The Great Drygulch Bank Robbery
Contest Deadline Extended
The newest adventure by Tom Reed is the seventh to be released in the Gutshot: Showdowns & Shootouts contest, which has taken more time than the Gutshot Posse figured it would to get out.
"Dang it if we ain't even farther behind schedule than we were in October," said Gutshot co-creator Mike Mitchell. "There ain't no one to blame but me, so I apologize to yuh all. Things just got away from me this year and now we're gonna have to do some hard ridin' to catch up."
One thing the Gutshot Posse is doing to get back on track is extending the contest deadline through March. The final deadline will be announced when the eleventh adventure is published, explained Gutshot partner Paul Mauer.
"The extension will allow writers to submit more adventures, which will continue to be considered for publication. We want as many submissions as possible, so keep sending them in," Paul said.
This still leaves a lot of hard work to do, but the whole posse is pitching in to get it done.
"Barring any more health issues or other serious delays, we should manage to wrap things up by the end of March," Mitchell said. "This should give us a realistic timetable of completing two adventures per month and still maintain the high level of quality we've achieved with the material we've already published."
First in, finally out
Ironically, Tom's adventure, which is just now being printed, was the first one to actually be submitted in Hawgleg's contest.
"Tom tied with another entry for being the first submission," Mitchell said. "And we've always known this one would make the cut because it's such a classic setup. It just took us a while to find the right artwork and work it into the production schedule."
Gutshot co-creator Mike Murphy echoed his partner's sentiments.
"This is a very classic story and we all like it a lot," Murphy said. "I especially like that it's for three separate teams who have different restrictions on their behaviors. That's the kind of thing that makes for an exciting game."
As with previous winners, Tom will receive a limited edition "La Vaquera" miniature and is eligible to win part of the more than $500 in prizes, graciously provided by the contest sponsors:
Special thanks to this month’s featured sponsor,
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