Pinnacle Entertainment, the publishers of the Savage Worlds roleplaying game, are doing it again. After their successful kickstart of Weird Wars: Rome last year, they have returned to kickstarter once more to launch another new product, once again a setting for Savage Worlds: The Sixth Gun RPG.
Of course, being that Savage Worlds got its start in a Weird West game of its own (Deadlands), this return to the game’s roots is a welcome addition. The Sixth Gun is a Comic series that incorporates some world creation mythology into its weird west motif, from the site:
During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished.
The First of the Six strikes with ungodly force. The Second spreads Perdition’s flames. TheThird kills with a flesh-rotting disease. The Fourth calls up the spirits of those it has slain. TheFifth can heal the wielder from even a fatal wound. And the Sixth is the key to rewriting the world.
Interestingly enough, by partnering with Oni Press, the setting will be completely compatible with the Deadlands setting material, which gives a wealth of new life to both books, new and old!
Their last kickstarter offering was wildly successful, gaining over $40,000 over their $6,000 goal, and as of this writing, it has reached 42,000 of the same goal with 17 days left to go.
If you’re a fan of RPGs like I am, then you’ll love this game to breathe new life into a genre that is slowly re-emerging which games like this and the Malifaux RPG bringing new depth and options for a weird west style game. Check out the Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/the-sixth-gun-rpg-for-savage-worlds
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