Gen Con Wrap-Up

Gen Con is always an amazing event, but this year it took on new importance for us at Four-in-Hand. It was our first chance to really present Steamscapes to a larger sample of the gaming community, and we had a great experience. We were privileged to spend time talking with Jim at Studio 2 as well as many the Pinnacle staff - special thanks to Jodi and Teller - and we got to meet lots of Savage Worlds fans - special shout-out to Chris of the Rocky Mountain Savages. We had been hoping to have the print version ready to show by Gen Con, but it wasn't quite there. We still were able to grab quite a bit of interest just showing off the PDF.

Nearly everyone who saw the PDF or played one of our demos was very excited about the game, so we just want to keep spreading the word. With that in mind, please make sure to like us on Facebook. We will have pictures of Gen Con there in the next day or two. In the meantime, we also wanted to summarize many of the conversations we had with fans about what will be coming next.

In rough order of priority and timing:

  • GM Screen Inserts - The color PDF of our inserts for Pinnacle's Customizeable GM Screen will be available soon. This will be a free download on Studio 2, and it includes all of the information you need at your fingertips to run a Steamscapes game.
  • More Demos - If you are in the Chicago area or slightly beyond (such as Kenosha), keep an eye on our Facebook page for announcements of further demos at local game stores.
  • Plot Point Campaign - The continuation of "Rivalry" will be released serially over the coming months. Expect the first episode by early October. These will also be free downloads.
  • Gunslinger's Guide (tentative) - Next, we would like to produce some smaller supplements to expand some of the Profession rules. How many and which ones will greatly depend on our community growth, so make sure you get the word out! If all goes well, we would like the first supplement to be available by spring of 2014.
  • Kickstarter Campaign - Many people asked if we had one, and the answer is, "Not yet." It was very important to us that we have some real work to show so people could see who we are and what we are capable of before we started asking for crowdfunding. However, we hope to use Kickstarter for our next major setting book, which will be Steamscapes: Asia. This will allow us to add more art, and maybe even have a full-color hardcover release. (And of course would very likely include more of the small supplements among the stretch goals.) The plan for this will be to Kickstart in 2014 for a 2015 publication date.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to ask us through Facebook or the Pinnacle forums. And most importantly - tell your friends! The more people that like and listen and converse, the better our product will be!