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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And combat is awesome, but there’s so much more awesomeness rph this game than just gunfights. 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.

It was about the cowboy genre, which is often misunderstood.

If we’re going to run into problems after funding, we know they will be from delays. 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.

Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

We have a close relationship with our fans and customers and will keep backers up-to-date on changes and developments as they crop up. The maps in the book edited out the railroad tracks to keep Black Horse as a small struggling town.

That plus a glossary of western slang. Chicago, IL Tabletop Games.

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It should save some time looking up the rules in the book. The Deck of Many Stagecoach Passengers. All original material is copyright by its original author except where it conflicts with the above. It has some really useful information and is an amazing source for equipment prices in the era of the Shattered Frontier. This new edition will be leathered if you choose Gunslinger!


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There’s a section on horses anf horse ranching, with lots of good rules and details on making your own horse unique. Further, you and your gaming group up to 6 people total are invited for an evening of faro, rustlin’ and gunfightin’ at Jolly Blackburn’s famous gamesloft.

The names on the buildings are different as well.

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Everything from combat itself with the shot clockthe chase rules, rpv of course the gambling rules. Zces are special sub-systems included for a variety of activities in the wild west.

Newer Post Older Post Home. The section on firearms is gorgeous, featuring in full-colour glossy paper just like the entire rest of the book two weapons per page, with details, costs, range modifiers, and beautiful picture of the gun itself, along acse its ammo. Must have a retail store and valid tax ID Includes: In the advanced combat rules, there are some warhammer-esque tables organized by hit-location, indicating other gruesome consequences beyond mere hit point damage that can happen when you get shot.

A collection of Western weapons with manufacturing dates and vital statistics.

The game also contains a number of sub-systems, practically mini-games in and of themselves, for dealing with things like bar brawls, prospecting, cattle driving, gambling, and trials. Your character immortalized in a sourcebook Less. The rules for bar brawls and criminal trials, on the other hand, were pretty complicated and took some time to savvy.

So if drawing a gun takes 5 counts, and you declared you were anr your gun on the 5th count, you’ll be drawing your gun until adn 10th count. Showdown in June Created by Emanuel Nordrum. Some period documents for campaign handouts from a game set in Montana.

You place the center of the shot clock over whatever eigyts of the body you’re aiming at so you can aim at any part you like, but aiming at the center of the body means that you’ll be covering more of the body with the shot clock, improving the chance that if you don’t hit the bull’s eye you might still hit the dude anyways. Shattered Frontier has sold through multiple print runs and garnered the coveted, Origins Award for Best Role-playing Game of the Year. It also incorporates the games boomtown price inflation as well.


This last touch was sheer brilliance on their part, to go that route with the illustrations instead of using modern artists with comic-book or anime styles. And yet, its very much its own system. At each stop you can further develop skills and abilities used while following those professions.

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Kenzer, Jennifer; Shideler, Bev. The simple system allows you to aim, shoot and actually see the shot unfold…even determine miss or exact hit location, the effects of cover and target position. Mexico still owns acse of the modern day Southwestern United Statesbut does not have the manpower or money to govern it properly.

Must have a retail store and valid tax ID. Character creation, for one. But you have building points, that you can use to increase scores, buy talents, and select skills. Here’s also where we get into the micro-games.

Since this is our first Kickstarter, we’re going to put every effort into being on time. Archived from the original on 28 May So the game presents in its first chapters a “basic combat” rule-set.