This semi large town drips with the sense of degradation and debauchery iconic to the stories people now tell out of nickel books to their children and many more too vivid for the faint of heart to write of.
Gunslingers, outlaws,sheriffs, prospectors, thieves,ladies of the night, natives and foreigners all take what could be called refuge here before returning to the scramble for their own claim of this largely untouched land of mystery... By any means necessary.
Like all towns the, good folk, of these parts have their own civilization within a civilization.
If you hit the edge of town you won't get into the desert towards the West without crossing the new track set courtesy of Lincoln's good will attempt with the south to invoke peace. It only invoked an easier way to get rich fast, in a variety a ways.
To call what types'll step off the inbound is like trying to call sides on a ball in the air;As unpredictable as a first time drunk.
Goes the same for the whole of Ridgewood...you think you got it figured out? Best think again cuz that'll be the moment ya signed your own death certificate.
Ridgewood just recently finally setup their very first wire system. Telgraphs, the wave of the future are now open for public use. Please don't shoot the 'Graphist, we only got one
In the back of town opposite the track you'll find things get a lil dodgier as you go in. Midway in lies the hell to one man and heaven to another.
Uncle Sammy came into town about ten years ago looking to strike rich in the mountains opposite end of the railway. He was more then dissapointed when all he found was already long dug holes and upturned rocks. Since then he sold his prospecting gear and posted up shop as a bar keep in Ridgewood. As ya can tell, he's the ray of sunshine in this dark corner of our gritty rustic aesthetic.
"Aw kiss my a-"
Next we've got the gun shop. Probably the most profitable business. With all the tale of outlaw and sheriff runnin rampant every man with an eye and a finger heads on over to lay claim to his own Peacetaker.
None other than the basics.
No no-selling,auto-hits, destruction of property without consent. Every thing else is free for all.
Need to know info:
Despite the fact it's the past, this is canon with CVnU present. Any events that happen here will ripple into the future. Any civilizations current in the present will be brought up here in a way set for the times.
This town is just a nexus for the stories, not where everybody needs to meet. Feel free to use this thread for ANY region in the country in the year 1868. Just state where you are in your posts, either flat out or smoothly somewhere within your posts.
I'll add a frontier,desert, and other wider areas in a separate thread soon.
Don't let this OP tie down your story, I encourage everybody to build the city in your own character perspective if it'll make it more fun for you.
Do the damn thing