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Gunslingers: Wild West Action! $9.95
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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by Chet C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/18/2013 00:08:25

This may be one of the best uses of the (late?) Action system that I've seen. It gives a very 3-dimensional feel to tactics and movement, and actions really do have consequences.

Action has taken some hits in the past for not emphasizing role play itself. The templates and the chapter on Individualizing Your Character takes care of much of that, but the player IS going to have to do their share of the work. It is all too easy to bring the hack attitude into the Wild West mythos. Here is where many of the tools for the gamesmaster come in. The system does reward the player for playing "in character," and does it pretty well. Shucks, ma'am, it's even fun to create characters in Gunslingers. Haven't had this much fun creating a character since Traveller!

Yep, there are some amusing spelling errors. I'm fairly sure that when Mark says "Each player should select a cultural decent from where his character’s forefathers originated," that he really meant "Each player should select a cultural descent from where" etc. (Even then, I'd have made him rewrite the line for clarity.) So yeah, it's not 100% perfect - nothing is.

But it's a good fit for a great western adventure. I think you'll enjoy it. It's worth at least twice this price, and you'll rarely get this much adventure for this price.

Highly recommended.



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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by Chip D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/16/2010 13:41:45

I have purchased most of the western games (looking for material) on this site and this is the best of the bunch. It has well detailed lists. Over half of this book is well suited for any western game for just about any system.

An excellent value and resource.



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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by Anton S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/08/2007 12:50:14

I nice Wild West RPG with a lot of historical info thrown in. You can play straight historical or go all the way to Saturday Matinee B-Western. Very complete price and equipment charts. Art was nice with an authentic look to most of it.



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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by James B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/10/2005 00:00:00

An excellent product - plenty of information and detail and made better by the fact that the main action rules are available as a free download.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The details about life living in the wild west - the equipment list even includes prices for a physician to remove bullets<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: nothing<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by Alan O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/18/2005 00:00:00

Very stylish and excellent use of the Action! System. If you're looking for a western game with loads of style and feel about it then this is the one.

Masses of background detail and lists of "stuff" help to bring the system to life.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Feel, style, system and details<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Having to buy the full version of Action! system to really get the most from it. Luckily it's only a couple of bucks!<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by Ross S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/05/2005 00:00:00

Very detailed, enjoyed the pictures of the weapons especially. A benefit to my d20 Wild West game. This system isn't d20 though, but good reference/ideas/source material.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The artwork is good and the detailed weapon listings.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Not d20, but an easily adapted system with their d20 conversion.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by Michael S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/21/2004 00:00:00

Outstanding research and excellent writing make this new Action! product stand out. The authors have really brought the Old West to life with this one. If you have any interest in the period, pick this one up. I had a great time just reading it. If I had a nit to pick, it would be that they might as well have put the rest of the Action! system in the book- however, the Action! core rules are not expensive, and you can download a free (no pictures) version at the GRG website.



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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by Judas Z. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/28/2004 00:00:00

Extraordinarily well-researched and comprehensive, in the style we have come to expect from Gold Rush Games. Extensive price lists, glossary of Old West terms, common names of the period, timeline, maps, populations statistics? you name it, it's there. There is even illustrations of the weapons, so if your character packs an 1861 LeMat cavalry pistol you know what his shootin' iron looks like.

Any game set in the Wild West, regardless of system or addition of extra elements, would benefit from this book.



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Gunslingers: Wild West Action!
Publisher: Gold Rush Games
by massimiliano t. b. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/31/2004 00:00:00

Very easy to play; good artwork and interior cover. It can be used with a wide variety of rpg based on skills



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