Pinnacle Entertainment Group, the publisher behind Savage Worlds and Deadlands, has teamed up with Odd Bard Games and author Tim Earley to produce the Holler RPG.
Holler is a dark fantasy version of Appalachia. The horror game is set in the land of shrouded mountains while the rest of the world is dominated by the dangerous machines made by mad industrialists. The world is threatened by an ecological threat known as the Blight, a toxic fog, and an array of demons, cryptids and fey.
Heroes in Holler are everyday folks like miners, moonshiners, granny women, holy rollers and roustabouts. These people, though, are outnumbered and outgunned by the robber baron industrialists and have to rely on the bonds of kinship, wits and toughness to win.
Pinnacle President Shane Hensley told fans;
I first saw Holler when we were putting together the Jump Starts for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.”
The evocative cover and a quick skim through the contents instantly jumped out at me as something new and different. I was raised in Appalachia and identify greatly with the material. What I love about Tim’s take is it highlights the beauty and community of the region, doesn’t shy away from the negatives, and uses magic and folklore to transform it into something exciting and illuminating people all over the world can identify with.
After running the game on the Rocky Mountain Savage Cruise at the beginning of 2020, I knew I wanted it to be an official Pinnacle setting for Savage Worlds, just as we did with 12 to Midnight’s East Texas University. These worlds not only show off the diversity of what our game system can do, but also offer our fans something incredibly cool and new they haven’t seen before.
The free and online-only game convention Hollerween has been announced for Savage Worlds games. It’ll run from October 29th to November 1st.
Players and GMs can the code free at the Tabletop.Events sign up page to grb pages, submit games and get notices when registration opens.
You can see Hollerween in Geek Native’s convention calendar.
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