I remember it being a very expansive franchise back in the late 90s. It was basically a fantasy Western setting, with the premise that in the middle of the Civil War, dead soldiers suddenly became re-animated on the battlefields. There were steampunk elements, evil preachers, ghosts, magic-slinging hucksters, and everything in between.
There were expansions set in the near future and even one set in the far future with space travel. The regular game was my first tabletop RPG experience and easily the one I spent the most time with. It also had a trading card game, which I collected for awhile.
So anyone else have memories playing Deadlands?