Hailing from Australia (Sydney), you may find me online at ‘weird’ times, but it is just my timezone coming into play.I have a clock for my timezone and general updates in my office found HERE I am always around every day at some point. So if you can’t find me in the Cbox, I am always available via PM & Discord (message).
Together, the founders have a combined experience level of over 50 years, so you are in good hands. So draw up a chair by the log fire and stay a while or longer and immerse yourself into the world that has been created here at Heart of the West!
Additionally, Blue is one of those weird math and science people who also enjoys writing, and she has been writing for over ten years. She loves good plotting, character development, and is always a sucker for a happy ending.
Cattle Barons want to expand their herds, while farmers are struggling to work the land. Greedy Miners are at odds with each other and the Natives who believe their land is sacred. The soldiers of Fort Langden have their hands full managing the situation and local law enforcement who resent their presence. Men and women looking for their fortunes have been flooding in since the rumors of gold running under the mountain came to light, and while the influx of people has been good for business, the proprietors are just waiting for the bubble to burst.
The place is a powder keg and all it'll take is a spark to set it off.
Come explore the sprawling western town with its various array of characters or wander the range where the multitude of cattle roam, get involved in the lives of farmers struggling to hold off the pushy cattle barons encroaching on their lands or explore the dangerous world of coal mining.
Is the government corrupt?
Are the farmers right in their wild accusations?
Is there something fishy going on with the coal mines? Is there really a massive vein of gold deep within the mountains just waiting to be discovered? Or will you create your own adventure?
Start writing and find out!
Anyone with threads in 1868 game year are still able to continue them. You can find them in the "Time is Relative Forum" under 1868.
NEW YEAR EVENT: The New year has come so we are waving goodbye to 1868 and celebrating the dawn of 1869 in a New Year Event. The Christmas event is now winding up in "Time is Relative" forum. All threads from 1868 will be found there and may be continued in this forum.
1st August, 2017: Activity check 2 is now underway. Please read the instructions carefully before posting.
Heart of the West is 1 year old and 1869 is here! Please read the announcement posts in the ANNOUNCEMENT FORUM for all the information you will need.
July 13, 2017: Site Rules and FAQ Update - HotW has become a premium site which means our site rating has been upgraded to 333. Please read the updated rules so you know exactly what that means to the game and game play.
It's Christmas in Coalchapel!
GameDate: Friday, December 24, 1868.
From May 20th, 2017 everyone is invited to join in the festivities of Christmas at Heart of the West. This event will lead up to the annual change of game year and the 1st anniversary of the site in July.
Completed Jan 31st, 2017: Activity Check #1. Please PM the Admins if you missed it.
Dec 4th 2016: Important Update to the Rules and FAQ. Please ensure you read these changes.
Heart of the West was founded by a group of dedicated writers who hold a wealth of experience in both writing, coding, graphics, history and role-playing.
Some of what we bring to you is new and some we have brought with us from our individual places across the net. One thing you can be sure of is that we are fully committed to this site and the genre and one of us should usually be about to chat with you. We come from very varied time zones so please be aware of this when seeking one of us out!
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