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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So let’s start where the book starts, looking at gunfights. The perfect gift for a gamer that needs to explain an expensive Kickstarter!

Some of these are rather better than others. The Republic of Texas never had a chance to join the Union and remains neutral in the war. The simple system allows you to aim, shoot and actually see the shot unfold…even determine miss or exact hit location, the effects of cover and target position.

Views Read Edit View history. A note on the Limited Edition: To further prove this game was specifically made for me, there’s a Tobacconist profession path. eigjts

The are a little bit different that those in the main Aces and Eights core book. And combat is awesome, but there’s so much more awesomeness in this game than just anx. It was about the cowboy genre, which is often misunderstood. Archived from the original PDF on You can see the linear connection in the rules.


At each stop you can further develop skills and abilities used while following those professions. Some period documents for campaign handouts from a game set in Montana. Archived from the original eighhs 28 May You can do more than one thing at a time moving and shooting, for example but if you’re shooting while you’re moving, then you get a penalty to hit. Publishing quality RPGs is a challenging business, but we know how to finish books and see them to print — we’ve done it hundreds of times.

But its a very big system, especially for combat, with lots of fiddly bits. Of these, the last pages are appendices. The premium version of the book, described as ‘leathered’ or ‘leather-bound’ is actually a synthetic leathery material, similar or the same as the 1st edition books had.

Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier

The authors could have dedicated these 35 pages to a quick overview of the various nations and details about the practicalities of living in this wild west setting on a day-to-day basis, but instead they filled it with high-falutin’ history-text stuff detailing presidential politics, wars, detailed political dealings, etc. What it does have is a system afes really works well.

The core book is near completion, but many of ane sourcebooks and adventures will require additional writing and design. Kickstarter is not a store.


Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier – Wikipedia

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. The ever prolific Kevin Ennis has made a single consolidated fumble table. Check out the FAQ. Reward no longer available 5 backers. A good, old fashioned, set of random tables rg determine how much cash a given person is carrying.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of this award-winning game’s release, we’re sending the world back to the Shattered Frontier for more trail dust, lead and action. This is clearly not axes “cinematic” style of wild west gaming.

Aces & Eights: Reloaded RPG

The style of it is impressive. So a character could be a farmer to start out with, become a lawman, try his hand at being a gambler, later start up a mine, and later on run a saloon, going back to “lawman” from time to time. But you have building points, that you can use to increase scores, buy talents, and select skills.

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