Close
Close
Advanced Search >

Deadlands Classic: 20th Anniversary Edition Core Rulebook
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/197047.xml&w=500&h=324
Full‑size Preview
http://watermark.drivethrurpg.com/pdf_previews/197047-sample.pdf

Deadlands Classic: 20th Anniversary Edition Core Rulebook

ADD TO WISHLIST >
Watermarked PDF
$49.99
$19.99

This is the best version of Deadlands Classic, including both the original Player's Guide and Marshal's Handbook, with FULL COLOR art lovingly re-colored by Pinnacle's top artists!

(If you already have the original Deadlands Classic Player's Guide and Marshal's Handbooks, this book does notpresent new material. It is a re-release of the original with a little cleanup and all the art re-rendered in gorgeous full-color.)

Deadlands Classic was originally released in 1996. This is the 20th Anniversary Edition, republished in full color in 2016.

Deadlands Classic was a surprise hit when it was originally released at GenCon '96. The setting, the character types, the art, and even the poker-inspired mechanics combined to make an experience that won every major award the industry had to offer...and then some!

Here are a few reminders about the Classic Deadlands rules:

  • A standard deck of playing cards with the Jokers left in is used for initiative, as well as for hucksters to “deal with the devil” or the Marshal to determine the outcome of your character’s transition to Harrowed. You even use a deck of cards to build your character! Beware the Jokers!
  • A set of poker chips in white, red, and blue mixed in a “Fate Pot” are drawn blind by players and Marshal alike, and when spent, they go back into the pot. You gotta work for those Legend chips, pardner!
  • Dice? Deadlands Classic uses ALL of them. And lots of them. It’s not uncommon to need five or six sets of dice from d4 to d20. And yes, they Ace! When you roll more “1s” than anything else, you go “bust” and your character fails catastrophically. Rolling the bones is not always a metaphor in this game…
  • Part of the character build process is to figure out what scares your sodbuster the most. Your Worst Nightmare can most certainly come true!
  • “Wind” is a derived statistic used rather like hit points. Wounds knock you down a few pegs…
  • The Game Master is called the Marshal, and the characters the posse. Some things have stayed the same! Deadlands Classic also uses Traits, Edges, and Hindrances!

One book has all the information needed to play. Players and Marshals read the front and the Marshal reads the last half to figure out what makes the West so Weird.

This book does not require Savage Worlds or Deadlands Reloaded to play. It is a stand-alone game compatible with all the books labeled Deadlands Classic. Deadlands Reloaded is the later edition of the game that uses the Savage Worlds core rules. Some material, such as the four "Plot Point Campaigns" for Deadlands Reloaded can be coverted using the free rules found here.


 
 Customers who bought this title also purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (5)
Customer avatar
Angel T April 04, 2017 7:34 am UTC
People, including myself, would like to know if a POD version may be on the way.
Customer avatar
Jory B January 18, 2017 6:22 am UTC
PURCHASER
If there isn't a print version planned for this site is there anyway to preorder the hardback version without the pdf? I already purchased the latter from this site.
Customer avatar
Steven M November 17, 2016 10:23 pm UTC
You can pre-order a print edition via the PEG website.
Customer avatar
Stephane H November 16, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
I'm in line with the crowd of people asking... Nay... demanding a print option for this fantastic game!
Customer avatar
Stephanie M October 30, 2016 9:37 pm UTC
Any option of a hardbacked version?
Customer avatar
Angel T November 02, 2016 12:00 am UTC
Make that two people interested in know if there is going to be an option to get this in print/pod.
Customer avatar
Brandon P November 02, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Make that three, nay, four; nay, I say five: Me and my two compadres who played the hell out of this back in the day.
Customer avatar
James G November 05, 2016 11:22 pm UTC
make that six
Browse
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!









Product Information
Silver seller
Rule System(s)
Pages
413
File Size:
33.52 MB
Format
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Adobe DRM-protected PDF
These eBooks are protected by Adobe's Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. To use them, you must activate your Adobe Reader software. Click here for more details.

Watermarked PDF

These eBooks are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the document containing your name and the order number of your eBook purchase.

Warning: If any books bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked book:

File Last Updated:
November 20, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on October 29, 2016.