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The Far West Character Sheet

The Far West Character Sheet

Getting ready to send the Far West Adventure Game to the printer (and to the Kickstarter backers!) in the next few days. It’s been taking me longer than I’d hoped for, due to some sort of virulent plague hitting the Skarka household. Still plugging away, though! We’re asking the backers for their opinion on which character sheet to include in the book — both options will be available for download from the website, but only one will appear in the

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August Art Preview

August Art Preview

Getting ready for our annual trip to the biggest tabletop games show in the US, GenCon. As discussed over in our forum, we’ll be having an informal meet-and-greet on Saturday evening, 7:00pm in the lobby of the Omni Severin, 40 West Jackson Place. If you’re planning on dropping by, head over to the forum and sound off! In the meantime, I thought that I’d give you a look at some of the latest art that will be appearing in the

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Wind’s Bride, Part Three: The Bride’s Tale

Wind’s Bride, Part Three: The Bride’s Tale

For the first time since the tale of Merit two years ago, we’re presenting a multi-part vignette. Click here for Part One of the story of Wind’s Bride, written by FAR WEST afficianado Marco Mueller, and click here for Part Two: The Bride’s Tale Being tied up by a lady was not something Adebar Jade disagreed with on principle. However, he preferred silk ribbons and a pleasant environment. Rough ropes that tied his wrists to one of the wheels of

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Wind’s Bride, Part Two:  On The Trail

Wind’s Bride, Part Two: On The Trail

For the first time since the tale of Merit two years ago, we’re presenting a multi-part vignette. Click here for Part One of the story of Wind’s Bride, written by FAR WEST afficianado Marco Mueller, and join us tomorrow for the conclusion: On The Trail Her work was neat as ever. You had to give her that. She hadn’t used a gun this time. Instead she had killed the three bandits with their own swords: clean cut across the throat,

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Wind’s Bride, Part One:  Prodigy

Wind’s Bride, Part One: Prodigy

For the first time since the tale of Merit two years ago, we’re presenting a multi-part vignette. Join us over the next three days for the story of Wind’s Bride, written by FAR WEST afficianado Marco Mueller: Prodigy Everything about him had seen better days. Once upon a time, his bowtop showman’s caravan had been garishly painted in all the colors of the rainbow. Now the colors had faded, bleached out by the desert sun, rubbed off by the hot

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Inspirography:  Wuxia TV Series

Inspirography: Wuxia TV Series

Fans of FAR WEST looking for inspiration have a relatively easy time finding Spaghetti Western sources — many of them are readily available, and, in fact, the rushed nature of their production has meant that many are now in the public domain, which has led to many collections featuring dozens of films squeezed onto no-frills DVDs. Not the best quality, and you’ll see the same films repeated across many collections, but they’re cheap and easily available. For wuxia inspiration, the

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Adventure Game Support Revealed

Adventure Game Support Revealed

“Once the Adventure Game core rulebook is released, we’d like to commit to a robust release schedule of support.” Those were the words that Dominic McDowall-Thomas, the CEO of Cubicle 7 Entertainment, used when we were finalizing the discussions that brought Far West‘s game releases to the company for distribution in game stores world-wide. What, I asked, does “robust” mean in this context? “Ideally, a new release every eight weeks or so,” came the reply. Over the past week, TS

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CUBICLE SEVEN HEADS INTO THE FAR WEST

CUBICLE SEVEN HEADS INTO THE FAR WEST

CUBICLE SEVEN HEADS INTO THE FAR WEST MAY 8th, 2013 Oxford, UK – Cubicle 7 Entertainment, Ltd., creators of high quality roleplaying and card games such as The Doctor Who Card Game, The One Ring, Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, Primeval, The Laundry, Victoriana and Cthulhu Britannica, have entered into an agreement with Adamant Entertainment to be the exclusive publisher of tabletop games released as part of Adamant’s FAR WEST transmedia project. FAR WEST is a Wuxia-Western Mash-up

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Bandit Armies

Bandit Armies

by T.S. Luikart Gangs of lawless scum have roamed the plains of the Far West for ages, given that the territory is both a technically “ungoverned” expanse and grand repository for the Empire’s exiles. Some groups manage to achieve great and lasting infamy, becoming particularly notorious or feared throughout the West. The reputations of such gangs lead to many recruits approaching them, gradually increasing their size and influence. A few, such as the notorious Blameless Devils, have been around supposedly

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A Fistful of Silver Dollars

A Fistful of Silver Dollars

Currency in the Far West by T.S. Luikart “All things become possible with money” is one of the Empire’s oldest sayings and generally a truism in the Far West as well. Strange truth though, wealth is a fairly loose concept out West. Lots of folks go their whole lives and will see no more than a handful of silver dollars, much less a gold talon, but they may be considered well off all the same. Many subsistence farmers will never

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