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Some are driven by greed, chasin' after silver and wealth.
Some are pulled by that thirst for power, and seek to carve
Their own kingdoms of oblivion.
Still, most simply fight to survive a world wi' no regret 'r remorse.
F'r all the terrors wreaking havoc 'on this world's cruel face,
Ya'd think it'd be a mercy t' be turned to dust 'r' dirt.

H'wever, still there's the ones who dare
T' venture th' dark and dyin' frontier,
Where the ghosts still remember
And the swamp demons still hide in dreams.

Anythin' is possible.
If yer brave enough to try.
Yet when dusk hits, no-one really knows
how much time they got left
as after all

we all live on borrowed time.

Borrowed Time is a collection of content for FRONTIER SCUM.
Chalkdown - Writing, art and layout
Alewife - Editing

Version 1 (free) features:

  • 2 random encounter tables
  • 12 new backgrounds

Version 1.1 adds:

  • +2 random encounter tables
  • +8 new backgrounds

There are also several in-world advertisements to add flavour to the layout. More material is planned to be added to Borrowed Time and any support/comments will be greatly appreciated.

The current v1 is free (kept as a demo download), but additional versions of the project will increase in price as it becomes larger.

Borrowed Time is an independent production by Chalkdown and is not affiliated with Den of Druids. It is published under the FRONTIER SCUM Third Party License. 
FRONTIER SCUM is copyright Den of Druids. 

Updated 9 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tagsalewife, Backgrounds, chalkdown, Classes, frontier-scum, fs, OSR, Tabletop role-playing game, Western


Buy Now$2.50 USD or more

In order to download this zine you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Borrowed Time v1.1 (singles).pdf 2 MB
Borrowed Time v1.1 (spreads).pdf 2 MB

Download demo

Borrowed Time v1 (spreads).pdf 2 MB
Borrowed Time v1 (singles).pdf 2 MB


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Haven't had a chance to use the backgrounds, yet, but the encounter tables are a huge hit! If future sessions are as much a hit as the first I'm gonna have to give 'Blood Moon Vernissage' a try. 10/10