This was our last session before Christmas (and possibly before the new year) and so we took a break from our Willoweed campaign, got some pizza for everyone, exchanged some gifts, and had a little holiday gaming session. Everyone in my group got an Explorer’s Edition version of Savage Worlds Deluxe and Deadlands Reloaded Player’s Guide since, at some point in the not too distant future, I want to pick up the Deadlands campaign that we briefly played a bit back. I got some cool
mouseling tavern figures so now we’re going to have to play some Savage Mouseguard at some point too.
In our prior Deadlands game, Rachel was playing Margaret “Maggie” MacAllan, an ex-Wichita Witch and a not yet reformed killer. Todd was playing Graham MacAllan, a huckster and Maggie’s younger brother. Lastly, RJ was playing Pierre Bascou, an up and coming reporter for the Epitaph (or so he hopes). Bridgett wasn’t playing back then so I put together a character for her that I thought should would like, Caitlin “Kate” O’Kelley, a rather fiery tempered woman with a strong sense of right and wrong, despite a having developed a few larcenous skills, and the gift of healing from the Holy Father.
Everyone understood that this was a one-shot and NOT related to our prior sessions and that this session would not have happened or have any impact on things when we pick up the game again next year. With that understood, I described that everyone was on the Union Blue Line–heading west for whatever reason–and were the only passengers on what was mainly a freight train and away we went.
Spoiler Alert: We played the Deadlands one-sheet “Silent Night, Hungry Night” from Pinnacle. The are, not surprisingly, major spoilers for the adventure below My GM comments, as always, are in [italics and brackets] as usual.