Well our local gaming convention, Dak-Kon XV, was this weekend and "Shootout in Grizzlyville" won the "Best Presentation Award for 2010".
Sadly I was not there to see it. I came down with a ferocious bug and was too sick to attend (I could barely even talk). Fortunately my gaming buddy, Murdock, was able to fill-in for me.
Instead of using the MDF boards as previously reported, he used one of the Hotz Matz from Hotz Artworks. Specifically it was the "One Horse Town Western Town Mat" and it is perfect for use with the "Whitewash City" buildings.
Murdock was able to run four games (the first simply a "training game") over an 8-hour time frame. As previously indicated, he used the "Fistful of Lead" rules, which are very easy to learn and lots of fun to play.
(By the way, click on any photo for a much larger image.)
Well, Grizzlyville is set in southeastern British Columbia, Canada . . . and the original uniform of the Northwest Mounted Police was in fact the British colonial uniform, including the very climate-inappropriate "pith helmet".
I've only had a brief phone call from Murdock (and a few photos that he emailed me), but one of the highlights was when the NWMP appeared on the table. One of the onlookers suddenly went, "ooh, I want to play them" . . . it turns out that he was a real-life Mountie!
buildings and game rules.