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 Step out the front door
 like a ghost...
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 03:37
IC - Boot HIll (2e)
I’ve recently spent a bit of time with some cinematic western favorites: Open Range, Silverado, 3:10 to Yuma, as well as a number of Clint Eastwood’s films, and had the desire to recreate a “classic” western tale as a role-playing experience.

I have a copy of Kenzer & Company’s excellent Aces & Eights, but had some concerns about being able to translate that game effectively into a play-by-post format. Recently, I was fortunate enough to lay my hands on a copy of the second edition of TSR’s Boot Hill. It’s an excellent take on the western genre, which really captures the drama (and lethality) of gunfights in dusty, frontier streets. The system uses percentile (1d100) rolls to resolve major actions, so it would probably prove easy for players that are unfamiliar with the game to pick up.

I also obtained a copy of Burned Bush Wells, a scenario which tells a compelling story surrounding a town that is a frequent stop on Colorado cattle drives. The authors have done an excellent job in supplying a colorful supporting cast, along with multiple ways for players to become involved in some of the intrigues that have ensnared the area.

All that being said, I know that traditional western stories definitely appeal to a niche audience, so I wanted to inquire if there would be any interest in such a game before I set about the work of setting it up.

This message was last edited by the user at 04:02, Mon 13 Nov.

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Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 03:55
IC - Boot HIll (2e)
* waves *   :)
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Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 16:37
IC - Boot HIll (2e)
I would be interested in such a game, although I would need some help with the rules.

As an aside, you might also consider "Sidewinder: Recoiled", if you can get your hands on a copy of the rules. It is a d20-based system.

This message was lightly edited by the user at 19:32, Mon 13 Nov.

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Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 18:40
IC - Boot HIll (2e)
Interested, though would definitely need help with character generation and rules.