For its hefty $ price tag, Aces & Eights is a solid deal. The book is very Unlike many other RPGs, Aces & Eights has no class system. A website celebrating Kenzer & Company’s Magnificent Wild West Roleplaying Game – Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier!. (note: this is a review of the original Aces & Eights RPG, not the new edition) Aces & Eights is a spectacular game. I have to admit I had serious.

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Not just maps, these include setting detail on damn near every inhabitant you could want to meet in the town, and even some sample “passers through”. The perfect gift for a gamer that needs to explain an expensive Kickstarter!

It will run approximately 48 pages. But the game is not over-hyped.

Aces & Eights: Reloaded RPG

Deal me in, Mr. You get a physical copy of the revolutionary Shot Clock game aid and standard gunfighter silhouette. Matt Celis 3 July at They accomplish this nicely with the “shattered frontier”, a history where the civil war began much earlier, and ended in a stalemate; and now the west is split among five influential powers: The game has a considerable amount of GM advice and information for playing a wider campaign; and it also has a considerable section on setting.

The skill system is a little unusual, aaces was confusing at first, because unlike just about every other RPG I’ve ever seen, the percentage number eghts get for your skills is your percentage chance of FAILING, not of success. Reward no longer available 5 backers. And if the firearm in question is a shotgun, you can use the Shotgun Shot Clock scatter pattern to track all 12 pellets from the scattergun…all at once.


Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

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Who knows, the original maps could actually reflect Black Horse in the future when the railroad comes to town.

The original maps of Black Horse by master cartographer Craig Zipse. The combat system works on “counts”; when combat starts you begin “counting” each tenth-of-a-second.

Pretty much every sub-system was cool; but cooler still is the fact that none of them are necessary; you could do any of the above things using the standard rules with no problems; but the sub-systems just make things more interesting. You also get quirks or flaws wnd randomly, though if you want you can choose one instead of rolling, but get only half the bonus BPs for it.

The remaining appendices detail the quirks and flaws, skills and talents in detail; and then provides the aforementioned “detailed character background” tables for creating your character background.

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Showdown in June The realistically deadly combat supports an overall game system that rewards characters for pursuing professions and gives players the in-game incentives they need to do more than follow the outlaw trail. Some period documents for campaign handouts from a game set in Montana. You can see the linear connection in the rules. It doesn’t have classes, or levels, rp experience points as such.


Be a part of gamer history! After this, you get some rules on all kinds of elements of living in the setting; the second on diseases is instructive, for one. So let’s start where the book starts, looking at gunfights.

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But its a very big system, especially for anc, with lots of fiddly bits. Reloaded, a Wild West role playing game. Showdown covers just the basic character creation and combat rules of the game along with a few sample scenarios and a map of the fictional towns of Lazarus and Black Horse. Reward no longer available 10 backers. There are also complete maps of two different towns, one a small sleepy town bordering on failure Black Horse and the other Lazarus a booming western town.

I have to admit I had serious doubts about it going in.

Here’s also where we get into the micro-games.

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