We Deal in Lead A Weird West Wanders Adventure Game

Other Worlds Jam and SRD

Other Worlds Jam

This is a big day for We Deal in Lead as the SRD and Other Worlds Jam pages are now live!

The Itch.io Other Worlds Jam (#OtherWorldsJam) opens in two weeks and runs until the end of November. Make your own adventure, world, NPC, or random table for my weird west wanders TTRPG We Deal in Lead!

Other Worlds Jam

To help with the game jam, the system reference document (SRD) for We Deal in Lead is now live and includes all the core rules from chapters 1-11 in We Deal in Lead and the appendices!


In addition, I’ve launched the We Deal in Lead 3rd party licence which you can use to publish your own We Deal in Lead adventure or supplement!


Gunslinger Generator - Now Available!


Building on the generator I made for Runecairn, I’m happy to announce the launch of the new We Deal In Lead Gunslinger Generator!

Reload the page to get a new randomly generated gunslinger, complete with name, traits, ability scores, and starting gear (including hats!).


What is We Deal in Lead?

We Deal in Lead is a dark fantasy Western RPG by Colin Le Sueur for 1 or more players. Streamlined rules, fast character creation, and gameplay built on exploration and player choice.


  • Set in a strange post-apocalyptic world eerily close to ours, where the borders of time and space wear thin
  • You are Gunslingers, mythic champions holding off the forces of chaos with lead and grit
  • Combat and exploration gameplay designed for 1 or more players, including solo or group play
  • Streamlined d20 roll-under rules based on Cairn, Into the Odd, and Knave
  • Hard-hitting gunslinger combat with new gun mechanics
  • Compatible with other Cairn adventures and settings; journey with your gunslingers into other genres and times
  • Recruit heroes from other worlds to join your quest, even those fallen to death; death is just another door, after all
  • Keep the bonds of fellowship strong within your Gunslinger Order and your aim will remain true
  • Wilderness survival and exploration through a world that has moved on — the known and unknown lands are dangerously unpredictable
  • Friend and train beast companions to act as your eyes, ears, or fangs, including hawks, wolves, and bumblers

We Deal in Lead is crowdfunding on Itch.io: