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Deadlands Reloaded: Smith & Robards 1880 Catalog $19.99 $9.99
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Deadlands Reloaded: Smith & Robards 1880 Catalog
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Thomas B. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 04/04/2012 23:29:44
WHAT WORKS: I love it when awesome stuff from Classic gets updated to Reloaded...and that's what this is. The Scrappers aren't going to be for everybody, but the insane elements of Deadlands are part of what I love about it. Plus the random tables, customization options and so on...and yeah. Good stuff here.

WHAT DOESN'T WORK: We've never used a ton of Weird Science devices in our games, but MAN they seem like they would be an almost pointless money pit sometimes.

CONCLUSION: This book really is just an updating of material from Deadlands Classic, bringing it in line with Deadlands Reloaded, but as far as I'm concerned, that's not a bad thing. As more and more Deadlands Classic stuff is brought up, the less people can complain about the alleged "lack of flavor" Reloaded has, and the less work I have to do converting Classic stuff to Reloaded. Thumbs up. A MUST BUY? No...but I am sure pleased with it.

For my full review, please visit http://mostunreadblogever.blogspot.com/2012/04/tommys-take-o-
n-deadlands-smith-robards.html

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Deadlands Reloaded: Smith & Robards 1880 Catalog
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Adrian S. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 05/09/2011 19:26:04
An absolute must for all Deadlands players and Marshals, 'Smith & Robards' has been the book for discerning gentlefolk for years. In this newest edition, updated to 1880, we are presented with a history of the Roswell-centred offices of the business (and some really nice secrets and plot hooks in the Marshal's Section).
Deadlands has always been one of the best themed games on the market and the mad science catalogue is printed with all of the requisite fonts, the faux-Western style advertisements throughout and could be used so easily as an in game prop rather than just another sourcebook.

Inside you'll find everything from the mundane (self cleaning clothes and different flavoured snacks) through to weaponry (like Gatling pistols and Acid rounds) through to the fantastic (like rocket boots - and the rules for misfires and accidents with these devices are not worth considering). There are also rules to steam-powered body augmentation; think cyberware for a steampunk setting. This was the only section that really didn't do anything for me, but was an interesting read nonetheless.

Whether as a prop, a shopping list or simply some new items to reward characters with, this is an excellent resource and a fine update for the Savage Worlds version of the best Western RPG on the market.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Deadlands Reloaded: Smith & Robards 1880 Catalog
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by NB N. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 05/09/2011 19:16:41
This book blew my mind . . . literally. Ok, not literally. However, the Smith and Robards 1880 Catalog was so much more than I expected. First, it details the history of the Smith and Robards company, who each of them were, and how they created some mundane (but useful) and extraordinary gadgets for pioneers in the Weird West. Then it goes through mechanics of how you actually purchase the items and what can go wrong during the process. That doesn't even include what could go wrong once you actually get the thing. Oh yeah, it also has a TON of new items, options to trick out things like wagons, airships, guns, electrosabres, etc., and new rules for the Marshall (GM)

Totally worth it to add some additional flavor and goodies for your players.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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