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    What do people think of the realism of this rule set?

    Mike Headden

    For what value of “realism?” ๐Ÿ™‚

    They give a good, fun game which feels like the Wild West to me. Though, given my knowledge of the Old West comes more from Hollywood than more serious research that may not be a recommendation.

    My previous “go to” rule set was Once Upon A Time In The West which was more detailed and more complicated and more comprehensive but I’m not sure it was any more realistic.


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    I found them fun but I suspect realistic Old West violence was dominated by ambush and simply outright murder than six guns blazing at one another. From what I’ve read it was far more likely Party A would simply walk up to Party B and shoot them without warning or club them over the head from behind.

    I suspect a realistic rules set for the Old West would be very Hobbsian and very boring for the most part.

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    Northern Monkey

    As above really, they are are a great fun rule set but if its realism you’re looking for, keep looking! I’d suggest TSR’s Boothill (you can get a pdf of it easily enough) or Gutshot if you want something more involved


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