Buckle up amigos, because we’ve got LOTS of exciting news today!
First off, we just released Rippers Resurrected—Expedition: Amazon, and couldn’t be happier with it! This supplement kicks off a whole new and incredibly fun expedition system that we’ll be using for several new books to come. The print version is shipping now, but that’s not all we’ve got going on.
We’ve also got something lined up for October that we’ve done a couple times before… a DOUBLE Kickstarter!
The first Kickstarter is the launch of our printed, DELUXE Wendigo Tales! We’ve been publishing Pinnacle’s fiction in PDF and e-versions for the last few years, but now we’re ready to kick things up a notch with a gorgeous hardback featuring all-new stories and a host of new, ongoing characters.
This isn’t just an anthology… it’s the start of a legacy for a brand new batch of heroes that represent what each setting is all about. Even better, we brought in best-selling fiction and comic writer Jeff Mariotte to lead the way!
Working with Jeff, we brought on a select group of authors who are not only talented with their own successful tales, but understand exactly what it is that makes Savage Worlds tick. Each of their characters was created first, with unique backgrounds and abilities we can explore together for many tales to come. Then we outlined some of their first adventures and what’s going to happen to them—their most significant trials, tragedies, and tribulations—and victories!
Here’s just a taste of the authors and settings you’ll find in this first landmark book:
- Shanna Germain takes us back to the streets of Deadlands Noir.
- Aaron Rosenberg tells a tricksy tale of Texas terror for East Texas University.
- Deadlands Brand Manager and newly-minted rock star author Matthew Cutter rides the High Plains of the Weird West.
- Tim Waggoner braves the irradiated wastes of Hell on Earth.
- Shane Lacy Hensley continues the story of gladiator Magnus Bos, first introduced in the Weird Wars Rome tale Without Fear, which will be given away FREE to everyone who backs the Kickstarter.
DEADLANDS LOST COLONY
You’ve been asking for this one for light years, and we’re finally ready with John Goff’s return to the Way Out West!
Hellstromme Industries’ “Tunnel” between Earth and the living planet Banshee collapsed during the “Last War” of Hell on Earth. The human colonists are trapped on a harsh and unforgiving alien planet and the space stations and asteroid mining colonies around it. They’re forced to fend for themselves against the rogue military, ruthless pirates, angry anouks, the rise of an evil alien presence, and worst of all, the arrival of the Reckoners—made flesh on Earth and exiled to Banshee!
WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON
We’re working on the Savage Worlds Companions, a brand-new-from-scratch version of Deadlands the Weird West AND the all-new Deadlands Dark Ages! PLUS so much, much more that we’ll reveal as things get a little closer to completion.
Since you asked though, we can say that November brings Pinebox Perils for East Texas University, a book of new monsters and Savage Tales to go with ‘em, and after that is a the JumpCorp Salvage Team Manual for The Last Parsec.
SOME BIG, BIG DEADLANDS NEWS!
Let’s get this out of the way right now. Events in Deadlands Dark Ages create a ripple effect throughout the entire Deadlands line. If you’ve read our graphic novel, The Cackler, you’ll know that Morgan le Fay is loose in the Weird West, and her mojo allows her to take a little revenge on her long-dead brother and his mentor, Merlin. We’ll explore this tale of arcane vengeance in both settings, but most important is that they create a sort of “butterfly effect” we’re calling the “Morgana Effect.”
The main result of all this timeline tinkering is that the Confederacy now falls after the Battle of Washington in 1871!
Whaaa…? Yup! There’s a real world reason behind this change, but we just don’t need the CSA in Deadlands these days. It was originally designed to be a pawn in the Reckoners’ plan of hate, fear, and carnage, but as the worlds of Deadlands evolved, we realized we had plenty of factions to wreak havoc with already.
The Morgana Effect gives us a chance to reset this decision and best of all, add some brand new and SUPER EXCITING events and locations to the world in the process. We don’t usually talk about release dates, but this is Deadlands and we appreciate all the love so many of you given the Weird West for nearly 25 years, so look for the new edition to come back BIG in early 2020. Deadlands Dark Ages should kick off later that same year, probably around summer…but don’t hold us to that. The monks are still inking the manuscripts and we just can’t make ‘em work much harder!
RIFTS® FOR SAVAGE WORLDS
The SWADE update for Rifts® is almost done and at the printer. This one took longer than we thought, and we thought it would take a while! But seven books AND making SURE we got it as right as possible was worth it. This was an especially tricky one because the three new sourcebooks for Rifts® were done, but we knew we had to update the original rules first. That meant designing, playtesting, and updating everything that had come before, gathering your GREATLY appreciated feedback, and of course making absolutely sure the writing, art, and production values all hit the high standards we all expect from this amazing setting.
We’re taking a short break on it, then Sean Owen Roberson and team will be diving back in for another run…but this time just one book at a time. 😉
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