One moment the California creek beds glimmered with
gold; the next, the same creeks ran red with the blood of men and
women defending their claims or ceding their bags of gold dust to
Welcome to Gold Dust and Gunsmoke, a Historical Fantasies
Rock Ridge, a small boomtown in Northern California in the 1870s.
The Gold Rush brought flocks of people from all over the world.
Vagabonds from every quarter of the globe, scoundrels from nowhere,
rascals from Oregon, pickpockets from New York, accomplished
gentlemen from Europe, interlopers from Lima and Chile, Mexican
thieves, gamblers of no particular spot, and assassins manufactured
in Hell for the express purpose of converting highways and byways
into theaters of blood. Disputes were often settled with
six-shooters, and the lines of justice were in a perpetual flux. But
as the mines depleted and the railroads grew, a new crop of folks
sprang up in town. This is their story...
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-Rock Ridge is a fictional town
somewhere in Northern California during the late 19th century. It is
a mixture of history and fantasy. Some real elements of history may
be interweaved in storylines, but by no means is it necessary.
Gadgets, gizmos and machines, - a la steampunk, Wild Wild West, The
Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Back to the Future III (the Train,
not the DeLorean) - are welcomed and allowed.
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-This is an adult room, and being in the Wild
West, there may be bare knuckle fighting, cock fights, brutal bull
and bear fights as well as gamblers and outlaws enjoying the company
of one of the women of the bordellos . This room may contain
strong sexual content, or horrific scenes of violence. Discretion is
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