At its most basic level, Gutshot is a game where you put toy buildings on a table and move around little
metal cowboys, pretending they are shooting at each other. It's a lot
like playing "Cowboys and Indians" when you were a kid. Except
now, of course, there are rules to govern how far figures move, how fast,
what kind of guns they have, different kinds of horses, and all sortsa
fun stuff like that. Rules are good. After all, it'd be pretty embarrassing
if someone walked in on a group of grown men and women who were pointing
their fingers at each other shouting, “Bang bang, you're dead!”
“Am not!” “Are too!” The rules in this book will
spare you from that fate, and open up for you a whole new world of Miniature
In more advanced (and fun!) terms, Gutshot
is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn game that has you slappin' leather and
blowin' away the bad guys in a matter of minutes. Using 25mm miniatures
and some dice, this game is a simple system for running one-on-one and
small-scale combat set in the American Wild West. By one-on-one, we mean
that each miniature represents one person. There are no armies and mass
combat here - everything stays up-close and personal.
|Using 25mm miniatures and some dice,
Gutshot is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn game that has you slappin
leather and blowin away the bad guys in a matter of minutes.
At its core is a simple system for running one-on-one and small-scale
combat set in the American Wild West. It is a fun game that is easy
to learn and play; it combines realism, pulp fiction, and a little
bit of Hollywood thrown in for good measure. Gutshot
is a game that captures the spirit and mystique of the American Wild
West as portrayed in movies, television, pulp novels, and comic books.
Its the American Wild West of youth and fantasy, not a detailed
recreation of history.
has been in development since 1999. The first draft was written
by Mike Murphy, who quickly brought his long-time friend, Mike Mitchell,
into the fold. They soon brought friend Paul Mauer to help with development. The three have been hard at work crafting the game
into a quality product that could be enjoyed by both novice and
experienced miniatures gamers, and was officially released in Houston,
Texas at OwlCon XXIV (the city's longest-running game convention)
on Feb. 4, 2005.
The Gutshot Core Rule Book
is a 178-page soft-cover volume that contains all the rules, forms,
and information you need to step into the boots of a Western gunfighter.
For complete information, please see the product listing below.
What you need to play
The game itself consists of the Gutshot Core Rule Book that includes
the information, guidance, and forms you need to let your imaginations
Here's a shopping list of some stuff you'll need:
- Gutshot Core Rule Book (yuh kin buy it from one of these
Friendly Local Game Stores (FLGS), or ya kin order
it from us, pilgrim)
- An Adventure (write yer own or download 'em
- Copies of the Character Sheets (photocopies or handwritten will do,
you may also download them here)
- At least 2 dice (regular 6-sided dice will do)
- One 25mm miniature per Character (check out our
FLGS list -- they've got some beauties fer sale!)
- Paper & pencils (scissors would also be helpful)
- A hat (spittoon, whiskey glass, or other suitable container)
- A table (or other flat playing surface large enough to set up the
- A flexible measuring tape or ruler
- Buildings and terrain (again, visit the FLGS list or check out the
Whitewash City link over at the Corral)
Most importantly, you need some friends. Gutshot is designed for 3-8
players, but add as many as you can squeeze around the table. That's the
one of the great things about gaming in general -- it's a social hobby
and once you get a bunch of people around that you can't wait to get Gutshot
on a regular basis!
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CORE RULE BOOK
Retail Price: $19.95
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
a new, dynamic combat engine for running small-scale combat with
25mm-30mm miniatures. The book includes all rules, Character Sheets,
Horse Record Sheets, Vehicle Record Sheets, a section with the most-commonly
referenced tables, and two Adventures: “Last Man Standing”
and “Love & Bullets.” The book also features "Quick-Start
Rules" so that experienced gamers can quickly get a grip on
all the game basics. It is a square-bound soft-cover book with a
full-color cover and a lavishly illustrated black & white interior.
For more info about how the game is
played, read detailed game reports from previous games, then download
some free Character Sheets, adventures, and support material:
Retailers & Distributors, please visit our Retail
Support Center for additional information and downloads.
Not sure which version of the book you have? Check out the Printing
History of the Gutshot Core Rule Book.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please
don't hesitate to contact us.