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dBerczerk09 Jul 2015 1:15 p.m. PST

Join Chris, Vin, Chico, and the rest. Help the downtrodden villagers rid themselves of their tormentors, or ride with Calvera and his bandits on their way into the mountains for the winter.

-- Friday, 17 July 2015, HISTORICON, Fredericksburg, Virginia

001 by David Berczel, on Flickr

F-488 -- The Magnificent Seven
Western; 7 PM; Length: 4 hrs;
Hosted by: Ron Prillaman; Scale: 54mm;
Rules: Red-White-Blue-Green-Yellow-Black for Wild West;
No. of Players: 10.
The Magnificent Seven take on the Bandits just as in the Movie. Kids allowed with playing adult.

003 by David Berczel, on Flickr

005 byDavid Berczel, on Flickr

010 by David Berczel, on Flickr

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2015 4:26 a.m. PST

I played this last year (getting old so may have been the year before) and had an absolute ball! The figures have been changed slightly and resemble the movie characters to an amazing degree. I especially wanted to take "Lee" (fan of both the character and Robert Vaughn) and like the movie Lee redeemed himself but fell to the blazing guns of the bandits. The Seven barely won and like the movie at a heavy cost.

Rules simple but not simplistic, easy to learn and just a fun time!

SFC Retired10 Jul 2015 5:01 a.m. PST

Looks like fun… Our group is looking for a set of "cowboy" rules. We play "Dead man's hand" which are great but not really designed for large group play. May come by and check this out at H'con
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surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2015 6:13 a.m. PST

SFC Retired:

I think the best cowboy rules out there are Rules with No Name. These were originally released as a free download but when the hardcover book was released they were withdrawn. If you look hard you can find it still on line; however, they are so much fun it wouldn't take long to amortize the cost of the glossy, sexy, hard cover book across a bunch of fun games.

Having said that, I haven't played Ron's cowboy rules, but I have played in some of his other games over the years, and I have always enjoyed them. I don't know if he is selling his rules, but if so, they are likely worth the cost.


Gone Fishing10 Jul 2015 7:37 a.m. PST

Those are some great looking games. Now I have another reason I wish I were going.

As an aside, I'm loving all the 54mm stuff we're seeing these days!

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2015 10:25 a.m. PST

When I played he gave out a 4 page summary of the rules and tables to the players for free. This was in HUGE type and easily would have fit on 2 sheets, one sided, with normal type.

Clays Russians13 Jul 2015 9:08 a.m. PST

Oh man this look like a hoot

ron skirmisher Inactive Member13 Jul 2015 12:34 p.m. PST

No cash--all my rules are free, happy for gamers to have
a good time with them. I can give you a set at Historicon.
Many of my rule systems play faster if you have some wide
yard sticks and a handful of Red D6, White D8's, Blue D12's
Green D12's, Yellow D16's and Black D20's, Yes the yellow 16's
are a little hard to find and we use dice trays as 16 and 20
sided need a hard surface to clearly see what you've rolled.

47Ronin15 Jul 2015 5:34 a.m. PST

If you've never played in a Ron Prillaman game at a convention, you should sign up for this game. One of the greatest GM's (and nicest guys) in HMGS history.

I played in my first RP game decades ago. I still have fond memories.

Enjoy the game.

ron skirmisher Inactive Member15 Jul 2015 7:32 p.m. PST

47 Ronin, Thanks much for the kind words, I just try to
make sure everyone has a good time. That's "WHY" I do
this, If we learn some HISTORY, that's great too.
Mag 7 was the first Neighbor-hood watch Movie ? wasn't it.
Come all and enjoy the Gunfight.

The Shadow18 Jul 2015 8:07 a.m. PST

Hey! How did "Harry" get up on the roof??

The Shadow18 Jul 2015 8:16 a.m. PST

Conte *was* going to release a Mag 7 set in plastic, but he ran into problems getting the rights to one of the characters and abandoned the idea. All Mag 7 fans would have flipped out at the beautiful likeness of the sculpts of Chris and Vin that were completed. I was never more disappointed at an uncompleted project. You can see the prototypes at the Conte web site.

SFC Retired24 Jul 2015 9:40 a.m. PST

Found a copy of "rules with no name" at H'con. From my short first look they look fun and fast play. Thanks for the heads up…

SFC Retired

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