It’s Coming

-May 2nd, 2014




Start saving your pennies for college. Registration starts soon.


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Save Your Pennies

-April 21st, 2014

Shane wrote it, so I guess that makes it official.

East Texas University will be the next game released by Pinnacle. Watch this space–and the Pinnacle website–over the next few weeks for an official announcement and timetable.

Bonus: Listen to Ed talk about East Texas University on The Game’s the Thing podcast. This was recorded back in mid-2013 so some of the details about the game have changed but others are dead on. Once the official announcement comes out, we’ll let you know which is which. 🙂

ETU News

-March 25th, 2014

Out of necessity, we haven’t been posting updates on how things are going with ETU. I know from the outside that it might look dead in the water but I promise you under the surface those duck feet are paddling like crazy. We will have news for you soon. Cross my heart and hope to…tell you soon.

That is, if your city is near Indianapolis (mine sure isn’t) and “soon” means August. Yours truly (Preston) will be making my first trip to  GenCon this year. Needless to say I’m really excited and I’d love to meet as many 12 to Midnight fans as possible. I’m running three games (Brainwashed, Chickens in the Mist, and Sorority Secret) and to my surprise all three have filled. I’ve tried to leave enough time in my schedule to hang out, try some games myself, and maybe run a pickup game here or there if plied with sufficient incentive. If you’d like to meet up, have a beer, or just put a face to a name (you’re not missing much– just imagine Brad Pitt and we’ll both be happier) shoot me an email and we’ll work something out. In person I’m an introvert so unfortunately I can’t promise scintillating conversation, but I’ll do my best! Probably the best way to find me will be by stopping by the Studio 2 booth, where I’ll check in multiple times a day.

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Class Notes: What Next?

-March 20th, 2013

Last year the weekly Class Notes column served as a Degrees of Horror progress journal. Once we returned the manuscript to Pinnacle I shifted gears and wrote about the kinds of things you could expect in the book once it’s released. I wrote about Archetypes, the Fear system, capturing the fun parts of campus life in a game, your foes, and magic.

Today I want start a conversation about what comes next. If you’ll remember, I hinted at other projects at the beginning of the year and later I dedicated a column to the ETU website. In even more broad terms though, Ed and I both want to know what you would like to see from us next. Just as a recap, we at 12 to Midnight have talked about:

  • A collection of short stories inspired by Degrees of Horror.
  • An ETU website with campus news, a faculty directory, police reports, map, plus the ability to buy ETU paraphernalia
  • More ETU shorts: one-sheet/Savage Tales available for purchase individually or bundled
  • New long-form Pinebox adventures (40-50 pages)
  • Multimedia enhancements to Degrees of Horror Savage Tales: sound files of voice mail messages and EVPs found in game.

That’s pretty much the list. Now we’d really like to hear from you. Out of the above list what would you most like to see? Which ones are you willing to part with your hard-earned cash to get? As I’ve mentioned before, Ed and I both have full-time jobs and families so we want to make the best use of our limited free time for creativity. Please give us your opinion about what you most want to see next in the Pinnacle forums, on Facebook, or the unofficial Savage Worlds G+ community.

Unless someone suggests a topic they want me to elaborate upon, Class Notes will probably go on hiatus until the book hits a milestone we can report upon. Instead, beginning next week I’ll resume the Campus Tour column that ran briefly last year. Come back next week for stories about the dangerous, mysterious, and just plain weird people and places of East Texas University.