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Been seeing this on the pop up adds here on BGG for a couple of weeks or so, but didn't check it out, until finally I did.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kolossalgames/western-l...

Looks like a neat little game. Mechanically, it functions very familiarly to Firefly. It's a sandbox, and you have a certain number of actions you can do each turn. You can choose a life of crime, or the Law, or something in-between. You don't put together a crew, it's just you, but it does have that "lite RPG" vibe. You move around on the map, buy gear, have adventures, etc.

Lot's of potential for customization - you know that's where my brain's going - particularly in adapting characters from fiction, as it's obviously something the publishers can't do because of licensing. I could see all our favorite Western themed Sci-Fi heroes ported over with ease. Mal, Nandi, Han - or Indy?

I know the Kickstarter has closed, but worth checking out, and maybe keeping an eye open for. I know sometimes they open these up for late pledges, and obviously, it'll be in stores eventually.

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https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/232405/western-legends
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Already backed this ... meeple
 
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Cool.

Need to get some Firefly projects finished and off the bench in order to start reverse-engineering the cards from this when it arrives. devil

Then, all custom heck breaks loose.

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I had the same thought too about Western Legends transporting into the Firefly universe. Depending on how good the new Firefly browncoat miniatures game is, there’s the models.

“Outstanding. Now all we need is a deck of cards.” (Oops wrong franchise)
 
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Oh, there are cards for this one sure enough.

I'm not sure how portable the WL characters are into Firefly, as they're simply the historical figures from the Ancient West, or at the least, their 'legendary caricatures', which, to be fair, for most of them aren't really caricatures at all. The miniatures certainly will have applications in B&B, maybe not as playable crew (because there's only one version of them), but as thugs and various other NPCs. They refer to them as 34mm scale, so I'm not at all sure how close that is to B&B. Probably close enough?

But if you're looking to add minis to B&B, Reaper Miniatures has several that would work, and they're pretty cheap. I can't vouch for the scale, as I haven't held the B&B figs yet.

...yet.

















Two by two, hands of blue?











EVA Suit?


Yeah, they went there. They went there poorly, but they went there.



Meeting with Mr. Black's representative?




Well, you get the picture. Lots of options for either game.
 
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