If you're already in-the-know, you can probably stop here. If you've never encountered this game before, please read-on and find out about the game your friends are (no doubt) telling you about!
WHAT IS GUNFIGHTER'S BALL?
WHAT MAKES THIS WILD WEST GAME UNIQUE?
Second is the use of cards to add flavor without the need to keep track of lots of details. Special ability cards, called Pistoleer Cards, can be used to give a character advantages, disadvantages, or quirks. Wound cards from "The Black Deck" can be used in lieu of the wound chart to add some gruesome fun to the hit results.
Third is the use of poker chips to keep track of health; Knuckleduster sells casino-grade clay composite poker chips that make a distinctively western sound when cashed in! Next, a universal system of weighting from -3 to +3 gives game Judges and players the ability to create characters and scenarios by balancing the worth of various special abilities and archetypes (and in 2019, weapons and equipment).
Finally, the defensive reaction system (known as "quickdraws") allow any character who is attacked from within short pistol range to sacrifice their next card to try and make a defensive snap shot. Players roll-off against one another to see who is the fastest gun hand, and it's even possible for characters to gun one another down simultaneously!
IS THERE AN OVERVIEW VIDEO?
WHAT MAKES THE FIGURES UNIQUE?
Figures are provided with an MDF base, and a set of 70 character cards is available for all of the figures in production, simultaneously providing stats as well as a color picture of a painted figure to use as a paint guide.
IS THERE TERRAIN TO GO WITH THE GAME?
Indeed there is.
Gunfighter's Ball MDF and HDF buildings have incorporated cast parts in order to make windows and doors realistic, strong, and easy to install. Stores, a blacksmith's shop, a barbershop, saloons, a jail, a boarding house/hotel, outhouse, fencing, and livery stable are in the current product line (some just being released at the holidays), and many more designs are planned.
|Some of our buildings on the demo board we take to conventions. This is a typical game layout. You can also see our buildings in the YouTube video linked to earlier.|
WHAT'S AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW?
Dozens and dozens of fighters, bystanders, vignettes (such as a pharo game in progress), animals, buildings, and furniture are available at the present time, and Knuckleduster's usual frantic pace of new releases, which took a break during Kickstarter fulfillment, will resume in earnest after December 15th, with dozens of new items in the pipeline.
Also be sure to check out the links on the right side of this page, and explore the articles contained here on the Gunfighter's Ball Blog.