ABOUT SAGAS OF THE WILD WEST
Timeline & Setting
The first story began in June of 1875. Before beginning your character's bio, check the current plot for story dates. Sagas of the Wild West takes place primarily in a fictionalized version of the towns of Kalispell , Whitespell and the surrounding regions.
Sagas of the Wild West is a roleplaying game set in the American Territory of Montana, circa 1875 onward. The site's overall theme loosely mirrors the classic western television series and movies of the late 1950s thru the early 1970s. If you have ever seen episodes of Bonanza, The Big Valley, The Virginian or watched a classic John Wayne movie such as El Dorado, then you are in the right place! Our goal is to emulate that era of TV and films.
Major historical events will not be altered. However, in the tradition of the classic westerns, some creative license will be taken with the history of the RPG's setting. Our goal is not to create an entire world from scratch so some of the towns and cities might make their way into the stories some years before they were actually established. We ask that the writers strive to be historically accurate regarding the lives of the settlers, but we are not touting the RPG as a historical.
The stories begin ten years after the end of the War Between the States (American Civil War). The push west is in full swing. People from all walks of life are moving to the frontier in hopes of a better life for themselves and their families. Most characters should be affected in some way by the war. However, those that were settled in the Montana region prior to the war would have been far less affected unless they chose to enlist on one side or the other. The territory of Montana had little involvement in the actual events of the war.
With the Battle of the Little Big Horn looming on the horizon, there are Indian troubles. We will not be vilifying one side over the other. Sagas also will not gloss over it when and if incidents arise in the course of roleplaying.
- This game is an online storytelling (novel-style) RPG. You need to be able to access our website to respond to character tags in posts, write posts, and publish them to the website.
- Ability to read, write, and communicate in English. No Text Speech Allowed in Posts!
- A working computer or tablet and internet access (writing is done online).
- Basic computer knowledge and technical skills. You need to be able to navigate the internet to research posts, history, and story ideas, etc.
- Basic knowledge of the American Old West (c. 1800s) or the ability and willingness to research it using the internet, books, periodicals, etc.
Rules and Rating
Sagas of the Wild West requires that you be at least eighteen years old to join our roleplay. Ignorance is not bliss! It is also not an excuse for not following the site's rules and guidelines. Before contacting us or asking to create a character, you should Read the Rules!
If you have questions, you can use one of the following methods for contacting the Game Manager(s).
Discord: Sagas has a Discord server for live chat. You might have to wait for a while for someone to be available, so be patient and don't give up. Click on Discord in the main menu. It will take you to the server and/or a sign-up form if you do not have a Discord account. It is advised that you leave any questions in the #help channel to make sure it is seen.
Help Me! Forum: This is a guest-friendly forum that you can access for posting questions.
Private Messages: Once you have registered an account on our site, feel free to contact the GM(s) via private message.
Read Next: The Rules