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Maxshadow10 Aug 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

Anyone do an Old West RPG?

Carlo Fantom Inactive Member10 Aug 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

Boot Hill, it's very lethal but it works well.

Nick B10 Aug 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

Had hours of fun running Boot Hill for our group back in the day. Some good town supplements and scenarios too.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 8:56 a.m. PST

Here it is: Boot Hill RPG link.

I played this when it first came out. We concentrated on 1e AD&D, but we also dipped our boot toes into this RPG. It was fun, but not as fun as the fantasy RPG. This is 3rd edition, and I only played 1st, back around 1980. This edition got three ratings of five stars. Cheers!

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 8:56 a.m. PST


You may like Gurps.

Personal logo Darrell B D Day Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

I did one years ago – FGUs Wild West. Probably a bit complicated for today's taste but we certainly had great fun with the campaign.


T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

We enjoyed playing Wild West from FGU in the 80's

You can download the rules with copyrigth owners permission on this site :



Scum123410 Aug 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

There's Dark City Games' Legends of the Untamed West' rules based off of a The Fantasy Trip/GURPS base.
Free and a lite set of rules so you can give it a try and see if you even like playing in the genre.

PDF link

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

IIRC the guys who do Hackmaster have an old west game. And there is Deadlands, though it is more supernatural.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

If we're talking supernatural: link

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

TwoHourWargames has a RPG lite set available from Rebelminis called Six Gun Sound that is good. There is also High Moon that is Western Horror by THW also available from Rebelminis that can be used with or without the horror aspect.

Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

Blood and Bullets wild west free PDF. It's a OSR game.
Also a print version on LuLu.
Amazon link


Maxshadow10 Aug 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone for your help. I now own several sets to read plus there are a lot of entertaining you tube vids about GURPS!
I think an old west campaign is going to be next.
Oh my goodness all those happy childhood days in front of the TV brought to back to life.

Mister Tibbles10 Aug 2018 8:08 p.m. PST

I liked Deadlands, the original version. Law Dogs were my thing.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 6:08 a.m. PST

If you can find a copy, Blake's 'Old West Gunfight'
RPG is, to me, the sine qua non.

Published in 1975, it has LOTS of information on
different weapons and so forth.

Our group ran 3 or 4 campaigns using that set and
it was always great fun.

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