Really Wild West Index
Posted by okcstephens
Since it looks like I’m going to be working on Really Wild West campaign and setting hack for Starfinder on and off for the foreseeable future, in order to keep it usable I’m creating (and will maintain as new articles are written) an Index that lists and organizes the existing articles.
These are descriptive of the setting, though they may include rules elements.
Really Wild West
>Read This First. 🙂
The year is 1891. The place is somewhere in North or South America, generally far from established law. In 1890, the War of the Worlds happened. That’s over, but wow has tech taken a leap forward.
This is a Weird West setting hack for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, with theosophy (magic), fantasy and sci-fi races, guns, and strangely advanced technology. Includes tips on how to hack the Starfinder Roleplaying Game rules to better suit the Weird West genre, as well as some feats unique to the setting.
Putting the “Steam” and “Punk” in Really Wild West
>I don’t describe RWW as a :steampunk” setting, but is it one? What is steampunk, anyway? A think piece about a popular genre and this setting’s place in it… or outside of it.
>A city built by Hell and ruled by devils… and one of the safest places in the West.
Badlands Resident Theme
>A theme for people from Badlands City
Dread Templar Archetype
>Badlands City produces devil-trained officers of the law who focus on punishment and vengeance.
>Is your character from back East? Then this is your theme.
The Mexican Porfiriate and the Technopolitan Theme
>Mexico is a rising technological superpower, governed by war heroes and scientists. Includes the Technopolitan theme.
>Short fiction and an archetype for Mexico’s famed peacekeepers of rationality.
Plot Hooks and Inspirational Media
> Want to know what kinds of adventures Really Weird West characters may have? Here’s a list of 20 plot hooks and a list of inspiration media that helped set the tone for the setting.
These are primarily about rules, though they are designed specifically for Really Weird West.
Key Ability Scores and Resolve
Really Wild West is a cruel setting with pulpy characters. That takes a tweak of some core rules to support properly.
Renown and Gear
> Rules for using character renown to buy higher-level gear, allowing money rewards to remain the same regardless of character level.
>Weapons that throw fire onto your foes have their origins in China and are 1,000 years old.
>One of the more common energy weapons available in the Really Wild West.
>Shotguns in Really Wild West work a little different than the big blast weapons of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game.
>Horses are more common than self-powered vehicles in the Really Wild West.
Technology and Equipment
>What is there, what’s the background for advanced tech in the 1890s, and some more Wild West themed gear.
>In the real-world 1890s, “scorchers”–bicycle riders (male and female) who sat-forward on the diamond-frame bikes–were considered a social menace.
In the Really Wild West, scorchers hold a different place in society.
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About okcstephensOwen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the publisher and lead genius of Rogue Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps.
Posted on January 16, 2018, in Adventure Design, Adventure Sketch, Anachronistic Adventurers, Game Design, Microsetting, Starfinder Development and tagged Adventure, Game Design, gaming, Geekery, Index, PC Options, Really Wild West, Starfinder, Worldbuilding. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.