Sam J. Jones to Write the Foreword to The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ RPG in Kickstarter

Chandler, AZ November 25, 2017 – The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ is a roleplaying game and supplements currently being Kickstarted by Pinnacle Entertainment Group, makers of Savage Worlds™, Deadlands™, and many other award-winning, best-selling games.

Mr. Jones, star of the much beloved 1980 Dino De Laurentiis Flash Gordon™ film, has once again boarded a rocket ship to Mongo! The actor, US Marine, and Savior of the Universe has taken a look at all Pinnacle has done with the beloved world of Flash Gordon™ and graciously agreed to write an exclusive foreword for the core book!

“When author Scott Woodard approached Sam about doing a foreword, I was ecstatic that he embraced his part in the legacy of Flash,” said Pinnacle President Shane Hensley. “Once we announced the project, we heard from dozens of fans who have interacted with actor Sam J. Jones over the years at conventions and shows. Without exception, everyone talked about how great he treated his many fans and appreciated his involvement with Alex Raymond’s fantastic world.”

The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ RPG draws on the original Alex Raymond strips, the Buster Crabbe serials, and the 1980 Dino De Laurentiis film for inspiration. It was written by Scott Woodard and uses the Savage Worlds™ game system.

The Kickstarter for The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ funded within the first hour and has busted through several stretch goals, adding miniatures, maps, and cards.

The top tier reward levels include:

  • a Collector’s Box Set,
  • Flash Gordon™ RPG in Limited Edition hardcover,
  • a supplement book The Kingdoms of Mongo also in Limited Edition hardcover,
  • a Game Master Screen and adventure Journey to the Center of Mongo,
  • two double sided combat maps which are wet– dry– and permanent marker–erasable,
  • two decks of playing cards,
  • Bennies (including five Conviction chips),
  • and a Cliffhanger token to invoke a new setting rule!
  •  And there’s a Princess/Prince of Mongo reward level to get the Box Set, a RARE Sunday Newsprint strip from 1935, and join the PEG crew for dinner and play in a game at Gen Con 2018 hosted by author Scott Woodard!

A new reward level for metal miniatures was just added to the campaign. Backers can Add-On sets of miniatures including Flash, Dale, Dr. Hans Zarkov, Emperor Ming, Princess Aura, Prince Barin, Prince Vultan, Prince Thun, and three Imperial Soldier poses.

The Kickstarter ends on Monday, December 4th at 10pm Eastern. Don’t miss out—Back it today!

Both direct and retail versions of the game have been announced.

Flash Gordon™ is © 2017 King Features Syndicate, Inc. TM Hearst Holdings, Inc.

About Pinnacle Entertainment Group
The award-winning Deadlands and Savage Worlds tabletop RPGs were created by Shane Lacy Hensley, owner of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. For more information, visit or contact Jodi Black, COO and Managing Editor for Pinnacle, at

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