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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Your character immortalized in a sourcebook Less. Detailed Cattle Drive Map. I loved the prospecting and cattle-driving rules, and the gambling rules are pretty good. This option is offered specifically to Canadian backers as a means of passing along new more affordable shipping rates.

Aces & Eights: Reloaded RPG

You roll to-hit; and if you get a 25 or more to hit not easy for a starting character you hit the target. With no levels or classes and only gaining experience in skills usedcharacters can change professions at will, just like the Old West! There’s a section on horses and horse ranching, with lots of good rules and details on making your own horse unique. But for the sake of completeness, I’ll give you some more actual details here.

And combat is awesome, but there’s so much more awesomeness in this game than just gunfights.

It also incorporates the games boomtown price inflation as well. Check out the FAQ. I’d use it if Boot Hill weren’t faster, easier, eighrs better for my needs. Questions about this project?

But I have to admit note the time and day! Some of these are rather better than others. They accomplish anf 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: Some of the details here are a little bland, others good; some of the names in Spanish lead me to wonder if they got an actual translator or are using guesswork and google. You should all know by now that I love toolkits, and this game is one big toolkit.


The combat acse works on “counts”; when ekghts starts you begin “counting” each tenth-of-a-second. Some period documents for campaign handouts from a game set in Montana.

Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

A collection of Western weapons with manufacturing dates and vital statistics. Because in terms of actual playability, this game is damn near perfect. Besides combat experience, and gaining in reputation and fame, the other way to improve is through additional Building Points. Estimated delivery Sep Navigation Welcome to my homestead pardner. And if the firearm in question is a shotgun, you can use the Shotgun Shot Clock scatter pattern to track all 12 pellets from the scattergun…all at once.

Another part of the wider campaign is experience. Just be sure to keep plenty of tissue nearby when your book arrives; the drool-factor on this product is through the roof! The Republic of Texas never had a chance eighys join the Union and remains neutral in the war. 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.

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

Yes, its alt-history, but ane not nearly as ajd as others I’ve seen, because the authors have gone out of their way to make it plausible. Apr 13, – May 24, 40 days. I was wrong about most of these. Estimated delivery Dec A simple tool that does an awesome job. Funding period Apr 13, – May 24, 40 days.

When I reviewed that product, I mocked the game for having “rounds” that last one-tenth of a second. I know that seems almost like a hypocrisy on my part, but the truth is that the brilliance of their game design makes it work, which I would have thought impossible.


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. It includes all of the rules from Showdown in the basic combat chapter but includes a more detailed character creation and “Advanced Scrapes” chapter along with the expanded Setting and additional rules.

I’m talking WFRP2e hard. The core book is near completion, but many of our sourcebooks and adventures will require additional writing and design.

This makes us one of the longest-running active game companies in the world. The names on the buildings are different as well. It had an alternate history, which is usually the kiss of death. Character creation, for one. Yes, that’s “trials” not “trails”; the game assumes that sooner or later, one or more of the PCs will be up on criminal charges.

The style of it is impressive. One thing that I do feel was missing was the fact that there are no “skill packages” or even lists of suggested skills by profession type. Looks and feels just like leather to us, but we don’t actually have to rustle a cow to get it. Shattered Frontier was released in June Welcome to the Wild West that could have been, pardner! There’s a TON of them, some which might be pretty unlikely to be used who the hell would play a wild west RPG for the chance to be a baker or a miller?!

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MW Catlg 13, Reputation actually serves as one of the replacements eiyhts a level-system. So the game presents in its first chapters a “basic combat” rule-set.