The wastes call.
Not to you, but the iron hanging on your hip.
Drifters is a tabletop RPG of cursed gunslingers by Spencer Campbell of Gila RPGs.
This is a pre-order campaign for a print version of Drifters. The game has already been released as a PDF. All pre-orders will receive a copy of the PDF in addition to their book.
The book will be released in May 2022.
Carrying a capital-G Gun, you have been granted near immortality. It only costs everything in return.
Drift now, your voidborn Gun draws you down the road.
Drifters is a hack of the Slayers RPG. Taking inspirations from Slayers, Drifters will have asymmetric gun classes, all united by the Rule of 4+. This gives each player at the table a unique experience with the game, while keeping play quick and fun!
Drifters tells stories of your immortal gunslingers and their journeys across the wastes. As Drifters wander into town, they'll soon discover that things aren't right. It's up to the Drifters to root out the issues of the town, and put them down with the help of their whispering Gun.
The Void Calls
Drifters is a complete standalone game. It is being printed as a half-letter sized, 80 page, full color perfect bound book.
Inside you'll find:
- Complete rules for playing Drifters, over 80 beautiful pages
- 6 Backgrounds, what you did before you picked up your Gun
- 3 Gun class: Revolver, Shotgun, and Rifle
- Rules for creating and running Rifts
- Over 20 horrible threats of the wastes to face off against
- GM section with advice on running Drifters
- An example Rift to get you started
Each Gun in Slayers has entirely unique mechanics. While they are all united in the Rule of 4+ to quickly determine success or failure, how they interact with that rule is quite different! Asymmetry at its best.
The Revolver is carved with magical runes. As you carve runes in each chamber of your Gun, they provide ongoing passive bonuses as long as you have a bullet loaded in it, and then a devastating effect when you fire that bullet. Manage your bullets wisely, deciding when and where to reload is the key to your success.
The Shotgun doesn't fail, how could it? Instead, knowing you will always hit your target, the fun comes in determine what that success looks like. Using two different X-Y axis tables, you will roll and then place your dice on various outcomes to craft the perfect shot every time you pull the trigger.
The Rifle is all about warming up to that perfect shot. The longer you are in combat, the more you begin to hone in on that especially devastating moment. The Rifle thrives on building to a critical hit. Not only that, but your Gun has given you voidsight, allowing you to spot and mark enemies for your fellow Drifters.
Full Moon vs. High Noon
You'll see that there are two versions of Drifters that you can pre-order: High Noon and Full Moon. These two versions are the exact same game, just with a different color for the front and back covers. I couldn't decide which to do, so we're releasing both!
See It Played
We did a quick demo of Drifters on stream, and you can check out the video below!
If you are just interested in the PDF version of Drifters, you can find it on my itch.io page.