Yesterday, Kenzer & Co launched its Kickstarter to fund a revised second edition of its infamously detailed and highly regarded Western RPG, Aces & Eights.
The original run of the award-winning game has long been out of print, commanding ridiculous prices on the secondary market, so this is everyone's chance to get their hands on a swanky new edition (Ace & Eights Reloaded).
The Kickstarter page for the campaigns explains that:
"To commemorate the tenth anniversary of this award-winning game's release, we're sending the world back to the Shattered Frontier for more trail dust, lead and action. This NEW version is no simple reprint — but a reloaded 2nd edition chock-full of new rules, tweaks, art and other enhancements. Of course, we've kept the revolutionary Shot Clock game aids (Standard, Shotgun and Big Game versions)."Below you can see a quick gif of the innovative Shot Clock in action, just one of the many elements of Aces & Eights that earned it the Origins Award for Best Role-playing Game of the Year, when it was originally published a decade ago:
To learn more about investor incentives, the game and its setting, stretch goals etc visit the campaign page here.
I'd love to saddle up with Jolly Blackburn (of Knights Of The Dinner Table magazine fame) and his crew, but it's a heavy investment for a print edition - and no clue as to the postage that will be added on later (I suspect it will quite steep to ferry this 300+ page hardback trans-Atlantic) - for a game that I'm wholly certain I'll never actually get to play (too many games, too little time, and all that).
That said, the fundraising campaign runs until May 24, so that's plenty of time to change my mind...