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Boot Hill: A game that still finds a way fill an hour on tabletop

Boot Hill Dave Trampier David Sutherland III TSR

Back in 1975, Gary Gygax’s partner at Tactical Studies Rules was the notorious Brian ‘Buckshot’ Blume, a twenty-five year old gamer who had helped Gygax fund TSR with his father’s money.  Many are the twisted tales of the ‘Brother’s Blume’, Lorraiene Williams, and the fall of TSR, but well before any of that took place, Brian Blume designed a great little boxed set known as Boot Hill. This western inspired game wasn’t exactly an RPG, not in the sense of Dungeons & Dragons, but it did carry over some man-to-man scale warfare in the old west and could be adapted...

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