Searching for Old West RPGs to Evaluate

by Hawke Robinson published 2019/02/08 14:28:00 GMT-7, last modified 2022-11-12T09:45:22-07:00
In our consideration of games research and community game offerings, we are trying to find the "right" Old West TRPG, that does not have magic or science fiction or other blended genres. Here is where we will post updates on our search.


Must be available currently in printed physical form (Print on Demand (PoD) is okay). PDF is a nice additional option, but must have easily purchased physical option.

 Must support "heroic play" aka "white hat". Prefer good in-game behavior modification consequences for non-heroic play. 


Looking Into


  • Boot Hill RPG by TSR
  • Boot Hill 2 by
  • Boot Hill 3 by
  • Aces & Eights by Kenzer & Company (same people that make Hackmaster)
  • Western Hero by Hero Games
  • GURPS Old West by Steve Jackson Games
  • Dust Devils RPG by Chimera Creative
  • Gunslingers RPG by Gold Rush Games
  • Dead in the West RPG by
  • Deadlands by AEG/Pinnacle (can it be easily stripped down to remove the mystical items?)
  • Snakes & Saloons by Snakes & Saloons
  • Legends of the Untamed West by Dark City Games Inc.
  • Coyote Trail by Precis Intermedia
  • Gunslingers & Gamblers by
  • Wild West RPG by ...
  • Wild West by Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Shotguns & Saddles by
  • Wild West Cinema by
  • Desperados by Skycastle Games
  • Western by Lancelot
  • Outlaw (Rolemaster system) by Iron Crown Enterprises
  • Far West (Spanish) (BRP system) by
  • Burros & Bandidos by Sierra Madre Games
  • Basic West by Stratelibri
  • Werewolf: The Wild West (can the mystical be stripped out easily enough?)
  • The Devil's Addition (SABM) by Knuckleduster games
  • The Legacy of Zoro by Gold Rush Games
  • Cold Steel Reign by
  • Link: West by
  • Dogs in the Vinyard by
  • OGL Wild West by
  • 1887 -Sob o sol do Novo Mexico by
  • Old West (Ubiquity system) by






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