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Hell's Half Acre PDF

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Hell’s Half Acre is a setting book for Western Hero. It describes a fictionalized version of the town of Perry, Oklahoma — home to a thousand people and over a hundred saloons, gambling halls, and cathouses! There’s never a dull moment in the Acre no matter what sort of trouble you prefer to get into.
 
Hell’s Half Acre includes:
 
—a complete description of the town, with information about hundreds of NPCs
 
—the low-down on the “Saloon Wars” — an increasingly deadly fight between several of the wealthiest townsfolk to control all the saloons in the Acre
 
—plenty of secrets, conspiracies, strange goings-on, and even mystical occurrences for campaigns that want a touch of the weird and mysterious
 
—details about drinking, eating, gambling, and other forms of entertainment in the Wild West
 
—an extensive dictionary of Western lingo and slang
 
—a “GM’s Vault” revealing many of the Acre’s secrets to the GM only
 
So strap on your shootin’ iron, saddle up your best horse, and get ready for action and excitement in Hell’s Half Acre!

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About Hell's Half Acre PDF

Hell’s Half Acre is a setting book for Western Hero. It describes a fictionalized version of the town of Perry, Oklahoma — home to a thousand people and over a hundred saloons, gambling halls, and cathouses! There’s never a dull moment in the Acre no matter what sort of trouble you prefer to get into.

 

Hell’s Half Acre includes:

 

—a complete description of the town, with information about hundreds of NPCs

 

—the low-down on the “Saloon Wars” — an increasingly deadly fight between several of the wealthiest townsfolk to control all the saloons in the Acre

 

—plenty of secrets, conspiracies, strange goings-on, and even mystical occurrences for campaigns that want a touch of the weird and mysterious

 

—details about drinking, eating, gambling, and other forms of entertainment in the Wild West

 

—an extensive dictionary of Western lingo and slang

 

—a “GM’s Vault” revealing many of the Acre’s secrets to the GM only

 

So strap on your shootin’ iron, saddle up your best horse, and get ready for action and excitement in Hell’s Half Acre!


JasonMical

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A fantastic resource for western RPGs.

 

I happily tucked into Steven S. Long's "Hell's Half Acre" (HHA) after Shane Hensley, the creator of Deadlands, posted about it on Facebook. There's still a distinctive dearth of source material for western RPGs, especially the more historical aspects of them, and HHA fils this niche with gusto. Long's done a bang-up job putting together a living, breathing western town (based on several real-life sources), populating it with a variety of NPCs, and providing amazing examples of western life. It was clearly written for Deadlands but works in a straightforward historical setting, or any weird west setting of you choice.

 

HHA is a complete GMs kit for running or creating your own western town. Of special note are the price lists for goods - always a good thing to have on-hand when running a western RPG - and the sheer variety of NPCs, including names, to help populate your little village.

 

Whether you need a ready-made town or just want a helpful reference point and inspiration, this is a great supplement.

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