By Christopher Helton
Outland Entertainment and award-winning novelist/game designer Matt Forbeck announced an upcoming role playing game adapting Forbeck's Shotguns & Sorcery series of novels. The game will use the Cypher System from Monte Cook Games, as featured in The Strange RPG and the multiple-award winning Numenera (also the basis of the video game Torment: Tides of Numenera coming from inXile).
The Shotguns & Sorcery RPG will be designed by Robert J. Schwalb, who was recently a designer on the fifth edition of Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and Green Ronin Publishing's A Song Of Fire And Ice Roleplaying Game (based on the Game of Thrones novels from George R.R. Martin).
"I couldn't be more thrilled to be able to use the Cypher System for our game," said Jeremy Mohler, CEO of Outland Entertainment, "MCG is known for the quality of their games, and we're honored to be one of the first to develop a game using their amazing rules system".
The Shotguns & Sorcery RPG will launch a Kickstarter to help with funding, and the game will debut at GenCon 2015.
Christopher Helton is a blogger, podcaster and tabletop RPG publisher who talks about games and other forms of geekery at the long-running Dorkland! blog. He is also the co-publisher at the ENnie Award winning Battlefield Press, Inc. You can find him on Twitter at @dorkland and on G+ at https://plus.google.com/+ChristopherHelton/ where he will talk your ear off about gaming and comics.