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Haunted West, a Historical Weird West RPG Corebook

A project in Alexandria, VA by Chris Spivey, Darker Hue Studios

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Amplifying the Voices of the Forgotten People of the Old West
Backers: 889
Average Pledge Per Backer: $61

Funded: $53,883 of $10,000
Dates: Sep 27th -> Nov 1st (35 days)
Project By: Chris Spivey, Darker Hue Studios
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Latest News

Twenty twenty twenty four hours to go, and we've broken 50K! Where does our journey end?

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We had an amazing day yesterday and blew through THREE big stretch goals -- a new scenario, a well-deserved pay increase for the corebook creative team and a digital keeper screen!  Every bit you pledge now gets us closer to the remaining stretch... (Read More)

48 HOURS LEFT! Info about add-ons AND a GIFT FOR $75+ PLEDGE LEVELS!

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Home stretch of our journey, folks!  ADD-ONS Now is the time to figure out what your add-ons will be! Will you choose the custom compass from Campaign Coins? The paper minis? The railroad pass? Or maybe the Cowboy Warbag?  You'll be able to add... (Read More)

With 71 hours left, 2 more stretch goals bite the dust.

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
BOOM! Powered By the Apocalypse hack and more alternative reconstruction history are coming your way. We are $1,200 away from the next digital scenario: DJANGO UNBOUND. See what else is up ahead if we can get there! Thanks to all of you for... (Read More)

1, 2, 3! Those stretch goals never stood a chance. 3 DAYS LEFT and LOTS OF COOL STUFF ON THE HORIZON!

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all you cowpokes, we broke through THREE stretch goals (including a secret one!) in the last couple days: a new school of magick, more history, and more aptitudes (or special skills)! Read on for more information about these and what's to... (Read More)

CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP! New town! New digital scenario! Less than $1,000 away from more magick!

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
The end of our Kickstarter is in sight and we're still breaking through stretch goals! Two in the last few days including at town written by yours truly, and a new digital scenario written by Mariam Ahmad.  Next up on the horizon? A new school of... (Read More)

Ailments, Poisons and Plagues...OH MY!

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch goal unlocked! The Ivey Almanac of Ailments is heading your way!  Next just around the bend is the Town of Salvation, written by yours truly. I see some unsteady terrain up ahead. Will we get there? Chris  (Read More)

Campaign Coins Collaboration: Spin Your Compass, Flip Your Coin

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We've been working on special gear with Campaign Coins we think you're going to want for your Haunted West game. Add just the compass, or get the compass, coins and more when you add a Cowboy Warbag! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this... (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked! So you say you want to go traveling?

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Grab your saddle, we're heading to the Town of Bannack, written by Garath Ryder-Hanrahan! We are less than $500 away from The Ivey Almanac of Ailments, bringing more gruesome realism of the Old West to the ruleset with diseases, poisons, and plagues... (Read More)

Follow the Stretch Goal Trail!

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We are less than $1,000 away from our next stretch goal: an entirely new town written by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan! And just a bit later, we're shooting for The Ivey Almanac of Ailments, bringing more gruesome realism of the Old West to the ruleset with... (Read More)


October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
It's late on a Sunday night here, but I just had to share the good news that we've reached our next stretch goal:  The Cthulhu Mythos awakens, destroying our lucidity, by the Lovecraftian bookhound himself Charles Gerard. Charles is a writer and... (Read More)

You've uncovered another Secret Stretch Goal!

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Want more Weird in your Weird West game? We’ve got you covered. Let’s step a bit more into the Weird with two Paragons steeped in it. These player characters align nicely with the current crop, bringing us up to an even dozen! The Practitioner... (Read More)

We just got something awesome and you've got to see it!

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Cover art is in! I may have squealed when I first saw it. Maybe you will too. Kudos to Brennen Reece for another fantastic cover. Book mock up Head 'em up, move 'em out, Chris  (Read More)

You did it! We've shattered another stretch goal!

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
This one is a favorite, for good reason: another 10% pay bump for the hard working core book creative team! Thank you all for joining us on this journey and getting us to this milestone. The next two goals are looming large, and I really hope we can... (Read More)

Week 1: The Beginning of Our Journey

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
What a week! Thank you to all our supporters! Your words of encouragement and your belief in the work we do is fuel for our campfire. Please keep telling others about us and about Haunted West. And saddle up for the rest of the journey! You'll need... (Read More)

Another stretch goal UNLOCKED - New Scenario!

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
You've done it! You've unlocked the next stretch goal!  Mother’s Rest awaits! A once-wealthy home is turned into a schoolhouse, where rumors of torturous nightmares and missing children linger within its walls. Writer Kate Bullock is a community... (Read More)

Deep Thoughts on Kickstarter and the Importance of Crowdfunding

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
I'm not really known for delving into my views online but this is too important. We at Darker Hue Studios support the workers at Kickstarter and want them to succeed in forming a union. The workers have stated that they don’t currently support a... (Read More)

A Secret Stretch Goal? Oh, Yes!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Howdy Partners, We’re super excited to announce that in addition to reaching Stretch Goal #5: Expanded Reconstruction by Jess Nevins, you fine folks have also unlocked a Secret Stretch Goal!   You must have used your own Clairvoyance to sniff out... (Read More)

Sweetening the honey pot on Rosh Hashanah with Harlem Unbound!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Wishing all our supporters who celebrate, L’Shana Tovah. While I’m not Jewish, my family is, and I embrace this time to reflect on the previous year and think about how I want the future year to be different. This year I want to have more of an... (Read More)

4th Stretch Goal Unlocked! PAY BUMP!

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you fine folks, we've hit the fourth stretch goal of our Kickstarter: The Core Book Creative Posse get at 10% pay raise. I feel a little like Oprah, "YOU get a pay bump! And YOU get a pay bump! And YOU get a pay bump!"  Thanks for... (Read More)

3 Stretch Goals Unlocked!

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Bit of a day. We funded in under 3 hours, and as of now, we've unlocked three stretch goals, including: 12K The Town of Broken Horseshoe and her many secrets are waiting for your Paragons to explore by the legendary Camdon Wright. Camdon is a... (Read More)


September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
WAHOO, PARTNERS! We did it! Our Kickstarter funded in under three hours. Y'all are amazing.  FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! 12K The Town of Broken Horseshoe and her many secrets are waiting for your Paragons to explore by the legendary Camdon... (Read More)

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