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02/01/2007 8:59 AM

I have been wanting to do a Western RP for a while now, so here's my latest idea:

Imagine a world where gunslingers reign supreme, wreaking havoc with the local authorities. Some authorities are like these gunslingers too though, and they can wreak havoc on their dealings.

These gunslingers are special though, they have been born with a gift. A gift with many names.

The most common name for this gift among the Westerners is "the Hex," but you may know it as "Magic." They say it runs through everything with a pulse, and that if you're lucky, you can be its controller.

Then, there are the not so lucky ones, who have been corrupted by the Hex, and have transformed physically and mentally into creatures of a different sort. Vampires, werewolves and other nightmarish creatures have spawned from corruptions in the Hex.

This gift is hereditary, but if both parents are gifted, no special benefits are obtained by the offspring, as everyone is equal in this world.


In case you were wondering, the Hex is like the Force from Star Wars, except it is visible when it is being controlled. It can be used for everything, form the mundane to the awe-inspiring, and it can leave its user exhausted.

So, anyone interested?

[Edited by Propaganda on Thursday, February 1, 2007 9:22 AM]

02/01/2007 1:08 PM

WOW i like this alot! i would surley play this, but what are the factions?
Ia there a dark and light one? Or is it the outlaws and sherifs? i just want to know more, but the story is awsome! i can't wait to play!

[Edited by red_soul on Thursday, February 1, 2007 1:09 PM]

02/02/2007 3:16 AM

There aren't really any factions. There are more gangs of gunslingers, and then a few lawmen that can use the Hex too. People who are "good" and "bad" will work together in this world, so long as they gain personally from it.

02/02/2007 9:09 AM

Good and bad are simply terms applied to rationalize decisions.

History is written by the victors, after all.

Sounds like fun. Please, do expand some more.

02/02/2007 1:15 PM

Good and bad are simply terms applied to rationalize decisions.

History is written by the victors, after all.

Hence the quotation marks.

I suppose I could lash out a few more ideas.


From now on, users of the Hex shall be known as "Hexers."

The majority of the population isn't really all that bothered about the Hexers, unless they cause a ruckus, naturally.

The rest of the population has a more ... extremist perspective. One side think that Hexers are divine beings sent from another world.

The other extremist group thinks they are here to end the world. These people actively hunt the Hexers to skin them or scalp them, or whatever their preferred method is.

Natives also inhabit the West, and they also have access to the Hex, only they believe it is sacred, and should only be used in ceremonies. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule.

If you have any suggestions, don't hesitate to ... suggest them. If you have any questions ask them, too.

If you think you might need a character sheet I will post one.

[Edited by Propaganda on Monday, February 5, 2007 1:08 AM]

02/06/2007 7:45 AM

Anyone else in? Just need a couple more.

02/06/2007 6:40 PM

The setting seems interesting...but what is the conflict? I mean what specific conflict will the rp cover?

02/06/2007 11:57 PM

Well, it's mainly Outlaw versus Lawmen. There will be more though...

02/07/2007 10:26 AM

It sounds pretty cool actually. I think I might be interested. Now would we be outlaws? Lawmen? or outlaws fighting the corrupt lawmen?

02/07/2007 11:34 AM

It will be corrupt Outlaws versus corrupt Gunmen, and you can be on either side you want.

02/10/2007 7:43 AM

I like this premise a lot. Kudos!
I'd be up for it but have to warn you I'm rusty when it comes to RPing..

02/12/2007 10:38 AM

Okay, the RP is up and running. Post whenever you are ready.

02/13/2007 6:12 AM

Count me in.

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