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Back in 2011, I wrote a short, 10 page Western adventure RPG called Have Game, Will Travel, which I never published or really did much with. Being as I'm out of work, I figure I might as well do something with it now:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H3_DljobN5ZksihzBXVy1qzXKPbyUpUT1aPoy7ZpDSY/edit?usp=sharing

The game's mechanics are card-based, and the system is intended to be simple, drawing on some of the same concepts found in games like Fate, Hollowpoint and Apocalypse World, while faithfully grasping the feel of spaghetti westerns and later western dramas like Unforgiven and Tombstone.

At one point, I had considered actually publishing it in the form of a dime novel style paperback rulebook, possibly as part of a series with a pulp adventure and kung-fu add-on (formatted in the style of a pulp novel and a martial arts manual respectively). The game is settingless, and can work pretty well in a Weird West or Wild East setting with fairly small modifications as is.

If you like the game, and would like to see more development on it or other projects, or if you just want to help me out until I can find paying work, please consider leaving a tip or donation at the link below.

Additionally, if you know anyone who's looking for game writers or other pay-to-write work, let me know. I won't speak to my talent in that regard because I prefer to let my work stand on its own, but I'm good with both guidelines and deadlines, and intimately familiar with both mechanics design and storytelling for pretty much every system on the market right now.

https://www.paypal.me/gabrielbartholomew

(Note to avoid confusion: The name on the Paypal account in the link above is correct, although different from my own. As I can't currently afford a bank account, any tips or donations are being directed there until my situation changes.)


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I blame you for this, Vera!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYGet9aibPY

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Ah yes, the metal bikini.  For the Warrior looking to relax between kills at the beach.  I think I know what I need to glamour now.
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Welp, that's some proper fisherman gear.
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In the coming weeks, Obama will reportedly continue to take his anti-second-term message across the country, asking ordinary Americans if they agree that his being on the ballot in November would make him a complete and total moron. Sources within the president's new "One Goddamn Reason" campaign confirmed he is genuinely curious to see if one American citizen can tell him why leaving the White House isn't the best thing he could possibly do for himself and his family.

"I have a pen and some paper right here," Obama said Wednesday morning at a town hall meeting in Ohio. "Let's list the pros and cons of being president. Con: There are people out there who literally want to shoot you dead. Con: We live in a country seriously considering a Newt Gingrich White House. Con: You can help 40 million Americans receive health care, sign legislation that regulates a financial system run amok, give the order to kill Osama bin Laden, help topple Muammar Qaddafi's tyrannical regime without losing the life of one American soldier, end the war in Iraq, repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, stave off a second Great Depression, take out more than 30 top al- Qaeda leaders, and somehow everyone still calls you the next Jimmy Carter."

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Something I felt like sharing.

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Look what I found. Should be good for a few laughs.
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