by Shane Hensley
@Will, I think it could very well be several plot point campaigns as well as stand alone campaigns in this era. If it starts early there are still conflicts between native Cymric and the saxons that invaded earler (and later integrated within the lands by Arthur to stop the endless wars between them).
Not to forget the impending doom (of course over a century later) of the Danes.
Lets not forget also that after the Danes are defeated the Normands invades and takes over Britain. But thats perhaps a Deadlands: Robin Hood setting. 😎😎
I would be interested to know if this will be a full setting where multiple campaigns can take place (e.g. Deadlands, Rifts), or if it's a setting designed around a single plot-point campaign (e.g. Necessary Evil, 50 Fathoms). Given the niche time period and the new locale, I think it would be well-suited for being based around a single plot-point campaign where the world is radically different before and after the campaign is over.
Does this just cover England or would it be better to say Britain
“Without giving away too much too soon” - Ludicrous! There should and can be no limit to how much you give away. I totally disagree with this sentiment. Spill the beans already!
Will there be magic? Dark magic? High magic? What are we looking at?
I would understand it could be set earlier. Maybe around 580 AD (15 years after Battle of Camlann where Modred fatally wounds Arthur) since The Cackler got something to do with Modred. 😎😎
Do I understand correctly it is going to be 7th century England with it's many small kingdoms before the large ones "ate" the small ones?
The Weird West ... Country.
Oo-aarr, 'tis the accent that Robert Newton stole fer Long John Silver, so it was. Make good zoider there. Good apples, y'see.
I'm super interested, but this post lacked the most important info: How to sign up! Will it be Kickstarted? Will it be Savage Worlds or stand alone?
For a while now, I've had an idea for an era spanning Deadlands game... The children and grandchildren of the Weird West characters walk the mean streets of DL Noir, and those characters' descendants endure Hell on Earth. Maybe each aeration deals with a particular manitou, or a family heirloom factors into adventures in each era.
Now I envision characters learning of distant ancestors from the Dark Ages whose brushes with the supernatural may well be why our heroes are cursed to carry on that conflict.
Looking forward to this one.
Hell yeah, sounds great! Interesting fellow though, this Mr. Goff. I'm glad to know there are fellow vets in this business, and the description of his home games are very interesting. I'll have to look up some more of his previous RPG works!
Truth be told, whereas the Dark Ages idea sounds like fun...the news for me is that a new edition of the original flavor Deadlands comes first. 😁
Shut up and take my money.
I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW EXCITED I AM FOR DEADLANDS DARK AGES.