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The Empire and the Secession Wars

The Empire and the Secession Wars

We’ve gotten various comments (In email and on forum discussions) which indicate that there is still a bit of confusion regarding the setting of Far West. Some folks are still operating under the assumption that what we’re doing here is a historical fantasy, where the Wild West features more of a wuxia influence. This is not so. The world of Far West is a fantasy world — one that has no relation to our own. This isn’t historical fantasy, it’s

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The Odyssey System: The Rules of FAR WEST

The Odyssey System: The Rules of FAR WEST

As stated on the front page, the Second Movement of Far West will be a tabletop roleplaying game. Development on this game began in 2007, initially using the FATE System. After a playtest, though, we felt that it wasn’t a perfect fit for FAR WEST. Although there were certainly some elements of it that we felt worked really well, overall the system was too abstract for what we were trying to convey, and so development continued. An original system was

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Beginnings

Beginnings

The road to the Far West began four years ago, in May of 2007. That’s when the idea settled in my head, and development began. This first entry is an attempt to quantify that development, so you know a bit where I’m coming from. If you can see my tracks, then it’s easier to follow me, neh? The inspirations for Far West were, like many things, seemingly separate events which suddenly coalesced. In the introduction added to the more recent

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