Deadlands Tall Tales: Yukon Territory (PDF)

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Yukon Terror is a story roleplaying game set in Deadlands: The Weird West™. A group of strangers have taken shelter in an Alaskan cabin on the edge of civilization. Outside, cold winds slam against the shelter while those inside must figure out who can be trusted…

The northern frontier is home to more than just cold and ice. Unique beasts and abominations have made their home in the frozen north, some hiding for centuries, aided by the natural camouflage of the tundra and wilderness. Some in fact, may have taken the form of travelers and strangers coming in from the cold…

How long can the storm continue? Can anything survive it? Can the group endure the storm and each other? When the storm finally breaks and the sun shines on the cabin, who will be left alive? Who among them is not what they seem?

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.

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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.

If you like this free look at the first Tall Tale, please check out our others.

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