From the official press release:
Oni Press 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.
It’s been a while since my last post, and I’m sorry about that. It’s been insanely busy over here at Scorched Earth Productions. But I’m back with a little great news! The first issue of HARROW COUNTY, the Dark Horse book I do with Tyler Crook, has sold out of the first printing at the distributor level (although your retailer may still have copies in stock). The first issue will have a second printing with an all-new, all-creepy cover by Mr. Crook! The second printing of “Harrow County” #1 is set for release on June 17. “Harrow County” #2 is scheduled for June 10.
If you’re attending WonderCon in Anaheim this weekend, we may cross paths like outlaws looking for a duel… if by “duel” we mean “hang out and talk about comics.”
For much of the convention, you’ll find me at my table–A32–but I also have a few other panels and signings you should attend!
Spotlight on Cullen Bunn
Godzilla: Cataclysm Signing
6:00 – 7:00
IDW (Booth 509)
Make Comics Like the Pros
Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
11:00 – 12:00
This weekend, I’m heading to Seattle for Emerald City Comicon. If you;re at the show, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello! Here is where you’ll be able to find me!
My table number is P-10. I’ll be there most of the time when I’m not at one of the following events!
4 – 5 — Godzilla: Cataclysm Signing at the IDW Booth (1802)
5 – 6 — Hellbreak Signing at the Oni Press Booth (212)
6:30 – 7:30 — Panel: Dark Horse Builds Characters (Hall D)
12 – 1 — Hellbreak Signing at the Oni Press Booth (212)
2 – 2:50 — Harrow County Signing at the Dark Horse Booth (802)
4:30 – 5:30 — Panel: DC Comics Champions of Justice (Hall D)
1 – 2 — Hellbreak signing at the Oni Press Booth (212)