June 11, 2005
Pasadena, Texas -- The words of the classic song seemed
to echo through the San Jacinto Student Union, but this time there
was a twist to the tune: "I shot the sheriff, and the sheriff
shot the deputy."
The action was intense at San Jac Con this past weekend as the
Sheriff and Deputy battled it out in the streets of an unnamed Western
town to see who would be "The Last Man Standing."
These were just two of the characters engaged in the gunfight and,
when the smoke cleared (or the dice stopped rolling, to be more
precise) in the small downstairs game area, Robert Villarreal stood
victorious as the sole survivor.
The victory was even more solid because this was the first time
Robert had played Gutshot and he actually bested one of the "old
guns" of the game, Richard Nelson, who has been playing since
the early public playtests at OwlCon in 2001.
"I guess in some ways, you might say Richard is our Number
One Fan," said Gutshot co-creator and GM Mike Mitchell. "He's
been following our progress for years and we're very thankful for
his steadfast support."
As for the action, Mitchell was impressed.