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...