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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Created by Kevin Ennis. Some of these are rather better than others. We’ve set an aggressive target to deliver this project, but much of the work has been completed over the past several years.

To my delight, though, there are even hex maps in this book of the “devil’s cauldron” region which is the default area setting of the game! The new and improved defender eghts RPGs!

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.

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.

Aces & Eights: Reloaded, a Wild West role playing game by Kenzer and Company — Kickstarter

Apr 13, – May 24, 40 days. That’s far from the only way to develop uniqueness, though. I loved the prospecting and cattle-driving eigts, and the gambling rules are pretty good. Must have a retail store and valid tax ID Includes: 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.


Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

All original material is copyright by eigbts original author except where it conflicts with the above. The maps in the book edited out the railroad tracks to keep Black Horse as a small struggling town.

WesternAlternate history. What it does have is a system that really works well. Created by Craig Griswold.

Aces & Eights: Reloaded RPG

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. 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 Dpg.

Shattered Frontier has sold through multiple print runs and garnered the coveted, Origins Award for Best Role-playing Game of the Year. 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. A personal goal can be just about anything, from “buying a horse” to “becoming a national official”, with more points for harder tasks. But these aren’t classes, you can switch from one profession to another freely at the start of any adventure, and then switch back to another later.

Retrieved from ” https: Mexico still owns much of the modern day Southwestern United Statesbut does not have the manpower or money to govern it properly. It will run approximately 48 pages. Of course, its also a gimmick that makes the game difficult to pirate; if you don’t have a shot-clock you basically can’t play the game. If you rolled less, you check to see where the shot would be on the clock, using a playing card to determine which exact point on the circle your shot ended up. There’s an astounding level of detail in this game; everything from the economics of cattle ranching to the rules for Faro, to the price of a baseball mitt in the late 19th century.


There’s a section on horses and horse ranching, with lots of good rules and details on making your own horse unique. There are statblocks for sample NPCs of all the generic varieties, from sheriffs to judges to pimps to stable boys. Showdown in June Fame affects you socially in a variety of ways.

Reward no longer available 10 backers. Shattered Frontier was released in June Comes with one evening of running eiights battles and general western mayhem. It was about the cowboy genre, which is often misunderstood.

A couple of pages show all the guns together as a comparative size chart. That’s the basics of the combat though the lengthy chapter on advanced combat includes rules for just about everything from cover to movement to facing to weapon familiarity to explosives and more. Epg not the silly fake history. This is a wheel-shaped transparency you put over a silhouette of the figure you’re attacking one criticism I could make of the game is that eignts enough basic silhouettes are provided, so the only figure you can use right from the book is “cowboy standing straight facing you, or cowboy standing straight to your acse if you want to fire at a dude crouching or something like that, you’d need to either make your own silhouette or get one from Kenzer separately.

This new edition will be leathered if you choose Gunslinger!

Funding period Apr 13, – May 24, 40 days. But the game is not over-hyped.