Howdy stranger, first time in Sacremento? What’s that, trouble on your way in? Oh, some gremlins caused some mischief and the train bringing you in broke down….Welcome the Weird West my friend, get back to me when a Wendigo is eating your neighbor.
Another of my favorite settings from the last century has returned, Deadlands 20th Anniversary Edition has landed. It is 1876 and this is nothing like what the history books taught you in school. The Civil War still rages on, a big ol’ chunk of California fell into the ocean, the Sioux Nations have taken back some of their ancestral lands, and oh yeah, the dead are back from the grave too. Strange magic and wild inventions are the norm in the Weird West.
“Get back to me when a Wendigo is eating your neighbor…”
Step into a world of gunslingers, mad scientists, shamans and shysters. There are few things I find more fun than the mixing of genres, and Deadlands does it by the train load. Explore the Great Maze, the myriad fragments of what is left of the California coast after the quake of ’68. If you’re the sportin’ type, go hunt some giant winged raptors out in the Badlands. Word of advice though, if you hear the howl of the Wendigo, best to just make peace with whatever god you pray to, because your time is up.
Sound like your kind if shindig?
Mosey on over to Board Game Barrister—Mayfair for RPG Roulette, Thursdays in June.