Post by taeblewalker on Sept 17, 2023 17:19:21 GMT -5
Perhaps something to do with establishing national parks like Yosemite (1864, Abraham Lincoln). Or maybe Major Powell exploring the Grand Canyon. Lewis and Clark explored 1804-1805, which just barely makes it in the era.
I think the trick is to either find someone/something that you are looking for, or running from. A mystery like the ones in Sunset at Silver Creek and Blood in the Dust could be nice too.
Post by madhopper50 on Sept 19, 2023 15:02:12 GMT -5
Some suggestions from Boot Hill 3rd Edition.
Some samples of the types of adventures a discontinuity can lead to are: • Characters come across strange tracks in the wilderness which lead to a hidden valley or a subterranean world populated by dinosaurs and cavemen. • Characters riding across the wilderness suddenly come upon a valley they've never seen before with a smooth, black tower rising ominously from the ground. • Wagon trains are disappearing in a remote area and Indians come into town talking of strange and savage creatures living in the hills. • A silent, brooding foreigner drifts into town, and then townspeople begin disappearing, or turning up in the morning, drained of blood. • The characters are captured, accused (rightly or wrongly), tried, convicted, and hanged, only to be launched on a series of weird and surreal after-death adventures.