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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Feb 2019 12:41 a.m. PST

On a scale of 0 (none) to 10 (immense), what would be your level of interest in gaming The Lone Ranger on the miniature tabletop?

Cyrus the Great02 Feb 2019 12:59 a.m. PST

0.

Green Tiger02 Feb 2019 2:48 a.m. PST

0

x42brown02 Feb 2019 3:42 a.m. PST

0

x42

FusilierDan02 Feb 2019 4:36 a.m. PST

7.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 5:54 a.m. PST

0

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 5:55 a.m. PST

8

Dynaman878902 Feb 2019 6:13 a.m. PST

0 as a tabletop miniatures game.
0 as an RPG too (but it would be higher if I were still playing RPGs)

Striker02 Feb 2019 6:34 a.m. PST

7

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 7:01 a.m. PST

3

You bring the painted minis; I'm willing to play.

mjkerner02 Feb 2019 7:29 a.m. PST

0, except for the original ambush of his unit from his origin story, which caused him to become the "Lone" ranger.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 8:04 a.m. PST

0

rustymusket02 Feb 2019 8:14 a.m. PST

0

Whirlwind02 Feb 2019 8:17 a.m. PST

3. I like his cameo appearance in Pony Wars.

Legion 402 Feb 2019 9:07 a.m. PST

Could be kind of cool !

PK Guy Brent02 Feb 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

Where do these questions come from???? I want a number lower than 0.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 10:55 a.m. PST

5, in the sense that my feelings are half "10" and half "0". I want to see the implementation, the scenarios. Could be very cool.

Gone Fishing02 Feb 2019 12:42 p.m. PST

I don't know, it sounds rather fun to me. It probably boils down to whether one is into gaming the Wild West, especially in its more cinematic iterations; as most Wild West games seem to be of that sort, much fun could be had!

I agree that his cameo in Pony Wars is a brilliant touch in a brilliant game!

Darrell B D Day02 Feb 2019 12:48 p.m. PST

Hopalong Cassidy, the Range Rider and the Cisco Kid would all get the nod before the Lone Ranger (especially the Range Rider, not forgetting Dick West, the All American Boy).

DBDD

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

Actually, I've been kicking the idea around of providing an RPG for TLR. I even went so far as to buy Clayton Moore's autobiography (a great read!) and one of the books detailing the series (right through the various iterations of the mask).

TLR was indeed the White Knight of the Plains, the finest horseman/marksman alive--great Characteristics if you're playing him! But his refusal to kill under any circumstances, I'm afraid, makes him less attractive to actual gamers.

Of course, special figures would be required. Not just TLR on Silver, but dismounted (ditto for Tonto), plus a variety of suitable Heroines and Heavies ("Smooth" and "Rough"). That TLR was a Master of Disguise means that most any other miniatures could be used as him when working undercover. The usual Western towns, figures, terrain, etc, would carry over without a hitch.

The key to making TLR into an engaging and exciting game would be in the scenarios, a thorough understanding of his character, and a willingness on the player's part truly to Role Play, not just move figures around in order to kill enemies and pile up "experience points" or other Neanderthal attitudes.

In effect, an adventure would almost require a Narrator, the William Tell Overture being played at the start and finish, and the players truly "playing" their parts much in the manner of a radio/tv episode.

I think that would be great, but it could take more time and energy to perfect than this Old Duffer may have to do it right.

TVAG

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 1:04 p.m. PST

One side being one or two characters ends up being more like an RPG scenario rather than a minis wargame. Not that I'm adverse to that. Just SWMBO doesn't usually like to do the heavy GM part, so we don't play much of that.

I'm not particularly familiar with TLR (I know who he is, but I couldn't think of a dozen plotlines for him, either), but if the plotlines are significantly different from the Scarlet Pumpernickel and Flush Grognard, we could give it a run. I certainly have enough Old West figures.

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Zephyr102 Feb 2019 9:54 p.m. PST

1.

At least one wouldn't need to worry about werewolves… ;-)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 5:30 a.m. PST

Werewolf?

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14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 7:23 p.m. PST

0

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