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Author Topic: What a Cowboy - Judgement Day at Hogs Thief Bend. Part 2  (Read 10766 times)

Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2023, 07:04:33 AM »
The scenario we are using this afternoon, from the 'What a Cowboy!' book.


The ground floor and first floor plans, with rooms numbered. Douggers and Vaggers will be selecting a room to place Quincy Q. Rockingchair III in. As the opposition, I will only be aware of his general location i.e. the station building. The specific room will remain unknown to me until I actually enter the correct room.



A few photos of the overall set-up to follow, later this morning.

At a cinema near you, soon!


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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2023, 11:30:25 AM »
Some set-up photos, prior to the game.

This is the view from the defender's deployment edge.



This is the view from the attacker's deployment edge.



Overview of Netzahualcóyotl Junction.



The blacksmiths, run by the three Bandy brothers, O. W. Bandy, Bartholomew Wolfe Bandy and Bandy B. Bandy.





Bill Gull at his barber surgeon's emporium. There are rumours that he was once Sir William Gull of Guy's Hospital, London. Those of a malicious nature suggest that he left London in a hurry, after being accused of the 'Jack the Ripper' murders. Could there be any truth in this?





Then of course, there is the Dry Goods Store, run by Granville Arkwright's uncle, Albert Arkwright. Seen here in the doorway, enticing the ladies in to buy things they didn't know they wanted!





The station concourse.





The Women's Temperance meeting.





Dr. Vagabond has the crowd entranced with his eloquent verbiage.



The track gang, making hasty repairs.



...and lastly, there seems to be a queue to use the facilities!

« Last Edit: November 29, 2023, 11:32:26 AM by Mad Lord Snapcase »

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2023, 12:06:06 PM »
great looking table

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2023, 12:44:05 PM »
Magnificent….! There’ll be a bleeding and a moanin’ by Slimey Saveloy tonight….

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2023, 07:06:07 PM »
Mighty good lookin' game pard!
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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2023, 07:50:34 PM »
No spoilers but - I tell you…! What a game so far. Filled with "OMG, he didn’t did he?" And plenty of "You’ve got to be kidding me!" and "how did that happen?" followed by "whoa! - not possible" (I mean, what’s wrong with standing on a trap-door ladder whilst firing a rifle - oh, oh, a spoiler nearly slipped out there).

There was also quite a lot of "Have I got line-of-sight to anyone?" followed by "No" and topped off with "no-one can see me can they" followed by "No".

Quite a cagey game so far…..

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2023, 02:16:13 AM »
Lovely table.  Filled with respectable citizenry.  And some other folks.  Awaiting news from this affair.... 
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #67 on: December 01, 2023, 12:02:21 AM »
All them pretty pictures but I don't see me no hungry coyote nowheres!  What gives?   lol

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2023, 08:27:34 AM »
All them pretty pictures but I don't see me no hungry coyote nowheres!  What gives?   lol

Ah, is that what "Netzhautkoyote" means?   :o

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2023, 08:42:27 AM »
The Nahuatl name Nezahualcoyotl is commonly translated as “hungry coyote” or “fasting coyote.” However, more accurately, it means "coyote with a fasting collar," from nezahualli, a collar made out of bands of paper twisted together. It was worn by those fasting to show others that they shouldn't be offered food. Wikipedia.

I think the coyotes are keeping away from the 'iron horse'!   ;)   ;)

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2023, 08:48:38 AM »
The Nahuatl name Nezahualcoyotl is commonly translated as “hungry coyote” or “fasting coyote.” However, more accurately, it means "coyote with a fasting collar," from nezahualli, a collar made out of bands of paper twisted together. It was worn by those fasting to show others that they shouldn't be offered food. Wikipedia.

I think the coyotes are keeping away from the 'iron horse'!   ;)   ;)

Thanky you for enlightening me, M'Lord!

Ah, is that what "Netzhautkoyote" means?   :o

It's a relieve to learn that it doesn't read Retina Coyote...  lol

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2023, 10:27:13 AM »
All them pretty pictures but I don't see me no hungry coyote nowheres!  What gives?   lol

You're a hard audience you know.  :D 

Jack Daniels shot the coyote because it's howling disturbed the peace and quiet he needs for serious mescal consumption. 

I imagine once he's left town the coyotes will return.

Oh and by the way, Loco Lobo is wearing the coyote as a hat, which is why you can't see a carcase.  ;)
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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2023, 12:47:00 PM »
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Jack Daniels shot the coyote because it's howling disturbed the peace and quiet he needs for serious mescal consumption.

 lol   lol   lol

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2023, 01:48:29 PM »
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I shot the sheriff in the last game for precisely the same reason

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Duo 24th Nov
« Reply #74 on: December 01, 2023, 04:33:11 PM »
"All them pretty pictures but I don't see me no hungry coyote nowheres!  What gives?   lol

You're a hard audience you know.  :D"

Tough as nails, hombre.  And, no, that weaving around of my 1858 Remington .44 is not from my hands shaking, no, it's me taking careful aim at my target, yes sir. 

Now, you need to add a couple of figures to your set-up and that would be Dr. Jesse W. Heywood, dentist, and his "wife" Penelope 'Bad Penny' Cushings. [Bonus points for the first person to post here where that reference comes from.]

Only other problem (besides some photos failing to show on my computer, damn it!) is that we don't have the report yet of that game three.  Hope no more dental issues.  :o

And if you nutter lot ever decide to add an 'avatar' of me into your games you can call him California Diggins' Johnny "Tough as a Rail" W. Hardup.  Note that the women always find that last name quite entertaining both figuratively and, at times, literally.  Oh, that W, what does it stand for?  Well, no one really knows except Johnny but the gamblers have even odds on Wishbone or Wombat, the latter from rumors he made a trip to Australia in his wayward youth.  He always carries his own spoon to properly mix his favorite libation, a truly old fashioned Old Fashion.  Never trust a bar keep to have a clean spoon.  He carries a 'six' shooter in his belt holster, a derringer up his sleeve, a bowie knife in his boot, a Winchester in its bucket on his horse, and a reserve six shooter inside his coat.  And rumor has it that his holstered gun has been modified into a seven shooter.  If you have the nerve to ask him - and then live to tell about it - about the copious notches on his pistol handle he will tell you that there is one for eveyone he killed and the backwards notches are for the ones he back shot - and everyone of his victims was a low down, dirty scoundrel.  No one quite knows why his left eye twitches whenever he says that, at all other times his eye is as steady as his hands.  He was once blessed by an Apache en'ti who said now that he has cast his spell on him that it would take a full fusillade of bullets to take him down, no single - or even three or five bullets alone - would ever take him out.  He is as tough as that new fangled sixty pound rail the railroads are using back east, "tough as a rail" as they now say, a heck of a lot tougher than a measly old square nail.  This is the only known image of him:



Yes sir, Johnny is as tough - and deadly - as they come.  So, yes, you can use him as my avatar if you like. 

'Cause you'd never use Dr. Heywood as an avatar for me, now would you?!   ;D
« Last Edit: December 01, 2023, 06:33:23 PM by FifteensAway »

 

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