Deadlands/World of Darkness Wild West Campaign
This game would be a Wild West game set in a mashup of Deadlands and World of Darkness specifically Werewolf the Wild West.
In this setting, a gateway was opened to the spirit lands of the Wyrm. To spread fear is to spread its power. The Wyrm has been sending out its servants in an effort to corrupt this world.
The civil war is still raging on though there's currently a truce in effect. There are no overt superheros in this world everything has a supernatural source. For the inventor types, the world is largely steampowered by a strange substance called ghost rock.
There some investigative aspects to this world and one of the goals is after a wyrm spirit is defeated, the characters would spread the news of the victory to lessen fear. Additionally it's ok if you're not familiar with this world as I'm not going strictly cannon and this is a game of discovery anyway.
The year is 1877, there's an unofficial truce between the north and south which is really just an excuse for arm's buildup.
Some character ideas & thoughts for complications might be
Harrowed: Walking dead with a Wyrm spirit inside of them that grants them supernatural abilities but sometimes wrestles with them for control
Hucksters: Mystics whose power is fueled by spiritual war with sprits of the Wyrm that lurk in its world to channel their power. Mystic cards appear in their hands when casting hexes and for that reason most carry a poker deck and pose as gambles. Woe be to those that lose the struggle with the Wyrm spirit.
Blessed: Spiritual folk granted gifts by God. They must act in a selfless manner.
Brave: A powerful warrior who may be enhanced by some gifts from the Wyld. Often they are discriminated against by others in the west.
Shamans: Mystics who channel the Wyld and ask favors of its servants. They are often beholden by sacred pacts and customs.
Gunslinger: A master with a gun. May have a reputation or be challenged to duels
Inventor: A master of machinery and contraptions fueled by ghost rocks. May run out of ghost rock, have it explode, or suffer side effects from prolonged exposure.
Alchemists: Inventors of a different sort, they use ghost rock in all sorts of tonics and other concoctions. Of course creating a chemical compound with ghost rock can have all sorts of complications.
Werewolf: A Garou belonging to a tribe of wolves. May be human or lupine in natural form. Often have gifts from the Wyld Feel free to swipe clan descriptions from the Werewolf Wild West or pm me and we can work out some background. They may have typical werewolf weaknesses.
Changeling: A generic term for any servant of the Wyld. They often have their own inscrutable agenda by they often also have a variety of weaknesses.
These of course are just ideas. Feel free to pitch anything with the following in mind. There are no reformed Wyrm spirits, only those that struggle for dominance with them. I prefer no angels of any sort. Use of the talents & luck profiles for unpowered humans will probably help with creating those character types. You will have a hard time selling me on a construct even with a supernatural background.
Folks for the most part aren't aware and aren't fond of the supernatural so all characters must appear human or have a human form. I know with some concepts that's morph 1 at 5 points but I'm giving you 15 over what the power level normally would be so it shouldn't be a problem for those concepts.
Variable is not allowed. Regeneration costs 3 pts a rank and cannot be taken at a rank over 3. Fearless is not allowed, instead it should be built as immunity to fear (common descriptor) and can only be taken at half effect.
Some common descriptors would be supernatural, wyrm, wyld, weaver, ghost rock, technological, talent, divine, faith. These of course are not the only descriptors, just some information for inspiration.
I would prefer to see about 3-4 paragraph backgrounds with good story hooks there or in your complications. If you don't post a picture with your character write out about 2-3 lines on their general appearance.
PL 7 120 Points 3rd Edition
Now recruiting, open to thoughts and suggestions.
Something else to keep in mind is that the party thus far is composed of 2 shifters and a blessed gunslinger so your character should have some ability to tolerate the supernatural, at least the good ones.
Anything submitted by the early morning of the 30th will be considered. I'll also be recruiting players on standby.
Kirinke, Blessed GunslingerHonesty Jones
Nuwisha (with pants!)Wynona Stalks-from-Shadow
Bladewind, Homid Silent Strider Theurge
Submissions thus farCassandra White
Kirinke, Blessed GunslingerLi Jun(Jun Lee)
Mark Reuter, Shaolin PriestDog
Timothy, DogHonesty Jones
Spectrum, Nuwisha (with pants!)"Brimstone" Bill McDowell
bi0philia, Blessed?Wynona Stalks-from-Shadow
Bladewind, Homid Silent Strider TheurgeWanekia Background
Crazyivan777, ghost-dance ritual shaman