The Kenzer & Co. Wild West game Aces & Eights has been keeping a low profile despite taking Origins RPG of the Year and the silver Best RPG ENNie. I got the game once it came onto my radar screen and was very impressed. But I’ve been wondering where the game’ll go – I hear zero buzz on it, and there’s only a couple products out so far.
But on the Kenzer forums, good news is heard – loads of new products! In fact, David Kenzer says “2009 is mostly about Aces & Eights product.” In the hopper are:
- The Shootist’s Guide (aka target silhouettes and hunting book)
- GM Shield (likely a [faux] leather shield)
- Trouble on the Sequoyah Star (train adventure)
- Fool’s Gold (adventure)
- Men of Sloan (adventure)
I can’t wait! I declare 2009 Year of the Western. It is really a very good game and the genre hasn’t gotten much love lately. I wish Kenzer and the game the best, and will try to corral some folks into playing it soon!