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.
See the RPG Rating System or click on the Rules tab in the main menu for additional details.
JOININGIf 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
Posted on Wed Dec 6th, 2017 @ 12:59pm by Jess Harper in General News
Our RPG Rating has been updated and expanded! We still frown on excessive profanity, sexually explicit scenes, and gory violence just for the sake of writing gore.
Please read our Rules for details on the new rating. For your convenience, they are also printed below and links can be found on this site's main page.
Sagas of the Wild West RPG has a voluntary rating based on the RPG Rating System.
Language (L2): Swearing is generally permitted, with some limitations. Please refrain from using sexually explicit language. Remember to self-rate your character’s language based on the situation he or she is in.
Sex (S2): Sexual content is permitted, with some limitations. This RPG is not about writing smut or porn. When they start removing their clothes, it is time to fade to black! We are all adults and know how Tab A fits into Slot B, we do not need it written out in detail. Let the readers imagine what comes next. If you cannot survive without writing detailed sexual content, contact your writing partner and write it off-site.
Violence (V2): Explicit violence is permitted. Gunshot wounds are bloody and ugly. Describe the violence and injuries in enough detail to let the readers visualize it. Do not go overboard with it. Give the readers some room to imagine it for themselves.
Posted on Sat Nov 11th, 2017 @ 11:51pm by Jess Harper in Episode Announcement
Current Episode: The Legacy
*Note: I changed the title from The Legend of Ishmael's Cross to The Legacy because we might not work in the story of the actual legend of Ishmael's gold find in this episode.
- Monday, July 12, 1875
There were no other responses to my open scene (For Whom the Rooster Crows). Therefore, we are moving on. To the best of my knowledge, we only have one more scene planned set for this day (H.G. and Quentin ride into Kalispell).
Next Story Events
- Day: Tuesday, July 12, 1875
- Hearing (Stormwolfe, Clint)
- Optional Solo posts (Dal, Josephine) for observations and thoughts about the hearing.
- Trial aftermath at St. Regis Hotel and a new threat.
Clint and Stormwolfe will write out the events of the hearing that determines custody of the children and other rulings regarding Chance's and Regina's wills. After the scene is published, Dal and Josephine may writer their observations as solo scenes within 72 hours. I will announcement a have done by date once the trial scene is written and released.
After the hearing, everyone adjourns to the Belle-St. Regis Hotel where Harriet has secured rooms for the night since no one was sure how long the hearing would last. Those that wish to participate in the aftermath scene can join into an open JP that takes place in the hotel's restaurant. During this scene, a Steelgrave or two will stop by their table.
This will likely end this episode.
We are tentatively planning on The Bear as our next episode. Be thinking of events you'd like to see happen for your characters during this episode.
Posted on Sun Oct 29th, 2017 @ 4:49pm by Jess Harper in Episode Announcement
-- 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM, Monday, July 11, 1875
-- 1875 Calendar
-- Temperatures: 83°/ 57°
-- Forecast: Mostly Cloudy
-- Precipitation: 0 inches
-- Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
-- Sunrise: 5:49 am / Sunset: 9:36 pm
-- Moonrise: 11:05 pm / Moonset: 8:23 am
-- No major plot points. This day is open for everyone to do open and closed scenes, joint posts, etc.
Latest Episode Scenes
Kathryn Hale slowed the team of big gray Percherons as the buckboard approached the general store. Normally, she would pull the team around back, but today she had the Harper twins with her and did not want to risk losing track of them near the loading area. Kate was usually…
It was a warm one again but then it was July after all as two of the three Redmond family walked down the boardwalk of Kalispell. They had already made one stop, Aurelian introducing himself to the school marm and presenting his a bit reluctant youngest, Wyatt, to the woman…
It had been a long day and a warm one also but then it was July afterall. The family had been hard at work since morning arrival at the cabin of their new property. Aurelian had been very pleased with the structure itself, the cabin had been well built especially…
Jess had just filled two water buckets and started down the barn's corridor when he spotted movement. His first reaction was alarm that he'd allowed himself to be so distracted as not to notice someone else enter the barn. Ezra had already finished the milking, fed the cows, and left…
Stahl straightened his shoulders as he walked down towards the barn in the morning, soup and sleep had done away with most of the cold, though he still felt like he had not slept at all. You are getting old, soldier, and now move it, he told himself. Miss H.G.,…