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Veterans of the Weird West

There's no setting quite like Deadlands. And in my humble opinion, no system captures the feel of the setting quite as well as GURPS. Back in the day, there was an official sourcebook for merging the two, but the license did not extend to Fourth Edition, sadly.

Thus, I've been adapting things on my own, and it seems only right to share with the rest of the world. This conversion guide does assume you have a copy of the official book linked above. If you don't, I'm sure you'll still find this very useful, but you may have to convert over some of its content yourself, because I can't include it here. (Just because it's out of print doesn't mean it's not still copyrighted text!)

Download Veterans of the Weird West (0.7MB PDF)

Download the data file (GDF) for use with GURPS Character Assistant

Errata and Updates:


Sample Characters

The following dozen characters were created using GCA (with the GDF above). They use both my house rules and the rules from the PDF above. I built them on 175 points and tried to cover a wide range of useful hombres, each with a unique set of nifty abilities. However, please note that the character sheets do not include equipment (other than sample weapons and similar attacks) as I created these to use in a wide variety of one-shot adventures. The character bios are collected in this one document for simplicity. Each character gets one page of details, to go along with his or her character sheet below. It also serves as the grimoire for the hucksters and shaman; the spells are detailed on this bio sheet instead of on the character sheet.

Character Sheets


The material presented here is my original creation, intended for use with the GURPS system from Steve Jackson Games (www.sjgames.com); it is released for free distribution, and not for resale, under the permissions granted in the Steve Jackson Games online policy. This material is not official and is not endorsed by Steve Jackson Games. This game references the Savage Worlds game system, available from Pinnacle Entertainment Group at www.peginc.com. Savage Worlds, Deadlands, and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission. Pinnacle makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, viability, or suitability for purpose of this product. GURPS is a registered trademark of Steve Jackson Games. All rights are reserved by their respective copyright and trademark holders. All artwork is public domain, from openclipart.org.


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