By Thilo Graf
This pdf from 4 Winds Fantasy Gamingis 6 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving 4 pages of content. What do we get? Well exactly what the title suggests.
Random acts of Old West violence provide us with 100 (suitable for a d%-throw, old-school, baby!) different acts of violence to kick off encounters, adventures or even just a diversion and an organic environment. In contrast to its predecessor, this one is geared specially towards a theme, the Old West. The pdf does benefit quite a lot from this focus, making deputies drunkenly blurting out information about future robberies, beaten up saloon girls, cattle stampedes and problems with and around railroad tycoons a nice array of ideas you can scavenge.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. The pdf has no bookmarks, consisting essentially of one d%-array and layout adheres to the 2-column b/w-standard we know from 4WFG. The two pieces b/w-artwork are neat. However, you should be aware that this is a system-neutral pdf containing only ideas and no stats to back them up. I enjoyed these acts of violence and their thematic focus, but on the other hand, the acts could have been a bit longer. They are better written and more versatile than in the predecessor, though. Thus my final verdict will take these improvements into account and clock in at a 4-star verdict. Nice pdf for a some Old West window-dressing.
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