The contents of the Deadlands Player's Guide: Explorer's Edition and the Deadlands Player's Guide are the same. The format is different. Deadlands Player's Guide: Explorer's Edition is a 6.5"x9" softback book, while Deadlands Player's Guide is a 8.5"x11" hardback.
Strap on your six-gun and saddle up, partner. There's Hell to pay and the currency is hot lead!
The year is 1879, but the history is not our own. The guns of the Civil War are silent in a tense cease-fire. California is shattered by the Great Quake Quake of ྀ, a super fuel called ghost rock revealed in the new channels and cliff faces. Powerful Rail Barons strive to complete a transcontinental rail road, and the Great Rail Wars exact a bloody toll in the Union, the Confederacy, the Sioux Nation, the Mormon state of Deseret, and the Independent Commonwealth of California.
The Tombstone Epitaph has always been filled with lurid tales of daring desperadoes and deadly drifters, but lately the West's most-read tabloid claims there's something more sinister stalking the frontier's lonely plains: monsters! Fortunately, where there are monsters, there are heroes. Squint-eyed gunfighters, card-chucking hexslingers, savage braves, and righteous padres have all answered the call. And if they fight hard enough, they might just discover the identity of the mysterious Reckoner some say are behind it all.
The Player's Guide is the core rules book for player of Deadlands Reloaded. It includes new rules for shoot-outs at high noon, new Edges, Hindrances, and powers, and everything thing a cowpoke needs to begin his journey into the Weird West.
The Deadlands Reloaded Player's Guide is not a complete game. You'll also need the Savage Worlds core rulebook to play. The gamemaster will also need the Deadlands Reloaded Marshal's Handbook.
This is a printed book. Full-colour Explorer's Edition-sized book (6.5"x9"). 144 pages.
Released: 24 January 2012