Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hyades Plains Drifter


Take McKinney's Carcosa, remove whatever homology to Masters of the Universe is there, replacing it instead with echoes of Bravestarr. For the more literary minded: take out some of the Lovecraft and replace it with elements of King's Dark Tower series. Now you've got a weird western on an alien world.

A Bone Man, probably
Drop those sorcerous rituals that upset some people and replace them with drugs. Now you've got an acid weird western on an alien world. That ought to be enough for any game, but you're a jaded bunch with a decadent palate so don't let the alien thing keep you from borrowing from Forteana related to the America West: tombs of giants, tiny mummies, underground lizard (or snake) men. Thunderbirds. Season to taste with Shaver mystery.

Saddle up, cowboy. Lost Carcosa awaits.




4 comments:

jbeltman said...

When using this:
http://carcosa.totalpartykill.ca/random/
Replace any group of people with:

A *table 1* led by *normal first name* "*table 2*" *normal last name*, a *table 3* *table 4*.

Table 1 - d6
Village of (5d10 - exploding on 10)
Town of (10d10 - exploding on 10)
City of (5d100 + 100)
Fort of (5d10 - exploding on 8-10)
Camp of (5d10 - exploding on 8-10)
Settlement of (10d10)


Table 2 - d100
(http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=westernnamer)
1 Angry
2 Apostle
3 Arizona
4 Artist
5 Bandit
6 Bane
7 Beautiful
8 Black
9 Blood
10 Bloody
11 Boy/Girl
12 Brainy
13 Brawn
14 Brushfire
15 Buffalo
16 Bull
17 Bully
18 California
19 Chance
20 Cheerful
21 Coyote
22 Crazy
23 Cursed
24 Damned
25 Dancer
26 Desert
27 Devil
28 Dirty
29 Doc
30 Doctor
31 Doom
32 Duke/Dutchess
33 Dusty
34 Eagle Eye
35 Evil
36 Faithful
37 Filthy
38 Fortunate
39 Fox/Vixen
40 Gambling
41 Gentleman/Lady
42 Gravedigger
43 High Noon
44 Hoedown
45 Honest
46 Hunter
47 Irish
48 Joker
49 Justice
50 Kid
51 Killer
52 King/Queen
53 Lash
54 Leather
55 Loco
56 Locoweed
57 Loner
58 Lonesome
59 Lost
60 Lost Emperor
61 Lost Queen
62 Lucky
63 Marshall
64 Massacre
65 Master
66 Mesa
67 Mexican
68 Mirage
69 Mistress
70 One-eye
71 Prayer
72 Railroad
73 Rawhide
74 Reverend
75 Rider
76 Robber
77 Rustler
78 Rustling
79 Saloon
80 Scalper
81 Scalphunter
82 Shadow
83 Skull
84 Stalker
85 Steel
86 Surgeon
87 Texas
88 Thinker
89 Thunderbird
90 Tracker
91 Utah
92 Vengeful
93 Wandering
94 Wild
95 Wildfire
96 Wolf
97-100 Roll twice and combine


Table 3 - 2d6
2 - Mexican
3 - Italian
4 - German
5 - Slovakian
6 - French
7 - American
8 - English
9 - Indian
10 - Negro
11 - Scandanavian
12 - Chinese


Table 4 - d100
1 Banker
2 Crooked Banker
3 Corrupt Banker
4 Barber
5 Blacksmith
6 Butcher
7 Undertaker
8 Meek Townsman
9 Clerk
10 Merchant
11 Shop Keeper
12 Prostitute
13 Dance Hall Girl
14 Miss Kitty
15 Soiled Dove
16 Two Bit Whore
17 Teacher
18 Schoolmarm
19 Academic
20 Wagon Wright
21 Scientist
22 Bartender
23 Piano Player
24 Saloon Owner
25 Newspaper Man
26 Industrialist
27 City Slicker
28 Railroad Baron
29 Remittance Man
30 Millionaire
31 Mayor
32 Senator
33 Chief
34 Card Sharp
35 Gambler
36 Casino Owner
37 Cattle Baron
38 Cowboy
39 Horse Whisperer
40 Determined Homesteader
41 Determined Homesteaders Wife
42 Determined Widow
43 Farmer
44 Rancher
45 Cattle Baron
46 Rustler
47 Corrupt Hick
48 Doctor
49 Medicine Man
50 Snake Oil Salesman
51 Hired Gun
52 Bounty Hunter
53 Drifter
54 Gunslinger
55 Pinkertons Agent
56 Sharpshooter
57 Judge
58 Circuit Judge
59 Hanging Judge
60 Law Man, Head
61 Sheriff
62 Town Marshal
63 Corrupt Sheriff
64 US Marshal
65 Law Man, Deputy
66 Clueless Deputy
67 Posse
68 Outlaw
69 Bandito
70 Chinese Launderer
71 Chinese Laborer
72 Chinese Elder
73 Messenger
74 Pony Express Rider
75 Western Union Man
76 Railroad Engineer
77 Railroad Laborer
78 Colonel
79 Army Scout
80 Cavalry Officer
81 Ex-Soldier
82 Warrior
83 Brave
84 Miner
85 Prospector
86 Claim Jumper
87 Forty Niner
88 Preacher Man
89 Missionary
90 Nun
91 Hunter
92 Trapper
93 Mountain Man
94 Pioneer
95 Explorer
96 Ex-Slave
97 Wasteland Elder
98 Sorceror
99 Retired + roll again
100 Roll Twice (double means they are twice as good)

I only have the vaguest idea what demographics this creates!

Trey said...

Awesome.

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Jayson said...

Oh my...