Oni Press has exciting news for fans of The Sixth Gun, written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Brian Hurtt, and colors by Bill Crabtree. Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of the award-winning, best-selling Savage Worlds roleplaying game system, is partnering with Oni Press to develop a tabletop RPG based on the critically acclaimed ongoing series. The game will be incredibly interactive, and will allow fans to create their own adventures inside The Sixth Gun universe.
Writer Cullen Bunn shared his thoughts on RPG games and turning his comic into one:
Anyone who knows me, knows that I've loved roleplaying games since I was in second grade. 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 added:
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!
The Sixth Gun RPG will launch a Kickstarter 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. While I haven't had a chance to read The Sixth Gun, I have read some of Cullen Bunn's other work and he is pure genius. The fact that a comic is being turned into an RPG excites the gamer inside of me. Be sure to check out the Kickstarter to see all of the cool bonus stuff that comes with your contribution.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.