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Wild West-Themed LCG - Would You Play?


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#1 CowboyHatValor

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:04 PM

Just as the title asked, whether original or through some acquisition of an old west license, would you play a western-themed LCG?

 

I play Netrunner and Star Wars, and while the mechanics are great and fluid for both games, I confess the theme is what originally drew me to both. In an industry saturated with fantasy and sci-fi, do you think an exclusively western-styled (six-shooters, gangs, train robberies, sheriffs, etc.) game with solid mechanics would do well?



#2 CowboyHatValor

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

Well now that I pay attention, I see the requests for a Doomtown LCG. I guess I'm not the only one interested!


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#3 Hank McCoy

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:41 PM

I would love an old-west mechanic game, be it based on alternate reality like Doomtown or more historically based. The Old West is my #1 Genre, and as much fun as I have playing Lord of the Rings, Netrunner, Star Wars and Call of Cthulhu LCGs, I would LOVE to see what FFG could do with the Old West.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

I would play one assuming I enjoyed the card art and gameplay.

#5 MarthWMaster

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:50 PM

Yee-haw!


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#6 skwizzle

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:57 AM

The problem is that Wild West isn't very popular. I don't know how low it ranks, but I would guess it's well below fantasy and SF. That's why Deadlands (and, by extension, Doomtown) has all those fantasy elements. If you want to make something sell better, add fantasy. Compare the number of Shadowrun players to the number of Cyberpunk 2020 players.



#7 dboeren

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:55 PM

If it's good I'd play it, but it would be despite the theme rather than because of it.  Western just isn't that appealing to me.  It's better if you do Weird West like Doomtown, but I still think you can do better with another theme.



#8 Blutsteigen

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

No



#9 Smilingknight

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:44 AM

I'd like a wild West LCG if it was something completely new. Like you used identities like in Netrunner, and you had to gun fight and it had cover to hide behin or really anything that isn't a rehash of other games but now with cowboys.
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#10 Gizlivadi

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

I'd love to see a Dark Tower lcg, based on the series of the same name by Stephen King. It has prominent western themes but also a lot of fantasy and sci-fi into the mix. Purely on a world-building basis it's an extremely interesting series, also untouched so far by most media (there are some Dark Tower comics by Marvel which I recommend).


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#11 Hank McCoy

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:17 PM

Just found out about this - might be getting my wish for a Doomtown LCG-style game - Base Set coming August 2014 - expect details on Tuesday when Alderac presents at GAMA.

 

http://www.alderac.com/doomtown/



#12 dboeren

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

Looking forward to it.  This could easily be HUGE.



#13 Hank McCoy

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:16 AM

Saw an advertisement for it in the GAMA paperwork, and Todd Rowland just gave a quick rundown of some information on the Doomtown CCG facebook group. So excited!!!



#14 dboeren

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

Yep, saw that post.  Hoping for even more information tomorrow at their GAMA presentation.


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#15 Snowhive

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:44 AM

not likely



#16 pppalma

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:16 PM

No, I don't like this theme.

#17 dboeren

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:07 AM

Old West doesn't appeal to me, I've never been a fan of Western movies or TV shows.

 

But, adding steampunk, undead, monsters, and several flavors of magic (Hucksters, Spirits, Miracles) to me changes the theme to something more interesting.

 

On the other hand, I'm also hoping that this will do well enough that they will reboot 7th Sea next.  A pirate theme would suit me even better, and that setting also includes undead and multiple flavors of magic to add more variety.



#18 Count Bradric

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

In refetence to the post above this one: Weird West is definitely my bag. If a Deadlands LCG were released I'd buy up on it in a heartbeat.

Edited by Count Bradric, 30 June 2014 - 08:05 PM.

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