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Ruthless: A Stranger with a Gun

Ruthless: A Stranger with a Gun

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For decades the Blanco family has run the town of San Luis on the New Mexico border. So, they didn’t take to kindly to John Bannon when he rode into town and made himself the sheriff. Soon the silver mines, saloons and stage-coach were all working for him. Tensions between the Blancos and Bannon were boiling over when a quiet stranger with a wicked gun rode into town. Who will win control of San Luis?

This is a mini-campaign is loosely based on the film ‘A Fistful of Dollars” and is structured in quick “acts” that could be played in a single evening. Both sides face decisions that allow for a great deal of replay value and let the players write their own story in the West....

Players choose thier own adventure with one side picking the scenario and the other choosing the set up.  There are a possible 27 different battles that can be played.  The mini-campaign will consist of three of these gunfights.

RUTHLESS, a complete set of wester gunfight rules, is also included!  This booklet has everything you need to play!  You can watch a review of the rules on Little Wars TV on Youtube.

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Jeffrey H June 26, 2021 6:14 pm UTC
I would consider this expensive at $10, but I would at least consider paying that much. I wouldn't pay $25 for a 24 page physical booklet, much less pdf.

Maybe the pricing works for you, but as an avid purchaser of rules and scenario books here at wargames vault, I find your pricing out of touch.
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Daniel F April 13, 2021 3:00 pm UTC
I've read the Ruthless rules and viewed all available videos on youtube. It looks like fun and I am eager to play. That being said, I'm reluctant to pay $25 for this product unreviewed and sight unseen.

Perhaps you could post a sample page and 1 or more of the sample characters as a preview?

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Kenneth W H April 06, 2021 10:31 pm UTC
Definitely not worth$25.00. Seven scenarios, seven pages of character cards, a cover, and an ad for Little Wars TV (a great company).
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Gene S March 31, 2021 4:12 am UTC
Hi. I noticed your new release. I have to say I'm totally confused about your pricing model. Your charging more than a dollar a page for a pdf with no examples of rules or previews and essentially nothing I can see to justify this price. Help me and others understand what makes this so valuable. Maybe a play-through...something, please?
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Dean H April 06, 2021 10:11 pm UTC
The ruleset is available on the FireballForward site, all 4 pages for FREE as a pdf. Also Little Wars TV utube channel has a play through called Tombstone
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