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Shane Hensley is a writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer and executive, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains and several unannounced projects, and was an Executive Producer on Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter Online and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. Shane even worked on a Deadlands MMORPG before the economy collapsed in 2008.


Shane began his career as a freelancer, working for TSR, West End Games, FASA, White Wolf, SSI, and more, on original and licensed properties from Star Wars to Marvel, Mars Attacks, Army of Darkness, and many others. He's also written three novels and numerous short stories and comics.


Shane founded Pinnacle Entertainment Group in 1994 where he created Deadlands, the Great Rail Wars miniatures game, the Fields of Honor historical miniatures game, and the Savage Worlds roleplaying game system. He’s licensed his properties for television, books, comics, toys, and other game systems. He’s a frequent guest at conventions around the world and loves seeing the different ways people play games in places like Poland, Australia, Ireland, England, and more.


Shane currently lives in Chandler, Arizona where he loves to run in the hottest part of the day (some say he’s part-lizard) and play games with his wonderful friends and family.

Shane Hensley

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