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WaltOHara24 Nov 2012 10:54 a.m. PST

At the behest of Brian Whitaker I put together what I remembered of an old game I ran back in the 90s that may soon resurface as a "ladies only" game. This was the Temperance Union versus Town Drunks game I ran sometime in the late 90s. It was amusing! Here's what I have written up on it from memory: link Thanks for your interest.

Walt O'Hara

Doc Ord Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2012 12:49 p.m. PST

Nice game scenario!

Thorfin1125 Nov 2012 4:27 a.m. PST

Looks fun, thanks for posting.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2012 2:42 p.m. PST

Brian Robinette and I ran several of these (called
'Temperance Tantrum') in the very late 80's and early
90's.

Ours were set in the Midwest and included Carrie Nation
(with hatchet), Nelly Bly and sundry other historical
females.

The town layout had a church at one end of the table and
the saloon at the other. The Temperance ladies were to
march on the saloon and put it out of business.

I don't think we ever ran one of those where the saloon
didn't burn down, mysteriously. Once, the entire town
burned.

Fun games.

poiter5026 Nov 2012 11:04 p.m. PST

Nice, I've grabbed a copy and am looking at recruiting the figures.

Now, what is Viking Looters, do we have that available as well?

WaltOHara27 Nov 2012 12:02 p.m. PST

Poiter: a great, simple, well, Viking Looting game. Players run individual figures and the goal is to make it to the ship with a bag of loot, but events keep getting in the way of things. If you email offline I can get you a copy of that.

Walt

11th ACR27 Nov 2012 3:28 p.m. PST

This could work as well: The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
imdb.com/title/tt0059250
A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo.

vojvoda Inactive Member29 Nov 2012 12:41 p.m. PST

Walt, are your pulp scenarios still spread around the web? I downloaded a bunch but my old laptop crapped out on me and I lost most of them.
VR
James Mattes

WaltOHara29 Nov 2012 7:03 p.m. PST

James Mattes:

If you mean the Wild West stuff way back in the day, I posted a bunch of them to Boardgame geek back in 06.

Here's the URL: link

Rev Zoom30 Nov 2012 8:10 a.m. PST

Good timing – I am doing a Hallelujah Trail game tonight for our club. Showdown rules. 6 main characters: Col Thaddeus Gearhart, Frank Wallingham, Kevin O'Flaherty, Chielf Walks-Stooped-Over, Cora Massengale, and the infamous Oracle Jones. The Denver Citizens Militia, Temperance Ladies, Irish Teamsters, Soldiers, and Indians will be under their repective control. Except for Oracle Jones, however. He is kind of the real wild card.

In keeping with the spirit of the movie, no one gets killed – all wounds simply cause a figure to fall back however far or knock them out for a couple turns.

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