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Ain’t you got a purty mouth…

ProspectorAlright, tenderfoots.  I know every one of you cotton to “talk like a pirate day.”  But I’ve caught more than one of you staring at me all balled up when I start jawin’ that ol’ west lingo to paint some color on the landscape.  Well it’s time to go through the mill, young’uns.  Before you go callin’ me a fannel-mouthed blowhard, I think its time you expand your education.

Ok, seriously, if you understood all that, you’re probably ready to throw down with the manitou and the dark things waiting for you out in the badlands.  But if not, well here are a couple of links to help you out.

Melodramatic Slang

Western Slang and Phrases

My suggestion, for those who care about such things, pick out four or five phrases and write them down on the back of your character sheet.  Try working them into your in-character dialogue when you get a chance.

Game called on account of Hard Labor

Monday, September 1st is Labor Day.  The library will be closed, and so there will be no game that night.

I do hope to see everyone on Monday, September 15th.  That session will be focused on character creation.  So if yer fresh back from vacation, ya still have a chance to hop aboard the Iron Dragon express.

 

 

Tonight’s game cancelled

Sorry to drop this on everyone with such short notice, but something just came up that needs my attention. So I need to cancel the game tonight. Our next session should go on as planned however.

Next Stop, Lost Angels

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If you hadn’t noticed already, the Facebook page for this group has been updated as part of the final press towards our new destination: the Weird West.

Summer is always a weird time for us.  Lots of folks disappear into the summer haze to distant ports o’call, while others we’ve never seen before (or not since last August) appear out of nowhere to take their place.  Kicking off a new world is always challenging, maybe even moreso in the summer.  So this time around, we’re going to approach things a bit differently.  So, to make sure everyone is on the same page, here’s a peek at our summer schedule:

June – Character Creation: We’ll be spending this month building characters for the new world.  Character creation isn’t hard and doesn’t take long, but it generally eats a session.  Using two sessions gives everyone more breathing room to create the character they imagine without a lot of rushing around.  The Weird West can be a dangerous place.  It might be a good idea to have a spare character waiting in your folder.

July & August – Welcome to the Weird West: Before we get to the meat of the story, you greenhorns can wet your whistles in some dusty watering hole getting to know the place.  Think of it like a summer beach novel: light on plot, heavy on…explosions!

September 1 – Did I Mention Character Creation?: By now, the summer crowd will have filtered through and school is back in session.  So its time for the folks who abandoned us for the summer to whip up their characters (or replace characters eat, maimed, or otherwise blown to bits in the previous two months).  For those of you who already have characters and have wisely avoided the reaper’s attention, Joe will no doubt have something special for you.

September 22 – The Lost Angels Express Leaves the Station: We kick off the main storyline in earnest.

And somewhere in there, we might have time for a contest.  Hmmm….

Coming soon to an XBox near you…

No.  Not us.  We aren’t going anywhere (though elsewhere I’ve gone digital and have nothing but good things to say).

In just one short month, we’re cracking the lid on a new game setting: Deadlands.  And it seems we’re not the only one’s.  The big news that hit the net yesterday, and caught gamerdom blidesided, is that Microsoft has optioned the Deadlands game setting for a new internet television series to be broadcast over its XBox platform.

The Worse.

This may not seem like big news to you.  And it shouldn’t be…yet.  RPGs have a pretty poor track record when it comes to TV adaptions.  Most of you were probably not even a thought for Kindred: the Embraced, a series even the Aaron Spelling magic couldn’t save.  And don’t even get me started on the Dungeons and Dragons movie (and its sequels).  And that…is just about all there is to talk about.  But despite the announcement, there is a long road to go on a Deadlands internet show.  Personally, I’m much more interested in whether or not it will be available on Netflix, iTunes, or even On Demand as I have no interest in buying a XBox just to watch a TV show, no matter what they decide to call it.

But if the show makes it to a debut, and we haven’t run out of cowpokes, indians, or zombies (or worse) to shoot at or blow up, well we might start seeing a new level of interest in what we are doing!

See you all Monday!

 

 

 

Heroes of Ash and Flame Roleplay

 

 

The end is nigh!  Join us for the two final sessions of Heroes of Ash and Flame.  You’ve sensed her presence.  She’s harried your companions, even stolen one of your own.  Now, come face to face with the greatest adversary you’ve yet faced on the blasted wastes of Athas.

Join us Monday, February 17, for Heroes of Ash and Flame. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Heroes of Ash and Flame is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.

It’s official! The next Library Roleplaying world will be…

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That’s right, pardner!  Our next stop is a visit to the Weird West.  That’s right.  Weird.  As in “not of our own.”  No, this isn’t the Old West the way you read about it yer history books.  Well, some of it’s the same.  But when the dead rose up at Gettysburg and started walking around…well, let’s say history decided to take an unexpected detour.

You want it summed up real pretty?

After almost two decades of bitter fighting, the American Civil War has ground to a standstill. The Confederate States are still free. California has fallen into the Pacific Ocean. Rail Barons fight bloody battles to decide who the victor will be in the race for a transcontinental railroad, while a superfuel called ghost rock advances technology by unpredictable leaps and sometimes dangerous bounds. The Sioux have retaken the Dakotas and the Coyote Confederation dances the Ghost Dance on the High Plains. Some even say the dead walk among us. 

Does that about do it for ya?

So what’s in it for you?  Well, Tenderfoot, I’m so glad you asked.

You want magic?  Check.

You want steampunk?  Check.

You want monstrous, soul crushing evil that will eagerly suck you down its gullet and pick its teeth with a cactus needle?  CHECK!

But…it’s a western?  You’re darn-tootin’, Greenhorn.  Western with meat.  Meat that bites back, that is.  You fellers take up the roles of steely-eyed gunfighters, card-slinging sorcerers called hucksters, mysterious shamans, savage braves, mad scientists, and others who battle against evil and attempt to prevent the Final Reckoning.  So check that pea-shooter on your hip and steer your horse into the setting sun.  Because these days, the west needs heroes in the worst way.

I ain’t gonna sugar-coat it fer ya.  ‘ole Joe is already set to work measurin’ pine boxes fer each of ya.

Deadlands uses the Savage Worlds rules we’ve been using for years now.  Both are published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

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