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His fiction has been nominated for the Bram abbreviations, see p. Alternate History. Stephen lives in Weird Western Australia. And believing some of the tales though. There are mad scientists who can fly or breathe dude in the derby and the fancy waistcoat. His The history of the world of Deadlands diverged from the water poured over his skull. He sure didn't seem as drunk as he smelled.
An because one second they weren't there and the next e got confused and thought that was the inger. I looked at my cards. The reverend across the table didn't seem none too happy with his. Worst of all. It's I could they're the good kind. There are monsters that only want to eat your body - It was Diamond Jack that took it hardest.
But it wasn't until the old geezer with the thick lived for centuries and don't figure on having any difficulty specs showed up that I started feeling like a buffalo being outliving you. Promising a "Reckoning. There are sorcerers who've already Diamond Jack. I dropped had just enough left for a ticket to Tomb. I was about to fold when the old geezer stood and reached for his gun. The rev. Later that year.
Raven traveled to California. This was "ghost rock. Raven released the manitous. Some inventors. The earth spirits amplified the tremor into a wiser shamans and warriors who tried to restrain them. Huge cracks opened across California there. It burned much hotter. President Jefferson Davis declared that wasn't enough for Raven and the Reckoners.
The press branded these men "mad scien- other abominations were attracted. The price of ghost rock hit Hearing this.
July 3. Once massive earthquake. He further angered the spirits by casting a spell to start Grounds" via a Micmac burial ground. Teams of Texas Rangers combed the ized ancient rock paintings that were sacred to the earth West to recruit inventors with knowledge of ghost rock. In Lincoln and Davis called a ceasefire.
Thousands were drowned or crushed by the quake. By More Union troops were mysteriously slain in New Orleans. Inspired by the efforts of the mad scientists. The more people knew. The Union forces. Those who hide the base. February of '71 the Confederates attacked Washington ew gizmos. Grant commissioned "Fort Davis demand- over their gizmos. After the battle. New Mexico.
In less than a year. Mile-long mule trains carrytons of he now-famous "Ghost Trail. The Mormons in independent Deseret particularly holy individuals can even perform miracles. When they cast spells. He urged the Confederate Congress to match and take control.
Jefferson Davis realized the first coun. The Great at times when it can cause the most trouble. Pinkertons adopted the Gatling pistol. Westerners call Wars see p.
The rnanitou doesn't the U. They did. Across the border. Faith can protect you from abominations sometimes. A few the military. The Confederate Rail committee take kindly to this. If Quantrill's R James Gang. Back in Kansas has been tom by guemlla warfare for more than t 20 years. Each temtory has its own dangers.
When raider settlement's Fear Level rises by 1. Towns and cities in the Dis- puted Lands switch sides frequently. The charter ldren. Dodge is as badly divided as Kansas itself. The Civil War began a few months later. He also has the power to Texas Fever. As soon as the t quickly reunites with eir master's trail. The boys' mother lost her arm in No major campaigns have been fought in Kansas. Guemlla fighting is particularly ular in the Confederacy.
Later the same year. For his stats. The railroad and an association of dubbed "border ruffians" by settlers. Even so. Had a telegram ed. They were met by equally well-armed abolition. Jim Younger. Almost immediately. Unfor- known as Jayhawkers.
This helped gain him guess. Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state brothers cornered in their mother's house threw an explosive anuary The James gang ensures ago. I don't rightly know. Jack looked at the clock in the railway station. Barney's shipments of contraband always arrive safely. When beef herds in both the North and South experienced trill p.
Where he's headed next isanyone's a "military" target. The Nmor of some u Wesr. A Deadland level 6 is a twisted and macabre landscape. A few bad speakers can sow Level to their HT and Will rolls. Level of 1. A canyon with a Fear matters. A critical failure on a Bard skill roll to dis- one day become such a place. The unknowing minions of the Reckoners. Fear Level Modijier to Bard Ski off well outweighs the risk. In areas with higher Fear Levels. They'll probably need them sooner or later.
Reverend Grimme and Professor Darius Hellstromme are occasionally entrusted with such 2 -2 tasks. If they're not likely to grab their pitchforks and shovels to help the Reckoners have their way. Abo Fear they've seen. In its place grows a mix of tangled weeds and stunted horror moves in and begins a campaign of terror.
No sane person can deny the supernatural in such an area. If the tle and seep into one's skin. Cacti take on didates. Fear and dread of the unknown are far more effective weapons in their stagnate or lower the Fear Level. They might shy levels of Fearlessness with the character points they earn in away from "haunted" places. This makes the Bard skill particularly useful. A werewolf that wades into Dodge and in the area to generate fear and terror.
They may not publicly acknowledge their fears. Nothing is as it backyard. In some drastic cases. In these areas. Some flora speaker is successful. At the conclusion of the tale. After any victory against the forces of darkness usually at the even in the middle of the day. Further tales have no effect on the area until forms. They some- times gamble great amounts of power.
Muckrakers At level 4. Folks who On a scale of The very landscape may devour aveler. The amount of "fear starts eating people wets a few chaps. Fear Level 0 places are pretty rare in the Weird West. The largest church congregation shadows may appear to flicker or move. Henley's Hellions. Occident Saloon: Dodge's town council yet realized how close to Dodge Bloody Bill Quantrill and his o keep the peace.
There are up to this lofty ideal. Richard Wright. Dodge House' The Great Western's ostly buffalo. Indian warbands still attack the including women and children. Anderson's Raiders. Buffalo hunters are skilled with guns and knives. Lany Deger serves as town marshal. The mayor of Dodge. Another rumor often heard around Dodge concerns body snatchers. The large number o the problems common to most Western of corpses scattered about Kansas has given rise to a popula- en have to deal with two competing rail.
No m e has managed to track hunters occasionally. Worse still. Local lawmen often work While he publicly claims that Deseret remains loyal to the with them only if they share interests.
The statutes give the marshal and his deputies office issues a claim slip that is brought back to claim the gun the power to run anyone out of town who does not have either when the owner leaves town. In the West. Smith's rarely use someone twice in the same area for fear of them successor. Texas Rangers. Hidden in a warehouse in Denver's stockyards is one of the Union's elite secret investigations branch.
Slips have been stolen. Brigham Young. President Grant. If they don't. Only Allan Pinkerton. The Mayor. Other than their continuing practice of polygamy having more than one spouse. The Marshal's vagrancy laws. In addition to watching for sedition. Mormons believe Christ visited Amer- Most agents won't admit this.
There's a saying or supporting spies in Dodge. If this split from the detective agency and absorbed whole by the fails. The more violations you have. They are months. A brisk trade in gun claim slips has sprung up since the ritory and served by railroads from both countries.
Enforcement of these laws is irregular at best. Denver seems quieter than Dodge hence the lower Fear Level. Both sides also lend assistance to errilla bands in the area in exchange for information. Salt Lake City was founded in by the Mormons. They're fast becoming a sort of reach any place in the Union. The Mormons clashed violently with their neigh- expect high casualties and need a few expendables. The to the Star Chamber. The Spooks take the Harrowed In reality.
The bors in Kansas and Missouri. Because the city is located in disputed ter. Young declared Though they may be working for the Agency. Agency operatives or simply Agents are city. Generals Sherman and Sheridan. Locals in Dodge Dodge's controversial "gun law" requires that anyone refer to anyone with a knot on his head as having an "Earp. Some Salt Lakers have realized that Hellstromme is even more dangerous than the rattlers.
Parties hunt the worms from massive steam-powered land ships. Somehow he's remained unscathed. Hellstromme lives just south of Salt Lake. To reflect this. The twisted valleys and canyons of the badlands are where he tinkers with new gadgets.
This rebellion is led by the Danites. Even the Danites are around their lairs is 4. Worm armor and meat fetch good prices. Encounters with abominations are far more frequent ly advanced people in the world. Prospectors and settlers Nightmares disadvantage suffers a -2 penalty to his Will rolls down on their luck come to the factory district. Professor Darius Hellstromme joined the Mor- mon community. Despite insidious schemes while searching for proof that will discred.
The mad scientist has created. Hellstromme also experiments with this concentrated the cost of living in Salt Lake City is even higher than their fear in his arcane laboratories. Anyone with the hidden under a pall of dirty smoke. Because meat is in short supply around the lake.
Government agents who investigated the area stromme is fascinated by the Reckoners. The Fear Level in the valley wire. The once-clean city now lies rails gets an extra roll to become Harrowed. Lake" later built factories in Salt Lake City. His manor. The intended victim must make a Fright the bodies of the worms treat as a 9-yard fall and then tom Check at Bighorn in '76 being just two of the more recent incidents - The canyon swarms with young worms.
Both body and soul are consumed. Ursula will search of gold and ghost rock. The other 13 were strung there by the Pole Men themselves. Miners who resist are slain by the braves.
Sitting Bull representing the Sioux ers have taken to skinning them and selling their tough hides Nations and Generals Terry and Sherman representing the r use as hatbands.
A year later. If the pole men capture a victim. The Cult of Worms is led by "Queen" Ursula. The "paha sapa. When a lone victim passes dst are hundreds of their young. The Sioux rs to sacrifice prospectors and hunters foolish enough to patrol the hills looking for miners. In manitous.
Sioux braves pawl the same territory. His enforcer in Deadwood is Huang Li. Manitous that escape from the Hunting Grounds can survive indefinitely up to a mile from Excelsior. They can rarely be reasoned with and must be led. They cannot be harmed by normal means. Members are required to own a functioning firearm and spend one day a month on duty.
Excelsior is also a natural gateway to the Hunting Grounds. The horribly mutilated corpses of a number of Sioux have been found dead in the hills around Deadwood. The Sioux blame the miners. Most work in the mines. The most regular geyser is Old Faithful. A large number of Chinese immigrants live in the north end of town.
IQ Salan: Th back into the Hunting Grounds and trapped there for years. Prospectors have flocked to the town. Over a third of Deadwood's population makes its living nizing death. Though the cause is not supernatural. Sol Star became the first elected mayor.
They revived the Deadwood Miners Alliance. Strange creatures.
Some have been scalped and others dismembered. There is no known cure. Ryan usually words. The 1 In late October Ryan's camp will be put through a gauntlet of traps. Three particularly nasty epidemics hit the Southwest hard in Prairie Ticks see p.
Their leader. Little purple ooze that stops bleeding almost instantly. They had so much fun that they plan ganism that lives in still ponds and muddy swimming holes. Texas Fever. Once in a host's gut. Ryan promises his victims their least 10 minutes. Any townsfolk worked out that the zombies could be killed by a living creature drinking water tainted with thts parasite suffers bullet through the head.
Any time someone drinks from a stagnant Texas watering hole. He contracts the disease on a 7 or less if north of Dallas. The twister sees poorly The most dangerous threat in the Grand Canyon area is through its host's eyes. The disease is caused by a microor- whiskey in the other. In seven days. The mi- meted into the Angelina River near Nacogdoches. Wild Texans. Anyone who blunders into Because a tummy twister is linked to its host's spine.
Dunng Reckoning. When the twister remains inside. Hosts of a grown tummy The Laughing Men make a living raiding Indian and twister seem feverish and delirious. The twister will attack anyone cutting into freedom if they can survive the gauntlet.
This ing Men. His gang. Some mad most of its money serving the needs of travelers passing scientists have used hydrochloric acid to destroy the bellies of Past toward the Maze in search of ghost rock.
Onc the The "Texas Tummy Twister" is an unnatural plague. One week after infection. In three days. If a twister's host can lure another host within a few inch- ing nearby to ambush any pursuers. Anyone who is known about him except that he smokes cheap cigars and spies the creature peeking out must make a Fright Check at has a distinctive rasping laugh.
The ain mal loses 2 ST each day. Tombstone Epitaph: The home office of the most controver- sial paper in North America. Cochise County Courthouse: Justice of the Peace Wells Spicer presiding. Ike S Place: Ike Clanton owns this restaurant. Episcopal Church: The Reverend Endicott Peabody holds services every Sunday. OK Coma1 sham here. Oriental Saloon: The best gambling den in town.
Fly's Gallery: Grand Hotel: A fine establishment with comfortable rooms. Tombstone City Hall: John Clum's other office. The food is mediocre but cheap. He's also mayor of Tombstone. The Bird Cage often has some splendid entertainment. Schieffelin Hall: A fine theater. Fly's Gallery a m d the ctly m e to their 6 Grand Hotel inhermtly lransimt ruture most O these muaures am not 7.
Crystal Palace Saloon: Lunch is free here. Doc Holliday deals faro. Crystal Rlace Saloon 4. Ite's Place 8. OK Corral. After Roswell explod Holliday a friend of Wyatt Earp. Fred White. A trip Trail to the Maze takes about a month each guide. Bandits and th and his staff at the Tombstone Epitaph are their victims haunt the trail. Clanton's three provisions for several weeks is suicide. Clum cent a word for articles.
The Confederate government is still shippin to let the public know the truth. He's not as gullible as people think caravans were lost in Despite this. The fort is approximately 23 miles south- of Arizona. Johnny Ringo. The paper overland from the Maze. The Cowboys have recently been employed as cers by the Bayou Vennillion railroad. The gang settlements.
Venturing into the Great Basin without a map and y Bill Brocius. Most travelers who try to cross it die from lack of food and water.
The City of Lost Angels overlooks the Few miners disagree. The Chinese warlords of the Maze build their fortresses atop small but high-walled islands in the heart of the Maze. Sangre" "Captain Blood. Their favorite tactic is to slip aboard Confederate ore-haulers The Devil's Postpiles are huge. They're pirates who agree to attack only Northerners. The corpse must be fresh. Union and baron Kang. Death Valley is one of the hottest. Their boats search for productive mines.
They use smal open boats with steam-driven propellers and no mounted guns ZLE.
The CSA has given letters of marque. Union sailors outnumber the Con- federates. So ships that ply the Maze short of money may be attracted to this dangerous work. Local leg- ghost rock on board. The Maze is a chaotic tangle of canyons. Mexican ironclads. Miners chip away at every cliff face in search The most powerful of the warlords is the enigmatic rail of gold. These abominations The Northern navy.
Smith's rarely use someone twice in the same area for fear of them successor, Brigham Young, saw the Great Salt Lake and learning too much. Local lawmen often work While he publicly claims that Deseret remains loyal to the with them only if they share interests.
If they don't, the law- Union, few believe him - but neither the Union nor Con- men usually take the opporhmity to pay the Agency back for federacy can spare the manpower necessary to dispute usurping their authority in the past Deseret's sovereign status. In , Professor Darius Hellstromme joined the Mor- mon community, winning them over by creating a horseless Apart f? Encounters with abominations are far more frequent ly advanced people in the world - but at a price.
To reflect this, ral gas riddle Salt Lake City, bringing light, heat, and elec- anyone dying within 50 yards of Hellstromme's mysterious tricity to those who can afford it. The once-clean city now lies rails gets an extra roll to become Harrowed. Anyone with the hidden under a pall of dirty smoke.
Prospectors and settlers Nightmares disadvantage suffers a -2 penalty to his Will rolls down on their luck come to the factory district, a polluted if he falls asleep while riding the Wasatch.
However, Hellstromme also experiments with this concentrated the cost of living in Salt Lake City is even higher than their fear in his arcane laboratories, observing how it changes the wages; few ever escape the slums. Somehow he's remained unscathed, Because meat is in short supply around the lake, a riskier though his lab assistants and guards aren't always so lucky but better-paying job in Salt Lake City is hunting the rattlers.
Parties hunt the worms from massive steam-powered land ships, or drop sticks of dynamite on the rattlers from gliders. Worm armor and meat fetch good prices - especially if you only divide the money among the survivors.
Some Salt Lakers have realized that Hellstromme is even more dangerous than the rattlers, and are making plans to drive him out of town. This rebellion is led by the Danites, a secret The northernsend of the Great plains looks harmless.
Low, rolling hills seem open and inviting, and the gently The Danites do what they can to sabotage Hellstromme's more swaying grass seems to welcome the weary traveler. Despite insidious schemes while searching for proof that will discred- this, the High Plains has an average Fear Level of 2, with a it him.
Meanwhile, many of those who speak against Hell- few areas rating much higher. Hellstromme lives just south of Salt Lake, between the urban sprawl and the ore-rich Wasatch Mountains. His manor, The twisted valleys and canyons of the badlands are where he tinkers with new gadgets, is surrounded by barbed home to devil bats p. The Fear Level in the valley wire, hired gunmen, and guard dogs. Even the Danites are around their lairs is 4, and would be higher if there were more scared to attack him there - and with good reason.
Hell- people around. Government agents who investigated the area stromme is fascinated by the Reckoners, and has deliberately late in '75 claim these "bats" are giant condors and warn trav- been raising the Fear Level in Salt Lake City with one of his elers to avoid this area.
Bighorn in '76 being just two of the more recent incidents - The canyon swarms with young worms, and a few trap- but on July 1, , Sitting Bull representing the Sioux ers have taken to skinning them and selling their tough hides Nations and Generals Terry and Sherman representing the r use as hatbands.
Unfortunately, the canyons are also home Deadwood Creek Treaty. A year later, the treaty, which allows It rattlers. The Cult of Worms is led by "Queen" Ursula, an insane The Black Hills are sacred to the Sioux, who call them sorceress who is both prisoner and queen of the worms. The "paha sapa. The Sioux rs to sacrifice prospectors and hunters foolish enough to patrol the hills looking for miners, and anyone who can't pro- duce his claim documents is chased or dragged back to FEAR LEVEL 1 Deadwood without his gear.
Miners who resist are slain by the braves, who have mounted seven corpses on poles along the a bizarre altar high on a trail to the Black Hills as warnings to other claim jumpers. The u n f o m a t e vic- The other 13 were strung there by the Pole Men themselves. In manitous, but they don't move unless someone is foolish five minutes, giant rattlers gather in a great circle at the base enough to travel the trail alone.
When a lone victim passes dst are hundreds of their young. The intended victim must make a Fright the bodies of the worms treat as a 9-yard fall and then tom Check at Both body and soul are consumed, If the pole men capture a victim, they erect a new pole and the victim cannot return as a Harrowed or be. Deadlands - Arch - The Collegium. Deadlands - Core - 20th Anniversary Edition. Deadlands - Core - Boomtowns. Deadlands - Core - Hexarcana. Deadlands - Core - Marshal Law. Deadlands - Core - Marshal's Handbook.
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