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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The perfect gift for a gamer that needs to explain an expensive Kickstarter! Any action takes up a certain number of “counts” from the moment its declared until its actually finished.

The ever prolific Kevin Ennis has made a single consolidated fumble table. This last touch was sheer brilliance on their part, to go that route with the illustrations instead of using modern artists with comic-book or anime styles.

Funding period Apr 13, – May 24, 40 days. So a character could be a farmer to start out with, become a lawman, try his hand at being a gambler, later start up a mine, and later on run a saloon, going back to “lawman” from time to time. Your character immortalized in a sourcebook Less.

The combat system works on “counts”; when combat starts you begin “counting” each tenth-of-a-second. We’ve set an aggressive target to deliver this project, but much of the work has been completed over the past several years.

There’s a TON of them, some which might be pretty unlikely to be used who the hell would play a wild xces RPG for the chance to be a baker or a miller?! A collection of Western weapons with manufacturing dates and vital statistics. 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.


This means a shot might only be acez flesh wound, or it could kill you in one good shot. You can do more than one thing at a time moving and shooting, for example but if you’re shooting while you’re moving, then you get a penalty to hit. So if drawing a gun takes 5 counts, and you declared you were drawing your gun on the 5th count, you’ll be drawing egihts gun until the 10th count.

Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

This affects everything from your speed, to your ability to hit, to your resistance to panicking if shot at or hit. Created by Craig Griswold. It has some really useful information and is an amazing source for equipment prices in the era of the Shattered Frontier. A good, old fashioned, set of random tables to determine how much cash a given person is carrying. There are also complete maps of two different towns, one a small sleepy town bordering on failure Black Horse and the other Lazarus a booming western town.

It doesn’t have classes, or levels, or experience points as such. In the first appendix p. We have no external licensing issues or third parties other than printers, whom we’ve used fights the past — we do not plan to use a new, unknown printer.

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

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. The authors could have dedicated these 35 pages to a quick overview of the various nations and details about the practicalities of living in this wild west setting on a day-to-day basis, but instead they filled it with high-falutin’ history-text stuff detailing presidential politics, wars, detailed political dealings, etc.


Reputation actually serves as one of the replacements for a level-system. Archived from the original PDF on Share this project Done.

WesternAlternate history. Created by Emanuel Nordrum. Chicago, IL Tabletop Games. It’s a way to bring creative projects to life. Its fast and deadly, which makes it fortunate that creating characters is so much fun. There are way more flaws than “talents” featsand the flaws are all very cool and lend instant uniqueness to your character.

Let me say this right now: But its a very big system, especially for combat, with lots of fiddly bits. An expansion of Stagecoach routes from Denver to the Cauldron and the effect of inflation on the local Cauldron boomtowns. Created by Colin Chapman.

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It should save some time looking up the rules in the book. Shattered Frontier was released in June A very ingenious do-it-yourself wheel to keep track of the current count in your games. Looks and feels just like leather to us, but we don’t actually have to rustle a cow to acex it. Find that above the tables and rrpg you find the skill BP cost in the table, look to the right and there are the costs for the first, and any consecutive, tallies.

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