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The Player's Handbook is the essential reference for every Western Tails role-player. It contains character creation and advancement rules, occupations and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and so much more. Use this book to create exciting characters from many different species and backgrounds. Let yourself stand out each time you play with a foreign nationality, occupation, drawbacks, or species.

Western Tails immerses you in a world of adventure set against the backdrop of the wild west. You can explore abandoned mines, stop a group of bandits trying to rob a train, or search ancient ruins and battle monsters. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.

The west always needs more heroes. Will you answer the call and see how long you can survive in the harsh old west?

Western Tails is a roleplaying game set in a furry version of the wild west, primarily within Oregon around the timeframe (1855-1895). This game is not necessarily intended to be an accurate history lesson; it is designed primarily as an old western game utilizing the d20 system. Historical accuracy is not even the secondary goal, which is to create a game that gives you the feel and trappings of the Old West without getting too bogged down in a history lesson.

The ways in which the world of Western Tails differs from the true eighteenth and nineteenth-century in the human world are caused by a couple of factors. First, the world in Western Tails is inhabited by intelligent anthropomorphized animals known as Furries, who possess human characteristics such as opposing thumbs, erect posture, use of tools, and so forth. The variety of Furry types causing a civilization in which (though to a lesser extent than was true in previous centuries) species determines one's place in society. Magic also works to an extent.

In other ways, the time of Western Tails is still quite like our own, the Golden Age of Piracy was starting to end, and more English colonial settlements were on the rise in the American colonization. Gender and, as mentioned above, species will be a factor in some things; discrimination was not uncommon at this time. However, any character can be a gunslinger or prostate if they like. Women often dressed as men to get ahead and gain advantages denied to them during this time because of their gender. This act would go both ways; men engaged in cross-dressing to be more welcoming while working brothels and lying with other men. There may be individual situations, for example, where the fact that there is a woman Gunslinger in the group becomes an issue, but this is simply to make for an interesting scenario (or for a particularly misogynistic bad guy) and not as the focus of the game.

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April 29, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on November 11, 2022.