We will begin character creation on Dec 30. Feel free to brainstorm a western themed concept and once everyone has gathered we will pour over the Deadlands setting to round out and give life to your concept.
Quick notes, Deadlands is set 20 years after the Civil War. The Conefederacy broke away successfully and is a nation unto itself, as well as a few smaller, outlying nations. There was a terrible catastrophe in the west which exposed a new form of fuel, called ghost rock, which burns hotter and longer than coal and screams. Industrial progress is moving swiftly. Paranormal activity seems to be not quite so uncommon. Some blame the natives, some blame the ghost rock, and some think it may be God. Who knows?
I encourage you to come up with any concept within the bounds of the setting. We will do the research together to piece together the fluff. The setting is primarily western with a touch of supernatural horror and steam punk. Watching a western or two may help inspire a concept or two. Do not expect superpowers, robots, becoming a vampire/werewolf/etc, or world domination. Do expect high adventure, barfights,ghouls, duels, lost treasures, cults, and ax murderers.