Character List for Tesla’s Golden Nightmare, a “no contact” live-action roleplaying game.
Below are characters who you can play as during this game that is set approximately in 1879 in Leadville, Colorado; they are all real historical persons.
– Below, characters are sorted into broad categories that represent general storylines.
– There are also magic storylines and other stories not shown here, but many of those are secret.
– Some characters appear under several storylines.
Thomas Alva Edison – Cranky famous inventor par-excellance. Tesla’s main rival.
Ada Lovelace – Curious mathematician & inventor of a way to write “programs” for Charles Babbage’s differential engine. Also, daughter of the Poet, Lord Byron(!)
Elijah McCoy -Methodical mechanical engineer; Town assayer who organizes mine sales.
Nikola Tesla – Eccentric famous showmanlike inventor. Edison’s main rival.
George Westinghouse – Cautious businessman and amateur inventor.
Buffalo Bill – (See Wild West)
Molly Brown – Indomitable businesswoman and socialite. Invests in mines. Baby Doe’s rival.
Nellie Cashman – Cunningly running the general store, you have more items than anyone.
Charles Goodnight – Bombastic cattle drive king. Loaded with cash.
Elijah McCoy – (See Inventors)
Baby Doe Tabor – Impulsive ex-performer; married money & invests in mines. Molly’s rival.
George Westinghouse – (See Inventors)
Wild West Show and Performers (6)
Buffalo Bill – Larger-than-Life showman and businessman. He runs the Wild West show.
Baby Doe Tabor – (See Businesspeople)
Lily Langtry – Coy and famous songstress from Britain, now on tour.
Kate – Big-hearted former performer. Doc Holiday’s common-law wife.
Annie Oakley – Kind crack shot.
Sitting Bull – Wise native chief reduced to performing in a variety show.
Gunslingers and Gamblers (6)
Billy the Kid (fem. or male) – Probably a criminal. Maybe just misunderstood.
Wyatt Earp – Fair-minded Lawman, famous for the OK Corral.
Doc Holliday – Gentlemanly gunslinger and gambler with a severe ailing sickness.
Wild Bill Hickok – Irascible gambler and notorious gunslinger.
Calamity Jane – Unlucky drunken brawler and close friend of Wild Bill Hickok.
Theodore Roosevelt – Rich Northern dandy who can box.
Marie Laveau – Powerful voodoo practitioner.
Harriet Tubman – Influential ex-Underground Railroad conductor who helped slaves escape.
Mark Twain – Cynical and sarcastic newspaperman. Ida Wells’ rival.
Ida Wells – Earnest newspaperwoman. Mark Twain’s rival.
Additional Characters (5):
Clara Barton (Other), -Founder of the Red Cross. Healer.
John Wesley Hardin (Gun), -Angry Rebel Veteran.
Geronimo (Wild West), – Bitter native; relentless warrior.
Bat Masterson (Gun/Invention), -Dapper and hopeless romatic. Friend to Wyatt Earp. Quarrels with Texas Jack.
Texas Jack Vermilion (Gun) – Genial Confederate gambler and gunslinger; Doc Holiday’s friend. Hates Bat Masterson.