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Richard Morgan
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Watched the video for the new Kickstarter campaign - how to play. Looked interesting before I saw the video, now it just looks totally boring. What's the deal? What am I missing? You seem to just move your guys, roll some dice and that's it.
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Tim Kline

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There's a lot more to it than moving your men and rolling some dice

In Blackwater Gulch you are simulating a battle between 2 gangs in the wild west. It's a skirmish game, like a wargame along the lines or Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000. The big difference is instead of a big army, you just have a handful of figures and each figure has unique abilities and weapons. The object of the game could be to just take out the other gang, or it could be to break into a bank, steal the cash and fight your way out. Some like to think of it as controlling a whole party of characters in a RPG, fighting out a battle against another party. You can use our pre-made characters, or just make up your own.

So the rules will define how your characters can move and attack, and what you need to do in order to win. But the game is also a hobby in that you can paint your miniatures and also build your own game board (or buy terrain pieces that are already made), so you can change around the layout of the game. You can fight in the middle of town, out in the woods, at the bottom of the grand canyon, whatever works. If you're familiar with games like Infinity or Malifaux, it's similar to those, only with a Wild West setting

you can download the rules for free, read them over real quick and see if you like it
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