Aug 7 2018
Climb aboard our Lankhmar: Savage Seas of Nehwon Pledge Manager and upgrade your original Kickstarter pledge today. With just a click or two, you can upgrade your rewards or add on bundles, dice, Bennies, Boxed Sets, and more including our custom set of Lankhmar Miniatures sculpted by the amazing David Soderquist of Bronze Age Miniatures. This set features phenomenal sculpts of Fafhrd, the Gray Mouser, Ningauble, and Sheelba.
We’ll keep the pledge manager open until September 28th, 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!).
Sign on with the crew of our Savage Seas of Nehwon pledge manager today!
Aug 7 2018
This year at Gen Con 51, I* ran two special “VIP” sessions of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game for some of our “Princess/Prince of Mongo” supporters from last year’s successful Kickstarter campaign. Along with those generous folks, we were joined by Jodi Black (Chief Operations Officer and Managing Editor for Pinnacle Entertainment Group), Clint Black (Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager), Christine Lapp (Customer Service Rep for Pinnacle Entertainment Group), and a few celebrity guests including members of the cast of Saving Throw’s amazing weekly WildCards show, plus our friend Christian Doyle of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment.
For both sessions, I ran the We Who Are About to Die Savage Tale from our new Flash Gordon™ Cliffhanger Supplement offering players the chance to try out a number of unique races, new setting rules, and new core mechanics in a grand battle royal all under the watchful eyes of Ming the Merciless himself. This particular Savage Tale is drawn straight from the pages of the original Flash Gordon™ comic strips (12/2/34 – 2/24/35) and it had the heroes squaring off against the mightiest warriors of Mongo and some of the planet’s most terrifying and bloodthirsty beasties!
We all had a blast, and I’m told our laughter and cheers (and the occasional outburst of Queen’s Flash Gordon™ soundtrack) were heard echoing around the halls of the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel.
*** And don’t forget, you have just one week left to leap into the Imperial Vortex and support The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ in our Pledge Manager. Order one of the incredible bundles or upgrade your existing pledge with one of our many upgrades and add ons including the customizable Air Scout Rocket Ship model kit or our set of official Flash Gordon™ 28mm metal miniatures. The Pledge Manager closes August 13th! ***
* Remember, if you ever see “I” in any of these updates, it’s just lil’ ol’ me, Scott Woodard.
Aug 7 2018
This year, Pine Box Entertainment brought their a-game (literally) to Gen Con 51 with a host of special Doomtown events, tournaments, and fun-filled social gatherings. From what we’ve heard, everyone who participated had a terrific time and here are just a few bullet points (and photos) directly from Alex Wirges, CEO of Pine Box Entertainment:
* Players were unable to defeat Stone in the Dead Man’s Hand event. Coot Jenkins used the heroes to make his escape. And in the end it was decided Rafi Hamid would be brought back from beyond the pale in a future set!
* Finally, James Meredith walked away As NA Champion playing 108 Drunken Masters!
See you all again next year, amigos!
Jul 31 2018
Over the past few weeks, we’ve teased you about a few special events to watch out for at Gen Con 2018: everything from epic Doomtown tournaments to our exclusive Savage World of Flash Gordon™ sessions. If you’re making the trip out to Indianapolis this week, here are a few highlights to help ensure you have a Savagely good time at Gen Con this year.
First up, find our very own Jodi Black (Chief Operations Officer and Managing Editor for Pinnacle Entertainment Group) on the Women in Tabletop: The Business of TableTop Games panel Friday, August 3rd at 1pm Eastern in Meeting Room 4 of the Lucas Oil Stadium. Last we checked, there was just one ticket left for this panel, but feel free to swing by anyway in case any seats open up. This panel is free to badge holders.
Second, Doomtown players will want to review the scheduled socials, events, and tournaments and add them all to their calendars. We covered the entire line-up of events in last week’s news, so check out that article again today.
Third, if you’re looking for Pinnacle Entertainment Group products on the Exhibit Floor, find them in the Studio 2 Publishing area (booths #1929 & #2029) where we’ll have very limited numbers of the Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition “Whiskey” Box Sets on-hand as well as pre-release copies of the There Comes a Reckoning Trunk along with the Too Tough to Die expansion, both for Doomtown. Plus, find both Jodi and Clint Black (Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager) representing Carolina Game Tables just a few aisles over in booth #2757.
And lastly, if you’re a fan of WildCards, the weekly Deadlands: Reloaded game that’s live-streamed on Saving Throw’s Twitch channel, get your tickets now and make plans to head over to the Westin Indianapolis on Friday afternoon starting at 4pm to catch a WildCards LIVE charity show in support of Extra Life. This is sure to be memorable event, amigos!
Safe travels and we look forward to seeing everyone at Gen Con 2018!
Jul 31 2018
Avast ye, all buccaneers and salty seadogs what sail the Savage Seas!
The pledge manager for Lankhmar: Savage Seas of Nehwon is now open for business! If you pledged during the original Kickstarter, check your email for an invitation or follow this link where you’ll log in using the same email address you used to log into Kickstarter. All of the products from the Savage Seas of Lankhmar Kickstarter are there, plus a selection of our existing Savage Worlds books we thought you might want to add to your order. Some items are limited, so you may want to lock in your order quickly.
We plan to keep the pledge manager open until September 28th, 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!).
Don’t miss out! Visit the Savage Seas of Nehwon pledge manager today before it sets sail for uncharted, shark-infested waters.
Jul 31 2018
We love to world build here at Pinnacle and we often put as much time, energy, and care into developing our settings as we do our fast, furious, and fun game mechanics.
In one of the latest episodes of the Steve is Board show on YouTube, Steve discusses the richness of the 50 Fathoms Plot Point Setting and explains how easy it is to adapt it to other popular tabletop fantasy roleplaying games!
“The best Dungeons & Dragons pirate adventure book is… for the Savage Worlds RPG! 50 Fathoms is a setting sourcebook detailing the pirate fantasy themed world of Caribdus. Fit for D&D 5e, or any other generic or fantasy RPG that you want to plunder some booty with on a seafaring adventure.”
Jul 24 2018
On Friday, August 3rd, Brand Manager, Scott Woodard (The Sixth Gun, Flash Gordon™) will be running an exclusive, invite-only session of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ at Gen Con 2018, and you (yes, YOU) can join him at the game table!
If you’re attending Gen Con, head over to the Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Pledge Manager now and upgrade your pledge to the $500 reward level! Not only will this lock in a seat at the game table alongside Scott, Clint Black, Jodi Black, and a few of our friends from Saving Throw, you’ll also enjoy dinner with the entire crew, and you’ll bring home a host of Flash Gordon™ goodies including the “Savior of the Universe!” Collector’s Box Set with signed, Limited Edition hardcover books, an incredibly rare, Sunday newsprint page of the original Flash Gordon™ comic strip, poster maps, GM Screen with 32-page adventure, double Action Deck, Bennies, dice, the polished brass Cliffhanger Token, and a copy of the Savage Worlds core rules. Please note that the last day to lock in a seat for the Gen Con game is next Tuesday, July 31st!
Breaking news: This $500 reward level now includes a complete set of the Flash Gordon™ miniatures!
And if you’re wondering what awaits you in next week’s scenario, continue on, brave reader!
In this thrilling adventure of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™, our heroes find themselves prisoners of Ming the Merciless and unwilling participants in the emperor’s dreaded Tournament of Death! Will they survive the Battle Royal? Will they be victorious in the Test of the Flaming Lances? And will they triumph in the Dance of the Poison Daggers? Find out next week at Gen Con 2018!
The Pledge Manager is open until August 13th and rewards will begin shipping in September, so jump in today to ensure you get your books and accessories early!
See you next week at Gen Con and on the surface of the rogue planet of Mongo. Hail Flash!
Jul 24 2018
For those of you attending Gen Con who might have missed out on getting the deluxe Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition Boxed Sets that we originally offered through our Kickstarter a couple years back, you’re in luck!
We’re bringing just five (yep, I said “FIVE”) Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition Boxed Sets with us to Gen Con next week and you could be one of the lucky hombres to walk away with one (or two) tucked under your arm!
This Boxed Set contains a signed and numbered copy of the Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition hardcover book, Paradise Lost adventure, Deadlands Classic Character Folio, a set of dice in ghost rock black and “classic” Deadlands orange in a leather Deadlands logo bag, all 90 Fate Chips needed to play Deadlands Classic (think of them as proto-Bennies), and two 54-card decks of Deadlands Action Cards, all tucked inside a gorgeous, wooden, “Whiskey Box”* complete with metal clasps and spacious compartments to store all your Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition goodies. All this for $250!
While there’s no running in the Gen Con Exhibit Hall, be sure to make your way over to Pinnacle Entertainment / Studio 2 Publishing (booths 1929 & 2029) quickly because we’re only bringing five of these sets with us and once we sell out, that’s it for the show!
We hope to see you all in Indianapolis next week!
* Please note that the “Whiskey Box” does not contain any actual rotgut. Sorry, amigos!
Jul 24 2018
Good Intentions, amigos!
If you’re riding into town early, it all starts with the free Pine Box Meet & Greet Social on Wednesday August 1st from 3pm to 7pm at Kilroy’s Indianapolis where you can chat with the Pine Box crew, make some new friends, and enjoy an impromptu game or two. New players and veterans are welcome to attend.
After that, make your way over to the Hyatt Regency for the free 4th Annual Hog Killin’ Time & Bike Rally from 7pm to 11pm. The Gomorra Gazette hosts this meet & greet for Gomorra’s denizens and drifters alike. Bring a Bicycle deck for this annual Doomtown: Reloaded multi-player, casual event!
Things get a little more “serious” after that with daily Greenhorn gatherings, RPGs, tournaments, open games, and other events running Thursday through Sunday. A couple events even offer winners the chance to affect the ongoing storyline by doing things like resurrecting a deceased character (Dead Man’s Hand (CGM18125647)) and designing a new card for an upcoming release (Doomtown: Reloaded 2018 North American Championship (CGM18125653)).
See the attached graphic for details and visit Pine Box Entertainment for more information!
Jul 24 2018
If you’re heading to Gen Con next week and you’re a Doomtown: Reloaded fan who’s been waiting patiently to get your mitts on the There Comes a Reckoning Trunk as well as the Too Tough to Die expansion, then work out the quickest path from the main doors of the Exhibit Hall to Studio 2 Publishing (booths 1929 & 2029) because we’re bringing along just 20 copies of each per day and you’ll have to act fast to get yours!
We’ll also offer a number of other goodies from the Doomtown There Comes a Reckoning Kickstarter at the booth including playmats, rulebooks, Doomtown Deadlands RPG Conversion books, There Comes a Reckoning cards-only sets, and Errata and Promo card sets, all in limited quantities (less than 20, pardners. Total, not per day).