Gutshot Game – Tombstone Arizona 1881

Saturday the local HMGS-South group played a game of Gutshot, with additional role-playing elements, at the Dogs of War shop.

The game was set in Tombstone Arizona in the days leading up to the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Three factions (the Earps, the Clantons and the Cowboys) contest control of the town’s business (mostly illicit) in order to raise cash. The two leading factions will shoot it out at the OK Corral to determine the winner.

In this game the Earps made a bit of money on bets, but were otherwise law-abiding and fell behind financially. The Clantons and the Cowboys tried shaking down the local merchants in a protection racket, but were not making much. Johnny Ringo got shot by an irate merchant, which did not help his reputation. The Clantons did well in the entertainment business and stage coach robbery.  The Cowboys ambushed some local bandits and cleaned up betting against one of their own in a boxing match. The final shootout was won by the Clantons, although both McLaurys died (a historical result).

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