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Cowboy World is a pen and paper role playing game about badass people kicking butt in the Old American West.

It is based on the Apocalypse World system.

It focuses on drama and conflict.

It is rules light.

Character creation is fast. You can play any genre-appropriate character you like.

It has no hit point system. Combat is fast, cinematic and deadly.

And if you want to play a game of weird steampunky horror set in the Old West, the last chapter, Going Weird, transforms Cowboy World into just that.

The player handouts are here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282847/Cowboy-World-Player-Handouts

 
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Panu L December 12, 2019 4:13 pm UTC
Here seems to be something wrong with the deal of the day price. That is the 60% off price is the same as the original one.
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Wynand L December 12, 2019 4:44 pm UTC
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Only the digital download version is Deal of the Day.
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Panu L December 12, 2019 4:59 pm UTC
At the time of my writing the digital version did not have the lower price either. Don’t know if it was my browser or a general problem but it seems to have been fixed now.
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Gary F December 08, 2019 12:42 am UTC
Could I use this for a Dark Tower (Stephen King's universe) Hack?
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Wynand L December 08, 2019 9:15 pm UTC
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The Gunslinger (the first book in the series) was a definitive inspiration for Cowboy World Weird; The idea of demons possessing corpses and empty men, and talking ravens were lifted directly from that book. And of course, there is more than one quote from The Gunslinger in Cowboy World.
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Patrick S December 02, 2019 7:19 am UTC
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Awesome little book.
But i have a question regarding weapons:
Single Action Revolver - Near - +1Harm
Shotgun - Near - +0Harm
Bow - Far - +2harm
Rifle - Far +2harm

Seems a little bit odd to me. And no weapon tags? No Double Action Revolver?
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Wynand L December 02, 2019 8:49 am UTC
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Hi Patrick

Thanks for the positive comment!

You have to remember that Cowboy World is a narrativist, not a simulationist game. This means that the mechanics are more abstracted in order to serve the emerging story instead of simulating a gunfight. For this reason, the game mechanism are not very granular. There is very little mechanical difference between different types of weapons, so there is no point in listing all types of possible weapons that were available in that period, as other more simulationist games, like Aces High do. Also, one roll does not represent one shot fired, but one significant outcome.

This does not mean that there is no difference in the game between single and double-action revolvers. There is, but it is in the narration and not in the mechanics.

If a character has a single-action revolver, the player might say, "I run across the street, fanning my revolver to provide covering fire for Jack"

So why did I list...See more
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Patrick S December 02, 2019 9:21 am UTC
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Thx for your quick response!
Absolutely legit.
But that doesn't really answer my question regarding those rather strange weapon statistics that ARE in the book. Please look above.

For example a Shotgun with +0 and a Revolver with +1, both Near?
Shouldn't it rather be Shotgun +2 and some balancing with a +reload Tag or something?
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Wynand L December 02, 2019 9:47 am UTC
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The +0 for the shotgun and +1 for the revolver are the modifiers that a character has to add to the harm roll:

"When the GM tells you to take lethal or non-lethal harm, roll + Body + modifiers"

The lower the modifier, the bigger the chance that you will fail the roll (6 or less after all modifiers are applied), and failing the roll is bad, while success is good. So weapons with lower modifiers do more harm. Remember there are no hitpoints in Cowboy World.

Reloading etc happens in the narration since there is no turn sequence or action economy in the game mechanics. But yes, it may have been a good idea to add the "reload" tag!

Thanks again for the comments.
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Patrick S December 03, 2019 7:03 am UTC
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thank you for some clarification, much appreciated!
Like i said, very good small game. I hope we will see more from you.
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Wynand L December 03, 2019 7:29 am UTC
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:-)
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November 21, 2019 8:33 pm UTC
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I would like to publish Cowboy World in Poland in Polish. Is there a chance we can talk? My email is pkorys@gmail.com
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Luke W July 21, 2019 12:15 am UTC
Any plans for POD?
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Wynand L July 21, 2019 6:30 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Absolutely!

Six weeks max. :-)
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Wynand L July 29, 2019 5:53 am UTC
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Done!
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