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A Look At The Clans, Part One

A Look At The Clans, Part One

Here we are with another look at the forthcoming Far West tabletop role-playing game. Over the next month, we’ll be taking a multi-part look at the secret society factions in the setting: The Clans of the Far West. In this installment: The Jade Family and The Rangers. The Jade Family The Jade Family is a loosely-affiliated organization of nomadic con-artists, beggars, fortune-tellers, entertainers and thieves, all of whom take the family name “Jade” to indicate their allegiance to the “life.”

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Down The Road…

Down The Road…

As previously mentioned on the main page, Far West is not limited to the content of this site and the forthcoming tabletop role-playing game. We have a number of other projects in development, all of which will expand and explore the world of Far West. So, we figured we’d turn it over to you. The tabletop role-playing game is the next project out of the gate (we’ll be launching the Kickstarter for the limited-edition release in early July) — but

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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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