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About Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Pinnacle began in 1994 with Fields of Honor (a historical miniatures game) and The Last Crusade (a collectible World War 2 card game designed by John R. Hopler).
Certainly what we’re best known for is Deadlands, which has now been going strong since 1996.
Deadlands has appeared as a roleplaying game, a miniatures game, a collectible card game, a collectible disk game, and a comic book. The roleplaying game can be found in its original “classic” edition, in the d20 system, and it’s been translated into Steve Jackson Games’ popular GURPs system.
Spinoff settings include Deadlands; the Weird West, Deadlands: Noir, Deadlands: Hell on Earth, Deadlands: Lost Colony, and soon Deadlands: Dark Ages.
Our core rules for all Pinnacle’s settings is Savage Worlds, first published in 2003. Check out the great variety of settings to play in, including Rifts® for Savage Worlds, Pathfinder® for Savage Worlds, Holler: An Appalachian Apocalypse, East Texas University, Weird Wars, and many, many more!
The Current Team
Pinnacle’s staff is spread out all over the world, from the hills of North Carolina to the deserts of Arizona and across the seas to Australia and Great Britain.
Studio2, our warehouse and fulfillment partners, are located in Knoxville, TN. They’re not part of our company, but have been our friends and associates for many years.
Virtual Tabletop Team
The Pinnacle Entertainment Group Virtual Tabletop Team works hard to bring Savage Worlds assets to a variety of platforms. Here are the faces behind the pixels:
Shane Lacy Hensley – President
Shane and Michelle Hensley owned a game and comics store called Fun ‘n Games in Blacksburg, VA, while they attended school at Virginia Tech. During that time, Shane wrote for every major gaming company, including TSR, White Wolf, and West End Games, among many others.
In 1994, Shane started Pinnacle Entertainment Group, where he created the best-selling, award-winning Deadlands, Hell on Earth, Weird Wars, and later Savage Worlds and many of its settings. Since then he’s written dozens of books and several novels, and designed everything from card games to miniature games to computer games.
In 2004, Shane joined Cryptic Studios as a designer on City of Villains, the sequel to the smash-hit City of Heroes Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG). Shane enjoyed several wonderful years at Cryptic before moving to Arizona to become Studio Head for Superstition Studios where he was making an MMORPG based on Deadlands.
Deadlands was unfortunately cancelled when the parent company folded, but Shane went on to create a colorful casual game called “Zombie Pirates.” He then returned to his friends at Cryptic Studios where he served as the Executive Producer of the new Dungeons & Dragons game, Neverwinter. From there he moved on to Petroglyph Games in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is currently the Executive Producer for End of Nations.
Shane still runs Pinnacle with the help of many talented freelancers and partners. He lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his wife Michelle, their two incredible sons, Caden and Ronan Hensley, and far too many pets. He has a double-BA in History and Political Science, and an MA in Special Operations & Low Intensity Conflicts.
Shane’s Credits include:
Novels, Fiction, and Comics
Deadlands: The Cackler Graphic Novel (Pinnacle)
Sole Survivor (West End Games)
Blood of Tarrian (West End Games)
Dead End(West End Games)
Prisons (White Wolf Studios)
Reaching for the Stars (West End Games)
The Trilogy With No Name (Pinnacle)
Deadlands Noir; Tenement Men (Pinnacle)
The Last Parsec: The Searchers (Wendigo Tales / Pinnacle)
Necessarily Evil: Fallen (Wendigo Tales / Pinnacle)
Weird Wars Rome: Without Fear (Wendigo Tales / Pinnacle)
Major Licensed RPG and CCG Work
Torg Eternity (Ulisses Spiele)
Army of Darkness Roleplaying Game (Eden/MGM)
Killer Instinct Collectible Card Game (Topps/Nintendo)
X-Files Collectible Card Game (Topps/Fox) (Unpublished)
Star Wars: Secrets of the Sisar Run Roleplaying Game (West End Games)
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (Fantasy Flight Games)
Unnamed Project (Exec Creative Director / Daybreak Studios)
Neverwinter MMO (Exec Producer / Cryptic Studios & Perfect World)
End of Nations (Exec Producer / Petroglyph Games & Trion Worlds)
Zombie Pirates (Studio Head / Dust Devil)
VP of Product Development (Fire
Deadlands MMO (Studio Head / Cheyenne Mountain)
City of Heroes / City of Villains (Writer and Designer / Cryptic Studios)
Marvel Universe Online (Writer and Designer / Cryptic Studios)
Thunderscape (Designer / SSI)
Entomorph (Designer / SSI)
Panzer General (Designer SSI)
Operation: Watershed! (Designer / 4-H/USDA)
City by the Silt Sea (TSR/Hasbro)
Nightmare Lands (TSR/Hasbro)
Earth, Fire, Water, & Air (TSR/Hasbro)
Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium II (TSR/Hasbro)
Terror in the Skies (FASA)
Temple of Rec Stalek (West End Games)
When Axioms Collide (West End Games)
Techbook: Ships (West End Games)
Crosshairs (West End Games)
The World of Aden (West End Games)
Campaign Chronicles (West End Games)
A Fist Full of Zombies (Eden/MGM)
Warhammer 3rd Edition Game Master’s Toolkit
Collectible Card Games
The Last Crusade (Pinnacle/Chameleon Eclectic)
The Last Crusade: The Russian Front (Pinnacle)
Deadlands Lost Colony: Showdown (Pinnacle)
The Great Rail Wars (Pinnacle)
Fields of Honor (Pinnacle)
Fields of Honor: The American War For Independence
Conan: Rise of Monsters (Pulposaurus)
Pinnacle Products Personally Written or Developed
The Last Crusade (Producer)
Fields of Honor
Fields of Honor Fields of Honor:The American War for Independence
Deadlands: the Weird West
The Quick & the Dead
Deadlands Players Guide
Deadlands Marshal’s Guide
Hell on Earth
The Great Rail Wars
City o’ Gloom
The Last Crusaders
Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition
Savage Worlds Deluxe
50 Fathoms Explorer’s Edition
Necessary Evil (Developer)
Necessary Evil: Breakout
The Savage World of Solomon Kane (Developer)
Traveller’s Tales – The Gottleib Horror
Weird Wars: Weird War Two (For Savage Worlds, with Mike Montesa)
Numerous One Sheets
Deadlands Noir: Old Absinthe House Blues
Deadlands Noir: Companion
Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion
Savage Worlds Horror Companion
Savage Worlds Super Companion