Dead Men’s Tales is a paranormal adventure game set in the Old West.
Here’s a quick synopsis, beware plot spoilers!
You play as a doctor/mortician in the established boomtown of Perdition, Nevada, the central town of Mayfield County. However, you moonlight as a hunter of what you call “tempests”, monsters that plague the frontier. Defeating everything from spirits, to wolfmen, to undead, you find yourself one day taking on your deadliest foe yet – a powerful demon who has stolen your soul. Work to protect, avenge, or learn, and try not to lose yourself in the process.
A bit about game mechanics.
Pretty basic stats, as the game relies more heavity on situational solutions and understanding what you’re up against. You can handle things differently, but sometimes a certain action or tool is the only way to defeat a certain obstacle.
As such, there are only four basic stats: Perception, Intelligence, Combat, Persuasion. Persuasion can be Charm or Intimidation depending on your personality.
Dialogue choices will form your personality. As your traits grow more extreme, you will get changes in your unchosen dialogue at certain moments. The dialogue options you have will never change, so you can change your personality freely until a certain point in the game.
After you lose your soul, your personality will play a HUGE role in finding it, so you will need to stick to your personality, be it strong or in the middle.
Rivaly, friendship, romance all play a part in the game to varying degrees. There will be a decent cast of characters, and since gender-neutral protagonists are possible, I’ve decided to make each of the 6 RO’s “MC-sexual”, I just didn’t want to complicate it too much. The sexualities of the characters, however, will not all be ambiguously bi, and scenes will change depending on gender choice.
It’s also interesting to note that rivalry and romance are two seperate stats, so you could start a romance with someone who you don’t get along with if you play your cards right.
If you have any suggestions, questions, comments, etc., just let me know. I’m always looking for cool monster and spirit lore or general ideas to work in.