This “game within a game” contains both historical and contextual
background as well as game mechanics that allow players to pursue
Note that large scale (i.e.
commercial) mining is outside the scope of this game.
Prospecting is another iconic feature of the Old West and something
your players may wish to take part in. This book provides game
mechanics to facilitate individual prospecting and incorporating a
potential gold strike into your campaign, as the default setting is
located near to many historic gold deposits.
Like the other mini-games, this book is presented as ‘big picture’ game
specific to the relevant topic while permitting and encouraging
breaking out of the abstract rules to role-play interactions and other
Several possible gold strikes are provided permitting you to choose one
or more viable sites while leaving the others bare. This prevents the
use of real world research to sidestep your campaign and ensures that
any gold found is the result of both good luck and hard work.
As a digital product, you can print out the sundry maps as needed.