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Author Topic: Anyone Else Here Run a Long-Term non-Fantasy Western Campaign?  (Read 5202 times)

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« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2017, 10:54:40 pm »
Yeah they're all games to me. Prince Valiant is great, both the game and the comic strip.

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« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2017, 11:01:59 pm »
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Yeah they're all games to me. Prince Valiant is great, both the game and the comic strip.

I have the 15 volumes from Fantagraphics collecting the strips through 1966. My indulgent gift to myself, although I think after the Amazon pre- order price guarantees I paid maybe 50 to 60% of the list price for each volume as it came out.  I'm not sure how many volumes there will be.

On the rare occasions I get to play Pendragon, the Prince Valiant strips are an inspiring resource. When my kids get older, I may try introducing them to RPGs with Prince Valiant. Although my son is much more interested in Star Wars, so I might try the West End version of that with him as it's awfully easy to learn.

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« Reply #107 on: July 12, 2017, 11:10:32 pm »
My wife has the complete Little Nemo in Wonderland strips. Would love the Valiant strips. We really lost something with the vanishing of the large format Sunday colour strips. Bill Waterson fought the good fight.

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« Reply #108 on: July 13, 2017, 12:26:06 am »
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My wife has the complete Little Nemo in Wonderland strips. Would love the Valiant strips. We really lost something with the vanishing of the large format Sunday colour strips. Bill Waterson fought the good fight.


I have the complete Calvin & Hobbes,  too. My daughter loves the tiger.

Bill Watterson also had the good taste to stop while he was on top and declined to merchandise his creations. Cool guy. He's done some C&H stuff for charity from what I recall, but has not been tempted to cash in.

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« Reply #109 on: July 13, 2017, 04:09:39 am »
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Eh, I can't say I know what a storygame is, really.


Dust Devil's mechanic has you play poker hands for a "scene", your characters abilities and actions determine your hand.  Whoever wins the hand gets to narrate what happens.  The games rules literally are there to determine who is the current storyteller, with the characters basically being a source of modifiers for the storytelling poker mechanics.

Cue someone coming in and telling us how much of a traditional RPG it is.
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« Reply #110 on: July 13, 2017, 11:53:25 am »
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So, my Wild West campaign is now well over a year of real time old (two years of game time so far, from 1876-1878).

Has anyone else run a western campaign (anything longer than a three sessions) that wasn't some kind of fantasy world or alternate-history?
Where did you set it? When? What did you do?


I ran one for a couple of years. The possibility of magic and/or the supernatural matters being involved was there but it never came up. The alternate history involved was that it was set in a made-up town, Clanton, Kansas, on the Kansas/Oklahoma border on the Chisholm Trail. The player-characters were townsfolk, not cowpokes, and the conflict was often with drunken cowboys but bank robbers, poker cheats, one Comanche raid and other villains abounded. As to when: I ran it in 2003-2005 but it was set in 1872.

The game rules we used were my homebrew Glory Road Roleplaying rules, minus the magic and with additional rules for the firearms of the period.

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« Reply #111 on: July 13, 2017, 12:14:23 pm »
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Good villains never see themselves as villains!  :D


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« Reply #112 on: July 13, 2017, 07:52:28 pm »
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« Reply #113 on: July 17, 2017, 02:10:16 am »
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« Reply #115 on: July 19, 2017, 02:13:03 am »
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Ozymandias would disagree.

Huh? Isn't he the very definition of a guy who kills millions of people and sees himself as the hero who saves the world?
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« Reply #116 on: July 19, 2017, 02:43:11 am »
Ozy was smart enough to know that the necessary thing isn't always a good and moral one, and honest enough to himself to not deny the conclusions;).
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Dust Devil's mechanic has you play poker hands for a "scene", your characters abilities and actions determine your hand.  Whoever wins the hand gets to narrate what happens.  The games rules literally are there to determine who is the current storyteller, with the characters basically being a source of modifiers for the storytelling poker mechanics.

Cue someone coming in and telling us how much of a traditional RPG it is.

It's a traditional RPG, of course!
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« Reply #117 on: July 19, 2017, 02:48:08 pm »
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Huh? Isn't he the very definition of a guy who kills millions of people and sees himself as the hero who saves the world?


Indeed he was, assuming you're talking about Watchmen rather than pharaoh Ramesses II.

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« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2017, 06:51:32 pm »
Lots of good discussion in the thread, it also gave me the drive to finish up my western rpg.
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« Reply #119 on: July 28, 2017, 01:32:19 pm »
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Ozy was smart enough to know that the necessary thing isn't always a good and moral one, and honest enough to himself to not deny the conclusions;).


Ozzy also bit the head off a bat!

Wait... are we talking about the same Ozzy? :O
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