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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Please correct me if I’m wrong. I guess what I’m really interested in is what about the game mechanics makes it unplayable? Savage Worlds On a side note, a lot of the anti Deadlands D20 hatred is stemming from the false assumption that it killed classic Deadlands, when in reality it was terrible publishing platform and non-vocal fan base. Deadlands is better of without them. Deadlands Reloaded is regarded highly but is cautioned as an oversimplification of the system akin to the 3.

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My most successful campaign in a decade was run on these rules, and my players had a blast even without combat for most of the sessions. I’m just trying to make sure we have a fun game with a fun system that doesn’t get old and really feels like a fun game.

I brought it up to my DM and this is what he replied with: And Savage Worlds was originally intended as a rulehook off of Deadlands so it retains a lot of the flavor but in a new system.

Hey guys, I’m the DM for this Deadlands game. 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.


People keep using that phrase, I do not think it means what you think it means. The game is built around big heroes and villains and the atmosphere of poker chips and playing cards.

However, I dunno about rulebooi 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. You want the Explorer’s Edition Front cover: I recall reading a quote on the publisher’s website admitting that they were rulebok going along with the crowd and didn’t put a lot of effort into it. All of them just limit the choices you can make, prune out the unique things about the way the game handles things, and give nothing in return except a familiar ruleset for people too lazy to learn a new system, even though that ruleset is completely unfitting to the setting.

Deadlands D20 is as clunky and unbalanced as classic, but it doesn’t have the cards and token chips – and they created a very fun atmosphere.

Lacking the formal level system, my huckster could pick up a few ranks of Brawlin’ without having to spend one of his finite level slots on a “fighter” level or whatever I’ve not actually looked at the D20 rules, this is a ddadlands, don’t hurt me.

If there are any that are actually decent, tell me.

Otherworld runs a very good gritty dangerous fantasy game of his own. It also uses a different core book. I’ve never seen such a harsh response to a D20 adaptation.

Knowledge is power, after all. But no, there doesn’t seem to be a class system.

Classic is cire an option if enough people want it. Classic has a learning curve but is rewarding with the amount of flavor it brings right?


I show you guys this so I can possibly send him this thread link and he can read over the playground’s opinions and we rrulebook decide what system we’re going to play. Best game I ever played. It seems to work in a similar fashion to the heroes system. I wouldn’t have cared if my characters died in your fantasy games either, I’ve been prepared for character death.

These aren’t ideas that really work in a western, even a pulpy one. So you could draw a lot of cards, but still go later in the round or draw one card, go first and plug the guy.

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What does that even mean? Class systems bundle abilities into archetypal packages. Mine was a combat-focused blaster who took mainly spell and weapon focused edges. I’m still curious what’s so bad about D20 though. Or maybe he means as long as it doesn’t resemble 4th? They make d02 simpler, I guess, but that’s not necessary. First, let me say that my only experience with Deadlands is the d20 variety.

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Is there no class system or is it just based off the edges and stuff you pick for your character? You can have high powered games that don’t rely on people being able to jump off mountains and take coore punches in the face from creatures ten times their size.

Could anyone be a gunslinger? This is the picture on the cover: