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The third Plot Point Campaign for Deadlands Reloaded features Stone, the hero killer, and a return to the Spaghetti Western--with meat!
The third Plot Point Campaign for Deadlands Reloaded features Stone, the hero killer, and a return to the Spaghetti Western--with meat!
The third Plot Point Campaign for Deadlands Reloaded features Stone, the hero killer, and a return to the Spaghetti Western--with meat!
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Stone stalks the High Plains seeking heroes to kill. The Cackler hunts the Weird West in search of a mysterious girl called Rachel. Both of these killers are stone-cold dead...Harrowed...and what they're about to do kicks off the next era in the story of Deadlands!

Join us for a walk on the DEAD SIDE as we create two very different but linked projects that start us on the road for the 20th anniversary of Deadlands coming in 2016.

This page is for the Stone and a Hard Place Plot Point Campaign...for more information on the Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter, click here!

Check out our loco SIMULTANEOUS Dead Men Walkin' Kickstarters!
Check out our loco SIMULTANEOUS Dead Men Walkin' Kickstarters!

Caught Between a...

This is you...caught between Stone and a Hard Place!
This is you...caught between Stone and a Hard Place!

So what's in this terrifying tome of twisted tales? Glad you asked, partner, because it's far more than a Plot Point Campaign—it's a sourcebook on the Southwest, new rules for the Harrowed, and a look at the Weird West's most deadly hero killer!

Stone and a Hard Place is presented in the same 8.5 by 11 format as the other Deadlands Plot Point Campaigns "The Flood" and "Last Sons."

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Death rules this land. From the sun-scorched earth to the empty noose swaying in the skeletal branches of the hangman’s tree to the bloodstained buzzards circling overhead ... the Wild Southwest thirsts for souls. Make sure it don't get yours, partner.

Matthew Cutter's Stone and a Hard Place details the strange locales and odd characters of the American Southwest, provides new Edges and abilities to gussy up your Harrowed or hexslinger, new Setting Rules to emulate Death's grip on the land, Savage Tales galore, a passel o' terrifying abominations, and an epic Plot Point Campaign that pits a posse against Death's red right hand—the one and only Stone!

Stone and a Hard Place is a GREAT book to jump into the Weird West--whether you're new to Deadlands, a veteran, or haven't haunted the High Plains in a few years!
Stone and a Hard Place is a GREAT book to jump into the Weird West--whether you're new to Deadlands, a veteran, or haven't haunted the High Plains in a few years!

Stone and a Hard Place uses the multiple-award winning Savage Worlds rules and requires the core rules and Deadlands Reloaded to play. If you're new to Deadlands, here's what you need:

The core rule books for Deadlands, powered by Savage Worlds!
The core rule books for Deadlands, powered by Savage Worlds!

Digital Fulfilllment

You'll get your digital files both through the Pinnacle site AND DriveThruRPG.com. :)

YOU Can Be Part of This Twisted Tale!

Want to be part of the story? If you check out our Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter you'll see it includes the illustrated short story Dead Men Talking. It's a tale of the day the Cackler met Stone, the town that suffered their wrath, and the deaths of those stubborn few who tried to save it!

If you want to create a character for this twisted tale of High Plains horror, head over there FAST and take a gander at the Deader, Harrowed, and Aces Reward levels! Hurry—only a few slots are available for each!

The Cackler Graphic Novel, by Shane Hensley and Bart Sears!
The Cackler Graphic Novel, by Shane Hensley and Bart Sears!

Quick as Death!

The PDF of Stone and a Hard Place will be delivered as soon as the Kickstarter closes and the payments process. The printed book will be here just a few short months later!

Stone and a Hard Place is a 160-page, 8.5 by 11, full-color hardback!
Stone and a Hard Place is a 160-page, 8.5 by 11, full-color hardback!

Why Kickstarter?

We use Kickstarter to help us plan our print run on special books and projects like this, to give you some cool extras we're excited about, and to reach those fans who don't check our website regularly.

Stretch Goals

$8,000 — Stone and a Hard Place Map Pack (UNLOCKED!): Everyone gets the maps from the book in an easy-to-print PDF, along with enlarged maps of Tombstone, Tucson, and Cochise County suitable for printing!

All the maps from the book in an easy-to-print PDF, including poster-sized versions of the towns and Cochise County!
All the maps from the book in an easy-to-print PDF, including poster-sized versions of the towns and Cochise County!

$10,000  A Tale of Two Killers PDF (UNLOCKED!): Matt Cutter has a deadly adventure planned that features BOTH Stone and the Cackler.

$12,000  Figure Flats PDF (UNLOCKED!): Print and play miniatures in our usual style for all the important characters, critters, and villains in both Stone and a Hard Place and A Tale of Two Killers, by three-time Hugo Award-winning colorist Cheyenne Wright!

These are the Figure Flats for East Texas University, also by the amazing Cheyenne Wright!
These are the Figure Flats for East Texas University, also by the amazing Cheyenne Wright!

$14,000  Stone Print (UNLOCKED!): Every physical order gets an exclusive PRINT of the Stone and a Hard Place cover, suitable for framing! This is a physical (print) reward for everyone who orders Stone and a Hard Place in hardback.

This is a working draft of the print featuring Stone, by Daniel Rudnicki. We'll reveal the final version during the Kickstarter!
This is a working draft of the print featuring Stone, by Daniel Rudnicki. We'll reveal the final version during the Kickstarter!

$16,000  Promo Cards (UNLOCKED!): Every physical order gets a complete set of our Adventure Deck Promo cards! That's 20 different Adventure Cards we've handed out at conventions over the last few years. These are VERY hard to come by normally, and a GREAT deal for any Savage Worlds fan. They include cards for any game, as well as those designed expressly for Deadlands Reloaded, Deadlands Hell on Earth Reloaded, and Deadlands Noir! This is a physical (print) reward for everyone who orders Stone and a Hard Place in hardback.

Two of the TWENTY promo cards you get as a backer!
Two of the TWENTY promo cards you get as a backer!

$20,000  Stone and The Cackler Miniatures (UNLOCKED!): Here's the concept art by Cheyenne Wright. The figures will be sculpted and cast by Bronze Age, who did our ETU and Last Parsec minis! These will be available as Add Ons when the book is about to ship.

Concept art for the Dead Men Walking miniatures set!
Concept art for the Dead Men Walking miniatures set!

$30,000  Scaled Combat Maps (UNLOCKED!): We're creating scale "print and play" combat maps of Western buildings plus several key locations from all three current Plot Point Campaigns. These will be sold separately after the Kickstarter, but Stone and a Hard Place get the PDF absolutely free!

$33,000 — Print Map of the Weird West (UNLOCKED!): We'll create a poster map of the Weird West on one side and the Cochise County and Tombstone maps on the flip side (that part's still pending). All of these will be made available as free PDFs to all backers, and PRINT versions will be available via the Add Ons AFTER the Kickstarter ends.

500 Backers — The Cackler's Challenge (UNLOCKED!): If we get 500 backers for The Cackler graphic novel, all backers receive brand new digital inserts for our Customizable GM's Screen, The Lone Killers of the Southwest PDF featuring Black Bart, Clay Allison, and more, AND the digital version of Shane Hensley's original killer adventure, Dead Men Walkin'.

$50,000 — The Art of the Weird West: A 16-page PDF featuring a few of the original defining pieces of Deadlands art with the stories behind them, as well as brand new visions by top artists such as Bart Sears, Cheyenne Wright, Bien Flores, and more!

Add Ons  

We'll set up the Add Ons after the Kickstarter via an external pledge manager—allowing you to add core books and certain accessories. That keeps things nice and simple here since Kickstarter doesn't offer an easy way to track Add Ons, and still allows you to add items to your order to save on postage once we're about to ship.

Merchant Reward Level

This Reward level is for "Brick and Mortar" stores only and can be purchased as many times as you like. For each $100 pledged, it includes:

  • 4 x Stone and a Hard Place (Retail $120)
  • 2 x Deadlands Player's Guide Explorer's Edition (Retail $40)
  • 2 x Deadlands Marshal's Handbook Explorer's Edition (Retail $40)

All this will be shipped freight free to the continental US *BEFORE* general release. International customers may also pledge—we'll work out the freight charges with you separately.

Please note that if we cannot verify your brick and mortar store, you will receive the Dead Fan Walking package and a prorated refund instead.

Risks and challenges

Pinnacle Entertainment Group has experience fulfilling Kickstarter projects—Deadlands Noir, Weird Wars Rome, East Texas University, and The Last Parsec. Like any creative project, however, something could happen to the principles that could slow or halt production for a while.

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    Digital Dead Man: The Stone and a Hard Place Plot Point Campaign in PDF, plus all digital stretch goals.

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    Dead Fan Walking: Stone and a Hard Place Plot Point Campaign in full-color hardback and PDF, plus all stretch goals!

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    Plot Point Campaign Bundle: You get Stone and a Hard Place ($30), The Last Sons ($50), and The Flood ($37) Plot Point Campaigns in print AND PDF, plus all stretch goals. This is a great bundle for those who want to catch up on the series.

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    Plot Point Campaign Bundle: You get Stone and a Hard Place ($30), The Last Sons ($50), and The Flood ($37) Plot Point Campaigns in print AND PDF, plus all stretch goals. This is a great bundle for those who want to catch up on the series. (This replaces the earlier bundle which contained a mistake in the shipping costs.)

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    Dead Man Walking: You get Stone and a Hard Place in hardback and PDF, AND we'll work with you to create a character, Harrowed, villain, monster or other critter AND a One Sheet Savage Tale built around him, her, or it for digital release! The featured character or creature can be made up or based on you or a friend or loved one (with their permission) and will be part of Deadlands lore forever after! You'll also get a unique piece of high-resolution digital art from the adventure suitable for framing! The One Sheet will be released within 90 days of the close of this Kickstarter.

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