Deadlands: Dodge City
Taking a picture is a Smarts roll. A roll of 1 on the Smarts die causes the ghost rock plates to explode, destroying the camera and injuring people nearby.
Named for the Tombstone Epitaph which first used the camera, this camera is able to take perfect pictures despite movement which ruins the pictures of most cameras. This is accomplished by mixing powdered ghost rock with the emulsifier that coats photographic plates. The plates only function as desired when used with an “Epitaph” camera. Many people believe the pictures to be faked due to the clarity of the picture in obviously moving scenes.