Molten air rises over the lifeless main street of Laredo. Silence hangs under the looming white sun. Townsfolk peer cautiously through dusty windows and warping oak doors. Two figures stare at each other, trying to pierce the shadows cast by their hats, hands twitching imperceptibly at their sides.
A vulture caws and in an instant both duelists draw, but one is faster: A single bang echoes through the desert. The man in the white hat tweaks his brim, “Sorry, Cassidy. I told you I was faster.”
The woman in the black hat stumbles to her knees, “You’re quick with a gun,” her head raises to reveal a grin, “but you’re a little slow on the uptake.” A breeze pulls her apart in whisps, a mirage revealed.
Tom stiffens, a gun pressed to his back. Cassidy breathes him in, “Nice cologne, but it don’t cover the stench of your crimes.”
The Strangers is set in the Weird West, and is about the discovery of inexplicable powers in a lawless land. X-Men meets Unforgiven if you must. The world doesn’t believe in the supernatural, and dismisses fantastical news from the frontier as the charming hyperbole of those crazy enough to call the wilderness home.
The lead characters are teenagers who haven’t yet discovered they have a power, so players should focus on what makes them human for now. Powers will rival guns only conditionally, and everyone lives with the burden of knowledge that they’re just one unlucky shot away from the boneyard.
If there are more than 5 characters submitted, I’ll choose the mix I think will interact best and reject the rest. No offense.
Hosted and narrated by:
Jay Treat (jtreat)
Scenes played: 30
License: Community License