About the game:
Westbound is a new tabletop RPG made by Island of Bees, an indie games company from Calgary, Canada. Westbound is a Fantasy Adventure game set in the West, where Elves and Dwarves must address gunpowder and unstable magic at the turn of the century. The Westbound Basic Edition is free to download, and there are video tutorials on our website to get anyone started.
Westbound has a robust and unique gameplay system, utilizing 52 card decks for players and game-masters in a lively Western Setting. The system is intuitive, easy to learn, and was specifically made for Firearm combat. Adventuring and Combat are both intense and entertaining, with every decision having meaning in both the short and long term of an adventure. With the exhaustion system, battles that would normally last hours are now drawn to a decisive and climactic conclusion!
Character Creation in Westbound has been called addictive, with its 10 Sorts, 8 Breeds, 12 Archetypes, and over 60 traits. Character Creation supports Width over Height, where Characters do not become more powerful as they level, but become more resourceful instead. Westbound also has a crafting system, which includes Tinkering, Blacksmithing, Alchemy, and Runeing. Each of these crafts can be integrated; creating weapons that cross disciplines.