Suggestion: Wild West


I am thinking about this really cool system. The one ,kinda, problem is I am DMing a Old West themed game. Now it sounds like with the Sound Set Creator ,I could cobble together some stuff but the modern weapons really don’t have much in the way of older weapons,cocking a lever action rifle,pulling back the hammer of a single action revolver and gun fire that evokes an old west sound. Also some old west themed music would be nice.


I ‘hear’ you!

[pun intended]


Thought of a couple more one shots,rounds hitting materials like wood,brick ect. I think weapons hitting shields could work though. And ricochets.
Also a stage coach and galloping,running and sprinting horses would be nice :smiley:


Agreed–would be great to have Western sounds – could also double up as Steampunk and Victorian.


Yep this one is definitely on our list! I’m a big fan the Deadwood and Westworld TV shows, not to mention Deadlands and similar RPGS! We already have a couple of great bits in the Sci-fi player but there’s more on the way. Hows this for starters?

I love the profile pic by the way! :smile:


Throw my name in the hat for interested folks in this theme! I’m currently running a World of Darkness Hunters Hunted campaign in the 1890’s American West. Sounds of tinny piano, burlesque shows, gambling related sounds, steam trains, mining noises, telegraph message sounds and so on.


While there are specific sounds that aren’t available (older-style guns cocking, telegraph sounds, tinny pianos) there are some sounds available that would make a good stop-gap Wild West theme until Syrinscape has the time to make one

Burnt Offerings Thistletop set has a creaking stockade and horse sounds. Desert obviously has lots of dry and hot winds for the Southwest setting and the occasional dust storm. There is also Farmland for your homesteaders, and Wagon Journey has you covered wagon-type sounds for settlers heading out to California or what have you. A little judicious use of the Brindle Town set, minus some of the “marketplace” sounds, adding in a little more animals, wind, and some of the train sounds I mention below, and you have a good, working Wild West town.

Friendly Tavern can be used pretty-much as-is for your local, just by turning off the music. Maybe toss in some of the Desert winds, to represent the outside. Or a little of the creaking door sounds from Abandoned Desert House (which is pretty good all of its own for a Wild West set) for the swinging saloon doors.

High Seas Battle has musket sounds for a shootout (while the sounds are a little older than Wild West guns, they’re closer than the Modern weapons set) as well as arrows, if your battle includes any Native American tribes. It even has cannons, if some of your players really get ahold of heavy ordinance! Tavern Brawl is just a great one for your typical saloon ruckus.

The Gnomeland Security set has hoedown music, which would be great for a large outdoor party like a barn-raising or town-wide celebration.

Mining noises can come from Matt Mercer Nostoc’s set. That has a specific mine ambiance button.

For a steam train, hie ye hence to the Boardgame player and the Spike set! That is a game based on steam trains, and it has a great set a steam-train sounds, train whistles, country sounds, harmonica music, as well as sounds for loading various commodities (complete with a country accent). That includes moving herds of cattle or pigs, coal, corn, oil, etc.

Western/Deadlands music

I agree, the sounds that are available already can get you 75% (if not more) of the way but there are a few signature sounds needed to get us there like you stated, the tough one is the Ragtime Piano for a saloon, that is really hard to find a royalty free source so @benjamin might have to supply that (all the music is public domain). How is your Ragtime piano playing skills Benjamin? :smiley:
This sound I find myself using a lot for general stores or small saloon chatter


Right on. It’s in the detail that the feeling of a genre is captured.

Benjamin is good for ragtime. I used to play when I was a kid, and he’s way better than me.

Different genre, but ragtime caught the mood for one of the best scenes in the Sting, when Robert Redford is walking the streets at night, alone, caught between the con, crooked cops, and loneliness. Here’s the soundtrack:


Running Deadlands now…lol would love a set of sounds. I agree the modern weapon sounds do not fit, they are ok but feel like it needs to be deeper and slower (lol maybe if the makes sense)… not a crack but a boom. Just my thoughts