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Author Topic: Gunslingers Pt.2 (OOC)  (Read 2223 times)

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Offline Sorloc

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« on: August 29, 2005, 03:47:36 PM »
This will be the OOC thread for Gunslingers (reprise)[/color][/font]

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 03:53:31 PM »
hm, I have a hard decision to make here.
Do I keep my Eliza's original personality, or do I change it to the woman in Support Your Local Sherrif....


hmmm....

<grin>
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 04:00:49 PM »
be who you want, she'll fall for the dark eyed italian, they always do ;)

And Sorloc, no answer as to where I am, am I at the station, sharpening my cutthroat or measuring a gunfighter as he walks down the street :D
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 04:08:14 PM »
ELIZA

I let myself fall, covering my head with my hands, waiting for the bullets to start flying every which way for no apparent reason other than because people have guns. I then crawl over, grab my bags, and start to leave this god-forsaken town to a more civilized town where a bunch of idiots are not running around the place like clowns on speed.


Oh, wait!! We are starting over here!! Whew, for a minute there, I thought that I was in some horrible, strange dream and the pain of having to play in said dream was overwhelming!

<Deep breath>

Ok, let me try this again.
:)
« Last Edit: August 29, 2005, 05:03:14 PM by LadyCatreece »
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 04:44:25 PM »
Quote from: QUOTE(ictus @ Aug 29 2005, 11:00 AM)
And Sorloc, no answer as to where I am, am I at the station, sharpening my cutthroat or measuring a gunfighter as he walks down the street :D
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« Last Edit: August 29, 2005, 04:44:44 PM by Sorloc »

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2005, 12:40:31 AM »
Disclaimer:
Someone once mentioned that 'it's us versus them' with respect to players and GMs. I'm familiar with this concept, but I do not and have not ever subscribed to it. That's not the way I run my game, and I guess I should have stated that up front. My purpose when running a game is not to make things as hard as I can for the players and thwart them at every opportunity, it is to create a world / setting and populate it with people and situations for the characters to interact with.[/font]

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2005, 09:27:45 PM »
History:

Abilene, Kansas
by Jim Gray, The Kansas Cowboy (Official Publication of the C.O.W.B.O.Y. Society)


Abilene began as a small prairie village along the Smoky Hill Trail. It was platted at the east side of the crossing of Armistead Creek in 1861. Following the entrance into the Civil War the name of the creek was changed to Mud because its namesake had joined the Confederate forces.
The name of Abilene was chosen from a verse in the New Testament meaning, "City of the Plains". For six years, the settlement had little resemblance to a city, being just an assemblage "of a half dozen huts".


Joseph McCoy would change all that with his vision of a great cattle "depot" on the plains. Texans were searching for a safe and accessible market for their wild Texas Longhorn cattle. Everywhere they turned they were met with resistance. In 1867, McCoy’s Great Western Stockyards welcomed them eagerly with open arms. The trail to Abilene was far west of settlement on the open prairie with lots of room to graze the cattle comfortably until a sale could be made.
With the first drives of Texas cattle to Abilene, the sleepy little town became the first of the "end of trail" cattletowns in Kansas. The Drovers Cottage was the "headquarters" of the Texans and the cattle buyers from the East. The following spring of 1868 saw the town’s population swell with an influx of businessmen, gamblers, gunmen, pimps, and prostitutes.


Cowboys were encouraged to share their pay with one and all. No law was prepared for the onslaught of Cowboys just in off the trail. Galloping horses and frantic gunplay was commonplace on Abilene’s streets.


According to Joseph McCoy’s own account the Cowboys would often "imbibe too much poison whiskey and straightway go on the warpath. Then mounting his pony, he is ready to shoot anybody or anything; or rather than not shoot at all, would fire up into the air, all the while yelling as only a semi-civilized being can. At such times it is not safe to be on the streets, or for that matter within a house, for the drunk cowboy would as soon shoot into a house as at anything else."
The July edition of the Topeka Commonwealth declared, "At this writing Hell is now in session in Abilene." For the next couple of years the Texan and the merchants of sin reined supreme in Abilene. But, that would soon change.


The town became a third class city in the fall of 1869. By the following spring Abilene prepared to meet the Cowboys with a new marshal and a "No Gun" law. The girls of the dance halls were required to stay south of the railroad tracks. Abilene hoped to contain the uncivilized element in an area known as the Devil’s Addition.
The Cowboys had other ideas. They ripped down the "No Gun" signs. They threatened the civic leaders and demolished the newly built city jail. The marshal resigned, followed quickly by the deputy.


The city sought out a pair of police officers from St. Louis. They stepped off the train and headed for Texas Street to survey the situation. The saloons were filled with wild, unruly Cowboys. It was reported that their experiences in the various saloons was, to say the least, unpleasant. They boarded the eastbound midnight train and were never heard from again.


Abilene’s salvation came in the form of a man straight out of a Western movie script. "Bear River" Tom Smith arrived on the train with his horse, "Silverheels". He rode through town in the middle of the street sitting tall in the saddle.


The "No Gun" signs were again posted. But, this time Marshal Smith backed up the law with an uncommon boldness. When challenged by a surly Texan, the marshal beat him into submission with his fists! Abilene was no longer the realm of the Cowboy. It belonged to Marshal Tom Smith. The summer of 1870 passed in unusual calm.


On November 2, 1870, Marshal Smith accompanied Deputy Sheriff J.H. McDonald to a homesteader dugout in the country. There, they were ambushed and Smith was killed.


Abilene knew it could not endure a return to the uncontrolled days before Marshal Smith. The search was on for a man to fill Smith’s uncommon boots. That man was soon found in the form of Wild Bill Hickok. Hickok’s reputation as a government scout and unparalleled gunman would serve Abilene well.


There were those among the Texans with reputations to match. Ben Thompson was reported to be the fastest gun in the West. He was a partner with another gunman, Phil Coe, in the Bull’s Head Saloon. Thompson’s reputation also served him well as few were willing to confront him and his lightning quick hand. Then there was a young Cowboy just in from the Chisholm Trail by the name of John Wesley Hardin.


Hickok met Hardin in the street demanding his pistols. There, according to legend, Hardin got the drop on Hickok with a trick draw of the pistol. Hickok made a quick remark that won over the young man and they became guarded friends. Later, Hardin reportedly shot a man through a hotel wall to stop his snoring. Marshal Hickok scoured the town for Hardin as he made his escape in his nightclothes out onto the prairie.


Toward the end of the 1871 cattle season, a mob of Cowboys celebrated in the streets before returning home to Texas. Phil Coe was among them as a stray dog ran though the street. Coe pulled a pistol and shot at the dog drawing Hickok’s attention. Coe next drew on Hickok and in a flash the Marshal’s pistols were called to action. As Coe fell mortally wounded to the street, a man approached from Hicock’s rear. Hickok wheeled and fired and the shadowy figure fell to the street. Drawing near the body, Wild Bill discovered he had killed his deputy. It was the last time Hickok drew his weapons in a fight.


By that fall, the cattle trade was waning in Abilene. Settlers were taking up homesteads all around on the fertile prairie. The Great Western Stockyards would grow silent. The Drovers Cottage would be moved to the new "end of the trail". Wheat would soon become the new King of Abilene.
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2005, 02:46:45 PM »
Things have slowed down lately, a situation that may be attributed to the encroaching holidays.

I feel it would be best if we agree to put the game on pause a bit until after the holidays are through with us.

I'll see you all in about two weeks or so.


Thanks!

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2006, 08:45:16 PM »
As LC has now closed her games, and is not wishing to return, are you wishing to continue this game, I hope you are as it's a good game, but without Beth in it it would loose a lot of atmosphere.

Just let me know what you want to do.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2006, 09:19:06 PM »
I'm back...

What happened to LC?

I was enjoying the game before real life grabbed me.

Hope everyone had a great holiday.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2006, 07:04:26 PM »
Yeah Holiday travelling kept me away from a computer, but I'm back! Sorry it took so long!
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2006, 07:53:32 PM »
I have emailed Sorloc to see if he wants to continue this game.

I hope he does, as it is a good game and he is a good GM.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2006, 08:10:33 AM »
As far as I can tell Sorloc no longer wishes to run this game, at least here.
 
However his recent email on the subject was a little less than clear and not very conciliatory.
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