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TALES is a 2012 ENnies Nominee!

TALES is a 2012 ENnies Nominee!

Adamant Entertainment is proud to announce that Tales of the Far West, the debut short fiction anthology from our Far West line, has been nominated in the category of Best RPG-Related Product by the 2012 ENnie Awards. Featuring short stories in our wuxia-western mashup setting by acclaimed and award-winning authors Scott Lynch, Aaron Rosenberg, Chuck Wendig, Gareth-Michael Skarka, Tessa Gratton, Eddy Webb, Will Hindmarch, Ari Marmell, Matt Forbeck, T.S. Luikart, Jason L. Blair and Dave Gross, Tales of the Far

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Farewells and Updates

Farewells and Updates

Sad tidings today. It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Rick Hershey is parting ways with Adamant Entertainment and Far West, for personal reasons. We wish him all the best on his future endeavors, and thank him for his role in determining the look of the world of Far West. The Far West Adventure Game will still feature his wonderful illustrations — especially the Backer portraits — but we will be supplementing it with work from other

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A Glimpse of Combat

A Glimpse of Combat

Our preview of the rules of the Far West Adventure Game continues, this time with a look at the combat system. When you’re doing a game of furious kung fu and blazing sixguns, combat is a critical component of the system, and it was the one part of the rules where we felt it most important to bring across the “feel” of wuxia action. To talk about combat, though, we need to give you a brief rundown of the core

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A Glimpse of Character Creation

A Glimpse of Character Creation

Now that we’re in the final stretch, getting ready to the pull the trigger on sending the Far West Adventure Game to press, we’ll be posting more preview material about the game here on the website. Our first glimpse is an overview of Character Creation. Heroes in Far West are the protagonists of their own adventure series. Players create heroes following the guidelines in the rulebook, with the assistance and guidance of the Narrator. Heroes are defined by several components

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Art Preview

Art Preview

As we finish up the final arrangements to get the Limited Edition of the FAR WEST Adventure Game out to the printer, I realize that we’ve been terribly remiss about posting updates here on the site. We’ve been present on the official forums, but haven’t posted material to the actual site for far too long. That changes as of today — we’ll be making a concerted effort to feature more content here. To kick things off, I realized that we’d

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Forum and Far West Society Now Live!

Forum and Far West Society Now Live!

We’re pleased to announce that the official Far West Forum is now live! Head on over, register and take part in the palaver, using either the previous link, or the main menu button over there at left. The forum will be your central discussion site for all things FAR WEST — questions, comments, conversations and more. We just opened the place, so I expect that there will be some dust here and there, and things may change as we open

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FAR WEST Cartography Notes

FAR WEST Cartography Notes

On November 14th 2011, after several months of preparation and hard work, the first Far West map was completed and approved. It was a long, arduous process, but the final results made it all worthwhile. My name is Andrew Law, and I have the honor of being the cartographer for Far West. If you want to know a little more about me, go check the Bios page. I can’t fully express my excitement at being involved with this project. For

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FAR WEST Chat Transcript

FAR WEST Chat Transcript

On Sunday October 30th, FAR WEST developers Gareth-Michael Skarka (GMSkarka on Twitter) and T.S. Luikart (TSLuikart on Twitter) did a live chat with backers and fans. What follows is the edited transcript of that evening’s event: QUESTION (@Lyfhskull): I’ve been wondering a while, will there be a ‘writer’s guideline’ for farwest contributions? ANSWER: (@GMSkarka) Well, @Lyfhskull, we’ll be rolling out the Far West Society in November, which will include methods for contribution. QUESTION (@GoldenElm): Should I presume the rules “srd”

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The Chartered Houses – The Steam Barons

The Chartered Houses – The Steam Barons

by T.S. Luikart The Chartered Houses are great mercantile families from Back East, chartered to operate in the Periphery and beyond. Colloquially (and none-to-kindly) referred to as the Steam Barons. Chartered Houses are given a free reign to operate, and often have their own settlements and even their own military. There are Chartered Houses that specialize in weapons production, Chartered Houses that run railways, Chartered Houses that are agricultural giants, Chartered Houses that run mining operations, etc. Three of the

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Video Update: Progress and Process

Video Update: Progress and Process

Hey there, folks — Taking a brief breather from working on the FAR WEST Adventure Game to post the following video update, which was filmed for our Kickstarter backers. It gives a brief look at where we stand in the project, and then a discussion of some of the research materials that we’ve been using on FAR WEST. Links for the books discussed can be found following the video, below:                          

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