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Tales of the West

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Howdy pard! Just want to introduce Tales of the West, a cinematic role playing game set in the partly historical and partly fictional wild wild west. I took the 4C Expanded rules and bent them to work with this wild and wooly genre. The game is completely skill based, so no super cowboys with Fire Generation capabilities or Psionic powers to fry their nemesis' mind with. This game is as straight-laced as it gets!

However! If you want a freaky wild west sort of game, you can easily add those rules that can be found in the 4C Expanded core rule book which can be downloaded here at DriveThru RPG under the Pay What You Want set up. Personally, I like having a western game without magic and zombies, but whatever floats your boat! That's the sweetness of 4C Expanded, use what you want and lump the rest!

Back to Tales of the West! In the PDF you'll find a complete game system with a bunch of wild west content that you can use to play in a sandbox style. If you want to start out with a place for your characters to branch out from, there's also a fictional starter town called Bloodstone where they can interact with several interesting NPCs and get their spurs before heading out into the rest of the frontier to face the challenges therein.

So what are ya waitin on pilgrim? Go on! Give it a try. You might just like it!

 
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Claude M October 01, 2021 7:33 pm UTC
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Sorry, don't know where else to ask this so I'm asking here.
Two questions:
It states you can use Fate Points for character advancement, but I can't find any rules for character advancement.
Also, when using point-buy, what if you buy 35? Where do you roll? On the 30 line or 40?
Same question really for any number that isnt 1, 3, 6, 10, 20, 30 etc.
I apologize if I missed this somewhere.
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James K October 05, 2021 2:10 pm UTC
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Skill Advancement rules are found on page 17. Cost to increase a skill level is 200 Fate points times the current level, so to go from 2nd to third would cost 400 points. The GM can alter this rule if he or she chooses, but the 200 point cost keeps characters from advancing too quickly as each level in a skill represents several years of training and practice. New skills may be purchased at a cost of 250 points for 1st level. You can also have someone teach or coach you to reduce the Fate point cost by half. This teacher must be at least 1 level higher in the skill than the character, and the character must make a successful Intellect check after the training period to gain the cost reduction.

As for the in-between Rank numbers, each listed value in the Master Table is the plateau for the Rank, so everything between 30 and 40 is rolled using the Rank 30 row. So your 35 is still read as a 30 until you raise it to 40 or better. I overlooked adding the advancement rules for Traits, but from the original...See more
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James K October 05, 2021 2:23 pm UTC
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We have a Discord server set up for 4C Expanded now where you can pop in any time to ask questions or share ideas or to tell us about your adventures if you like. Discord invte link is https://discord.gg/8SDPRfEAf8

We also can be found on Farcebook. Our page address is https://www.facebook.com/4CExpanded
And our FB Group link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/374595933623870

I don't post on these pages as often as I'd like, but I'm busy working on so many projects at the moment to justify hanging out for too long. I do see notifications on them however, and do respond when I get the chance.
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Claude M October 05, 2021 4:35 pm UTC
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Awesome! Thanks for the quick response, James K.
I am really liking the game.
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James K October 05, 2021 6:54 pm UTC
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Glad you're liking it. If you're into playing online over Virtual Table Top platforms, I'm currently working on a module to be played on Astral VTT. I've got the city of Bloodstone all mapped out and have dozens of NPCs ready to go. Just need to finish the write up and it'll be ready to go.
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Claude M August 23, 2021 4:09 pm UTC
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Thanks for the link. I've added it to my cart and look forward to reading/playing it.
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Claude M July 09, 2021 4:00 pm UTC
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Is there a way to get a print copy?

Also, very weird that it has the exact same cover as another western rpg, Song of the Sixgun.
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248978/Song-of-the-Sixgun

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James K July 12, 2021 3:11 am UTC
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I get my print copies done through Lulu. I'll post the link address here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/james-keck/tales-of-the-west/paperback/product-5dq24z.html?page=1&pageSize=4
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James K July 12, 2021 3:17 am UTC
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Wow! Never saw Song of the Sixgun. I need to pick that one up!
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