deadlands Kickstarter

Last Tuesday, our hugely successful Kickstarter for Deadlands: the Weird West rode off into the sunset with almost 5,000 of you pledging a whopping $567,000 to help bring this project to (new) life!

We really cannot thank you enough for all your support, especially during these rather unusual times.

Now, things are going to go a bit quiet for the next few weeks as Kickstarter takes about a month to collect pledges. During that time, we’ll keep working away on all the goodies you unlocked, and once funding is complete, we’ll start releasing PDFs and gathering any last minute proofing before we send everything off to our printer.

If you missed out on the Kickstarter, be sure to sign up here to be notified the moment the PledgeManager goes live! (And note that late backers will only be able to pledge for the physical reward tiers.)

Thanks again for your support and we look forward to seeing you all in the Weird West soon!


Deadlands: Lawless Actual Play by Wildcards

In a special, two-episode arc sponsored by Pinnacle Entertainment Group, the WildCards team from Saving Throw recently rode the dusty trails of Deadlands once again for Deadlands: Lawless!

The toubleshooters ride a spur into Flat Edge, Kansas, to investigate the disappearance of several Empire Rails coworkers. The townsfolk are none too friendly, the Crit Fail count is higher than ever, and the laughs and chills are all too real!

Marshal Jordan Caves-Callarman leads actors Gaurav Gulati as Weird Scientist Wheeler McLentic, Meghan Caves as Chi Master Cherry, Jordan Pridgen as one-armed Gunslinger Elden Fallon, and Dom Zook as Huckster Ransom Keane.

These episodes are an excellent way to see the Savage Worlds rules in action and get a taste of the updated Deadlands: the Weird West rules in play. Although our Kickstarter for Deadlands wrapped up last week, you can sign up to be notified when the pledge manager opens.

Check out both episodes of Deadlands: Lawless on the Saving Throw YouTube channel:


Deadlands: the Weird West Actual Play on Dicebreaker!

Learn the basics of Savage Worlds and preview the new Deadlands in Dicebreaker’s actual play of the Weird West!

Releasing Saturdays in bingeable, hour long (or less) episodes on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel, join notable GM Johnny Chiodini as the Marshal along with actors Alex Lolies as Howdy, a gunslinger of few words, Matt Jarvis as the Harrowed, Jackie Daniels, Alex Meehan as “the gunslinger with the gift of gab,” Charles P. McGinty, and Michael Whelan as blessed Pastor John Virtue.

In just the first two rootin’-tootin’ episodes, the posse has already witnessed a miner’s death, experimented with Thievery, chattered about exorcism, and figured out exactly why Harrowed drink. Not to mention that unfortunate cardiac event as well as that attack in the cave!

Saddle up and ride into Dicebreaker’s Let’s Play Deadlands: The Weird West series over on YouTube today.


Licensee Spotlight – Battle for Oz: Pirates Funded on Kickstarter

This past Sunday, May 17th, marked the 120th anniversary of the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by author L. Frank Baum, and right now, you can pledge your support for Battle for Oz: Pirates, a reimagined and modernized version of Oz for use with Savage Worlds Adventure Edition. Plus they’ve already reached their funding goal on Kickstarter!

The events of L. Frank Baum’s original stories are now over a century in the past. The original Wizard and Dorothy are long dead, though many of their friends and companions are still around. A new Wizard from Dorothy’s world has conquered half the land of Oz and a new sea has overcome the once deadly desert that isolated Oz from the rest of the world. Players can take the roles of freedom fighters, mercenaries, pirates, privateers, or countless others to explore Oz by land or by sea. Join the fight to liberate a war-torn Oz or join the many who profit from it!

Published by ACE licensee Pirate Press and Fat Goblin Games, Battle for Oz: Pirates is a complete roleplaying game book and sequel to the successful Battle for Oz roleplaying game originally published back in 2014.

For more information (including sample artwork plus a list of upcoming stretch goals like an Action Deck) and to pledge your support, visit the Battle for Oz: Pirates Kickstarter page today!


Super Heroes Head to Vorpal Tales on Twitch

Iron your capes and shake the moths out of your tights because starting next Monday, May 25th, at 10:30pm Eastern, the fine folks over at Vorpal Tales are heading to the big city with an all-new, weekly superhero livestream powered by Savage Worlds and the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion.

Vorpal Tales is a group of gaming friends ready to take on any RPG system, and they are also a proud member of the Savage Worlds Media Network.

Subscribe to Vorpal Tales on Twitch and follow them on Twitter. And be sure to check out all their previous streams on the Vorpal Tales YouTube channel.


FINAL DAY for Deadlands: the Weird West on Kickstarter

This is it, amigos!

The end of the long trail is in sight, and tonight, at 10pm Pacific, the sun sets on our Kickstarter for Deadlands: the Weird West.

As of this writing, almost 4,500 of you have generously helped us to leave our original goal in the dust, and if you’ve been post-sitting for the past few weeks, be sure to check out the full range of add-ons and stretch goals including the Deadlands virtual tabletop bundle, double-sided map packs, special Deadlands Adventure Cards, an oversized Action Deck with incredible art by Cheyenne Wright, and a unique set of Ghost Rock Counters*.

With all these additional goodies in play, the retail values of each pledge level have exploded like some powerful infernal devices:

  • $220 Deadlands High Roller reward level is now worth OVER $450
  • $150 Ranger level is worth over $350
  • $125 Marshal level is worth over $300
  • $100 Gunslinger level is worth over $250
  • $45 (physical) Player level is worth over $100
  • $45 Digital Marshal level is worth over $150 (and YES Digital Marshals can “upgrade” to Print Player in the pledge manager and keep all their PDFs)
  • And the $25 Digital Player is worth double the pledge value!

Make your way over to the Kickstarter page right now to check out all the goodies and pledge your support for Deadlands: the Weird West!

And while Kickstarter backers will be notified via email the instant our PledgeManager goes live, others can sign up here to ensure they don’t miss out!

Lastly, any backer who offers proof of their collected pledge for Deadlands: the Weird West can snag a Doomtown Base Set PLUS a sweet deck tin for just 20 buckaroos! Simply email after the Kickstarter wraps up to get in on this incredible deal!

* Not actual Ghost Rock. It does not wail with the souls of the damned when burned.


Deadlands: Reloaded Collector’s PDF Bundle

Over the past few weeks, since the launch of our Kickstarter for Deadlands: the Weird West, we’ve unholstered quite a few amazing and deeply-discounted Deadlands bundles for you including the Deadlands: Reloaded Servitor Plot Point Campaign PDF Bundle, the Deadlands Classic Dime Novels Bundle, and the Deadlands Classic Collectors PDF Bundle.

This week, the Deadlands: Reloaded Collector’s PDF Bundle will help you fill in all those remaining gaps in your Deadlands collection for just $100 (retail value, $287.56)!

This incredible collection of over 40 items includes the Deadlands Player’s Guide and Marshal’s Handbook, a wagonload of adventures, full-color combat and tile map sets, figure flats, character archetypes, GM screen inserts, and three, count ’em THREE original Deadlands soundtracks (Grim Prairie Tunes, Aces & Eights, and Blood, Sweat, and Gears)!


Pre-Order the Deadlands Audio Collection Through BackerKit

So you’ve pledged your support for Deadlands: the Weird West boxed sets, books, maps, Action Decks, dice, and Ghost Rock tokens through Kickstarter, but have you also pre-ordered the Deadlands Audio Collection from Plate Mail Games?

Successfully funded at the end of March, this collection of 70 custom background loops and music tracks is now available for pre-order through BackerKit for the low, low price of just $25 USD!

This extensive collection includes: Twilight Investigations (aka, the Deadlands theme), City o’ Gloom Saloon, Fire and Brimstone Church, Ghost Rock Mine, High Noon, Infernal Factory, Public Hanging, Shan Fan, Railroad Car, Hunting Grounds, Ghost Rock Fire, City Shootout, The Tick Nest, Riverboat Gambling Room, Rodeo, Train Roof Fight, Stagecoach, Haunted Trail, and many, many more!

Your Deadlands Audio Collection reward will be fulfilled through by December 2020, so pre-order yours today!