Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why No Weird West RPG Supplements?

Here's a head-scratcher for you: why is there a dearth of Weird West RPG-specific adventure supplements?

Sure, there are lots of fan-made adventures, encounter seeds, and support material for Deadlands that you could adapt, but why aren't there more specific adventure material for the Weird West RPG? Is it because it is too rules lite that folks don't think it is worth sharing their ideas?

Yes, there was the successful Weird West Indegogo Campaign, so there will be minis, Weird West Character Cards, and a few maps by Matt Jackson--but these are ancillaries to actual adventures & setting materials themselves!

Simply put, we need more Weird West RPG specific gaming material.

I've combed the OSR web to assemble a Google Docs compendium of what little material specific to the Weird West RPG I could find. I didn't ask permission from all you bloggers--but I've provided links to the source pages to give credit where credit is due. You can find the link to the file here:


Trey said...

I did a a Weird West character for RPGNow's Tell Us About Your Character contest. I never blogged it, but I'd be happy to contribute it.

mwschmeer said...

@Trey: Awesome!

I'll add it to the compendium

JPL said...

Thanks for combing and compiling!

I have to wonder if folks are less likely to produce material for WWRPG because it has a more proprietary feel than the strictly-OGL retro-clones...? Not that that SHOULD stop us (and I bet the setting makes supplements less likely than if it were fantasy...), but I think it could.