We ain't dead, yet!
As we head toward the summer and begin brighter days filled with the warmth of sunshine and friendship, please pause to consider all those who have sacrificed to make our lives... our liberty possible.
Setting aside the politics of North vs. South, of present vs. past, I can think of no more fitting words than these to commemorate this occasion.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
In commemoration of this day, Hawgleg Publishing and Arnica Real Estate will be closed through Monday. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.,
Showdowns & Shootouts Adventures Released!
Hey Saddlepals, it’s yer ole buddy Paul “Mad Dog” Mauer. I’m here to tell you about a brand new book that we here at Hawgleg Publishing have put together for you. It’s called Gutshot: Showdowns & Shootouts Adventures, and it’s a collection of the best ideas we received during the contest of the same name we held a couple of years ago. Back then, we asked our players to send us their ideas for adventures and we picked some of them to receive some prizes. Little did we know that we would receive so many ideas from our fans. About 50 in all, if my recollection is right.
As part of the contest, we chose a dozen entries, which ranged from chases to bank robberies to an exciting solo-player game. In other words, we had a lot of great stuff to choose from so we tried to mix it up with a combination of classic adventures and daring new ideas. Everything we selected was designed to make the most of the Gutshot ruleset – and build on it. You see, in addition to providing you with maps, character sheets and detailed scenarios, we also added some new rules, vehicles and equipment to the game.
And the best part was, it was all FREE. Yup. Each of the 12 adventures was posted up on the Hawgleg website as free PDFs. And that’s the way it’s going to stay: The Showdowns & Shootouts adventures are online and will remain so
Well zoom forward to 2017, and that brings us to where we are today. Y’see, we thought that some of you might like to have all the winning adventures in one place, so we made a book out of them. But why stop there? So we actually made TWO books: one is in color and the other is in black & white.
Now, you might be wondering, what is in this book and why should you plunk down yer hard-earned money for something you can download for free? Well, quite frankly maybe you shouldn’t. After all, these adventures are available for free download on our website (www.hawgleg.com). We did make a few changes to the book, though. We added a few maps, made a few minor updates and slightly reworded some of the new rules. Nothing major, to be honest. And then we took it over to Miss Mona’s parlor and had her take a look at it to make it pretty. It’s all gussied up now it’s ready fer you to take home for your next round of dice slinging.
The two versions of the book are identical, except for one being in color and the other being in black & white. We ain’t gonna lead yuh on: The color version ain’t cheap. It’s $30. That’s why we made the b&w edition: It’s only $20. Before ya buy it (if you do), here’s the skinny on what’s between the covers of Gutshot: Showdowns & Shootouts Adventures:
The book will be released Feb. 10-12, 2017 at OwlCon in Houston, Texas. And after that it will be available for purchase from our website. Additionally, in April (or thereabouts) we will also have a PDF version of the book available from vendors like www.drivethrurpg.com (more on that later).
So, if you decide to saddle up for adventure and buy our latest book, we hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed making it.,
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