a game by Merle Rasmussen
Take the reins of the Shattered Frontierís freight, express, and
passenger service. In this place, monopolies are legal and encouraged
by the various governments. Go west where wheeling and dealing lead to
racing and rollovers, partnerships and takeovers, bonanzas and
bankruptcies. Visit a place where fare wars and dust storms, horse
thieves and deadly disease, sagebrush and gold rush are a daily event.
Meet the movers and shakers, dreamers and fakers who link frontier
outposts to the various nations of the Shattered Frontier world,
steamboat landings to remote mining districts, Confederate States to
Texas and the Union, Back East to Far West. Play your cards right and
you could be the crack reinsman who becomes a millionaire president,
the country kid who becomes the Napoleon of the West, or the Master of
the Lash who becomes the Stagecoach King!
Stagecoach King can be used to simulate the weekly events of the
Stagecoach Driver Profession Path within Aces
& Eights: Reloaded or as a standalone game.
The object of Stagecoach King is to gain wealth by operating (and
later, buying, selling, and trading Stagecoach Routes while building
Stage Lines, assembling Expertise, controlling the first
Transcontinental Stage Line, and monopolizing Local Staging).
Stagecoach King employs a deck of 54 poker cards (might we suggest the Aces
& Eights: Reloaded Faro Deck), the Events Chart, 1 colored die,
1 white die, play money (period appropriate currency is included in the
PDF), rules, and an 1845-1890 Trans-Mississippi West Trail Map
The PDF also includes an appendix covering Movement & Communication
for the Aces & Eights: Reloaded game.