History TabletopGame / Deadlands

26th Sep '16 9:19:20 AM Morgenthaler
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Originally released in the 1990s by [[http://www.peginc.com Pinnacle Entertainment Group]], ''Deadlands: The Weird West'' was the first setting in what would become a trilogy. The brainchild of Shane Lacy Hensley, ''Deadlands'' was, at the time, praised as a breath of fresh air amidst the various ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' clones and derivative works. The rules were very detailed (to the point of being cumbersome, at times), and the setting was more so (to the point of being awesome, most generally). Since then, Pinnacle (and its affiliate, Great White Games) has begun re-releasing the settings with the much lighter (but less detailed) ''SavageWorlds'' rules system. This began in 2006 with ''Deadlands: Reloaded.''

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Originally released in the 1990s by [[http://www.peginc.com Pinnacle Entertainment Group]], ''Deadlands: The Weird West'' was the first setting in what would become a trilogy. The brainchild of Shane Lacy Hensley, ''Deadlands'' was, at the time, praised as a breath of fresh air amidst the various ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' clones and derivative works. The rules were very detailed (to the point of being cumbersome, at times), and the setting was more so (to the point of being awesome, most generally). Since then, Pinnacle (and its affiliate, Great White Games) has begun re-releasing the settings with the much lighter (but less detailed) ''SavageWorlds'' ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'' rules system. This began in 2006 with ''Deadlands: Reloaded.''



* TheRemake: The original ''Classic'' systems re-adapted for the SavageWorlds system and an advancement of the metaplot.

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The original ''Classic'' systems re-adapted for the SavageWorlds TabletopGame/SavageWorlds system and an advancement of the metaplot.
25th Sep '16 9:26:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArmyOfTheDead: The Black Regiment is a rare evil example of this, though technically more an example of NightOfTheLivingMooks. They are a regiment of Walking Dead created from fallen soldiers, their uniforms stained a blackish color due to being soaked with half-dried gore (hence the name), who mysteriously appear on battlefields to turn the battle in favor of the losing side with their vicious tactics. Of course, they fight for the Union or the Confederates as they see fit, as their purpose is to basically keep the deadly stalemate between the countries going, and they're perfectly happy to turn on their "allies" of a given battle if they get in the way.


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* CavalryOfTheDead: The Black Regiment is a rare evil example of this, though technically more an example of NightOfTheLivingMooks. They are a regiment of Walking Dead created from fallen soldiers, their uniforms stained a blackish color due to being soaked with half-dried gore (hence the name), who mysteriously appear on battlefields to turn the battle in favor of the losing side with their vicious tactics. Of course, they fight for the Union or the Confederates as they see fit, as their purpose is to basically keep the deadly stalemate between the countries going, and they're perfectly happy to turn on their "allies" of a given battle if they get in the way.
25th Jul '16 6:17:50 AM Dravencour
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* DoomMagnet: The Grim Harbinger o' Death disadvantage effectively turns your character into one of these. Bad things happen wherever you go, and even if you come out unscathed, other people are not so lucky.
31st May '16 5:00:06 AM Doug86
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* WeirdHistoricalWar: The core book provides some information about how WorldWarOne develops (-ed) in this setting.

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* WeirdHistoricalWar: The core book provides some information about how WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI develops (-ed) in this setting.
17th Apr '16 4:21:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilTaintedThePlace: ''Deadlands'' offers a metaphysical mechanism of this trope working. In this universe, an evil place is feared by people, and things feared by people become evil because of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. So, any villain who lives in a town or house long enough to give it a frightening reputation, automatically stains his real estate and makes it evil-infested.
15th Mar '16 4:16:07 AM KhlavKalash
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Finally, there's the third Deadlands setting, ''Lost Colony''. Set in a star system "far, far away", where a group of [[NobleSavage sentient, but primitive]], aliens may just hold the key to defeating the {{Big Bad}}s once and for all. It's meant to provide a suitably expansive backdrop to the series' climactic [[GrandFinale final confrontation]], but was hindered by a lack of support: only two sourcebooks and one novel were written to support the setting, a far cry from the extensive treatment of previous games in the series. Like its big brothers, however, it maintains a very "Western" feel, leading to the tagline used in all three series, "The spaghetti Western...with meat!" A ''Reloaded'' edition of ''Lost Colony'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcLu_TNGZ78#t=08m42s has been announced]], with an estimated release date of mid or late 2016.

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Finally, there's the third Deadlands setting, ''Lost Colony''. Set in a star system "far, far away", where a group of [[NobleSavage sentient, but primitive]], aliens may just hold the key to defeating the {{Big Bad}}s once and for all. It's meant to provide a suitably expansive backdrop to the series' climactic [[GrandFinale final confrontation]], but was hindered by a lack of support: only two sourcebooks and one novel were written to support the setting, a far cry from the extensive treatment of previous games in the series. Like its big brothers, however, it maintains a very "Western" feel, leading to the tagline used in all three series, "The spaghetti Western... with meat!" A ''Reloaded'' edition of ''Lost Colony'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcLu_TNGZ78#t=08m42s has been announced]], with an estimated release date of mid or late 2016.



In 2014, the {{Collectible Card Game}} was rebooted as {{TabletopGame/DoomtownReloaded}}. Cleaned up rules and a new story that begins after the destruction of the old town.

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In 2014, the {{Collectible Card Game}} was rebooted as {{TabletopGame/DoomtownReloaded}}.Doomtown Reloaded. Cleaned up rules and a new story that begins after the destruction of the old town.
25th Feb '16 3:55:47 PM Gregzilla
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* {{Wendigo}}: See the page.

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* {{Wendigo}}: See {{Wendigo}}:
** Most wendigos are created when a human eats
the page.flesh of another human in the appropriate parts of the country; it can happen to PlayerCharacter types, and according to WordOfGod, it can even happen if the character doesn't know what they're eating. Not that a sadistic [[GameMaster Marshal]] would [[SarcasmMode ever]] trick a PlayerCharacter like that...
** There's also a variant wendigo that is created not by cannibalism, but by food hoarding. If a hoarder causes others to starve to death because of his greed and selfishness, he runs the risk of being wendigofied.
24th Feb '16 9:01:47 PM Gregzilla
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* GenreBusting: Horror meets WildWest by way of CattlePunk, moving through FilmNoir before going on to PostApocalyptic.

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* GenreBusting: Horror meets WildWest WeirdWest by way of CattlePunk, moving through FilmNoir before going on to PostApocalyptic.
18th Feb '16 5:41:04 PM jormis29
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** Especially in Noir but also in the other books, "zombies" are definitely of the classical voodoo variety being bound to the will of their reanimator and generally unstoppable (with their few weaknesses being things like facing the sea and having their mouths stuffed with salt and sewn shut).

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** Especially in Noir but also in the other books, "zombies" are definitely of the classical voodoo variety being bound to the will of their reanimator and generally unstoppable (with their few weaknesses being things like facing the sea and having their mouths stuffed with salt and [[MouthStitchedShut sewn shut).shut]]).
15th Feb '16 2:14:58 AM jormis29
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* KillerRabbit: Jackalopes and Dusters; the former are antlered rabbits who cause bad luck in an effort to get people killed so they can eat their souls, while Dusters look like any small, harmless creature but cause water to evaporate by their very presence and can suck every last drop of water from a person they touch.

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* KillerRabbit: Jackalopes {{Jackalope}}s and Dusters; the former are antlered rabbits who cause bad luck in an effort to get people killed so they can eat their souls, while Dusters look like any small, harmless creature but cause water to evaporate by their very presence and can suck every last drop of water from a person they touch.
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