Savage Rifts® Q&A on Twitch

If you missed the live Savage Rifts® Q&A with Sean Owen Roberson, Simon Lucas, and “The Irregulars” that streamed last week on HippoTV, the complete archived conversation is now available on Twitch for your viewing pleasure!

If you’re wondering what’s coming your way in Savage Rifts®: American Armageddon, this is the fun and fascinating interview for you!


Licensee Spotlight: Crystal Heart

The PDF core rulebook of Crystal Heart, published by Ace licensee, Up to Four Players, is now available from DriveThruRPG!

In the world of Crystal Heart, people’s hearts are literally made of stone. Agents of the mysterious organization Syn scour the world in search of Crystals, powerful relics of a bygone age. Syn Agents replace their hearts with these Crystals, which grant incredible powers… but also affect the bearer’s personality in unpredictable ways.

Become a Syn Agent, explore ancient ruins, and hunt down powerful Crystals!

The core book, designed for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition, includes rules for using (and misusing) Crystals, dozens of Crystals for your players to find, guidelines for creating new Crystals, everything you need to know about Syn (and a few things you shouldn’t know), adventure-inspiring details on each of the Five Lands, a full Plot Point campaign spanning eight adventures, adversaries worthy of your antagonism (whether human, animal, or Crystal-touched), and all the Edges, Hindrances, weapons, and setting rules needed to create the coolest Crystal Heart experience possible!

And be sure to pick up the new Crystal Heart Action & Adventure Decks, as well.

If you’re totally new to Crystal Heart, download the free Crystal Heart Starter Set for Savage Worlds Deluxe, and find a number of additional freebie downloads here.

Follow Up to Four Players on Facebook and Twitter, and join the Crystal Heart Discord Server!


Final Hours for the SWADE PledgeManager!

If you missed out on the original Kickstarter, the #SWADE PledgeManager shuts its doors at 10pm Pacific tonight (Tuesday, July 16th), so this is the FINAL CALL if you want to join us as a “late backer.”

Some items are limited (like extra copies of the signed Collector’s Edition!), so you may want to complete your order quickly to lock it in.

Thanks, everyone, for the patience and support you’ve shown for the entire experience of Savage Worlds Adventure Edition. We appreciate all the help you’ve shown for each other and for our little company.

If you have any questions, email Pinnacle at or PledgeManager at


Savage Rifts® Q&A with Sean & Simon LIVE on HippoTV!

We’ve been watching “The Irregulars” on Twitch (HippoTV) play Savage Rifts® for the past couple of months. 

Tomorrow, July 17th, they’re taking a break from the game to chat with Sean Owen Roberson and Simon Lucas about development on Savage Rifts®: American Armageddon—and YOU are all invited to join in!

If you’re not already familiar with Twitch chat, just head over to HippoTV and log in (or create an account if it’s your first time). The text chat is to the right of the live video stream. Accept the terms and begin chatting.

And to be sure you don’t miss any future events, be sure to click the purple “♥” at the top of your screen to follow HippoTV, and consider Subscribing to support the channel and unlock some special options!


SWADE Conversion Doc for The Sixth Gun®

This week, we’ve uploaded a new two-page conversion document for The Sixth Gun® Roleplaying Game. While most of the rules as written in the original products can be used as-is, those that require a little more work are detailed in this free download.

With this document in hand (along with the SWD to SWADE Conversion Notes we posted a few weeks ago), you should be able to update certain elements quickly and with little effort so that you can keep your Sixth Gun campaign rolling along with as little interruption as possible.

Also note that The Sixth Gun is one of four game settings currently available as part of the Savage Heroes Bundle of Holding, so if you still need to add it to your collection, this is a fantastic way to get it for cheap!

This is a “living” document, so if you spot something we missed in it, please tell us in the Pinnacle forums!


Grab the Savage Heroes Bundle of Holding

In cooperation with the fine folks over at Bundle of Holding, you can now get your mitts on no less than four Savage Worlds game settings in the Savage Heroes Bundle including Fear Agent™, The Goon™, The Sixth Gun®, and The Savage World of Solomon Kane , all for a bargain price!

For just US$19.99 you get the following complete rulebooks in the Corebook Collection (retail value $75) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • Fear Agent™: A pulp space odyssey with horror, military action, old-fashioned ass-kicking, and revenge, not necessarily in that order.
  • The Goon™: Zombie-robot-changeling noir with Franky, Doc Alloy, Fishy Pete, Merle the Werewolf, and the rest of the Goon’s tough-as-leather crime syndicate.
  • The Sixth Gun®: Cutthroat Weird-West historical fantasy about six otherworldly pistols and the rogues, gadflies, and scoundrels who seek them.
  • The Savage World of Solomon Kane ™ : Robert E. Howard’s Puritan wanderer has passed the torch to a new group of holy warriors who fight globe-spanning evil.

And as always, you’ll also get the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition rulebook.

Plus, if you pay more than the threshold price of just $30.25, you’ll level up and get the entire Expanded Collection with fifteen more titles worth an additional $81, including supplements like archetypes, pregenerated characters, Creature Cards, GM Screen Inserts, adventures, Figure Flats, and other sourcebooks for all four titles!

Note that a portion of all proceeds from the sales of this Savage Heroes Bundle go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, so not only will you be grabbing a deeply discounted assortment of gaming goodness, you’ll also be helping a great cause!


Licensee Spotlight: Bad Day in Bedlam

Now available through DriveThruRPG, Bad Day in Bedlam from Ace licensee, Plain Brown Wrapper Games, is a giant-sized superhero adventure for Savage Worlds:

It is winter in Bedlam. Dirty snow lies in heaps on every street corner, toasted black with exhaust fumes. The city has been buried by the worst snowstorm in years, and none of the poorer neighborhoods have been plowed. The slums are on the brink of rioting and things are about to get even worse, for a series of vicious crimes is about to shake the city to its core! Twelve rampaging supervillains are threatening to give Bedlam City a two-fisted Christmas (and a violent new year?). Are all these things somehow connected? Can the heroes solve this terrible mystery and foil the plot behind it before the city plunges into mayhem and disaster? It’s going to be a bad day in Bedlam unless they do.

This 210-page, SWADE-compliant, Bronze Age superhero adventure contains more than fifty NPCs, including thirteen dastardly supervillains! It has ten separate scenes, multiple story paths, and more than a dozen battle-maps! You’ll also find trash-littered alleys, tormented angst, moral gray zones, and at least two vigilantes who dress in black and brood in rooftops in the dark.

Return to the Bronze Age of comic books in Bad Day in Bedlam available now!


Licensee Spotlight: In Justice We Trust

Available now from Ace licensee, Atomic Ninja Studios, In Justice We Trust is a new superhero adventure for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.

What does it take to establish order in a chaotic world? Can someone truly evil be forced to do good? Can excessive force be excused if it upholds law and order?

Solitaria City’s greatest hero, Mega, has fallen. In the vacuum left behind, a new force has stepped in to restore order, but are they cut out for the job? Are they really heroes at all? “Reformed” Super criminals face off with your heroes in… In Justice We Trust.


ICv2 Announces Release Date for SWADE

Hold onto your hats, because this week, ICv2 has posted all the details about the upcoming retail release of Savage Worlds Adventure Edition!

While those who supported our Kickstarter will be receiving all their goodies prior to release, the rest of you can start saving up your pennies for September when you’ll be able to get your hands on all the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition products.

This includes the Savage Worlds Essentials Boxed Set ($149.99), the 208-page hardcover Savage Worlds Adventure Edition core rulebook ($39.99), 96-page softcover Savage Worlds: World Builder and Game Master’s Guide ($19.99), Savage Worlds Game Master Screen + Mini-Settings ($19.99), the 3.5″ x 5″ Savage Worlds Action Deck ($19.99), Savage Worlds Status Cards ($14.99), and the Savage Worlds Adventure Deck ($14.99).

Check out the article (that also includes a complete gallery of all the aforementioned items) at ICv2 today!


Winner of Europe’s Doomtown Marshal Event

2019 winner Mark Yellowlees (R) with 2017 winner (and cousin) Robert Campbell (L)

On June 29th and 30th, a posse of gunslingers came together for Europe’s 2019 Doomtown Marshal event!

Alongside a weekend packed with Doomtown games, the winner enjoyed the opportunity to select the next location to be featured in the Doomtown card game.

Mark Yellowlees proved triumphant, going unbeaten throughout the whole day and deposing his cousin, Euro 2017 Marshal winner Robert Campbell, in the final. From a list pre-selected by Doomtown’s hard-working story team, Mark chose Deadwood as the game’s next destination. With the broad prize support of alternate art cards provided by Pinnacle and Pine Box Entertainment, everyone had something exciting to show for the weekend.

Participants of this year’s Doomtown European Championships

As with many Doomtown events the emphasis was on fun and community rather than competition. Saturday featured a fun alternate format event where players got the chance to buy and use the new Out for Blood expansion in a casual bar atmosphere.

Sunday saw international guests arrive from France, showcasing their distinctive local play style and deck building. Fund raising continued for Miles Hayton, a late Doomtown player from the London scene, with a fellow London player giving out copies of a tribute card for Miles from the latest expansion and his fellow participants responding with generous donations to Papyrus, a charity for the prevention of young suicide.

A fantastic time was had by all!