Wednesday 5 December 2018

Six Gun Sound - 1st Night in Devil's Elbow

Maybe you’re an Outlaw looking for a place to lay low. Or maybe you’re a Mountain Man, Cowboy, or Gambler running from the law, or someone else. No questions asked and no questions answered. We don’t judge you here in Devil’s Elbow and you better not judge us.
Devil’s Elbow is a tucked away place in the mountains of New Mexico.

Billy Pink (Rep 5 Star Jack of All Trades) has just entered Devil's Elbow for the first time. I decide to go to the Golden Lady Saloon. Devil's Elbow has 7 buildings to choose from and each has a number of PEFs (Possible Enemy Force) to be resolved, based on the Day Part - Daytime or Nighttime. It's Nighttime so there's 5. The first one in the Golden Lady is always Kat Dushae, the owner. There are 5 different Non-Player Characters in Devil's Elbow, each with a Special Ability. I won't go into detail about Kat, but it's a good idea to Sweet Talk her.

I roll for the second PEF and score Townsfolk and Gambler. Billy interacts with them and gains a favorable result so gains 1 Increasing Rep d6. That makes 2 as Kat gave Billy a favorable Interaction result, but Billy has done some Sweet Talking so he's even right now.

 3rd PEF resolved as a Gunslinger and an Outlaw - sometimes one in the same. Billy scores a favorable result interacting, then in Further Interaction, he gets a job offer. "Interested in maybe robbing a bank?" Billy thinks about it, but declines. "I'd be bad news for you guys. There's a lot of folks looking for me right now."

 4th PEF - Billy meets another Townsfolk and interacts, buys him a drink. Gains another favorable interaction, so at 4 total Increasing Rep d6. Here's where I double dip - I go back to the Gambler and for the 5th PEF I decide to gamble.

Here's a quick rundown on Gambling.
1 - Roll to see who is playing. I score 4 - one being my Star.
2 - Who are they?
Rep 5 Billy will play against a Rep 4 Outlaw, a Rep 3 Townsfolk and a Rep 5 Gambler. Uh oh!
3 - All players roll 2d6 versus current Rep. Pass 2, stay on the game, pass 1d6 and drop Rep by  1 point, pass 0d6 and you're out - gain Deceasing d6 equal to the number of players, including yourself.

1st Round - Townsfolk drops to Rep 2. Gambler cheated but wasn't caught.
2nd Round - Outlaw drops to Rep 3, Townsfolk to Rep 1. Gambler cheated, Billy caught him - I choose to not do anything yet, Townsfolk caught him as well, but chooses to leave the game.
3rd Round - Outlaw drops out of game, Gambler drops one Rep to 4.
4th Round - Gamblers drops out, Billy wins and gains 4 Increasing Rep d6.

I decide to leave, but...

I roll for Hard Feelings from those that lost in the game and as Billy leaves, the Gambler and an NPC friend follow Billy out the door.

The duo confront Billy outside -  Part Two Confrontation!


  1. This is excellent. I love how the story almost writes itself. Can't wait to see how this works out.

  2. NPC's with special abilities sounds like a great development. Main non player characters with unique personalities that keep re-appearing in your story. That's a great new concept :-)

    1. Yeah, keep that in mind if you meet Josh Jacobs in the Elbow :)