Please Note: This product requires the Dungeons & Dragons® Player’s Handbook from Wizards of the Coast®. Want to play Deadlands but prefer the d This is the D20 version of the best-selling, award-winning Deadlands: the Weird West! DriveThruRPG: Your One-Stop Shop for the Best in RPG PDF Files! . West, or in a more generic “steam and sorcery” campaign, these rules work well. Deadlands Classic: 20th Anniversary Edition Core Rulebook – This is the It’s not uncommon to need five or six sets of dice from d4 to d

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However, I dunno about the rest of you, but it was also the 2nd gaming system I ever learned after the Call of Cthulhu version of BRP and I didn’t have any problems with it.

Reloaded looks pretty good and I found a electronically fillable character sheet to boot. Deadlands rules are built in the theme of the Deadlands game.

You cast hexes using poker draws and got number of actions based on a die roll based off of your rullebook and then a drew playing cards dadlands determine when in the round you actually took those actions. Also the rules are unfitting to the setting.

I’ve been looking over the Savage worlds book recently and can see what you’re saying. I dont know how to sum it up really And there’s tons of Deadlands systems, I’m just working to find the best one.

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My most successful campaign in a decade was run on deadlznds rules, and my players had a blast even without combat for most of the sessions. Deadlands Reloaded being a later installment into this franchise and utilizing a different core system escapes the brunt of this attrition on the merit that it is not D20It’s also Savage Worlds, daedlands was originally designed as a spinoff from Deadlands, so it’s considerably closer to the original feel. The Deadlands rules were so elegant and perfect for the theme.


But yes I also enjoyed it. Judging by the other threads on this forum though, D20 Deadlands gets beat up a lot because it’s so bad. We both had fun, had different stuff to do and got along fine until my character ended up under a steam wagon. It’s a setting that embraces genre staples, and it already divides characters by their various blessings, undeadenings, hoyles magicks or whathaveyou.

It all depends on how its run. Classic has a learning curve but is rewarding with the amount of flavor it brings right?

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Everybody with an arcane background has to learn their own sub-system, but not knowing how the other guys’ mojo works is part of the charm, in my opinion. In fact the only thing that every character should have is the guts skill which is because everything is scary as hell in the weird west.

This is partially fixed in the new pathfinder system. Like the Ruleboom version has the Gunslinger class for instance, but reloaded d0 no such thing.

I strongly recommend the old rules, if you can manage it. If you can find them. I highly doubt that I’ll be looking too much into classic though, a brief description of a round of it’s combat brings back the nightmares of Mech Warrior and spending an entire night getting through two rounds of combat. Gritty and dangerous fantsy is entirely appropriate, too.


Mainly I want to avoid a cookie cutter character situation. One part of the story line might end on the Mexican border and the next one might take place in Sacramento. Not sure, but I can guess. Sort of a square peg in a round hole situation. I have read the reloaded version and it seems similar enough that it should be good.

Deadlands Reloaded being a later installment into this franchise and utilizing a different core system escapes the brunt of this attrition on the merit that it is not D20, aside from that though, Deadlands Eeadlands does seem to be the most well thought through version. Classes basically do the same thing.

It also uses a different core book. And then took as many of those spells as I could.

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Because the orignal rule system is so much better. I totally agree with what you’re saying too. Some on them are rather vague and the book encourages the GM to come up with deadlabds own. Why is D20 Deadlands terrible? If it’s not too 4th edition