Most GMs, DMs, Keepers, and what have you are always looking for the next interesting setting in which to run a game (or at least run across something from which to mine story nuggets) and it looks as if Tales of the Far West might just scratch an itch. This anthology looks like it could make for some interesting reading as it introduces gamers to the setting of the new role playing system Far West, from Adamant Entertainment!
Imagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather on the tropes of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well.
A fantasy world that mixes the inspirations of Django and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon… The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and House of Flying Daggers… Fistful of Dollars and Fist of Legend.
A fantasy world that’s explored through a book series, a constantly-updated website, a tabletop role-playing game, comics, artwork, webseries and much, much, more.
This is FAR WEST.
Tales of the Far West is the first book in Adamant Entertainment’s Wuxia-Western mash-up, featuring a dozen all-new tales written by critically-acclaimed and award-winning fantasy, science-fiction, horror and adventure authors, including:
- “He Built The Wall To Knock It Down” by Scott Lynch: A master teaches an unforgettable lesson in the pursuit of excellence in all things.
- “In Stillness, Music” by Aaron Rosenberg: A wandering musician is all that stands between a village and a cattle baron.
- “Riding The Thunderbird” by Chuck Wendig: A herd of giant, flightless birds, a young girl, and a sudden lesson.
- “Purity of Purpose” by Gareth-Michael Skarka: Who seeks the secret of the Unsurpassed Weapons?
- “Paper Lotus” by Tessa Gratton: A strange girl tasks a wounded man to deliver a crucial message.
- “In the Name of the Empire” by Eddy Webb: A sheriff is charged with the murder of an Imperial Magistrate.
- “Errant Eagles” by Will Hindmarch: A gunslinger faces the consequences of his past.
- “Railroad Spikes” by Ari Marmell: A bandit finds that he’s robbed the wrong train.
- “The Fury Pact” by Matt Forbeck: An inventor’s son faces the responsibility of his name.
- “Seven Holes” by T.S. Luikart: An apprentice learns the true nature of demons.
- “Local Legend” by Jason L. Blair: Red Phoenix was dead, and the bounty hunter tells the tale.
- “Crippled Avengers” by Dave Gross: A band of fighters seek to take revenge on the steam baron who crippled them.
The short story anthology Tales of the Far West is now available, in print and digital format from the official FAR WEST webstore, as well as Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), and other sites.