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, he added.
"In a way, this convention will be a homecoming for Love & Bullets. The basic plot was suggested at Midnight Comics during 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."
Love & 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 best.
The adventure is for 6-12 characters (more can be added if more players show up). Players usually run two characters apiece.
The game will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2003.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.