Legend of Oz Wicked West
I was looking up pictures for another game when I stumbled upon pictures from this comic and I was stopped in my tracks. Iíve been unable to find the actual comic in my area but I canít see why I canít take ownership of it and create my own. I want to pull from the multiple books written by L. Frank Baum and give them the western twist. Dorothy has a pair of ruby handled revolvers instead of slippers. Toto is her loyal horse. Iím imagining, since it is Oz after all, the world will have a bit more of an edge, think steampunk or Deadlands for feel. So, perhaps the Tin Man could be just a man with a mechanical arm or leg. Lion could be a shapechanger.
Iím leaning towards making this freeform as it seems best and I canít see jamming in The Window or Deadlands mechanics to deal with things. I want things to have a magical edge as well, so characters will be fairly open in that respects.
Three factions vying for control of Emerald:
The Wicked Witches
Roquat the Red
And then there is the mysterious Wizard whoís agentís seem to be everywhere in the city, yet no one has ever seen him. He rules the city with an iron hand keeping the other three in check and keeping an eye on the rabble risers out in the city and beyond. Everyone wants a piece and itís who you know and whoís side you are on that can mean the difference between a pine box and a comfortable bed.
I want donít want to set everything into stone and get player input if there is enough interest on certain aspects. While I have a general vision Iíve set forth, Iíve tried to keep it open. While I see some adventure in the game, I also see a lot of politics going on as well in the city and outside of it. I in no way am an expert on the Oz books and am willing to take any input. The only character that wouldnít be available would the Wizard as much of the intrigue will come from his side, though clearly people can throw their hat in with him.