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Sam J. Jones to Write the Foreword to The Savage World of Flash Gordon RPG

The Savage World of Flash Gordon is currently being Kickstarted by Pinnacle Entertainment Group. The Kickstarter features The Flash Gordon RPG (you’ll need a Savage Worlds core rulebook to play), Kingdoms of Mondo supplement, GM Screen, miniatures, and adventures! Both direct and retail versions of the game have been announced.

It has been announced that Sam Jones, star of the much beloved 1980 Dino De Laurentiis Flash Gordon film, has once again boarded a rocket ship to Mongo! The actor, US Marine, and Savior of the Universe has taken a look at all Pinnacle has done with the beloved world of Flash Gordon and agreed to write an exclusive foreword for the core book!

The Savage World of Flash Gordon RPG draws on the original Alex Raymond strips, the Buster Crabbe serials, and the 1980 Dino De Laurentiis film for inspiration. It was written by Scott Woodard and uses the Savage Worlds™ game system.

The Kickstarter for The Savage World of Flash Gordon funded within the first hour and has busted through several stretch goals, adding miniatures, maps, and cards.

The top tier reward levels include:

  • a Collector’s Box Set,
  • Flash Gordon™ RPG in Limited Edition hardcover,
  • a supplement book The Kingdoms of Mongoalso in Limited Edition hardcover,
  • a Game Master Screen and adventure Journey to the Center of Mongo,
  • two double sided combat maps which are wet– dry– and permanent marker–erasable,
  • two decks of playing cards,
  • Bennies (including five Conviction chips),
  • and a Cliffhanger token to invoke a new setting rule!
  •  And there’s a Princess/Prince of Mongo reward level to get the Box Set, a RARE Sunday Newsprint strip from 1935, and join the PEG crew for dinner and play in a game at Gen Con 2018 hosted by author Scott Woodard!

A new reward level for metal miniatures was just added to the campaign. Backers can Add-On sets of miniatures including Flash, Dale, Dr. Hans Zarkov, Emperor Ming, Princess Aura, Prince Barin, Prince Vultan, Prince Thun, and three Imperial Soldier poses.

The Kickstarter ends on Monday, December 4th at 10pm Eastern. Don’t miss out—Back it today!

Gen Con 2015: Pinnacle Announces Fear Agent, Goon, and Flash Gordon RPGs

Pinnacle Entertainment Group Gen ConAt Gen Con 2015, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, the makers of Savage Worlds, Deadlands, and many other games, previewed its upcoming releases for 2015 and beyond.

Pinnacle previewed previously announced properties such as Deadlands Lost Colony, Necessary Evil 2, and Weird War I, as well as several new surprise licenses.

The first announcement was for Fear Agent, a comic series by Rick Remender, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opeña. Fear Agent was published by Dark Horse Comics, and tells the tale of Heath Huston, a cynical Texan who ventures into space to battle the aliens who destroyed the Earth. Fear Agent is a high-action, thrill-filled race through space and time.

Pinnacle’s second announcement was for another Dark Horse Comic series, Eric Powell’s The Goon. This long-running, award-winning, tongue in cheek pulp crime series is laced with horror and humor.

Pinnacle’s most unexpected announcement was for the Flash Gordon roleplaying game. The design team played the iconic music by Queen and then displayed the well-known Flash Gordon logo to massive fanfare from the assembled crowd. No other information was released about the project, but Pinnacle handed out buttons to the attendees and afterward sold retro-style Flash Gordon t-shirts at their booth.