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Subject: Sheriff Slab the Killer Cleans Up rss

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Scott Humpert
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The Event:
Tuesday Night Lancaster Gamers Meeting : January 3, 2006

The Location:
Six Feet Under Games in Lancaster, PA

The Players (as seated):
Dave as Slab the Killer (sheriff)
Rod as Burt Cassidy (outlaw)
John as Sid Ketchum (outlaw)
Bill as Calamity Janet (deputy)
Scott H as Jourdonnais (renegade)
Tom as Pedro Ramirez (outlaw)

The Game:
Bang! by Mayfair Games

Session Report:
Slab the Killer rolled into town, claiming to be the new sheriff, and determined to clean up this flea-bitten town. The outlaws knew they would have a rough go, as Slab is a deadly aim with his pistol (requiring two Missed! cards to be played).

Pedro Ramirez was the first one to go six feet under, as both the sheriff and deputy Calamity Jane were challenging him to duels, with Calamity Jane finally dealing the fateful blow. The deputy was also able to take out Sid Ketchum, but she was soon locked in jail and then fell victim to the dynamite, thus turning her to worm meat as well.

Jourdonnais the Renegade was next to go, as the sheriff made sure Jourdonnais didn’t stick around to cause more trouble, leaving Sheriff Slab and outlaw Burt Cassidy for the final showdown.

After a round at the saloon, Sherrif Slab was able to put Burt Cassidy in jail and light the dynamite. When the dynamite got back around to Burt, he was blown to high heaven, leaving the Sheriff the only one standing, and the town free of vermin.

The Synopsis:
This is a cool role-playing card game in the vein of Werewolf, where you have a secret roll that you try to hide from other players and the table talk is flagrantly fun. You are dealt a hand of cards that determine what you can do each turn (which is usually trying to gun down the other players). Having a well-stocked hand is key, as is trying to rid the cards from other players’ hands. Our game developed slowly, with not much shooting for the first turn or two. Then the Indians and Gatling cards came out, causing several players to lose life points quickly, which eventually allowed for some final blows to be dealt. Definitely a fun game when you need something for six or seven players.

My Ranking:
7 out of 10
 
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