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The year is 1879 but in the world of Deadlands it is a very different 1879. In both of our worlds the year of 1863 saw the United States at war with itself but in this world things went very differently. For one thing, the war did not end two years later. For another rumors persist...persistently...enough that many have good reason, though oddly little evidence, to believe something else quite important happened that day. The dead of Gettysburg rose and beset the living, Blue or Grey making no difference whatsoever.

That's ancient history now though. Well 16 years, but much has changed in those years. Slavery has been abolished. A new natural resource, known as Ghost Rock, has been found that burns Five Times Hotter and 100 Times Longer than Coal. California has, in large part, been reclaimed by the Pacific leaving a broken land known as The Great Maze. Utah has been taken over and renamed The Republic of Deseret. What's more Manifest Destiny has been considerably delayed with the founding of two separate large Indian nations, The Coyote Confederacy and the Sioux Nations. Amid all this chaos, Ghost Rock has dropped the nations into an Industrial Age.

General Intentions

  • Experience a short adventure in this setting
  • Determine if there is enough interest to start a longer adventure
  • Determine if we (well I) can mix Rules Based Pen and Paper with Free Form RPing


In the future I'd like to start a longer adventure with everyone starting out properly with full character generation and purchasing items through the Deadlands Setting. For this RP I think we should probably just do it without such restrictions.

This Little Adventure

For this story we will all be either living in or making our way toward a small town in Kansas called Selina, likely on their way to Dodge City from which they can catch a rail line or carriage near anywhere in the West. This adventure is actually not a part of the Deadlands setting, I'm just importing a story I very much enjoyed.

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General Character Ideas



Forms of Magic

  • Blessed - Abrahamic Priests, Sin makes them weaker
  • Shamans - Indian Tribe or Voodoo, Not performing rituals makes them weaker
  • Hucksters - Communicate with and Play Poker against Demons to perform magic
  • Mad Scientists - Use expensive materials to build wondrous machinations
  • Chi Master - Use Kung Fu
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Character Sheet Template
(We'd probably, hopefully, be doing full proper character generation if we go on a longer campaign with new characters at some point, this is just for this trial run. The full version has more interesting stuff like picking specific skills to be good at and taking both Hindrances and Edges that work similarly to Perks or Traits from the Fallout series)

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Hey this is pretty awesome. I'll do this. I like the idea of a Huckster but I'm not sure I have the skill to pull that off in a compelling, non-cliche way. I will have to give this some thought!
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Wait... is it 1879 or 1885?

Also, for the future, would you want to run a WoD style dice system?

I'm interested, but as a gunslinger
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I don’t know much about WoD, but yeah the idea is to go full in on character generation and gameplay with cards and dice. Probably more generous as the RP will take longer and there won’t be that face to face element. Still dangerous though, it’s not Deadlands without some death.

It’s 1879. I was playing around with when to start it, but I’m just going with the official Deadlands Reloaded start date of June 1879.

I picked up a lot of Deadlands, Deadlands Reloaded, Deadlands : Hell on Earth, and Feng Shui (Action Movie Roleplaying) stuff.
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Hmmm. Count me in.
Thinking of either a Marshal or Outlaw.
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There are three others who are preparing CSs right now so I’ll call that the party. Let me know if you’re interested anyway just in case someone leaves or changes their mind.

The party is

War - Eli Mckee, Marshal
Dragon Bud - Aveline, Blessed
Wampower - Franz Kaufman, Austrian Gunsmith and Ex-Soldier
Lewis - John Blackburn, Investigator
ElGappa - Constantin LeBlanc, French Soldier of Fortune
Life in Stasis - Sequoyah Guess, Cherokee Huckster
2sky11 - Rick Matthews, Union Cavalryman
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Let me see if @Brat432 has any interest
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Name: Sir John Blackburn

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Appearance: cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/230880…

Gear

weapons: John main weapon is an Four Barrelled Howdah Pistol that he acquired during the Abyssinia Expedition, Very short range and only holds four bullets but it can drop an elephant. John also carries his 1845 pattern infantry officer’s sword on his back and whilst not an weapon John also has his Gentleman's lion head Cane.

outfit: John's outfit is an three piece suit in a new steampunk-ist style that has been gathering popularity in the UK. On his feet John wears Army issue Hessian boots: cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/290669…

Other notable items: Marked cards

Background:

Worst Nightmare - Being beaten by an Frenchmen
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Just a update on what I will be playing; I've decided on a Marshal
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If anyone is finding character generation hard or confusing here are some premades. rockymountainsavages.com/deadlandstl/…

In the interests of helping out a bit more I'll copy/paste some of the more common types here, they're not at starting level but it'll give a bit of a template. A lot of the information won't be all that useful for this story but maybe it'll help a bit.

Explorer


Huckster


Indian Brave


Law Dog


Soldier

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Franz Kaufmann


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STATS:

Agility: 6

Smarts: 4

Spirit: 4

Strength: 6

Vigor: 5


SKILLS:


Climbing 1

Fighting 3

Gambling 1

Intimidation 1

Persuasion 2

Riding 1

Shooting 4

Stealth 1

Survival 1


GEAR:


-Gras Model 1874: The dream of every Mercenary, and taken from the dead hands of a french soldier. One of the best rifles of its time, the single shot bolt action rifles is loving cared for by Constantin, who has given the gun the name "Amelie"


-1872 Swiss revolver: Won from a Swiss merc during a game of cards in Timbuktu, the six-shot revolver is a loyal sidearm, who has proven its worth, be it in the damp jungles and deserts of africa, or in the dusty fields of china.


-Ida Sword: A personal thropy, taken during contract with Zanzibaran Slavers, Constantin adores the blade he uses as a melee weapon. A strange weapon for an European eye, it has an strange weight in ones hand, and at time, people claim that the blade would whisper...


BACKGROUND:



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I'm just gonna sliiiide in here in case a space ever opens up and your crew needs a lady
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Go ahead and make one up, you too MysteryBroom. We’re about ready to go, haven’t heard anything from Andrew Blade.
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Hell yes. Great Character Sheet. MysteryBroom, Andrew Blade, and Brat342 if you want to join up for the next adventure I'd be glad to have you but we're full up for this one. Hope you stick around to read it and join up for the next one.

2sky11 - Rick Matthews, Union Cavalryman
Dragonbud - Aveline, Blessed
ElGappa - Constantin LeBlanc, French Soldier of Fortune
Lewis - John Blackburn, Investigator
Life in Stasis - Sequoyah Guess, Cherokee Huckster
Wampower - Franz Kaufman, Austrian Gunsmith and Ex-Soldier
War - Eli Mckee, Marshal

I'll start work on an introductory post shortly. We have a bit of a dilemma that I didn't foresee in that there isn't an immediately clear reason for everyone to be traveling together, so rather than start the story that way and leave you all to figure out why you're together I'll start it off with Lewis, Gappa, and Wam's characters (Blackburn, LeBlanc, and Kaufmann) traveling into Selina. We'll work out what the party is looking into and why they come together as we get started.
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Thank you :D I'm gonna clean and tweak the sheet and then post in here so the rest of us can figure out why we know each other!

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I'll start work on an introductory post shortly. We have a bit of a dilemma that I didn't foresee in that there isn't an immediately clear reason for everyone to be traveling together, so rather than start the story that way and leave you all to figure out why you're together I'll start it off with Lewis, Gappa, and Wam's characters (Blackburn, LeBlanc, and Kaufmann) traveling into Selina. We'll work out what the party is looking into and why they come together as we get started.


Perhaps a new source of ghost rock could have supposedly been discovered in/near Selina along with reports that "strange Bandits" have hassling people who attempt to mine it (or however you gather ghost rock).

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