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ETU Kickstarter Final Tally


We at 12 to Midnight can’t thank you enough. You’re going to love East Texas University…to death!

We’re still more than 2 weeks away from the conclusion of the East Texas University Kickstarter, but we’ve already had a few reviewers give their impressions of the game.

First, the Hardboiled GMshoe interviewed Ed and Preston in a lengthy chat.

Over on The Most Unread Blog on the Internet, Ever Tommy gave the lowdown on what to expect in ETU chapter by chapter.

Next, GamerXP interviewed one of the ETU writers, Preston DuBose, and Pinnacle g0-to guy Clint Black about what to expect from ETU.

Flames Rising gave you the dirt on the Kickstarter and an overview of the books.

And finally Game Geeks did a fantastic review on Youtube, in which the word “brilliant” was used more than once. 🙂 The review also included never-before seen sneak peeks at art from the book. It’s definitely worth checking out!

With the ETU Kickstarter in progress and many Savage Worlds fans trying to get to know Pinebox a little better, this “film fest” talks about some of the movies we think capture the spirit of ETU and Pinebox, Texas. Pun very much intended.


Dale and Tucker vs Evil

This movie is criminally under-appreciated. For quite a long time you could stream it from Netflix, so be sure to start by checking there. Dale and Tucker vs Evil turns the “college kids attacked by in-bred rednecks” on its head. All poor Dale and Tucker want to do is enjoy their “fixer upper” lake house. Instead, crazy college kids keep coming out of the woods and attacking them! The day after I saw this movie I went to the store and bought a copy.

I’ll admit that I added it to my rental queue mostly based on the silly premise and the presence of Alan “Firefly’s Wash”  Tudyk, but in this movie he plays the (relatively) straight man to the funny Tyler Labine.

What makes it a Pinebox pick?

D&TvE deftly flips common horror tropes like “camp murder” and “degranged rednecks” on their heads. Likewise, East Texas University keep players on their toes by sometimes using their expectations against them.

 What’s off kilter?

It’s a really, really funny movie. That makes for a highly recommended night in front of the tv, but not such a great horror game. In ETU, the supernatural is no laughing matter.

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.