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GUTSHOT rules closer to completion
A3MHG2 may playtest game up North
-- Hawgleg Publishing is pleased as a cougar in a hen house to
announce that discussions are almost concluded with the Ann
Arbor Area Historical Miniatures Gaming Group (A3MHG2)
to review and playtest the current draft of the rules.If all goes well,
A3MHG2 may use Gutshot to and to possibly play the rules
at the University of Michigan Con, at the end of November.
"We're getting ready to do the Northfield Minn. raid by the Younger-James
gang," stated A3MHG2 spokesman Bob Beattie in an e-mail when he first
contacted us. "Our local group has been working on this, we have
the figs painted up (new Foundry ones for the bad guys and lots of assorted
ones for the townspeople) and we are working on the town itself. This
should be a real good looker. The group will do some playtesting during
If the playtest goes well, Bob want to do a public demo/game at one of
their region's largest and best-attended Gaming Conventions.
"U*Con is an annual Gaming Convention held at the Student Union
of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It was founded in 1988, and
attracts gamers not only from Southeast Michigan but from across the United
States and several other countries as well," According to the Con's
official Website, www.deathstar.org/~ucon.
Rules pass major milestone
The A3MHG2 will be reviewing and playtesting the current draft of the
Rules, version 4b. Although incomplete, it includes major revisions and
updates, missing only a few sections, inluding the rules for Dynamite
and Hand-to-hand Combat.
Fortunately, these omitions should not prove a problem for the A3MHG2.
"We do not need a finished product because we will not need Dynamite
or Full hand-to-hand rules," Bob explained. "Rules for rock
throwing would be nice; there are reports of some citizens throwing rocks
at the outlaws [in the Younger-James gang scenario] as they rode past.
I guess not everyone was totin' iron that day."
This should prove no problem for the playtesters because the rules are
"This draft of the rules is about 80% complete," said co-creator
Mike Mitchell. "We are taking our time and are being very thorough
because we're dedicated to publishing a product that we can be proud of,
and as gamers, would be happy to buy. I think we're almost there."
Rules that are "almost there" need to be examined by other
gamers, he added.
"We've had numerous gamers -- our friends and people I've met at
the OwlCon Game Convention in Houston -- look over the rules before,"
Mitchell said. "But this is the first time we've just printed up
a copy of the rules and mailed it to someone and said, 'Here, go play
this and tell us what you think.' I guess it's kind of like sending your
kid off to school alone for the first time. You want everyone to like
him and hope he doesn't come home with a black eye."
If your gaming group is interested in playtesting Gutshot,
please contact us. E-mail us some information about you and your group
We will be posting a registration form soon to handle requests.
Page posted: Sept 20, 2002
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