Archive for September, 2015

Survey Results

The first round of survey results are in and the results are…

  • Fantasy: 4
  • Science Fiction: 2
  • Science Fantasy: 1
  • Gothic Horror: 2
  • Swashbuckling Adventure: 0

First, let me stress how disappointed I am that swashbuckling adventure didn’t receive one single vote.  That just wounds me to my core as swashbuckling adventure is one of MY favorite genres in roleplaying,  But ok, looks like we’re leaning towards fantasy.  But it is it really that simple?  Of course not!  Now we need to decide about what sort of fantasy we’re looking to play.  Also, there are still some players who haven’t voted, so there’s still a chance for one of the other categories to edge out fantasy by a nose.  In the meantime, expect another survey on the next game night to try and nail down what flavor of fantasy we’re going to do.  And there may be another surprise or two in the works as well.  Stay tuned.


Ghostwalkers: A Deadlands Novel

Well I guess I’ve been living under a rock for awhile, because this took me completely by surprise.  Tor Books has released a Deadlands novel!  Now, I know what you’re thinking: Is it a Manga? Fortunately for you, I’ve already banged my head against the wall enough today.  No, it’s not a manga.  And you should go out and read it.  Because Deadlands is a deep, immersive, gritty world that we’ve only scratched the surface of in play.  We really haven’t delved too deeply into the weird steampunk roots of the setting, for instance.  There is so much in this world that we just don’t have time to discover.

Oh, you need more than that to convince you?  Here:

You need more?  Here’s the publisher’s boilerplate text:

From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, the first in a thrilling series of novels based on Deadlands, a hugely successful role-playing game (RPG) set in the Weird, Weird West.

Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely-eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns . . . and a mysterious substance called “ghost rock” fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets.

In Ghostwalkers, a gun-for-hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction . . . and an army of the living dead!

Deadlands is one of the most popular RPGs in history, with over a million Deadlands gaming books sold.

Now this being a program at a library, maybe you should talk to the librarians about stocking this one.  I know I will.  Now go out there and read!


Deadlands Roleplay

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Join us Monday, September 21, for Deadlands. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.
Deadlands is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.