Welcome to Western Roleplay with

(The Good)
The Bad

(and the Dead)

Next Event - August 20th to 22nd
Photo © Oliver Facey
About Us

The year is 1857 and the new world of the Americas is slowly being tamed. America in which the game is set is a place both familiar and very different. Much like the traditional wild west the gun is king and the gunfighter a legend, Indian tribes still live free beyond the frontier and a man or woman can carve out a reputation and a fortune from the dusty trails.

As a Regulator, you are a gun for hire making a living on the new frontier. Play as a gunslinger or prospector, doctor or preacher your character could be called upon to deal with local bandito attacks to finding a lost Spanish gold shipment.

The game is open to players over the age of 18. We run events for around 15-25 players with a strong persistent character driven story focus. You will find guidlines for character creation as well as the system rules under the rules tab. The game will contain adult themes and strong language. Players of a nervous disposition should not attend.

The game is event based with a typical event taking place over the course of a weekend. (Friday evening to Sunday) The events are plot driven with every effort made to ensure that each event will be a new and exciting experience.

Rules

or How We Play Our Game

First of all don't panic. The rules below inform how we run our games, and provide progression for the characters. They give the framework to how we handle combat and allow players to be experts in their chosen professions. We are a storytelling game however and encourage players to push the limits of their imagination

Photo © Oliver Facey

Rules

The Good The Bad and The Dead Rules (v2.5).

Calls

The Good The Bad and The Dead Calls Quick List

Events

Our events are pretty much exclusively run at the picturesque re-enactment town of Deadwood situated deep in the Sussex countryside. We have been running there now for almost 10 years and our players have called it home for that time, inhabiting the richly detailed buildings as their own.

How to Book

Events are organised via our Facebook group. Event updates, player and crew lists are all maintained within the group. Head on over and join us.

GBD Facebook Group
Upcoming Events
(Next Event)

Our next event will be held at Deadwood Town on 20th-22nd August 2021 (local COVID restrictons permitting)

(Forthcoming Events)

We haven't got firm dates yet for next year. We are hoping to run the second weekend of October (tbc) to make up for the lost year of 2020

Event 1

Event 1 was held at Deadwood Town in Horsham, Kent on the 20th to 22nd July 2012.

Event 2

Event 2 was held at Caddihoe Camp Site on April 19th 21st 2013.

Event 3

Event 3 was held at Deadwood Town in Horsham, Kent on the 12th
to 14th July 2013.

Event 4

Event 4 was held at Deadwood Town on the 13th to 15th September 2013.

Event 5

Event 5 was held at Caddihoe Camp Site on the 18th to 20th April 2014.

Event 6

Event 6 was held at Deadwood Town on 27th to 29th June 2014

Event 7

Event 7 was held at Deadwood Town on 15th to 17th August 2014

Event 8

Event 8 was held at Deadwood Town on 26th to 28th June 2015.

Event 9

Event 9 was held at Deadwood Town on 21st to 23rd August 2015

Event 10

Event 10 was held at Deadwood Town on 22nd to 24th April 2016

Event 11

Event 11 was held at Deadwood Town on 17th to 19th June 2016.

Event 12

Event 12 was held at Deadwood Town on 19th to 21th August 2016

Event 13

Event 13 was held at Deadwood Town on 5th to 7th April 2017

Event 14

Event 14 was held at Deadwood Town on 9th to 11th June 2017

Event 15

Event 15 was held at Deadwood Town on 18th to 20th August 2017

Event 16

Event 16 was held at Deadwood Town on 6th to 8th April 2018

Event 17

Event 17 was held at Deadwood Town on 1st to 3rd June 2018

Event 18

Event 18 was held at Deadwood Town on 17th to 19th August 2018

Event 19

Event 19 was held at Deadwood Town on 26th to 28th April 2019

Event 20

Event 20 was held at Deadwood Town on 14th to 16th June 2019

Event 21

Event 21 was held at Deadwood Town on 16th to 18th August 2019

How to find us

Deadwood Town can be found off Wattlehurst Drive, RH12 3SD. The town itself is private property so if you plan on coming along to one of our events please let us know via the facebook group first.

Photo © Oliver Facey
Resources
Costume

One of the benefits of Western LRP is the ease of costuming. You can often luck out and get reasonable costume from high street stores or charity shopping. (nb. Although strictly speaking the are period we don't allow jeans as they look out of place with most modern cuts.)

There are however very good western costumers who will provide you with a bespoke period outfit for a reasonable price.

FLB Western Wear
FLB offer a similar bespoke tailoring service but also stock a wide range of 'Frontier Classics' off the peg clothing.

Civil War Sutlers
As the name suggest Civil War Sutlers provide a good range of American Civil War uniforms and costume. They also stock a good range of both 'frontier clothing' and also accessories and period personal effects.

Hooked on Country
Less bespoke, more off the peg but with a good range of costume.

Photo © Oliver Facey
Weaponry

Concentrating mainly here on guns as most LRPers will have a good idea where to get other hand weapons. GBD does not allow any blank firers to be used in the system, irrespective of their caliber/loundness. This is simply a matter of safety and to satisfy our insurance. This leaves 2 options, cap guns or PFC guns.

There are a couple of makers of adult sized cap guns, Denix and Kolser. Denix make a much wider range of weapons and probably make a gun in the style you are looking for. They are however made for the 'wall hanger' market. They do mostly shoot caps but are sold as non firing. The zinc parts don't tend to wear very well leading them not to be massively reliable. Kolser only make Colt 45s but they do come in a number of finishes and barrel lengths. They also over extensive testing last a lot better and are a lot more reliable in the medium term. We'd always recommend you use "Edison Giocattoli MonteCarlo" shotgun caps which are louder and more reliable than other makes.

PFCs are more expensive but come in a good range and are much more reliable than any of the cap guns. They are generally also louder and give more smoke and flame than a cap gun. PFCs tend to be used in films as they look like the real deal.

BattleOrders
Whether you are going for a Denix or a Kolser (go for the Kolser) then the best place to get them in the UK is from Battleorders. Kolsers are all denoted with the serial number starting "47-" and usually photo'd with the presentation box. Denix are all denoted with the serial number starting with 'g'. If you aren't in a hurry then Battleorders often sell 'seconds' of the Kolsers for 1/2 the price. Defects range from slight marks in the finish to no discernible difference from the non-seconds.

MG Props
MG Props have a good range of Western guns both new and secondhand and Jay is very responsive.

PlugFireCapGuns UK
John at PFCG will also be able to sort you out with a good range of Western guns. He tends to deal more with secondhand guns but does also stock some new models.

Merch

A number of designs are available from our Redbubble Shop. From logo t-shirts to in-chracter cushions Visit our shop for the full range.

GBD Redbubble Store
GBD Logo T

Classic Logo T-shirt

Show your support for the game with the GBD logo on a classic T.

Escorpión Cushion

Escorpión Tequila Cushion

Relax in style on this cushion bearing the crest of the second most popular tequila in the state.

Snake Oil Raglan

West Dickens & Roth Baseball Tee

Advertise the only way they know how. This baseball tee shouts 'West Dickens and Roth'