Aces & Eights: Reloaded RPG
Welcome to the Wild West that could have been, pardner! The Aces
& Eights RPG lets you relive the glory days of the "West that never
was." Whether you fancy yourself a gunslinger, lawman, rail
baron, desperado, prospector, muleskinner, rancher or all of the above,
you can step into their boots and blaze your own western trail.
Since its release a decade ago, Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier
has sold through multiple print runs and garnered the coveted, Origins
Award for Best Role-playing Game of the Year. With over two dozen
supporting supplements, adventures and various game aids, Aces &
Eights has a base of loyal devotees.
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 NEW version is no simple reprint
— but a reloaded 2nd edition chock-full of new rules, tweaks, art
and other enhancements. Of course, we've kept the revolutionary
Shot Clock game aids (Standard, Shotgun and Big Game versions).
What is Aces
and Eights Reloaded?
Simply put, the Aces and Eights Reloaded game is the second edition of
the world’s best selling, state-of-the-art, game-of-the-year wild west
role playing game. This new edition will be leathered (if you choose
Gunslinger! or higher reward level) and gorgeous, just like the first
edition. Aces & Eights is a game that has the fastest, yet most
precise combat system while still focusing more on roleplaying
opportunities and character development than any other game. There are
no levels and dozens of professions from which players can choose and
even change as opportunity presents itself. Want to be a prospector
because gold’s been found, sure thing. The mine’s played out before you
stake a claim, you can turn to selling hardware or become a bandito or
gunslinger. That doesn’t work, maybe a lawman or gambler? At each stop
you can further develop skills and abilities used while following those
professions. The book is 384 pages and comes with
2 silhouettes, Standard Shot clock and Shotgun Shot Clock.
OK, but what else is in this game?
The Shot Clock™ game aid isn’t the only gaming innovation in the
Aces & Eights™ game. For instance, the game has a new chip-based
brawling system that solves the problem of “temporary” damage;
characters actually become winded, tired or knocked senseless in the
fight. The realistically deadly combat supports an overall game system
that rewards characters for pursuing professions and gives players the
in-game incentives they need to do more than follow the outlaw trail.
Aces & Eights RPG is the first western to not just allow, but focus
on pursuit of the rest of the major western movie adventures beyond the
gunfight: prospecting, cattle drives, frontier justice, etc., each with
a complete system tailored for that type of adventure. In fact, the
Aces & Eights™ game has over two score available professions that
cover the gamut of possibilities in the Wild West: gambler, politician,
lawman, cowboy, rancher, outlaw, craftsman, saloonkeeper, merchant,
etc. With no levels or classes (and only gaining experience in skills
used), characters can change professions at will, just like the Old
|This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 June, 2019.