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Three New Worldbooks for Savage Rifts® – On Kickstarter & Funded in Seven Minutes!

Apr 16 2019

The Rifts® have officially opened on Kickstarter and The Tomorrow Legion now faces off against new apocalyptic threats from the darkest corners of North America and Earth’s ancient past! And we’re pleased to report the new campaign funded in just seven minutes!

Building on the incredible success of Rifts® for Savage Worlds comes three new Worldbooks further detailing the factions, locations, and threats of Rifts® North America. Inside you’ll find new allies, armaments, and abilities to aid Tomorrow Legionnaires in their fight against the evils of the Megaverse®.

  •  Arcana & Mysticism:  Explores the Federation of Magic, Psyscape, and Techno-Wizard enclaves throughout North America, and the dire threats hiding within.
  •  Blood & Banes: Details the struggle of dark heroes against the alien Xiticix Hivelands, encroaching Vampire Kingdoms, mysterious Dinosaur Swamp, and insanity of Madhaven.
  •  Empires of Humanity:  Brings to life the wonders of human civilization from the Coalition States to the New West, and uncovers the secrets of the east coast.

Best of all, not only can you get these three NEW Worldbooks for Rifts®, we’re also printing revised and updated versions of the original core Rifts® for Savage Worlds books (The Tomorrow Legion Player’s Guide, Game Master’s Handbook, and Savage Foes of North America) and making it easy for you to upgrade as well!

These deals are only available during this Kickstarter and pledge manager. After that they’ll be listed at their full retail price.

Head over to the Rifts® for Savage Worlds: American Armageddon Kickstarter page RIGHT NOW to find out more and to pledge your support.

The Tomorrow Legion is counting on you!

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The SWD to SWADE Conversion Document is Here!

Apr 16 2019

There were several changes between the current rule set and the previous one: some big, some small, and now the 54-page Conversion Notes document is live and available as a FREE PDF download!

Please note that this document is not intended to be a comprehensive ruleset, but a list of notable changes between Savage Worlds Deluxe (SWD) and Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (#SWADE) to help in converting previously published settings and supplements.

Our thanks to Marc Nuar and Christopher Landauer for pulling this document together for us.

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Licensee Spotlight: The City of the Steam Sun on Indiegogo

Apr 16 2019

From “Ace” licensee, Steam Sun Games, comes The City of the Steam Sun, a new setting for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition that casts players into the gloomy realm of steampunk Limbo: an explosive mixture of steam technology and ancient magic, where mystical Victorian horror and adventure are played out under the dim rays of a metal steam sun!

Mathematically calculated, the City was to become the new Utopia of the rational age, but the disaster changed everything – the City fell into Limbo, the threshold of Hell. Progress faced ancient magic. The City became a part of Limbo, with no sunlight. The familiar world doesn’t exist anymore. There are other laws and other creatures here – but the scientific method maintains even in the maddest conditions. People lit their steam Sun here. Every morning it rises over the City on a huge rail. The authorities lead diplomatic negotiations with demons, inventors dream of the creation of a conscious automaton, and researchers dig for traces of ancient civilizations. Scientists and frauds, adventurers and magicians, evil geniuses and brilliant detectives… humans and demons. All of them dwell in the City of the Steam Sun.

Visit The City of the Steam Sun Indiegogo page now to find out more about this unique setting and to pledge your support. And be sure to download the 44-page FREE JumpStart available now from DriveThruRPG.

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Licensee Spotlight: The Savage League of Seekers

Apr 16 2019

The Savage League of Seekers is a setting for Savage Worlds from “Ace” licensee, Feral Gamers, Inc. (Ghost Ops: An RPG of Covert Operations) that blends Lovecraftian terror with folklore to create an alternate 18th century Europe living under the fear of “the blood curse,” a horrific plague that transforms normal people into monsters.

Events over the last millennium have unlocked the spheres that hold the gates closed to cosmic horrors and dark gods, which in turn has led to cults and secret societies spreading across the known world.

The Savage League of Seekers Roleplaying Game introduces you to a world of dark horror, where players can make characters that carry the blood of the Nodens in their veins giving them powers beyond mortal men, or a secret Muslim sect that has been fighting the evils betwixt the angles since Abdul al Hazred stumbled into the city of Damascus in 740 AD, or even as sires of Vlad Tepes, known as Count Dracul, who holds back the forces of the Ottomans in the East with his army of Vampyrs!

The Savage League of Seekers uses the Savage World Adventures Edition (#SWADE) rule system and features all-new Edges and Hindrances, new skills like Dark Knowledge and Psychology, and new rules for Insanity.

The game also covers Europe via London, Paris, and Germany, crosses the wide ocean to the New World and the American Colonies, and bravely delves into the Dreamlands.

If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, movies like Brotherhood of the Wolf, or video games like Bloodborne, then check out The Savage League of Seekers, available now from DriveThruRPG. And be sure to follow Feral Gamers, Inc. on Facebook.

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Rifts® Kickstarter Video! Kickstarter Launch is April 16th!

Apr 9 2019

It’s almost here—the Rifts® for Savage Worlds Kickstarter begins on April 16th at High Noon EDT!

If you want a taste of what’s to come, head over to our YouTube channel for the Rifts® for Savage Worlds Worldbooks Set 1 Kickstarter video, expertly created by three-time Hugo Award-winning artist Cheyenne Wright.

Please share the video and make a note of the Kickstarter launch date and time, Savage Rifters. The Rift® opens once again on Tuesday, April 16th 2019 at noon Eastern!

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Get Ready for FG Con 14 This Weekend – No Travel Required!

Apr 9 2019

FG Con is a community organized virtual convention using the premier virtual tabletop platform—Fantasy Grounds.

Held twice annually (April and October), this virtual event features numerous games (including Savage Worlds, of course) being run using Fantasy Grounds, as well as several training/tutorial sessions aimed at a variety of topics. This year’s FG Con runs this Friday through Sunday (April 12th through 14th).

Note that Fantasy Grounds Game Masters with Standard Licenses are temporarily bumped up to Ultimate licenses for the run of the event enabling players with demo licenses to participate on ALL tables.

To find out more and to register for events, visit the FG Con 14 website today!

 

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Convention News: Savage Worlds at Chupacabracon VI

Apr 9 2019

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouHeads up, Savages!

Con season is in full swing and we’re now less than a month from Chupacabracon VI, the premiere, three-day, tabletop RPG and board game convention in the greater Austin area, and one of our favorite events!

Attendees will join a host of Pinnacle alums running and playing Savage Worlds games (including the annual, star-studded, interactive charity game), participating in panels, and even tailgating in the parking lot. “Chupa” (as it is often referred) also hosts one of the finest Savage Saturday Nights around!

Chupacabracon also hosts Doomtown‘s Twilight Protocol destination event: Act II: The Texas Rangers! Players at Chupacabraon will vote for who will join the Texas Rangers in the fight to save humanity. This series culminates in the World Destination Event set for October 26th in Tombstone, AZ. To catch up on the events of Act I: The Agency, held at GenghisCon, click here. 

This year, the Chupacabracon schedule is positively brimming with guests from the Savage Worlds community including Shane Hensley, John Goff, Matthew Cutter, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, David & Christine Lapp, Scott Woodard, Teller, and Sara & Brendan Quinn all gathering at the Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX.

Visit the Chupacabracon VI website (where you can get your badges and register for events), join their Facebook page, and keep your eyes on the weekly Pinnacle Entertainment Group news for additional details.

We hope to see you May 3rd through 5th in Round Rock, TX!

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Preorders for SWADE Collector’s Editions Close Wednesday, April 3rd!

Apr 2 2019

You heard right, amigos!

We are starting to run low on preorders we can allow for our signed, limited, black leatherette Collector’s Editions of the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (#SWADE) core rules, so we’re going to pull the option to preorder them from the PledgeManager this Wednesday, April 3rd.

Read more about this limited offer and an updated #SWADE shipping update in this Kickstarter Update. For all other items like the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition hardcover or Add Ons like the Savage Worlds Essentials Boxed Set, Burst and Cone Templates, Adventure Decks, or Status Tokens, the PledgeManager portal will remain open until July 16th—only the Collector’s Editions are going “Bye Bye!”

If you already have one of these gorgeous editions as part of your original Kickstarter pledge, visit PledgeManager to lock in your copy today! Don’t miss out!

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Rifts® for Savage Worlds Worldbooks Set 1 Cover Preview!

Apr 2 2019

We were so excited about the look of the upcoming Worldbooks for Rifts® for Savage Worlds, we simply had to share them all with you in this week’s news, a full two weeks before the launch of the actual Kickstarter!

Pictured here are the covers for:

  • Rifts® North America: Arcana & Mysticism
  • Rifts® North America: Blood & Banes
  • Rifts® North America: Empires of Humanity

These three new worldbooks will round out the continent of North America for Savage Rifts®, and they will, of course, all be compatible with Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.

Also releasing through the upcoming Kickstarter campaign will be the original three core books and GM’s screen updated for the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition core rules. The three updated books and Game Master’s screen will be at a one-time only discounted price during the Kickstarter for those who want physical copies.

As always, we’ll provide all the relevant changes in a free update document for easy conversion between print editions. We’ll also automatically update each book’s PDFs on our site and DriveThruRPG once they’re finished.

For now though, make plans to be there for the launch on Tuesday, April 16th, at noon Eastern!

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JumpStart Bundle 3 is Now Available!

Apr 2 2019

The third batch of digital JumpStarts (introductions to settings from some of our “Ace” licensees) has been released to Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter backers. This brings the total number of available JumpStarts to a whopping 31!*

If you have not yet received a notification about this, please contact us at site.admin@peginc.com.

This third bundle contains the following, fully-playable JumpStarts:

  • Gallant Knight Games – Sagas & Six-Guns
  • High Level Games – Archons of Niku – Era of Unrest
  • Just Insert Imagination – Winter Eternal
  • Misfit Studios – Darwin’s World (Nuclear Edition): Feeding Grounds
  • Wing Span Games – Steam Lords of Venus

Please note that this complete bundle is ONLY available to Kickstarter backers, however most (if not all) of these products will soon be available for purchase directly from DriveThruRPG.

* I can neither confirm nor deny that 31 JumpStarts will be the title of the next sequel to 21 Jump Street.

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