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Unlike many other tabletop games, humans are the only playable race in Deadlands, however there are endless "classes" or types to choose from. This allows for more dynamic character creation and adds variety when forming your "Posse."


Communication/Information[]

  • Muckraker - Journalist who practices yellow journalism
  • Photographer
  • Pony Express Rider
  • Teamster - Drives a wagon or stagecoach, or vehicle pulled by beasts. Can act as a courier or messenger
  • Telegraph Operator

Craftsmen[]

  • Blacksmith
  • Brewer
  • Carpenter
  • Engineer
  • Gunsmith
  • Junkers/Junkmen- Depend on spirits to provide energy for contraptions made from found objects
  • Leatherworker
  • Milliner
  • Millwright
  • Tailor

Criminals[]

  • Assassin 
  • Bandit
  • Bank Robber
  • Bushwhacker/Jayhawker - Raiders. Bushwhackers are Southerners raiding the Union and Jayhawkers are Northerners raiding the Confederacy.
  • Granger
  • Horse Thief
  • Maze Pirate - Fight for the Mexican Armada or prey on honest Miners
  • Rustler - Cattle thief.
  • Safe Cracker
  • Snake-oil Salesman - Sell fake elixirs
  • Train Robber

Entertainers[]

  • Actor 
  • Circus Performer
  • Dance Hall Girl
  • Freak Show Member
  • Musician 
  • Pugilist
  • Saloon Girl - Hard workin' gals who know everyone
  • Soiled Dove - The oldest profession in the world

Indians[]

  • Brave - Usually patrol their tribes and borders
  • Scout
  • Shaman - Make deals with spirits in order to cast spells.

Law Dogs[]

  • Agent
  • Circuit Judge
  • County Sheriff - Protect the common citizens
  • Deputy
  • Guardian Angel - Law Dogs of the City of Lost Angels
  • Lawyer
  • Pinkerton - Private Eyes for hire. "They never sleep"
  • Texas Ranger - Jurisdiction throughout the Confederacy as well as the Republic of Texas
  • Town and U.S.Marshall - Tracks down criminals

Livestock[]

  • Bronco Buster
  • Cattle Inspector
  • Cattle Baron
  • Cookie - Cook.
  • Cowboy
  • Cowpoke - tends steers owned by Ranchers on the open range
  • Drover
  • Gaucho
  • Ranchers
  • Sheep Herder
  • Trail Boss
  • Wrangler

Medics[]

  • Apothecary
  • Blessed - Use faith to invoke mostly protective and restorative miracles
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Veterinarian

Military[]

  • Artillery 
  • Buffalo Soldier - African-American soldiers assigned to Black mounted infantry or cavalry regiments. (The troopers are all Black, but most of their officers, except for a few Black West-Pointers, are White). Their duties included acting as an ad hoc combination of Border Patrol and National Park Rangers.
  • Cavalry - Serve USA and CSA, sometimes scouts, Indian fighters and raiders
  • Deserter - Left military post
  • Engineer
  • Indian Scout
  • Infantry
  • Marine
  • Medic
  • Quartermaster
  • Sailor
  • Sharpshooter

Miscellaneous[]

  • Archaeologist
  • Bounty Hunter - Hunts outlaws for the reward.
  • Businessman
  • Farmer
  • Hermit
  • Kid
  • Old Coot
  • Prospector
  • School Marm
  • Street Urchin

Outdoorsmen[]

  • Big Game Hunter
  • Buffalo Hunter - Hunt buffalo inside of Sioux borders
  • Explorer - Explore the frontier
  • Guide
  • Mountainman
  • Prospector - Plan to make a fortune with Gold, Silver or Ghost Rock- if they can find it
  • Tracker
  • Trapper
  • Woodsman

Outsiders[]

  • Eastern Dude
  • Chinaman - Immigrant laborer from the Orient.
  • Greenhorns- Tourists of the west. 
  • Martial Artist
    • Capoeira
    • Kung-Fu
  • Mexican
  • Tinhorn
  • Scandinavian

Politicians[]

  • Mayor
  • Politician
  • Shyster

Preachers[]

  • Blessed - Use faith to invoke mostly protective and restorative miracles
  • Cultist
  • Buddhist Monk
  • Imam
  • Priest
  • Nun
  • Rabbi
  • Templar
  • Witch

Rogues[]

  • Demimonde
  • Drifter
  • Gambler
  • Gunslinger - Desperadoes come in many flavors
  • Spy

Scientists[]

  • Alchemist - Use alchemy to create elixirs and potions
  • Mad Scientist - Raving lunatics with a knack for creating useful gizmos and contraptions: Inventors and Engineers

Service Providers[]

  • Assayer
  • Banker
  • Bank Clerk
  • Bank Manager
  • Bank Teller
  • Barber
  • Bar Porter
  • Bartender
  • Bookie
  • Butcher
  • Cook
  • Hotel Clerk
  • Hotel Porter
  • Laundryman
  • Saloon Girl - Hard-workin' gals who know everyone
  • Undertaker

Spellslingers[]

  • Hexslinger - Use their sidearms as a spell focus.
  • Huckster - Use a deck of cards and dice to cast spells or "hexes." Uses an encrypted spellbook camouflaged as a guide to playing card games called Hoyle's Book of Games.
  • Voodooist
    • Houngan - A Voodoo priest.
    • Mambo - A Voodoo priestess.
  • Witch - Uses an encrypted spellbook camouflaged as a cookbook

Traders[]

  • Drummer
  • Horse Trader
  • Storekeep

Transporters[]

  • Navigator
  • Rail Warrior - Guards and mercenaries hired to fight in the Rail Wars between the competing railroad lines.
  • Riverboat Captain
  • Sailor
  • Ship Captain
  • Shotgun Messenger
  • Stage Driver
  • Stoker
  • Teamster - Drive a wagon or stagecoach pulled by beasts. 
  • Train Brakeman
  • Train Conductor
  • Train Driver
  • Train Porter - Loads and unloads cargo and luggage and waits on the passengers. The porters who served on the Pullman carriage cars were all Black.
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