Monday, July 18, 2011

Far West - A Not Yet Released RPG and Then Some

Gareth-Michael Skarka should be known to my fellow bloggers - his blog is The Designer Monologues and gives some decent insight into the publishing end of hobby of ours.  His latest project is Far West: Western / Wuxia Mashup.  It reached it's Kickstarter funding goal in 15 hrs!  I've never seen that before, and I've ponied cash into other Kickstarter and patron style RPG projects in the past.

What makes this so special?  Take to minutes and let GM explain in his own words.  He's certainly hooked me (I just need to figure out by exactly how much).

How cool is that?

I have no horse in this race, but I am really excited about this project.  It has so many different facets to it, this could be a mega win or ann uber fail.  Judging from the Kickstarter numbers I suspect the "win" is more likely.

Summary from the Kickstarter site:

Imagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather one based on the inspirations of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well. 
A fantasy world that's Stephen King's The Dark Tower meets The Storm Riders meets Deadwood meets Afro Samurai meets The Wild Wild West meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets Django meets The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. meets House of Flying Daggers and more.
A fantasy world that's explored through a constantly-updated website, a tabletop role-playing adventure game, a web series, artwork, fiction, comics and much, much, more.   A fantasy world that is shaped by its own fan community.    


  1. I like this idea for a roleplaying game SO MUCH that I already made it.


  2. Pretty awesome promo video, thanks for posting it Tenkar. @Stuart - Now I need to read through your game. ;)


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