Far West Tech
  • Any chance we could get a preview of the kind of steampunk technology this game will boast, while we patiently await the PDF release? The clockwork limbs, and anything belonging to a Double Eagle detective for that matter, mentioned in the Tales of the Far West sound awesome (though how DOES one control a clockwork limb). I would especially like to know what this Fury tech is; it's mentioned in the Tales of the Far West, but not really explained (except as a jet pack engine that would make Icarus cringe).

    Long story short - what is the state of the art in Far West?
  • Clockwork limb control varies from simple mechanical interfaces to nerve stapled brass induction wires whose function was made possible by a compound derived from grep poison called Galsyrene.
  • Speaking of tech... and science. Any room for dinosaur hunters? Fossil Collectors. Just finished Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston. I have a great intro story idea for players. You wanna talk about a real exploratory adventure. I can go to part of the same research he used for the book. Won't need to duplicate the plot. I can go on the tangent around the same kind of people explained as fossil treasure hunters.

    The kind of rough an tumble society they made for themselves, thier brokers, and thier buyers. I can see a rookie player or two being hired on as the security for thier endevors. Don't need to be the assistant. Then again Indy and Lara didn't really have any sort of backup. However, it could be interesting.

    yeah... I know. Not really core subject material for Wuxia or Spaghetti, but for Wild West and Steampunk... I am ready to dive into the world and history of Far West.
  • Sixgun_Fu_JowSixgun_Fu_Jow +1 -1 (+1 / -0 )
    "Valley of Gwangi" already has you covered for cowboys & dinosaurs!

    Plus: rexroad33

  • Well... that can be just as much fun for the "BIG game hunters".
  • rexroad33 said:

    Speaking of tech... and science. Any room for dinosaur hunters? Fossil Collectors.



    I head down this path a bit with my story, "Digging in the Dirt" @ http://intothefarwest.com/2011/08/29/digging-in-the-dirt/

    I think a team of explorers digging in the deep desert could have some cool adventures.
  • rexroad33rexroad33 +1 -1 (+1 / -0 )
    Damn straight! I enjoyed reading that. Thanks. I definitely missed that one.

    Plus: lithicbee

  • Oh man, they're everywhere. I *just* left the kickstarter for Evil Hat's DinoPocalypse trilogy.
  • As vanilla as it may be, I'm thinking a villain with an automaton army would be very cool. Of course, the PCs can only stop it by finding his fortress and then entering it to destroy to Fury-powered controls. Oh, the fortress moves, too. :)

    I'm (obviously) very much looking forward to learning more about said tech to see how viable that would be.
  • As a separate question, are there any canon anti-technology views/factions? Or on the other hand, is there a movement to crush the "old ways". I've always loved stories where the old and new clash and Far West seems to be a setting where that story could be told.
  • Ben said:

    As vanilla as it may be, I'm thinking a villain with an automaton army would be very cool. Of course, the PCs can only stop it by finding his fortress and then entering it to destroy to Fury-powered controls. Oh, the fortress moves, too. :)



    Vanilla? No that's just the forum.

    A moving fortress? Did you see John Carter of Mars? Or did you read the Dragon Mech books? No, really?

    I can blame the moons for this tangent. Then again, I am waiting for the Far West book to really sum up some possible answers too.


  • I have seen or read neither, sorry. And you're correct about the forum. It does inspire!

  • TSLuikartTSLuikart +1 -1 (+1 / -0 )
    Big Sky is a massive air ship / small city - you can see it noted on the western half of Amble's map. I've always like moving cities, I set part of an adventure I did for Dark Heresy on the back of a truly ancient hive city that resembles a giant stag beetle, roaming over the mostly abandoned alkali deserts of a hive world.

    Plus: rexroad33

  • I'd bet my hat that my buddy Aaron Roudabush knows that adventure. I met him thru Dark Heresy. I admit I missed that one, but it truely sounds epic.
  • Big Sky sounds amazing! Is it a "good" place? A "hive of scum and villainy"? A "normal" city, as far as flying cities go? I can see it being very easy to "hide the bodies" there.

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