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Haunted West | Review and Page-Through

Jeff shares his thoughts about the Haunted West roleplaying game

Haunted West (Darker Hue Studios)Game Title: Haunted West

PublisherDarker Hue Studios

Authors: Chris Spivey with Angel Adeyoha, Evan Perlman, Daniel Kwan, Alexandra Jackson, Adam Alexander, Alex Mayo, Neall Raemonn Price, Misha Bushyager, Cameron Hays, Rose Bailey, Kenneth Hite, Cori Redford, Mark Morrison, and Dennis Detwiller

Artists: Kurt Komoda, Jabari Weathers, Alex Mayo, Cori Redford, and Zora Spivey

Genre: Weird West roleplaying in an alternate Reconstruction timeline

Year: 2021

Pages: 799 pages

MSRP: $84.95 for the hardcover and PDF at the Darker Hue Studios website or grab the PDF alone at DriveThruRPG for $20.00.

I break down what you’ll find in Haunted West, from Chris Spivey and Darker Hue Studios, and share my thoughts about adding it to your collection. The RPG provides a true story of the settling of the American west while also incorporating plenty of weird and supernatural elements. Is this a fantastic roleplaying game of the Weird West aimed at gamers of all stripes? Or does Haunted West, at nearly 800 pages, simply collapse under its own weight? You’ll find out!

0:00 Introduction
1:06 Diving into Haunted West
30:15 Final thoughts and review score
34:37 Wrapping up

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Haunted West is truly an impressive achievement and you can certainly tell a ton of research went into its creation. This is a fantastic tome absolutely overflowing with gaming material! I am a bit taken back by the four different ways which you can play Haunted West and I think all of that variety actually works against the game a little bit. I'd have liked the setting to have feature more creatures from native American lore and less aliens and steam punk but those are really minor quibbles. If you have any interest in a Weird West RPG setting (or truth be told, a historical American West setting) then Hunted West demands a place in your collection!
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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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