Deadlands

The End Times are Upon Us…

Our December 21st game night has been cancelled for Yuletide festivities and revelry.  Happy Holidays, everyone!

Everything has led up to this moment.  Reverend Grimme and his unholy congregation have gathered for their annual feast.  You stand ready to unleash the pure elemental forces of the earth against this vile stain of evil. The Great Flood is coming.  Will your character be left standing at the end, or will you fall the forces of the manitou?

On January 4, 2016, our first game of the new year brings us to part one of the conclusion of the Flood, our Deadlands storyline.  Be here for the dramatic class between your heroes and the forces of the apocalypse.

Don’t miss out on this one.  Turnout mean a lot for this one.  One hero on the side of the Twilight Legion can make the difference between victory and terrible defeat.


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Join us Monday, October 5, for Deadlands. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.
Deadlands is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.


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, June 1, for Deadlands. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Deadlands is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.


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Join us Monday, April 6, for Deadlands. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Deadlands is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.


Deadlands Roleplay

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Join us Monday, March 2, for Deadlands. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Deadlands is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.


A Greenhorn’s Guide to Shan Fan

Imagine what Chinatown is like wherever you live, then imagine an entire city just like that, and you’ve got a good picture of Shan Fan. Some people call it New Shanghai, or the Maze’s City of Jade.

The city spreads out above Shan Fan Bay, with streets originating at the Waterfront and fanning out into the hills over town.

THE NEIGHBORHOODS
Shan Fan is divided into several districts. You’ll want to be able to tell them apart so you don’t end up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Stinktown: Where the dirty work is done; slaughterhouses abound in this meat capital of the northern Maze.

Red Lantern Town: a wild neighborhood of saloons and pleasure palaces, where a miner can let his hair down and throw back a few whiskies after long weeks out on some God forsaken mesa.

Taeltown: Shan Fan’s financial district, and the place where most of the triad’s Bosses make their homes.

Splintertown: the heart of the northern Maze’s lumber industry and the destination for millions of redwoods and sequoias from Kwan Province.  The Uptown Hotel and Saloon (closed for repairs) and the Casablanca Hotel are both located here.  The latter is on the southern fringe of the neighborhood where it joins the Taeltown district.

Prawn Valley: the odor of this place competes with Stinktown on a hot day.  Fish of all kinds are processed for food and oil. Much of the city’s Chinese population dwells here as well.

Three large islands sit in Shan Fan Bay—Angelfish Island (ghost rock mine – played out), Sweat Island (ghost rock mine – active), and the Isle of Ghost’s Tears (haunted, naturally!).

THE TRIADS
Ang Soon Triad (Run by Chow Fat, the triad boss who assured Barbara O’dell of her safety. At war with the Gun Fo Triad)
Gun Fo Triad (You’ve run into these guys already!  And they obviously know who you are. At war with the Ang Soon Triad)
Kang’s Triad
Kwan’s Triad
New Tomorrow Tria
Shan Fan Triad (The biggest, most powerful triad in the city; Boss Big Ears Tam runs the place!)