Get your dice and your shootin' irons ready - Western is coming.
The Swedes are pretty canny writers of tabletop roleplaying games, though we don't often get to see their great work outside of Europe. Designer Åskfågeln is bringing it's hit Western RPG to English audiences however, with a massively successful Kickstarter that only has a couple of days left to go.
Western pretty much does what it says on the tin, recreating the times of the American Wild West in incredible detail. The Kickstarter's aim was simply to get the main books translated into English, but it's been a huge success - the campaign only asked for 100,000 Swedish Kroner, but has so far raked in over SKE500,000. That means a whole mess of stretch goals have been unlocked, with more to come.
I'll admit, I've already bought into the game for the two main hardcovers - Core Books I & II, and a PDF of every unlocked title. And the next unlock looks awesome - Dakota & Deadwood. Yes please!
That's The Deputy pledge, for SEK1250 - which equates to about $190 Australian, which is a cracking deal.
Western is a very crunchy game, based around character classes with complex Life Paths, a wide range of skills, detailed weapons, and a template-based combat system that looks remarkably cool.
The books are rounded out with some fantastic art and design, and are aimed to ship late next year. You can learn more about Western, and make a pledge, here.