In the world of geekdom, there’s a lot of crossover between the comic book crowd and the gaming crowd. It looks like that’s something ONI Press is banking on with their latest move on Sixth Gun.
Today, the Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced that they would be partnering with tabletop gaming company Pinnacle Games to develop and release a role-playing game based on the hit comic book series from writer Cullen Bunn.
In order to fund the game and drum up early buzz, ONI and Pinnacle are turning to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise the funds to make the game a reality. The campaign starts on May 26th, and the duo is hoping to have the game on shelves before the end of the year. Reward tiers range from $25 to $600, with the highest tiers offering backers a chance to play the game with Bunn himself when it debuts at Gen Con Indianapolis.
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[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
THE SIXTH GUN RPG COMING FALL 2015 FROM PINNACLE GAMES
KICKSTARTER LAUNCHING 5/26/15
PORTLAND, OR May 21, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announces a partnership with Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of the award-winning, best-selling Savage Worlds roleplaying game system. The companies are developing a licensed tabletop RPG based on the critically acclaimed ongoing series The Sixth Gun, by writer Cullen Bunn, artist Brian Hurtt, and colorist Bill Crabtree.
“Anyone who knows me, knows that I’ve loved roleplaying games since I was in second grade,” said Cullen Bunn, writer for The Sixth Gun. “Even though I don’t play nearly as much as I did during my heyday, I still collect games and roll dice with friends when I get the chance. I always felt there was a natural chemistry between comics and gaming, and I’m absolutely thrilled to see The Sixth Gun being developed by Pinnacle for roleplayers everywhere! I think this is a game that will appeal to a lot of people on a lot of levels. It has fantasy, horror, action, and—of course—gunslingers a-plenty. We’ve gone to great lengths to develop an exciting world for the comic book series, and now gamers can add their legends to the landscape we’ve set up for them! I know my gaming group will be going through a few Sixth Gun RPG adventures!”
Shane Hensley, creator of Savage Worlds and owner of Pinnacle Entertainment Group, said, “I couldn’t imagine doing another Weird Western after our own Deadlands, but then I read Cullen and Brian’s work and I was blown away. I grabbed everything Oni Press published for it and was hungry for more. That’s when I realized, who better than Pinnacle to wield The Sixth Gun? We jumped into it with both guns blazing and were thrilled to bring Scott Woodard in as the lead designer. When the smoke cleared, we wound up with something I think fans of both Pinnacle’s games and Oni Press’ comics will LOVE. And just wait ‘til you see the miniatures—especially General Hume!”
“We’re beyond excited to work with Shane Hensley and Pinnacle on this game, which will let fans create and have adventures inside The Sixth Gun universe. As the creators of the definitive Weird West roleplaying game Deadlands, there’s no better publisher to bring The Sixth Gun to tabletop,” said Oni Press Senior Editor Charlie Chu.
Debuting for retail later in 2015, The Sixth Gun roleplaying game launches a Kickstarter starting on May 26th, to give fans of both The Sixth Gun comic and tabletop gaming an opportunity to pre-purchase the game with exclusive incentives and gaming accessories related to The Sixth Gun RPG. The highest tier reward, True Fan of The Sixth Gun ($600, limited to 5), offers backers one of everything, plus a few cool extras which aren’t possible in normal distribution channels—like the chance to play in a game at Gen Con Indianapolis Game Mastered by Cullen Bunn! For backers looking solely for digital game content, the reward tier is $25.
About Oni Press
Oni Press has been revolutionizing comics since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Letter 44, Stumptown, Princess Ugg and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.
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 www.peginc.com or contact Jodi Black, COO and Managing Editor for Pinnacle, at PEGJodi@gmail.com.
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