gunslinging & humanity versus impending doom coming from demon-infested mines. A Blades in the Dark hack.
“Get ready, Mateo. Doom is coming to dinner.” — MARSHAL McCAIN
DOOM IS COMING TO MUDWATER
It was a dark time and it just got much darker: As if living in a cruel & heartless frontier world was not enough, as if living in a hell on earth was not enough… they found Bloodstone – or Hellstone as it was called soon thereafter – in a too deep mine near that sleepy hollow called Mudwater.
The old ones say that some things are better left uncovered and Hellstone is definitely such a thing. Like the original box of Pandora it was found deep in the earth, and now there is no way undoing it. You think the gold rush turned men into greedy monsters? Think again because now we have all that and the real thing: monsters and demons, spirits and ghosts, mutants and undead soulless killers. Hordes of them hunting in the night, ravaging the countryside and swarms of living nightmares attacking from the skies. Beware traveler, no road is save anymore. They are coming from the mines, they are coming from the underground maws, spawned into the dark where Hellstone is found.
Hellstone turned out to be way more valuable than any other resource known to man, even more precious than your beloved gold. Since they found a way to gain energy from Hellstone there’s a new generation of marvelous machines and weapons for your greedy way to the top. Science and ancient magic rituals are equally powered by what Hellstone is bringing. Some say there’s a just and appropriate way to use Hellstone, most of them just don’t care if that’s. They are too busy exploiting it. It’s a new world and everybody wants a big piece of it or die trying.
The elders and wise men are sure the final days are upon us, that Hellstone is the first omen of a grim doom: The four horsemen will come. The white, the red, the black and the pale horse along with their riders will end existence and bring judgement and redemption. It’s obvious that Hellstone plays a crucial part in this but the greedy ones are too blind to see. Does your posse recognize those signs or are you’re too busy climbing on top of for fellow people?
Thought you knew the face of greed? Come to Mudwater and learn anew. Some fools say it’s better to reign in hell. Oh, yes! Who needs heaven anyway when you have a Hellstone colt in your hand, still warm from killing a horde of demons? Just pray that you never run out of ammo … and pray for the day of your creator’s judgement.
Imaging a world with the magic and mystery of the frontier: wide open plains of the Old Wild West in all its beauty and madness, where violence and sacrifice dominate every single day. Now add the Hellstone rush, underground mayhem in mines and brand new sciences & machines. Don’t forget immigration, injustice, vigilante justice, outlaws, gunslingers, slick talkers and setting suns. This all in the face of an impending doom: Demons and the four riders bringing the end of the world as you know it. How do you make it to the top of this powder keg, which side will you take in the impending war and how much will your soul suffer? Let’s play to find out!
RELEASES (Rules & Sheets)
- Beta 1 – Release 12/2018
- Alpha 3 – Release 05/2018
- Alpha 2 – Release 02/2018
- Alpha 1 – Release 02/2018
- Roll20 Clocks (4, 6, 8 segments)
- Roll20 Clock for numbers of Riders
- Roll20 Character Sheets
- NPC Card Templates: as PNGs, as PSDs