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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Shattered Frontier was released in June 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 ieghts at once.
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.
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Hard copy version comes with one Standard Shot Clock and two silhouettes. Estimated delivery Sep We plan to make this domestically, obviating delays from overseas. 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.
And combat is awesome, but there’s so much more awesomeness in this game than just gunfights. Its very well designed in that sense. Newer Post Older Post Home. In the first appendix p.
With the Union tied up in a war of attrition with the CSA, the ” Indian Territory “, modern-day Oklahomawas able to form their own government and withdrew from the Union. The higher your reputation gets, the better your bonuses get. The core book is near completion, but acees of our sourcebooks and adventures will require additional writing and design. WesternAlternate history. The skill system is a little unusual, and was confusing at first, because unlike just about every other RPG I’ve ever seen, the percentage number you get for your anc is your percentage chance of FAILING, not of success.
Fame affects you socially in a variety of ways.
Each profession path has a set of goals that the PC must follow more or less step-by-step. I should also note that a number of the rules and sub-rules make use of standard playing cards. Posted by RPGPundit at But its a very big system, especially for combat, with lots of fiddly bits.
Eigghts can be read on both the eiguts and GM sides simultaneously. Reputation actually serves as one of the replacements for a level-system.
Not just maps, these include setting detail on damn near every inhabitant you could want to meet in the town, and even some sample “passers through”. There’s an astounding level of detail in rppg game; everything from the economics of cattle ranching to the rules for Faro, to the price of a baseball mitt in the late 19th century. Created by Emanuel Nordrum. Created eiguts Kevin Ennis. There are statblocks for sample NPCs of all the generic varieties, from sheriffs to judges to pimps to stable boys.
The game has a considerable amount of GM advice and caes for playing a wider campaign; and it also has a considerable section on setting. Use of the included graphics in the combat system eliminates both the abstraction and complexity of other RPGs — a player can actually see the cover, position and location of his or her target. That last statement by itself should be enough to mark the stopping point for this review. I’m talking Ekghts hard. Using the Shotclock Sitemap.
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Can also be played as a skirmish-level miniatures battle. Your performance in combat is modified by how many gunfights you’ve been in before.
Reward no longer available. Except not the silly fake history. You place the center of the shot clock over whatever part of the body you’re eigjts at so you can aim at any part you like, but aiming at the center of the body means that you’ll be covering more of the body with the shot clock, improving the chance that if you don’t hit the bull’s eye you might still hit the dude anyways.
This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Matt Celis 3 July at That’s the basics of the combat though the lengthy chapter on advanced combat includes rules for just about everything from cover to movement to facing to weapon familiarity to explosives and more. That’s what I call realism!
Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier
After all, that’s what most everyone is going to want to do in a wild west game, a shootout. Apr 13, – May 24, 40 days. And yet, its very much its own system.
So let’s start where the book starts, looking at gunfights. The style of it is impressive. Who knows, xnd original maps could actually reflect Black Horse in the future when the railroad comes to town. This is a wheel-shaped transparency you put over a silhouette of the figure you’re attacking one criticism I could make of the game is that not enough basic silhouettes are provided, so the only figure you can use right from the book is “cowboy standing straight facing you, or cowboy standing straight to your side”; if you want to fire at a dude crouching or something like that, you’d need to either amd your own silhouette or get one from Kenzer separately.