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Welcome to MechaWest!
Welcome to MechaWest!

The RPG of mecha steam engines, smoke stacks, shoulder mounted cannons and cavalry sabers bigger than barns!

MechaWest is full of clockwork and steampunk mecha fighting it out in the Weird West, an alternate history of gunslingers, lawmen, tribal nations and mecha engineers of every color and creed. With MechaWest, you can duel mecha pistols at dawn, rob banks in transforming trains, and battle clockwork dragons or town eating robots.

Even better, this is a standalone Core Rule book. Mecha is not needed to play.

This book is the brain child of acclaimed authors Ed Erdelac and Jeff C. Carter.  They approached Heroic Journey Publishing with this amazing idea and we have spent the last 3 years developing it into MechaWest. The writing is done.  All it needs is art and layout.

What is MechaWest?
What is MechaWest?

MechaWest is scheduled to be the largest, most art intensive Heroic Journey Mecha ever, thus the larger funding goal. The book will include:

  • Updated rules for innovative combat in and out of mecha
  • Rules for fighting in underground caves, near dams that can burst, and minefields full of danger
  • All new Configurations for The Weird West
  • All new Mecha settings (SRS)
  • Tips and story seeds for creating your own Western settings

To get a feel for the rules here is our Quick Start for our Mecha Game. MechaWest has some changes but the core stays the same.

Mecha Quickstart

Where is the Money Going?
Where is the Money Going?

Our budget of $4,300 is for the following:

  • $2,000 Art
  • $650 Layout
  • $480 Printing Soft and Hardcovers
  • $500 Paying the MechaWest Authors
  • $670 Kickstarter Fees and Cost Overruns

If we hit $4,300 we have several exciting Stretch Goals that we'll talk about soon!

Risks and challenges

We have done as much as we can to mitigate risk for our backers. The game is written, the artist is hired, and the layout person is ready to go.

With that said, the biggest risk is that it will just take longer than we'd like to produce all the art for MechaWest. We're asking for nearly 100 pieces of art and we're going to give the artist all the time he needs to make this project brilliant. That may take a while, but we hope that the time in the schedule (over 2 months) is enough.

Also, there's some risk if a lot of the story and setting tiers are purchased. Those require feedback from backers. In the past, most backers are really good at getting information to us. However, real life can happen and it may take a little while to gather all of the setting and story info. If that does happen, we'll let everyone know.

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    RANCH HAND
    For the low price of $1, you're going to get our thanks and regular posts meant only for backers. That's worth a whole lot.

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    STAKE YOUR CLAIM!
    For every $5 you pledge (even if you pledge another tier), you can name a piece of MechaWest. Sure, we reserve the right to keep things proper, but we want you to help us fill the Weird West.

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    TESLA'S FAVORITE
    For a mere twenty-spot, you're going to get our gratitude and an an electronic copy of MechaWest. Yeehaw!

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    SOFT HANDS
    For the reasonable price of $30, the Mecha Express will send you a softcover copy of MechaWest just as soon as it's ready for printing!

    The only problem is shipping outside the Weird West (aka the US) is going to cost an additional fee.

    The PDF will be available, too.

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    THE HARD LIFE ON THE RANGE
    For just a bit more than the soft hands price, you will get the exclusive-only-for-backers-and-we-mean-it hardcover of MechaWest.

    Sadly, anyone living outside the US gets to pay a wee bit more only because shipping is a bit pricy.

    The PDF will be available, too.

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    A TALE OF THE WEST
    You know you can stake your claim on the Weird West for a mere $5, but if that's not enough, let Jeff Carter, our master storyteller, whip up a yarn about MechaWest featuring just about any darn thing you can think of. Even better, that story will go into the book! You get a softcover of the book and the right to permanently add your tale to Weird West.

    Getting that book outside the US will cost an additional fee.

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    A HARD TALE FOR HARD TIMES
    So, you want your story told, but you want a hardcover? That's okay, too. Jeff will be happy to oblige! He'll write your story, we'll include it in the book, and then we'll send you an exclusive hardcover.

    International shipping's going to cost extra.

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    BE YOUR OWN STORY TELLER
    If you're willing to part with a $100, Mecha author Chris Perrin will work with you to include a MechaWest setting/adventure that will be included as part of the core MechaWest book (complete with art!) If you have your own Weird West idea, this is the way to go.

    A softcover and PDF are included in the price.

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