I Hit a Vein!
There's gold in them thar hills… and unfortunately, everyone knows where it is! Old man Clem N. Tine lives out in the hills with his daughter where they kept to themselves. That is until the day a sudden rain revealed the opening to a cave just chock full of the richest deposits of gold in these parts. Clem's brought in guards from the "Tough Luck Mining Company" to protect his fortune, but unfortunately, a group of thieves known as "The Band'its" have gotten word of the strike and are heading to the cave to jump that claim. The race is on to find out who will get the gold and who will wind up in an early grave.
Get on over to the Gutshot: Showdowns & Shootouts winners page and download the 10th Wild West adventure in Hawgleg Publishing's long-running contest. This winning adventure is by their old buddy, Dion Duran.
"I'm honored! It was totally unexpected. I got the idea from watching Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. I love that series. There were several shows about hidden caves, mining operations, and people finding nuggets, so I did some research on it and found dates and regions which had activity," Dion said when he learned the good news.
To do full justice to Dion's inspired contest submission, the Hawgleg posse pulled out some special beta rules they had been working with to handle the underground mayhem and greed that this adventure calls for.
"The nugget tokens, torches, and special encumbrance rules had been playtested for our upcoming game, Gutshot: Night of the Living Deadwood," said game co-creator Mike Mitchell. "Even though this game is set soundly in the world of the living, those rules really helped add a special touch to this game."
Even though the rules and guidelines printed in this adventure are still in the beta stage, Hawgleg partner Paul Mauer said they are still fairly polished and almost ready for release.
"We have been working on Deadwood for a long time now. So the new material in this game is almost ready for publication," Paul said. "There are a few things that still need work, but for the most part this stuff is good to go."
In addition to the new rules, this adventure also presents another first. Since this game takes place partly underground in a mine complex, Hawgleg has created a full-size printable underground mine complex. Split into separate sheets that can be printed on a standard inkjet or color printer, the mine complex stretches more than 18 x 25 inches, spread across 9 sheets of paper.
"You don't have to print out this map to play this game," Paul explained. "You can use a dry-erase game mat, or make your own. Just do whatever is easier for you."
Back in the saddle after Hurricane Ike
Thanks to our sponsors and previous winners
As with previous winners, Dion is eligible to win part of the more than $500 in prizes, graciously provided by the contest sponsors:
Special thanks to this adventure's featured sponsor:
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