Newest: Texicans and Mexicans.
The Noon Stage
Our very first Aces and Eights campaign was “The Noon Stage,” featuring Pecos Jake, Antoine Beaujoureaux, and Francis “Face” Thompson in what turned out to be a notorious range war near the ramshackle town of Black Horse. I posted detailed game journals on RPG.net.
The Noon Stage
Held up on a stagecoach, young Francis Thompson makes a name for himself on the Shattered Frontier. September 21, 2007.
The El Paso Kid
Down-on-his-luck cowpoke Pecos Jake befriends Francis “Face” Thompson (but not Coughing Johnny Kellerman). October 5, 2007.
Face Thompson and Pecos Jake hire on with settlers in a range dispute, and Jake has a dispute of his own with Coughing Johnny’s brother Matt. October 19, 2007.
The Midnight Raid
Face Thompson and Pecos Jake take the fight to the hostile ranch. November 2, 2007.
Face Thompson’s Close Call
Antoine Beaujoureaux hires on with the settlers, and the hired men catch Apache arsonists in the act. November 16, 2007.
Black Times in Black Horse
The gunmen visit Black Horse, hoping to get some information out of the captured Indian, and get a whole lot of trouble instead. November 30, 2007.
Smilin’ Stan is a Son of a Bitch
The final showdown with Cali Muñoz’s cowboys. December 7, 2007.
The Gang With No Name
Our second Aces and Eights campaign picked up a few months after “The Noon Stage.” Antoine Beaujoureaux and Pecos Jake had parted ways and Antoine had fallen in with a passel of wanderers. Snowed in at the tiny mountain town of Ringworm, they took up the defense of the town against Indian raiders and made friends, at first, with a few disreputable cowboys.
The Gang With No Name
Antoine Beaujoureaux, Coral Calderon, Mr. Lim, Fritz Bauer and James Wilcox fight Apache horse-thieves and find what may be a clue to missing gold. February 18, 2010.
Nearly a Posse
The gang investigates a gold claim and Mr. Lim gets in a fight. February 25, 2010.
Coral Caldron and James Wilcox join a bunch of cowboys in a retaliatory raid on the Apache camp. It doesn’t go well. March 4, 2010.
Good Food and Bad News
Fritz Bauer shows his skill as a chef and the Apaches come for some payback of their own. March 11, 2010.
It’s Not the Size of the Gun . . .
Bounty hunter Trent “Boots” Starbuckle joins the gang, James Wilcox escapes his pursuers and the gang goes looking for the nearest doctor. March 25, 2010.
The Strange Home of Dr. Hiller
The doctor proves disquieting but competent, and a roadside meeting turns bloody. April 1, 2010.
In the spring of 1869, a few months after the action in the mountain town of Ringworm, Antoine Beaujoureaux and Pecos Jake reunite and make a some new friends as they return to the Cauldron looking for gold.
When Antoine Beaujoureaux and Pecos Jake, the El Paso Kid, return to the Cauldron, blood is sure to be spilled! Also, introducing Reese “Sly” Murray, “Ace” Moss and Elise Moss. Posted September 12, 2011.
Welcome to Lazarus
Pecos Jake watches an amputation, Ace stakes a claim, Antoine camps in the ruins and Sly claims the wrong man’s bounty. Posted September 25, 2011.
The Tin Star
Pecos Jake says his name and gets a job. Antoine take a bath and fights a giant. Posted October 10, 2011.
An Honest Living
The boys convince Silas Williams to testify, hire on with Forest Langdon, and run into trouble at the old Indian ruins. Posted October 24, 2011.
The One Spur Gang
The boys shoot it out with a mystery gang in the old Indian ruins at night. Posted November 6, 2011.
The Rancher’s Revenge
The gang escorts badly wounded prisoners back to Lazarus; Antoine and Sly go for a ride; Pecos Jake gets fired and has to fire. Posted November 21, 2011.
Vasquez Pays Out
Jake gets bloody, Elise gets an invitation, Sly gets a new suit and everybody gets rich. Posted December 6, 2011.
Brom States His Case
Judge Swain hears the case against Brom “Blade” Ferguson and the attack on “Brad Dexter,” while Antoine and Vasquez ponder the justice of God. Posted January 1, 2012.
Eyes Like Burning Coals
The boys come to blows again with the One Spur Gang and disaster threatens the heart of Lazarus. Posted January 29, 2012.
The gang settles into their new home in Lazarus. But trouble is brewing on the Mesa Verde.
The Legend of Pecos Jake
Sly tries his hand at politics, and the local newspaper sends the story of Pecos Jake and his friend Antoine — I mean Jean — nationwide. Posted November 8, 2012.
Texicans and Mexicans
The gang has a long talk with rancher Fernando Vasquez, takes a tour of the Animas Valley farms, hires on to guard prospectors, and glimpses bounty hunters up close and Apaches in the distance. Posted November 4, 2014 from a game on November 18, 2012.