The setting of Deadlands is based on a horror-western themed world that originates during the midst of the Civil War. During 1863, a horrible occurence known as the Reckoning occured, releasing a supernatural 'hell' for lack of a better term into the mortal worlds. Thriving off of the mortal fear and paranoia, the Reckoners manifested their servants onto this world and seek to plunge humanity into chaos.
As a result, the civil war has been continuously on going with no end in sight. The governments struggle to hide the truth of the supernatural through the use of secret agencies, and spreading propaganda to quell the fear. In the wierd west, there is few places that is truly safe and many people have barely managed to survive in a hell that seems never ending and enevitable.
You take hold of your pistol, hoping to make a life for yourself in this twisted and unforgiven world. Whether you seek fame and glory as a monster hunter, or intend to commit acts of robbery and murder, know that in this world, there is no escaping the looming danger. Only those with the grit and strength to push forward will survive in such a desolate hell.
Deadlands:Reloaded utilizes the Savage Worlds system and compliments the scale of power as characters progress in this game.