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For Those Who Missed Out on the Flash Gordon™ Kickstarter…

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:00

… There’s no need to panic!

Purchase the PDF of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ core rulebook today, and you’ll receive $20 credit in the upcoming Pledge Manger toward purchases of a wide variety of physical Flash Gordon™ goodies. You’ll be the first to know when the Pledge Manager goes live and you’ll also get comp PDFs of any of the books/GM Screen you eventually buy.

Pick up your PDF of the core rulebook today!

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The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ on Saving Throw

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:59

Last week, brand manager and writer, Scott Woodard, appeared on Saving Throw’s Twitch channel to run a one-shot of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game for Savage Worlds. If you missed out, the archived show is now available on YouTube, and here’s Scott’s brief behind-the-scenes story of that event:

On Tuesday, January 9th, I was invited to the Saving Throw studio in Los Angeles to slip behind the GM screen and run an original one-shot of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ live on their Twitch channel.

There were a lot of firsts that night: it was my first time on Saving Throw, three of the players had never tried Savage Worlds before, and all of us were gaming on a brand new Streamer game table from Carolina Game Tables! Saving Throw producer Dom Zook made me feel very welcome and my players were all friendly, enthusiastic, and great fun. I opted to run a short adventure titled The Deadly Dust, inspired by elements from a classic Flash Gordon™ film serial.

The adventure party consisted of Ryla the hawkwoman (Jen Kretchmer), Yithanir the lizard man (Dylan Riley Snyder), Pranasha the shark woman (Allisyn Ashley Arm), and “Jaq” the giant (Jordan Caves-Callarman). During the session, the heroes alerted a small village to an imperial threat, encountered a foul-smelling cave hobo, battled a giant, two-headed Tsak, and infiltrated one of Ming’s secret weapons labs!

If you want to check out a few of the Flash Gordon™ setting rules, see how some of the new core rule tweaks work, and laugh along with the cast, watch the entire archived show now on Saving Throw’s YouTube channel.

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Savage Worlds Explorer Comes Alive on Twitch

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:58

Savage Worlds on the WebIf you’ve picked up issue 3 of Savage Worlds Explorer, you might have read through The Black Claw, an exciting adventure for use with Savage Worlds and the Super Powers Companion (2nd Edition):

The Black Claw wants to brainwash supers to turn them into SUPERNINJAS! Well, who wouldn’t want to do that? In the guise of Yakuza mobsters, they have infiltrated the heroes’ city because of the concentration of supers there. The gang war is just the front page of the cover story — a convenient way to draw supers out where they can be targeted by the Black Claw!

Now, watch as writer Terry Whisenant takes his players through his own adventure on the Bell of Lost Souls Twitch stream!

Click here to order a Print+PDF copy of the complete third issue of Savage Worlds Explorer for just $9.99. Or if you just want to order The Black Claw, a PDF of the adventure is available here for $2.99.

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Licensee Spotlight: Savage Mojo

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:57

Heads up, Shaintar fans!

The Thundering Skies Player’s Guide is now available from Savage Mojo. Written by Darren Pearce, this 32-page supplement includes new player options and enough campaign background to create any hero you want in this turbulent time. You’ll find some great new character options that run from skills, languages, Hindrances, Edges, and gear as well as a few hints about what’s to come for the world of Shaintar.

The Thundering Skies Player’s Guide is an extract of the full Thundering Skies campaign book, coming soon from Savage Mojo.

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The Savage World of Flash Gordon’s ALIVE!

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:00

After an exciting couple of weeks of holiday bacchanalia (during which most of us here were dividing our time between working and celebrating the season with family and friends), the complete PDF of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game core rulebook is now available for purchase for just $19.99 USD!

The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game core rulebook contains updates to the Savage Worlds core rules system, new rules for powers, races, Edges and Hindrances, gear, rocket ships, and some of the most unique Setting Rules we’ve ever designed! It also includes a gazetteer of the fantastic world of Mongo, a Plot Point campaign, Savage Tales, and a host of heroes, villains, and horrific beasts for the Game Master’s eyes only.

Charge your engines and set a course for Mongo! Download The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game core rulebook* today.

*** Note: If you purchase this PDF today, we’ll email you later with details on how to upgrade your purchase for a print copy of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ RPG (+PDF). Print purchases must be from PEGinc.com or from the post-Kickstarter PledgeManager. Eligible PDF purchases are from PEGinc.com only. For more information, please email: [email protected]

*Please note that The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ RPG requires the Savage Worlds core rules to play.

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Get The Goon™… Now in Print!

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:59

The wait is over, buckos!

While all the preorders for The Goon™ Rolepaying Game are currently on the way to their new homes, you can now order your own Print + PDF bundles directly from us to ensure you get your mitts on these goodies right away.

Printed in our standard graphic novel format and also available in a Limited Edition hardcover, the The Goon™ RPG gives you and your pallies the opportunity to join up with the Goon’s crew to take down rival gangs, crush brain-eatin’ zombies, and KO rampagin’ robots.

This product requires the Savage Worlds core rules to play.

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The Fear Agent™ Roleplaying Game – Now in Print!

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:58

Listen up, “recruits” (note the quotes)!

Your mission (and choosing not to accept it isn’t an option) is to go forth and kick some serious alien butt in the intergalatic, pan-dimensional universe of the Fear Agent™ Roleplaying Game! For those who’ve been champing at the bit to head out into the farthest and most twisted corners of the galaxy, the Fear Agent™ RPG is now available in print. While preorders are rocketing their way to homes as we speak, the rest of you can order your Print + PDF bundles directly from us right here, right now.

Printed in our graphic novel format and also available in a Limited Edition hardcover, the Fear Agent™ RPG will take you to the terrifying edges of space and time!

This product requires the Savage Worlds core rules to play.

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Flash Gordon™ RPG Action with Scott Woodard This Week

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:57

Savage Worlds on the WebTonight, starting at 8pm Pacific, tune in to Saving Throw’s Twitch channel for a Savage World of Flash Gordon™ One-Shot adventure run by Flash brand manager, Scott Woodard. Discover the sinister secret behind… The Deadly Dust! Scott will be joined by Allisyn Arm, Dylan Snyder, Jen Kretchmer, and Jordan Caves-Callarman (the Marshal from Saving Throw’s Friday night Deadlands show). Expect plenty of action, adventure, and just a dash of hilarity!

Then, catch up with Scott on #rpgnet this Thursday, January 11th starting at 7:30 Central. Follow along and interact with Scott as he discusses all things Flash. Feel free to ask questions about the game, plans for the line, or anything at all about the history and universe of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Dr. Hans Zarkov, and Ming the Merciless.

If you can’t make it, be sure to read the transcript afterward on The Hardboiled GMShoe’s Office #rpgnet* interviews.

* Nope, #rpgnet and RPG.net aren’t the same. Get the details here.

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Meet Jodi and Clint at PAX South This Weekend

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:56

This weekend, January 12th – 14th, Jodi and Clint Black will be representing both Pinnacle Entertainment Group as well as their own company, Carolina Game Tables, at PAX South in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.

If you’re attending the convention, be sure to swing by Booth #10453 in the main Exhibit Hall. Bring all your Savage Worlds questions along for Clint (aka “The Rules Guru”) and, if you’re especially nice, he may just share a few details with you about Savage Worlds Black!

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Flash Gordon Picked as Most Anticipated RPG for 2018!

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:00

Savage Worlds on the WebRecently, Victory Condition Gaming‘s Doug Shute invited Alan Bahr from Gallant Knight Games and Kent Blue from the Roll to Play podcast along to share their Top 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop Role-Playing Games for 2018. While they cover a lot of ground in the video (there are some amazing games coming out this year), we were thrilled that Mr. Bahr’s #1 pick was none other than The Savage World of Flash Gordon! Check out the entire video here.

And for those following along at home, we’ve all been working hard on Flash through the holidays and we hope to start releasing PDFs to backers in the next couple weeks.

Watch this (outer) space for all the news from Mongo!

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Licensee Spotlight: Children of the Apocalypse on Kickstarter

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:59

Licensee Happy Monster Press is ringing in the New Year with a month-long Kickstarter to fund Children of the Apocalypse for Savage Worlds. Children of the Apocalypse is a post-apocalyptic epic fantasy setting in which bold adventurers explore the ruins of our world, while the Nine Gods exert their influence on society, scheming for the advantage of their followers and the downfall of their enemies.

The Children of the Apocalypse setting book contains:

  • Descriptions of the Nine Gods, their followers, and their motives.
  • Eight new races created by the Nine Gods.
  • A complete description of post-apocalyptic Boston and the surrounding communities.
  • Setting rules to represent a high-magic/high-theology world.
  • A complete Plot Point campaign leading to a confrontation with the Gods themselves.
  • Guidelines for converting your own hometown into a campaign setting.

Children of the Apocalypse requires the Savage Worlds core rules and the Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion. Check out their Kickstarter and pledge your support today!

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Happy Holidays from Pinnacle!

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:00

2017 was an exciting year for Pinnacle with three successful Savage Worlds Kickstarters including The Goon™ RPG, Fear Agent™ RPG, and, of course, The Savage World of Flash Gordon™. We also took our first triumphant foray into the card/board game Kickstarter market with Doomtown Reloaded (with the help of our good friends at Pine Box Entertainment).

As for Flash Gordon™, we’ll have preorders open soon for those who missed out on the Kickstarter, but right now, we’re working to get the first PDFs into the hands of our generous backers.

We also want to take a moment to thank all those awesome streamers out there who really embraced Savage Worlds on their Twitch channels in 2017 including the regular Friday night forays into the Weird West with the WildCards gang on Saving Throw, and the Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast group who have been playing Rifts® for Savage Worlds as well as Pirates of the Spanish Main.

So what do we have planned for 2018? Well, the Savage Worlds machine is currently chugging away behind the scenes (that means all of us banging on our keyboards) in hopes of bringing you the next version of Savage Worlds (codenamed “Savage Worlds Black”), followed by updated versions of both the Fantasy and Horror Companions, as well as updates and re-releases of the Deadlands Player’s Guide and Marshal’s Handbook. Note that no dates are set in stone yet, so watch this space for all the deets!

From all of us here at Pinnacle Entertainment, Happy Holidays and may all your Wild Dice Ace in the New Year!

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Licensee Spotlight: Whispering Pines from Evil Beagle Games

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:59

Now available from Savage Worlds licensee Evil Beagle GamesWhispering Pines is a 22-page, system-neutral sourcebook in their Cities of Wonder line detailing a haunted village overrun by the undead!

Whispering Pines includes a complete and detailed description of this haunted village and its environs, a map of the village, 10 NPCs (including citizens, friends, and foes), five short plot seeds, and one full-length adventure. Pair this up with the Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion or our Lankhmar for Savage Worlds setting and you’ve got a brand-new destination for your unsuspecting PCs.

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Licensee Spotlight: Divided We Fall from Intellistories

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:58

Just in time for the holidays, the second adventure module in the epic, seven-part Seven Worlds campaign is now available from Savage Worlds licensee Intellistories.

In Divided We Fall, war between Concordia and Bay Jing, the two most powerful planets in the Seven Worlds, is heating up. One of the combatants hides a secret that could change the tide of the war, and it is the heroes’ job to discover what it is.

Divided We Fall is available as a stand-alone module at RPGNow, or as part of the Seven Worlds Campaign Subscription. With the subscription you get all seven modules (as they are released) at a discount, plus the full Seven Worlds Campaign Book (a 253-page, one volume compilation of all seven modules with exclusive Campaign Book cover art) at no extra cost!

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Licensee Spotlight: Sherwood from Battlefield Press, Inc.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:57

With just a week left in its Kickstarter campaign, the second edition of Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood from Savage Worlds licensee Battlefield Press, Inc. is looking for merry men and women just like you.

This revised setting book, written by Jonathan M. Thompson and Wil Upchurch, is designed to allow players to have adventures in either the historical version of England during the Third Crusade, or the mythical one where magic is very real. This new edition also features revised skills, new Edges and Hindrances, archetypes, and other updates throughout.

Be sure to visit their Kickstarter page to pledge your support today!

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Christmas At Ground Zero – A FREE Hell on Earth One Sheet

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:00

Never mind the lumps of coal, this time around Santa’s bucking tradition and leaving big ol’ chunks o’ ghost rock in everybody’s stockings regardless of whether they’ve been naughty or nice.

You and your players are guaranteed to have a Scary Christmas and a Happy Nuke Year in the Wasted West with Christmas at Ground Zero, a brand spankin’ new and absolutely FREE One Sheet for Deadlands: Hell on Earth Reloaded penned by the one-and-only Shane Lacy Hensley:

The Pryor family live in a well-kept secret haven of the Wasted West, but fate catches up with them this Christmas Eve. They’d best hope Santa brought bullets and shotgun shells, because things are about to get weird…

This adventure requires the core Savage Worlds rules and Deadlands: Hell on Earth Reloaded to play, but GMs without access to the latter can wing it pretty easily.

Download Christmas at Ground Zero today!

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Give The Savage Gift That Keeps ‘Em Gaming

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:59

Savage Worlds Stocking StuffersStill struggling to find the perfect gift for that Savage gamer in your life? Get them a Pinnacle Gift Certificate and let them walk the virtual aisles of the Pinnacle Web Store to shop to their hearts content! We’ve got books (print and PDF), full-color poster maps, action decks, Bennies, dice sets, miniatures, and much, much more!

Pinnacle Gift Certificates can be purchased in any amount you wish making them completely customizable for everyone from that Savage Worlds fan in accounting to your best friend or significant other.

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Final Days for the Fantasy Grounds How I Game Giveaway

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:58

Whether you’re an old Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop veteran or you’ve been thinking of giving it a whirl in the new year, you could win a Fantasy Grounds Ultimate License and a whole bunch of other Savage stuff by entering the Savage Worlds on Fantasy Grounds is How I Game Giveaway!

The grand prize winner will receive the Savage Worlds Ruleset for Fantasy Grounds along with a Fantasy Grounds Ultimate License, plus the Weird Wars II Setting, Deadlands Marshal’s Handbook and Extension, and the Deadlands Noir Library Modules and Extension.

To enter, just sign into the Savage Worlds entry form and perform the tasks provided. Feel free to tweak your Tweet and word it however you like a la: “All I want for Christmas is to play #SavageWorlds and #Deadlands on @FantasyGrounds2″. If you keep the same hashtags, you’ll show the best support for your favorite system.

You can Tweet every day and even enter multiple giveaways for some of your other favorite RPGs. Good luck!

This Sweepstakes is not administered by Wizards of the Coast or Hasbro Inc., Pinnacle Entertainment Games, Chaosium or Paizo, Inc.

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Licensee Spotlight: Beasts & Barbarians Steel Edition

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:57

The time has come for the new Steel Edition of Beasts & Barbarians for Savage Worlds from GRAmel.

Spread out over two all-new, full-color volumes (the Player Guide and the Game Master Guide), this edition of Beasts & Barbarians includes an extended timeline, new lore, an expanded setting (a lot has happened in the Dominions since the Golden Edition), new gear, 40 new Edges and Hindrances, three new Arcane Backgrounds, adventures, monsters, and more. The rules have also been streamlined a bit to get you and your players into the adventure as quickly as possible.

Visit DriveThruRPG today to order the new Steel Edition of Beasts & Barbarians.

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Doomtown Pledge Manager is Now Open!

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:00

Listen up, pardners!

If you missed out on our recent Kickstarter for the There Comes a Reckoning expansion for Doomtown: Reloaded, fret not because the Doomtown Pledge Manager is now open for those wanting to jump in after the fact.

Visit the Doomtown Pledge Manager site today where you can pre-order the Doomtown Trunk, a spacious storage box brimming with extras including the Kickstarter-exclusive Weird West playmat, all unlocked Stretch Goal cards, and the six-card Millennium Blades Promo Pack. We also have the Doomtown Base Set and all the Saddlebag and Pine Box expansions previously released by our friends at AEG at great prices!

New to Doomtown? Head over to the Kickstarter page for There Comes a Reckoning, where you’ll find links to download print and play demo decks and quick start rules, as well as a couple video reviews if you want to find out even more about this terrific, expandable card game.

Late backers start here and don’t forget, the PDF of the complete Doomtown: Reloaded Rulebook is currently available for FREE!

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