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Playtest set for Memorial Day Weekend Mini-Con
HOUSTON, Texas -- The Gutshot Posse is proud to be saddling
up with Midnight
Comics for their Memorial Day Weekend Mini Convention.
The convention will run Friday through Monday, May 23-26, 2003 at
the store's location in West Houston.
"This mini con is a big deal for us," said Hawgleg co-founder Mike
Mitchell. "This is the first time in more than seven years that
Mike Murphy and I will both be at the same game convention. I'm
really looking forward to this."
The Posse will be running the adventure Love & Bullets,
or "Not with my daughter you don't!" This is a two-team
game that Mitchell originally ran at OwlCon 2003 in February, and
as such, it has a Valentine's Day theme: hot lead and fiery love.
See sidebar for details.
This adventure was a hit at the convention, and it should be even
better the second time around.
"As usual, the playtesters had some great suggestions on how
to improve this adventure. Cameron Orwin, particularly, provided
some great suggestions on how to strike better game balance between
the two gangs," Mitchell said.
Playtesting has been particularly important to this adventure,
"In a way, this convention will be a homecoming for Love
& Bullets. The basic plot was suggested at Midnight Comics
at a playtest in March 2003. I was doing an in-store playtest and
one of the players suggested the basic plot about two young'uns
trying to elope and her daddy trying to stop them. We played it
and the game was a hit. We've been fine tuning it ever since."
& Bullets, or "Not with my daughter you don't!"
Out in the West Texas Town of Rattlesnake Bend, the Colonel's
only daughter has taken up with a handsome, dashing, and no-account
cattle rustler. The two are in love and are planning to elope.
The Colonel has declared that "no daughter of mine is
going to run off with a Damn Yankee Cattle Rustler,"
and has gathered a handful of men to stop them. Aided by the
gang of Yankee Cattle Rustlers, the lovebirds aim to high-tail
it out of town until the Colonel cools down. It's time to
pick sides and decide if love conquers all, or if father knows
The adventure is for 6-12 characters (more can be added if
more players show up). Players usually run two characters
The game will be at 8 p.m.
on Saturday, May 24, 2003.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.