Among the Brave is a story roleplaying game set in Deadlands: The Weird West™. But something isn’t right here. Something doesn’t add up. This time, the residents of a small tribe near the Coyote Confederation have just vanished. After weeks of nonstop chanting, the village has gone silent and all that remains are the tents and tipis. Locals from the town of Brisco refuse to go near the place.
Among the Brave plays differently from any of the previous Tall Tales. For starters, the players only have some of the information available at the onset. Secondly, there are a number of vignette breaks to answer questions about what is going on. Thirdly, there are new rules for resolving conflict, a Spirit World vignette, and a new ending chart with a lot more doom.
Get ready for the strangest, darkest Tall Tale ever.
The heroes who must survive the wild are lightning-fast gunfighters, card-slinging hucksters, mad scientists, or even common townsfolk.
But they’d best be quick—their fate is in their hands.
Tall Tales is a narrative roleplaying game for three or more players. This zero-preparation game features enough structure to move the action along with plenty of room for creative and cooperative storytellers to spin rich and engaging yarns.
Tall Tales is based on the Protocol game series. Players take on the roles of directors outside the action and characters inside the action, using the ebb and flow of four different scene-framing styles to tell meaningful stories about characters in crisis: Vignettes, Interrogations, Interludes, and Ensembles. Each story explores unique player characters dealing with the adversity of the particular situation and their own personal issues in the best dramatic fashion.
Tall Tales requires a deck of cards (with Jokers) as well as tokens to track Drama Points and Grit. It presumes some understanding of GMless game protocol: scene-framing, shared authority, and so on. If you’ve never played a GMless game, try one of the GMZero games like Dying Memoryes, Forget-Me-Not, or Monogatari. There is also a free PDF online at drivethrurpg.com.