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Kritkrit Apr 10 '12 11:53am

Gunslingers and Gamblers: A Certain Kind of Fool
Following the discovery of Gold in 1849, hundreds of thousands rushed to California in search of fame and fortune. Three decades later the original deposits may have been gone, but fortunes could still be made in the West, and people still made the journey. Many were unsuccessful, and some had family who wanted them back. Rebecca Hart was one of the latter. The young daughter of a family of English Immigrants, she travelled out West in 1877. Six years later, her family finally makes an attempt to find her, and bring her home if they can...

This game will use the Gunslingers and Gamblers rule set, with a few house rules to adapt them to the PbP setting. Players new to the setting are welcome: I tend to play fairly rules light anyway, and Iím happy to help with character creation and any other problems you might have. Iím looking for five players to take on the roles of the group as they look for Miss Rebecca Hart in what could only be called the ďWildĒ West. Ideally, the party would be led by one of the girlís brothers (two- John (b. 1858) and Henry (b. 1865) are already named in the backstory, but applications for a third are also welcome), while the rest of the party would be companions of various ilks: a combination of friends and/or hired guns. To apply, please post a character description in the application thread on the forum.

As a GM, this is the first game Iíll have run through PbP, but I have run a few games with my friends before. This is a rerun of my first game, which proved quite successful before, so I thought Iíd give it another go. As I say, I play rules light, with more focus on the story, although I do ask for rolls relatively frequently. The campaign will be episodic, with each part taking place in a new location on your journey, in the style of a TV miniseries. I post as much as I can, but I wonít hold players to a tight schedule, although Iím looking for a minimum of 4 posts a week from each player. If thereís anything else you want to know about the game, feel free to ask.

It is late May 1883, and a small party have left New York, bound for California and the search for a girl who hasnít been seen in 6 years...

Itzchy Apr 10 '12 1:21pm

Do you have resources I can use to join the game if I don't have the ruleset? I've always loved the Wild West setting,..

Kritkrit Apr 10 '12 1:34pm

That's not a problem. Character creation is especially simple, and it has options for complete randomisation if you prefer. The only thing which you really need the rules for is choosing stats, and I'm perfectly happy to help with that. :) You can apply with a character concept, and we'll work out the rest after if you want?

SmokeyGB Apr 10 '12 1:35pm


Originally Posted by Itzchy (Post 5484665)
Do you have resources I can use to join the game if I don't have the ruleset? I've always loved the Wild West setting,..

This sounds like great fun and a welcome departure from dungeon crawling & dragon slaying! Are the personalities of the brothers, family dynamic, etc. all open to interpretation?

Kritkrit Apr 10 '12 1:43pm


Originally Posted by SmokeyGB (Post 5484688)
Are the personalities of the brothers, family dynamic, etc. all open to interpretation?

Pretty much yes. Apart from their ages, there is hardly anything which is set in stone. I imagined that Henry was especially close to his sister, but a lot can change in six years, although I think he'd certainly miss her still. The only thing that's really set is that their parents were ashamed and angry with their daughter at first, but they mellowed over the years, and James promised his wife that he'd find her. If you want to play as one of the brothers then his opinion of her would be entirely up to you...

Illusionist Apr 10 '12 2:45pm

As stated in the interest thread, and if you don't mind, I'll be playing an English remittance man.

Kritkrit Apr 10 '12 2:55pm

No problem, I can see that fitting the story quite well :D

Itzchy Apr 10 '12 3:21pm

Oh goody good good... I've been wanting to play a western for ages!

I don't know if you're familiar with the spaghetti westerns, but I'd like to make a Sackett... :D

Saag Vaar Apr 10 '12 3:26pm

Splendid I will put in an app later tonight!

nayrz Apr 10 '12 3:58pm

Besides story-wise like enemies, allies, or backgrounds, does the choice of an Indian tribe have any significance to it? I ask because all the Indian tribes I know and even learned about in school, aren't mentioned in the books Indian tribe list at all XD If it isn't of any game-mechanic-importance, then I'll probably use a tribe not listed.

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