Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A glimpse at the Cowboy rules I'm working on
Well, as loyal readers know, we've been doing some cowboy gaming recently, using some home grown rules... I've been working on them as being both useful for shootouts, as well as for the gradual build-up of a gang over time, AND to use for things like hunting, robbing stage coaches and trains, and the like. Honestly, I've been working towards creating a tabletop version of something like the XBOX game Red Dead Redemption.
Anyway, the rules are still being worked on (in the midst of doing the hunting rules and the robbing stagecoach rules... they seem pretty neat so far!) but I thought I'd share a few shots of a VERY early draft. I am trying to make it as simple as possible and yet fun. It works off of an Action Point system, with a little tweaking, and so far in the four playtests we've run it is quick and it creates a VERY nice narrative and inherent game strategy.