Welcome to Sagas of the Wild West!

It is 1875, ten years after the end of the American Civil War, and people are moving west. Everyone has their reasons for making the perilous journey and settling on the frontier. Some are running from their past, some look to strike it rich, some are looking for adventure, others simply want the opportunity to settle new lands and make a new life for themselves.

Why are you heading west? Who are you running to or from? What is hidden in your past?

The primary setting for the RPG universe is a fictional version of the town of Kalispell in the Territory of Montana. Please click on Wiki in the main menu to browse information specific to the RPG such as timeline alterations, character types, town information, etc.

Sagas of the Wild West was inspired by the classic TV and movie westerns of the 1950s thru 1970s. You may create a totally original character, or you may adapt a favorite character from a television series or movie to fit Sagas' premise and setting.

RPG RATING

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See the RPG Rules for details on the RPG's rating.

JOINING

If you are interested in joining Sagas of the Wild West, please click the Contact Us button below, fill out the form and submit it. Alternately, if you'd rather live chat with us, click on the Discord link in the top menu. No matter which form of contact you choose, please spend some time reading posts, bios, and the Rules!


Latest News Items

» PUBLISHED SCENES HAVE BEEN MOVED....

Posted on Mon Jan 8th, 2018 @ 7:50pm by Wade Morgan in General News

Good Day Everyone!

All of the published posts (scenes) have been moved to the forum and can be found HERE.

If you all want to start posting at the forum, awesome. If not, we can move posts as they are published. It'd be easier on me, if everyone would shift to doing their writing on the forum.

Some Important Notes!

All "characters" can edit posts to make it easier to continue doing Joint Posts. However, the forum does not lock posts when someone is editing them like Nova does. Therefore, pay attention to who is online and who is browsing the IC forum. If they are in your JP, shoot them a note via Discord and ask if they are editing.

Before clicking edit post or save, copy the entire post to your clipboard in case someone has disregarded the note above regarding making sure no one else is editing the post. That way, you don't lose your post.

To tag, type an @ and the first letter or two of the character's name that is being tagged. The forum will give you a list of options to choose from. Pick the character you are tagging. Providing that everyone has set up their notifications, followed the forum, etc., notices will be emailed.

If you need help, give a yell on Discord.


» Sagas' Move to Forums Update

Posted on Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 @ 2:49pm by Wade Morgan in Out of Character

Regarding the LOA notice I sent out....

As it requires little thought, I will still be working on moving posts to the forum.

I'm still on the earliest posts, but it would be great if y'all could get your accounts created so I can apply the posts to the right character(s) when I get there.

Now is the time to also tell me if you won't be staying with us or want changes to characters, etc.

Blessed Be,

Stormwolfe


» Episode Update: The Legacy

Posted on Sun Dec 31st, 2017 @ 1:05pm by Wade Morgan in Episode Announcement

Good Day and Happy New Year!

Sagas of the Wild West hopes that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday.

Here's where we are on The Legacy, our second episode in Season 1.

The hearing regarding custody of the Harper twins and the dispensation of the estate has been completed and released. Longshot and I are working on a scene titled The Gauntlet which occurs directly after the hearing. Currently, the scene only involves Harriet, Shade, and Quentin as some people are on LOA and I haven't heard from others.

We're going to let this episode continue until after we get moved to the forum. We'll leave the timeframe set to July though. I will update the episode notes also.

Remember! You are welcome to hit people up for scenes and scene threads by contacting them or posting in our Classified channel on Discord. You can also put up an open tagging scene - I'm sure someone will jump on it!

The next episode will open at the beginning of August. Watch for an IC time management news item to come out.

Blessed Be!
~ Stormwolfe


» Main Character Makeover

Posted on Sat Dec 30th, 2017 @ 4:17pm by Wade Morgan in General News

When we created Sagas, I chose the face and name of my main character to pay homage to my all-time favorite TV cowboy, Jess Harper. At the time, it was planned for the game to stay private, so it worked. As we've continued to write and he has developed, I have decided that I want to revise him and a bit of his history. This is nothing that will affect the histories of other players' characters. However, since we are moving the site to forums, now is a good time for me to change him up.

Instead of Jesse Warren Harper, his name is being changed to Jesse Shade Harper and he will go by Shade Harper. This way, he remains an icon and homage to the origin of the character, but begins to develop a "life" of his own as well.

I will make all of the updates to posts, bios, and the wiki.

Origin of the name -

I have been looking for a replacement "nickname" for awhile. Jesse is the Biblical name for the Father of David, King of the Israelites so it still works. I settled on Shade as an antithesis to his older brother who was very fair. Their mother would call them Sunlight and Shadow. My second reason for choosing the name Shade comes from the movie El Dorado (read the poem and listen to the theme song).

Best Regards!


» [Important!] Sagas Is Moving!

Posted on Wed Dec 27th, 2017 @ 3:43pm by Wade Morgan in General News

Howdy Pardners!

Sagas of the Wild West is moving!


After careful consideration, I have decided to move Sagas to a forum site. The reasons are many! If you'd like to discuss them, please hit me up on Discord. I'll gladly give you details. Nova has been a great home, and I will keep the site mothballed. I will also continue monitoring the future release of Nova NextGen. The honest truth is that NextGen has no timeline for completion. It might be six months from now or six years. The developer has not set a target timeframe for its release. As it's already been in development for nearly four years...well...it might or might not be available anytime soon.

Will we move the other games?


This is a decisive maybe. If IPB proves to be a better option for us, we'll consider it. However, we won't make those decisions until we see if moving to a more popular venue helps a really small niche RPG like a western attract more activity.

Why we are moving Sagas...


+ Forums are a better known and more popular venue than Nova.
+ IPB (the forum we'll be using) offers more user-friendly features.
+ A robust rich text editor.
+ Easy organization of scenes and stories.
+ User-friendly uploading and management of images.
+ Single site for RPG lore (wiki) and playing field.
+ A better community experience.
+ Discord feeds - we can set up forums that will send alerts to Discord.

There are some downsides, but the pros far outweigh the cons. You will need a separate OOC account for general posting and communications and then Character Accounts. However, these can all be linked to your OOC account. IPB requires unique email addresses. We have that licked too! Register your OOC account with a valid email address that you check (preferably daily). Character accounts will be registered as characterfirstnamelastname@sagasrpg.net. Admin will then forward the sagas.net email account to your primary one. That way, you still get all @mentions (tags), etc. without having to check multiple emails.

You will have to take an additional step or two to get notifications to your email (follow the character, follow a forum, etc.). IPB is very mobile friendly as well.

Will we still be able to JP you ask? Yes, I say! Like with Nova, you'll be able to JP on the site or in GDocs and copy/paste it into a post.

What about tag notices? All you'll need to do is make sure you've turned on notifications in your profile and then add @character name at the end of your post (scene) to send a tag alert to your writing buddy.

What you need to do...


It would be great if everyone (except Longshot who is already registered) would create their OOC accounts. I can do this part for you, but since you need to know how to do it for registering new characters, consider it a learning experience. I'll set up a temporary forum called Playground. Don't post anything there that you want to keep because it'll all go away when we go live. Use this forum for practicing.

I will move posts and probably your bios. The only reason I wouldn't move your bio is if we need you to do it so that it appears under your name in the character bio-mod being created for our site. No templates! You'll fill out a few fields and then copy/paste the info into the editor. I'll give better instructions when we get that far.

Just sayin'...


If moving to the forums is a no-go for you, just let me know ASAP, so we don't make plans for moving your posts and bios. We'll miss you, but we'll understand!

As always, we encourage everyone to join in, participate in the planning and the moving, settle in and kick the tires. Hope to see you at the new home of Sags of the Wild West.


Latest Episode Scenes

» Welcome Basket with Cattle - Part 3 [MOVED]

Episode: The Legacy
Posted on Mon Jan 8th, 2018 @ 3:38pm by Wade Morgan & Clara Redmond & Sagas Archive & Aurelian Redmond

The man was taking his promised drink from the bucket's dipper, and while he did so, he offered to return her pistol, long as she gave her word not to shoot him. Clara thought that an unnecessary condition but nodded, "I looked at the welcome basket, it is as you…


» Underneath the Pines - Part 3 [MOVED]

Episode: The Legacy
Posted on Mon Jan 8th, 2018 @ 12:48am by Robert Cullen & Cecilia Atwood

He grinned for a moment then explained his amusement, "Tell ya, darlin', when I strike it rich first thing I'll buy will be a nice big bathtub."

"Perhaps you ought to build a great big home to go with it?" she smiled.

She felt guilty. She was born into wealth…


» Underneath the Pines - Part 2 [MOVED]

Episode: The Legacy
Posted on Fri Jan 5th, 2018 @ 8:11pm by Robert Cullen & Cecilia Atwood

"Tell me about yourself, Mr. Cullen?" she asked, offering him another treat.

"Don't mind if I do," the young man accepted without hesitation.

"First off, miss...I'd be fine if you just call me Robert or Bobby, not used to anyone callin' me mister and besides makes me sound so...old," he…


» Underneath the Pines - Part 1 [MOVED]

Episode: The Legacy
Posted on Fri Jan 5th, 2018 @ 8:07pm by Robert Cullen & Cecilia Atwood

A figure garbed in a simple, white cotton dress, sauntered about on the edges of town. She paused every now and then to pluck a summer bloom from the earth and to adjust the violet bow at her cheek. She wore her bright auburn hair half-pinned beneath a straw hat…


» Welcome Basket with Cattle - Part 2 [MOVED]

Episode: The Legacy
Posted on Thu Dec 28th, 2017 @ 11:15pm by Wade Morgan & Clara Redmond

Shade tensed and let his hand holding the lariat drop although he did not drop the rope. He kept both hands well away from his guns, the six-gun on his hip and the Winchester 1873 in its saddle scabbard. Lakota continued to watch the bellowing cattle but was too well…