The year is 1879, but the history is not our own. The guns of the Civil War are silent in a tense cease-fire. California is shattered by the Great Quake of ’68 – a superfuel called ghost rock revealed in the new channels and cliff faces. Powerful Rail Barons strive to complete a transcontinental railroad, and the Great Rail Wars exact a bloody toll in the Union, the Confederacy, the Sioux Nation, the Mormon state of Deseret, and the Independent Commonwealth of California.
The Tombstone Epitaph has always been filled with lurid tales of daring desperadoes and deadly drifters, but lately the West’s most-read tabloid claims there’s something more sinister stalking the frontier’s lonely plains: monsters!
Fortunately, where there are monsters, there are heroes. Squinte-eyed gunfighters, card-chucking hexsligners, savage braves, and righteous padres have all answered the call. And if they fight hard enough, they might just discover the identity of the mysterious Reckoners some say are behind it all.
Classic Never Goes Out of Style! With the 20th Anniversary Edition of Deadlands Classic, your posse can keep ridin’ the Weird West, ‘classic’ style! The First Edition of the award-winning Deadlands hit the shelves in 1996 – this 20th Anniversary Edition reprints the revised (and best!) version of the rules system, complete with a Conversion Guide so Classic Marshals can use all the Plot Point Campaigns, including Good Intentions, to spur their ghost rock-fevered dreams.