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In the Light of a Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition is a rules-light pen-and-paper adventure role-playing game set loosely in the Wild West (1850–1900) and based on iconic gunfighting genre movies set in that time period. Character sheet by Micah Anderson (@micaholism). Bonanza Edition is an expansion of Saddlebag Edition, released May 2020.

WITHIN THE 44 - PAGE RULEBOOK, YOU'LL FIND:

  • Basics of the genre, and a warning against bigotry
  • A fast-paced d20 system with three stats
  • Randomized names, backgrounds, and loadouts for easy character creation
  • Oracles that provide layers of complexity to player characters or NPCs
  • A starting scenario and hexcrawl to set you on your path of mayhem!

WHAT $900 USD PAYS FOR:

  • A print run of the rulebook ($300 USD)
  • Paying myself ($600, about $0.10/word)

POTENTIAL STRETCH GOALS:

  • $1200: Paying myself more ($900 brings my pay to $0.15/word)
  • $1500: Judge's Bible (in development)

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
AuthorSivad's Sanctum
GenreAdventure
TagsHistorical, OSR, Tabletop role-playing game, Western

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In order to download this TTRPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SETTING SUN 1.0 CHARSHEET.pdf 633 kB
SETTING SUN 1.0 RPG.pdf 10 MB
COMPATIBILITY LOGO BLACK.png 50 kB

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This looks like a lot of fun! Any chance of another print run in the future?

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Possibly!

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One of the first games I picked up from Sivad's Sanctum, and as the months go on I just keep going back to it. IN THE LIGHT OF A SETTING SUN is a genre classic, leaning in to big stakes under an unforgiving sky. If you're thinking about picking it up, I'd definitely vouch for it.

I did a visual review of this game HERE.

I need a rule clarification.  It says, "If an attack proves unsuccessful, whether by a cowpoke or an opponent, then the intended party can make an attack in return."  Does "intended party" mean the defender?  I assume it does but it is not clear to me.

John

The author replied yes...that means the defender in twitter.

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This is awesome to see you continue to evolve your work into something bigger and bigger. Love the look of the game as a whole, lots of good info and mechanics in here that is excellent. A true example of an artist at work. 

Interested to see what future projects look like. 

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"Roll d6 equal to a cowpoke’s IRN in order to determine their Luck (LCK), which reflects their ability to avoid injury and death."

does this mean if a cowpoke has IRN 12 you roll 12d6 for their LCK?  seems high to me which makes me think I'm reading it wrong.

Love the look, feel of this game.

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That's correct! It may seem high, but the exploding damage dice really eat away at those high numbers.

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I love the look and I hope you get some action on this. Can't wait for Yonder btw! Yeehaw