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Spellslinger

I knew I was never going to play Spellslinger but I was intrigued by the fact that it was such a brazen take on the American view of fantasy. It takes the Western archetypes of pulp fiction and overlays D&D's depiction of fantasy as technology right over the top. There is obvious some uncomfortable dancing around the Native American issue, natives are translated into a race of wolves and the iconography of the Plains Indians is swiped wholesale.

The interesting thing is that it just kind of works and many of the slightly strange things in D&D (like weapon ownership) work just fine in this new context.

I'm not especially interested in fantasy gunslingers but if I did want that experience I'd probably just go for something like Owl Hoot Trail now.

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