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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Reward no longer available 1 backer. That’s what I call realism! At first, before this sank in, I was wondering why it seemed like characters with lower attributes would end up with higher skill percentages. 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: There are statblocks for sample NPCs of all the generic varieties, from sheriffs to judges to pimps to stable boys.

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Some period documents for campaign handouts from a game set in Montana. 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. Shattered Frontier game physical copy Less.

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rgp Estimated delivery Jul Reloaded, a Wild West role playing game. Everything from combat itself with the shot clockthe chase rules, and of course the gambling rules. MW Catlg 13, Except not the silly fake history.

You roll to-hit; and if you get a 25 or more to hit not easy for a starting character eignts hit the target. You get a physical copy of Showdown miniature skirmish game, a PDF copy of the game, one Shot Clock and Silhouette, perfect for running western gunfights.


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There are no levels and dozens of professions from which players can choose and even change as opportunity presents itself. But it sure is beautiful. Archived from the original on 28 May Just be sure to keep eightz of tissue nearby when your book arrives; the drool-factor on this product is through the roof!

Some of these are rather better than others. It’s a massive hardcover. Find that above the tables and then you find the skill BP eigjts in the table, look to the right and there are the costs for the first, and any consecutive, tallies. With the Union tied up in a war of attrition with the CSA, the ” Indian Territory “, modern-day Oklahomawas able to form their own government and withdrew from the Union.

There are way more flaws than “talents” featsand the flaws are all very cool and lend instant uniqueness to your character. The skill system is a little unusual, and was confusing at first, because unlike just about every other RPG I’ve ever seen, the percentage number you get for your skills is your percentage chance of FAILING, not of success.

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

Because in terms of actual playability, this game is damn near perfect. It has some really useful information and is an amazing source for equipment prices in the era of the Shattered Frontier. The core book is near completion, but many of our sourcebooks and adventures will require additional writing and design.


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The premium version of the book, described as ‘leathered’ or ‘leather-bound’ is actually a synthetic leathery material, similar or the same as the 1st edition books had. It is based off your Skill Learning modifier.

Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

So if drawing a gun takes 5 counts, and you declared you were drawing your gun on the 5th count, you’ll be drawing your gun until the 10th count. Its the kind of game that even if you never thought you’d run a western game, should you see this book you might change your mind. You can do more than one thing at a time moving and shooting, for example but if you’re shooting while you’re moving, then you get a penalty to hit. This section could have been used way better than to just show off the author’s alt-history mad skillz.

We’ll keep everyone updated as we adjust deadlines we may even pull some in as we’re giving ourselves some extra runwayand we promise to be as transparent as we can be at every step. Obviously, the game is over-produced. Damage depends on the weapon used, and damage dice are “penetrative”, so that if you rolled maximum damage, you roll again and add. In the appendix there’s an expanded set of random tables to determine your character’s background story, history, social class, etc.

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Here’s also where we get into the micro-games. Reward no longer available 10 backers. Its very well designed in that sense.