Haunted West, a Historical Weird West RPG Corebook

Created by Chris Spivey, Darker Hue Studios

One moment sets the course of destiny. But what if that one moment was changed in the smallest of ways? What if one madman's plan actually were to succeed beyond our known history? The Old West—The Wild West, The American Frontier—is one of the world’s most familiar modern myths. The time was draped in ruggedness; there was an idealized dream of freedom, and a notion that just one person could shape the world. That myth belongs to all of us. Yet so many stories of truth, justice, and the American Way have been stolen, erased, and never recorded. Haunted West is a game about hope through struggle. It is a game that pieces together the stories of the largely forgotten people of the Old West, the people who have been whitewashed by history. Discover the American experience in the Weird West. Grab your rifle, jet pack, and spurs to battle traitorous rebels in the defense of freedom, join the fight against temporally displaced dinosaurs, rustle cattle to make ends meet, and hijack a train full of illicit Confederate gold!

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Eldritch Journal Entry #11: Covering Big Haunted West Updates
4 months ago – Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 10:00:27 PM

The constant downpour of rain slowly disappears, as golden shafts of light pierce the dark clouds. Eldritch releases a heavy sigh and does something he’s not done in ages...a smile works its way across his face. “Looks like it’s letting up.” He spies the town just down the mountain. “Just a few more miles.”

Howdy Paragons!

It’s time for another entry in Eldritch's Journal about life on the range. These updates will drop randomly during each month, so keep an eye out!

The Latest

We’re dropping this one a few days earlier than normal as Halloween is around the bend and it’s going to be a very busy month post-election (VOTE BLUE!).

Just a couple of quick things for you fine folks:

I’ve recruited the incomparable Great Old One himself, Mark Morrison, to lend his pen to the Haunted West project and scribe some words. A few of his many credits include: Elric: Dark Fantasy Roleplaying In The Young Kingdoms, Reign of Terror: Epic Call of Cthulhu Adventures in Revolutionary France, and Terror Australis. For me personally, having Mark on the project as a writer is huge. He is largely responsible for me being in the TTRPG industry with his contributions to the Dead Man’s Stomp scenario that inspired me at a young age to take up the pen.

Oh yeah! We have one other very small thing…


Haunted West cover (graphic design by Natasha Carnell, artwork by Cori Redford)

See you in December!

Chris and Crew