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Monday, 24 August 2015

Fistful of Lead Reloaded

I love this cover art...brilliant!

I've been very kindly offered the chance to review the new edition of Fistful of Lead, which is a very popular set of western gunfight rules devised by Jaye Wiley (thanks Jaye!). The rules are very well presented and elegantly straightforward, without being at all over-simplistic or limited in scope, so I'm really looking forward to giving them a try.

I'm setting up a session at the club in a couple of weeks time but will hopefully give them a solo playtest beforehand, once I get back home in a few days time. I've been looking for a set of western gunfight rules to play with my kids for ages and these look like they're exactly what I've been searching for! Now all I need is some decent terrain, some buildings being at the top of the shopping list for Colours next month.

I'll post an initial review later this week, once I've had a good work through of the sequence of play and mechanisms, which make clever use of a standard deck of playing cards and a D10. We're off to the supermarket this afternoon so I may even be able to get hold of some cheap plastic cowboys and Indians for an ad-hoc playtest with the kids, although I'd much rather use my 28mm Mexican bandits and lawmen.

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