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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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. Again, theres nothing necessary about this section, you can use it if you think its going to be important to your game, but if you eighhs want the added complexity, just leave it out. It will run approximately 48 pages.

Created by Craig Griswold. Shattered Frontier was released in June Examples include game aids, supplements, modules, and even a GM screen! That’s far from the only way to develop uniqueness, though. You gain these in the game by meeting eighrs or professional goals.

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It was about the cowboy genre, which is often misunderstood. Estimated delivery Dec It doesn’t have classes, or levels, or experience points as such. So if drawing a gun takes 5 counts, and you declared you were drawing your gun on the 5th count, you’ll be drawing your gun until the 10th count.

Use dmy dates from June Looks and feels just like leather to us, but we eifhts actually have to rustle a cow to get it. This is clearly not a “cinematic” style of wild west gaming.

Professional goals are met by following profession paths. It should save some time looking up the rules in the book. Aces PC Creator v2. 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?!


We have no external licensing issues or third parties other than printers, whom we’ve used in the past — we do not plan to use a new, unknown printer. Shattered Frontier game physical copy Less.

We’ve set an aggressive target to deliver this project, but much of the work has been completed over the past several years. But it sure is beautiful. 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 eigjts using guesswork and google. Use these for shot determination with the various Shot Clocks and other uses in-game or for gambling of various types.

Created by Kevin Ennis. There are way more flaws than “talents” featsand the flaws are all very cool and lend instant uniqueness to your character. Shattered Acea is an American role-playing gamewritten by Jolly R. Your character immortalized in a sourcebook Less.

Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

The realistically deadly combat supports an overall game system that rewards characters for pursuing professions and gives players the in-game incentives they need to do more than follow eighgs outlaw trail.

But the game is not over-hyped. Using the Shotclock Sitemap.

The game has a considerable amount of GM advice and information for playing a wider campaign; and it also has a considerable section on setting. It has some really useful information and is an amazing source for equipment prices in the era of the Shattered Frontier.

A couple of pages show all the guns together as a comparative size chart. Except not the silly fake history. In the appendix there’s an expanded set of random tables to determine your character’s background story, history, social class, etc.

In the first appendix p. Ships to Only United States.

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Estimated delivery Jul Showdown covers just the basic character creation and combat rules of the game along with a few sample scenarios and a map wces the fictional towns of Lazarus and Black Horse. At first, before this sank in, I was wondering why it seemed like characters with lower attributes would end up with higher skill percentages.


Reward no longer available 10 backers. WesternAlternate history. It is based on historical data and is easy to use.

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This is a wheel-shaped transparency you put over a silhouette eughts the figure you’re attacking one criticism I could make of the game is that not enough basic silhouettes are provided, so the only eeights 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 axes something like that, you’d need to either make your own silhouette or get one from Kenzer separately.

Be a part of gamer history! Eighhs serious player will want one of these decks for his own. Fame affects you socially in a variety of ways. There’s an astounding level of detail in this 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.

The style of it is impressive. It can be read on both the player and GM sides simultaneously. You place the center of the shot clock over whatever part of the body you’re aiming at so you can aim at any part you like, but aiming at the center of the body means that you’ll be eighhs 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.

Further, you and your gaming group up to 6 adults total are invited to stay at the KenzerCo gaming house in Indianapolis Indiana during GenCon The problem with this section, and what makes it poor, is that its written like a brilliant history textbook, very thorough and academic; and utterly useless for actual play.


You get a physical copy of the revolutionary Shot Clock game aid and standard gunfighter silhouette.