Post by Eric Farrington on Apr 20, 2020 13:12:07 GMT
A long time ago, I started some preliminary work on a Weird Wild West game. It never really came to fruition, and instead the core mechanics morphed into something else entirely. Eventually, the mechanics did make it into a game called Turf War. However, the itch of Weird Wild West was still sitting there in the back of my mind.
Then, along comes Osprey Games with this game. Dracula's America: Shadows of the West. I wanted my wild west game to take a more Mythos approach similar to Strange Aeons, but after reading those rules I know I couldn't out Mythos them. So, then I started to think about other "Horror Tropes" to use. Dracula's America clearly settled on applying Gothic overtones and North American themed genre tropes to the Wild West. Good choice!
It took a bit of time, but I eventually picked up all the books. Sadly, I have not had a chance to read them or review them.... until now! There was always some other work just taking a bit of priority over them. Now, with the Pandemic of 2020 going on, it seems like the perfect time to break out these rules and settle in for a read.
Let's open the casket and see what is moldering in side shall we?