Dead in the West: A Tabletop RPG set in the Mythic Old West
I received an email via the website from Will Donelson author of Dead in the West, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Will writes:
“I’ve recently launched my first ever Kickstarter for my game Dead in the West. It’s a Tabletop RPG set in a Mythologised Old West. I was wondering if you could take a look and, if you think it seems cool, maybe give it a shout out?”
Thanks for bringing the project to my attention Will, always happy to give a shout-out to interesting new games. Reading through the kickstarter Will seems to be trying to create a game with a heavy emphasis on making characters that are differing individuals, using a rules system creating specifically for the game. Although creating a “classless” roleplaying system isn’t such a big thing nowadays as it used to be–there being lots of such systems out there–the Quickdraw mechanic where a PC can force an NPC into a quick-fire standoff sounds really interesting and appropriate for the campaign setting being created.
Pledges are listed at £18.00GBP for just the PDF and £26.00GBP for a hard-copy of the book, meaning that it’s not the cheapest of games, but–given it’s Will’s first tabletop RPG–it sounds extremely interesting. As of the time of writing the campaign has reached £1980.00GBP of it’s £7300.00GBP goal.
If you’re interested in the roleplaying in the Wild West (a sadly underused genre in my opinion) check it out at the Kickstarter link below: