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He sat tall in the saddle. His eyes, shadowed by a dusty wide brimmed hat, scanned the buildings in the valley.  His features were rugged and handsome, and he had the look of a man who had seen more hardship than one his age should have.  He was wide of shoulders and narrow at the waist where the gun hung loosely in its holster.  The Colt was old, but well tended, with a worn grip that was the telltale sign of much use.

Shotguns & Saddles (S-n-S) is a cinematic role playing game set in the American wild west.  The player characters take the role of cowboys, drifters, the town sheriff, or other desperados.  The referee creates adventures for these characters full of fast paced action, nail biting showdowns, and barroom shootouts! 

S-n-S takes its cue from the movies, books, and TV shows that dramatized this period.  It downplays the importance of specific dates and continuity while focusing on the romance, drama, action, and adventure of a good western tale.  This allows the referee to include any of the trappings of the genre, whether historically accurate or not.

S-n-S uses old school type mechanics inspired by the earliest role playing game.  The goal was to develop a familiar, simple, yet comprehensive set of rules that can be learned very quickly.  While concise, you will find them extremely versatile and able to satisfactorily handle most situations with a minimum of confusion or guesswork.

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November 23rd, 2018
I own A LOT of western rpgs, but this is my go to wild west game. It's simple and fun, but complex enough that you feel that there is substance to it. Now if only there was a POD version :) [...]
November 23rd, 2013
This is an awesome "Old School Old West RPG". Character creation is fast and fun. Gameplay is easy. If you have ever played a 3.5 game then you already know the rules. To see my complete video review on you tube please go teh following addres [...]
September 21st, 2013
Another winner from Dave Bezio! Clever character design that is class-less yet archetypical. Innovative yet familiar alignment and other d20-esque elements make the game a breeze to learn. The setting (as such) characters and things make [...]
July 3rd, 2013
SHOTGUNS-N-SADDLES (S-n-S) is an excellent Wild West d20-type rpg with an old school feel. It will be easy to learn for anyone familiar with any other similar game and the basic system. Sufficiently comprehensive yet flexible and not overly f [...]
June 26th, 2013
FINALLY! S-n-S is a Western genre role-playing game with that crunchy, old-school soul that is missing from a lot of other products of the genre. The rules are easy to read, well organized and clearly written. Unlike most games of the genre, S-n-S [...]
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July 11, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on June 19, 2013.