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PostSubject: Legends of the Old West   Wed 25 Nov 2009 - 0:18

Anyone playing this game? I have played some rounds but i hate the fact that meele attacks are better than shooting. No real western style ...

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PostSubject: Re: Legends of the Old West   Fri 27 Nov 2009 - 13:33

I've always been tempted by this game, but as you say, the melee combat seems to take precedence. That is the exact problem that the D6 Generation guys (good podcast) had with it. They speak about a Western miniature game called Gutshot (http://www.hawgleg.com/).

I'd love to play this, but I don't know anyone who'd play it - my friends are only really into GW games. From what I gather, I think it runs a bit like Inquisitor, in that one player must serve as the "Games master" in the sense that he runs the story etc...

I think the Legends of the High Seas rules benefit from being based on the LotR rules, but a Wild West system does not. This is the only thing that puts me off playing the LotoW game.
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PostSubject: Re: Legends of the Old West   Fri 27 Nov 2009 - 19:23

I use Fist Full of Lead rules, not a bad system, also Gutshot is well worth it too.
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PostSubject: Re: Legends of the Old West   Thu 16 Jun 2011 - 13:28

I just bought both Lotow and Gutshot... only played lotow twice but really like it... don't think mellee is that bad...

to be honest Gutshot seems more fun but havent goten round to playing it yet...

Ill keep you posted.... btw i'm in Den Haag (the Netherlands) so if anybody is in the nebourghood... lets play!
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PostSubject: Re: Legends of the Old West   Mon 20 Jun 2011 - 16:19

Out of curiosity, can I ask what the strength of an average gun is in LotoW? For instance, in LotR most bows are 2, some of the better races ring in at 3 though. That works out OK for a high fantasy setting where the emphasis is on swordplay and close quarters fighting, but it seems like in an old-west setting to emphasize gun-fighting they should really put gun strength around 3 for smaller pistols and maybe 4 or even 5 for some of the rifles and carbines.

They could also put more emphasis on ranged combat by keeping the number of attacks relatively low, and having more shooting skills than melee.
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PostSubject: Re: Legends of the Old West   Mon 20 Jun 2011 - 17:28

A six-gun is S3. A heavy pistol is S4. The Sharps Big Fifty is S4. (sad but true) I think it depends on the player's approach. The group I played with hardly ever got into a melee fight.
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