Licensee Spotlight: Crystal Heart Comes to Kickstarter

Set a reminder for next Tuesday, November 20th for the launch of the Crystal Heart Kickstarter from Aviv Or and Eran Aviram.

“In a world where people’s hearts are made of stone, special Agents of the mysterious organisation Syn can replace their hearts with ancient Crystals, which grant them superpowers – but also affect their personality and moods in unpredictable ways.

Inspired by anime and superhero comics, the Crystal Heart setting was developed in the webcomic Up to Four Players as the characters were playing it. Now you too can become a Syn Agent, explore ancient locations and hunt down powerful Crystals!”

Grab the free, 21-page, fully-illustrated Crystal Heart Starter Set today to get the rules for using Crystals, six ready-to-play Agents, a one-shot adventure, a summary sheet with all the necessary Crystal rules, and a two-page comic explaining how to play Savage Worlds!

And to keep up on all the latest developments, be sure to follow Up to 4 Players on Facebook and Twitter.


FINAL WEEK for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition wraps up next Wednesday, November 14th!

Since last week, a few additional Stretch Goals have been revealed (all the way up to $400K) including:

  • ​​$355K – Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 1 (PDF)
  • ​$360K – World Builder’s Guide Expansion 5: Savage Worlds for All Ages by Jodi Black
  • $370K – Savage Worlds Map Pack – Printable PDFs of some of our incredible poster-size map packs
  • ​$380K – Mini-Settings in Print – Shane Hensley’s AbyssalMatthew Cutter’s Spirits of 1786, Cheyenne Wright’s Tesla Rangers, and BJ Hensley’s Lost City of Astla, printed and bundled with the Game Master’s Screen
  • $390K – World Builder’s Guide Expansion 6: The Long Game by Shane Hensley (President and creator of Savage Worlds)
  • ​$400K – Return of…the Adventure Deck! (added to the Savage Worlds Essentials boxed set)

And for those already making plans for the upcoming Pledge Manager (watch for it before the end of the year), we’ve also posted individual prices for several Add Ons including the Essentials boxed set, World Builder’s Guide, dice set (with four custom Wild Dice), and the new Power and Ammo Trackers, so you can start putting your wish list together right now.

Also, we have updated the revised Chase rules in the free Return to Sleepy Hollow adventure, and we’ve posted a free PDF preview of Quick Encounters, a new way of resolving encounters through collaborative storytelling.

Visit the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter page to pledge your support today!


Season Finale of East Texas University: Undeclared on Saving Throw

A couple weeks back, when our Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rocketed past the $240,000 mark, you unlocked a three-part East Texas University mini-series from our great friends with Saving Throw.

We hope you all have been enjoying the stream (some of us here at Pinnacle, including Jodi, Shane, and Clint, have been watching live and interacting with everyone in the chat room) and next Monday, November 12th, the series wraps up with the chilling finale of Last Rites of the Black Guard.

This East Texas University mini-series uses the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules and features the cast of Saving Throw’s weekly Deadlands stream, WildCards.

The first two episodes are archived and available for viewing on the Saving Throw Twitch channel, on their YouTube channel, and as an audio-only podcast.

East Texas University: Undeclared concludes next Monday night starting at 8pm Pacific only on Twitch!

“Go Ravens!”


Doomtown Players Raise Over $500 for Child’s Play at Con Plus!

Con Plus is an annual, online, 24-hour game convention which raises funds for charity. This year’s convention, known as Con+1, took place on Saturday, November 3rd, and Doomtown players donated over $550 to Child’s Play, a charity that provides games and other happy-inducing things to terminally ill children.

Be sure to check out the Con Plus chat with David Lapp (Pine Box Entertainment Community Manager) on YouTube.

In related news, the OCTGN Abomination Series (which began on October 27th) is going strong and continues through January 6th, 2019. Players in this series will get to vote on Abominations they want to see featured in Doomtown starting with Act I of the Twilight Protocol Series, The Agency, happening at GenghisCon on February 23, 2019.

Visit the Abomination Series page for more information.


Convention News: Savage Worlds at MACE 2018

Shane and Clint at MACE 2012

This weekend, get thyself to the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, North Carolina for MACE 2018!

Not only are there a number of Savage Worlds games on this year’s jam-packed event schedule (including ETUDeadlands, Flash Gordon™, Rippers Resurrected, and Rifts®), MACE is also home to an always fantastic Savage Saturday Night (picture a single room buzzing with Savage Worlds games).

On top of all that, our own Clint Black (Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager) will be sliding behind the GM screen on Friday night to run his meat grindin’ Arena of Death using updated rules from the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (now on Kickstarter):

“Grab a Death Certificate…um, character sheet and jump into the meat grinder!

The Savage Worlds Brand Manager and Black Judge himself, Clint Black, is previewing the newest edition of the game in the most Savage way possible. For four straight hours he will kill characters in the most gruesome ways imaginable (and possibly a few never imagined before). Six players enter and when one dies, a new player can jump in their place up to the last 15 minutes of the game. Playing only requires a $1 donation…for a character with no Bennies! For a $5 donation, the character enters with one Benny or, only when first entering the game, they can start with the maximum of 5 Bennies for just $20! During the game, players can purchase up to the five maximum Bennies but each costs $5. On top of that, spectators can `Grease the Grinder!` Every $5 donated adds +1d6 to the damage one character takes up to a maximum of +4d6 for $20.”

Visit the MACE website for more information and we hope to see you there!


Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter Update

First of all, our sincere thanks once again to everyone who has already pledged their support and helped spread the word about our current Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.  We’re funded at $320, ooo and climbing!

This week we shared additional Stretch Goals (up to $350K) including:

  • $305K – Music to Game With 2​ – Terror in Texas by fan-favorite composer, Harry Mack
  • ​$310K – Mini-Setting 3: Tesla Rangers (PDF) by Pinnacle/Arcane Times/Girl Genius artist and three-time Hugo Award winning artist Cheyenne Wright
  • ​$315K – Savage Worlds Explorer #1 (PDF)
  • ​$320K – Power Template Pack (PDF)
  • ​​$325K – Core Book Expansion: the Adventure Edition is now 208 full color pages!
  • $330K – World Builder’s Guide Expansion 5: Risks & Reversals by frequent Pinnacle freelancer and GM extraordinaire Owen Lean
  • ​$335K – Music to Game With 3 – The Jump
  • ​$340K – Mini-Setting 3: Spirits of 1786 (PDF) by Deadlands Line Editor Matthew Cutter
  • ​$345K – Virtual Table Top Bundle – a core package of the most important accessories you can adapt and customize for your chosen virtual platform
  • ​$350K – Red in the Rain Poster by artist Konrad Korgull (Print included in the Savage Worlds Essentials Boxed Set only)

Second, we have added dozens of JumpStarts from a number of our Aces (our vetted licensees). These JumpStarts are completely playable introductions to licensed worlds and adventures featuring samples of backgrounds along with setting material, Edges, Hindrances, gear, Setting Rules, creatures, and anything else one might need to play. And best of all, these playable settings are bundled together for all backers at Digital and above!

Click here to check out the complete list of JumpStart contributors and keep your eyes on the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter for additional updates.


Lucky Number Seven of Savage Worlds Explorer

Coming at you fast and furiously, it’s the seventh action-packed issue of Savage Worlds Explorer. This issue features an all-new adventure for Deadlands, a selection of new gear for Rifts® for Savage Worlds, and the third installment of Savage Tales of the Red Band for The Last Parsec:

First up, Matthew Cutter takes the posse into the Weird West with House at the Edge o’ Nowhere. This challenging adventure for Deadlands is intended for a posse composed of Veteran or higher Rank heroes. You have been warned!

Second, Ben Meginnis presents the Triton Industries Catalog for Rifts® for Savage Worlds featuring new underwater weapons, armor, vehicles, and more.

And last, but certainly not least, Matt Cutter continues the Savage Tales of the Red Band series for The Last Parsec with Escape from Kalran, the third part in this ongoing, intergalatic series.

Preorder the print version of Issue Seven and get the PDF today (or just buy the PDF for the same price).

Savage Worlds Explorer requires a copy of the Savage Worlds core rules and may require additional books for each setting. Add some dice, a deck of cards, and a few brave explorers, and let the fun begin!


Final Week for the Irongate Pledge Manager

For Kickstarter backers, as well as those who might have missed out the first time around, you have just one week left to get in on the Pledge Manager for Irongate for The Last Parsec!

If you supported the Kickstarter, you should have received an invitation and a direct link from via email, but if not, just click this link and log in using the same email address you use for Kickstarter. For new arrivals/late backers, click here.

All of the products from The Last Parsec: Irongate Kickstarter are there, plus a selection of our existing Savage Worlds books and other items, including our exclusive Last Parsec Adventure Deck Cards.

Also note that this is the ONLY way to get your hands on a hardcover copy of The Last Parsec Core, in one of the remaining Limited Edition Box Sets!

This Pledge Manager will vanish into the depths of space on Monday, November 5th, so make sure you reply by then or shipping costs may change, especially for our international customers (We use freight forwarders for our international customers… if you literally miss the boat, we have to send it by more expensive means!).

If you have any questions at all, email us at


Saving Throw Enrolls at East Texas University

As promised at the $240,000 Stretch Goal in our Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition, this week, our friends with Saving Throw Show premiered the first of three episodes of East Texas University: Undeclared.

This East Texas University mini-series, set back in the 1980s in the sleepy town of Pinebox, TX, uses the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules and features the cast of Saving Throw’s weekly Deadlands stream, WildCards. PEG staff, including Jodi, Shane, and Clint, will be in the chat during each episode to answer questions about the Kickstarter or new Adventure Edition rules.

The first installment is archived and available for viewing on the Saving Throw Twitch channel right now, and it will be released as an audio-only podcast. The episode is also now available on their YouTube channel:

East Texas University: Undeclared streams live on Saving Throw, Monday nights starting at 8pm Pacific only on Twitch! Mark your calendar to join in the fun on Monday, November 5th!

“Go Ravens!”


An Interview with Shane Hensley & Jodi Black

Clint and Jodi Black Talk to the Goblin BeatWhile the Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition continues to race along the tracks, check out this recent interview that Jodi Black (Chief Operations Officer and Managing Editor for Pinnacle Entertainment Group) and Shane Hensley (President and creator of Savage Worlds) did with the folks over at High Level Games.

In it, Shane and Jodi discuss the revised rules for Chases, Tests, and Quick Encounters, as well as the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild, and the forthcoming conversion guide.

Click here for the interview!