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  1. Ultravanillasmurf

    Building Size

    Nice job. That will come as a relief to the characters ^__^ You might want to distress the ends of the roof a bit, they do look a bit machine cut. For door dimensions, and window heights, you will need to refer to actual figures. For a normal door, the standard base size plus a bit will be a good width. I have a building from another manufacturer that appears to have compatible dimensions (bought for another magical steampunk style game). I will measure the door and window dimensions. There is a photograph of the unfinished building with Doc Holliday on this link. http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2018/05/ttcombat-streets-of-venice.html I did not photograph the finished building with WWX figures, and not sure about posting photographs of other manufacturer's buildings. The building on the link is 17cm X 12cm x 14.5cm(w,d,h).
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    Making a Teaching Scenario

    Looks good (sorry I have not had a chance to look before).
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    Cover and base size?

    The question here is that the bases are not visible, but the figures are. I do not have the rules to hand, but it does mention the model has an effective height of the width of the base. This would imply that there is a volume effect.
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    Faction Decks?

    Not sure why yours are pixelated, is that on the screen or on a print out. My print outs are clear.
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    Fortune Chips and Negative conditions

    You make a good point that the two appear to be simultaneous, but they have to occur in an order. If the fortune chips were replenished before the hazard check, you would have two lots of fortune to use in a turn. As this does not sound right, my assumption is that the fortune chips are replenished as the last act of the activation. I am sure that Our Gracious Hosts can give a definite answer, but in the meantime I would suggest that you suffer the consequences of spending your fortune ^__^
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    Hands units "On Lookout" question......

    My thoughts are: 1 - you choose the point you make the action, so you can choose the range: gun or pointy stick. Not sure about torrent weapons. 2 - I can see why you could use Veteran Instincts to react to an unexpected attack, but I would say only with a weapon you could use in melee. 3 - Yes. 4 - the sequence is grit check followed by a the fight check - the qualities are acquired at that point.
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    Fortune Chips and Negative conditions

    The rules say at the end of its activation. I would assume that was after everything was completed including rolls for conditions.
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    Making a Teaching Scenario

    @dzikki: the splitting of the action deck was suggested elsewhere, as was the removal of the non balanced cards. It does mean that the action deck gets reshuffled more evenly. I originally suggested Frank leave Sophie at home for better balance, however looking at the points value (not always a good measure outside the design game size), this does make less sense. @ekun: for the first game, minimum rules makes it easier. If the box had contained human "Hand" figures I would have suggested one each to begin with. A game involving Bosses should be the "End Disc Boss Level" once the basics have been mastered
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    Making a Teaching Scenario

    My point is that often a starter set is the buyer's introduction (or re-introduction) to gaming and so it is reassuring to have effectively someone talk you through it. If you are going to introduce the game to non-players or to convince players of other games you do need to be on top of the basic rules. At a club I used to play at years ago you often only got one go at introducing a game to the group. The Great Womble has introductory rules in their box versions of their games as does another company with their tank and SF games. The other magical-weird west-steampunk game has a starter set with introductory rules (but you have to download the proper rules rather than have a nice shiny book like WWX). Even if you started with WRG sixth edition, things have changed over the years. With the Red Oak Starter set, a good start would be a "Face" off between Doc and Frank (Frank might have to leave Sophie at home). They might need to have more generic stats to make it fair. Introduce the necessary rules to have the two fight over a minimum set, I would suggest they both start in cover that is out of maximum range for their pistols. Add some cover between them.
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    Making a Teaching Scenario

    On a more serious note, as had been noted elsewhere, the action cards cannot be split equally, there are an odd number of outlier cards. The action cards deck needs to be edited before splitting (there is the post about someone using the two halves as supplied and wondering why they kept getting less action points) [Edit] A quick look on the download page makes it look like there are an odd number of "two action" cards and one "five action" card in the deck.
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    Making a Teaching Scenario

    You could have gone the full Kermode and Mayo Wittertainment route for a pithier version: "How do you play Wild West Exodus, you just play Wild West Exodus" ^__^
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    Faction Decks?

    I am a bit ambivalent about the cards. I have a display book with printouts of the relevant individual cards (larger than the cards in Red Oak). Easier to read if the light level is a bit low (or your sight is not good). If there is an update I can just print a new one (I am new to WWX - do we get notified if there is an update?). On a related subject, please can we have individual posse cards like the stat cards, most of the time there is only one of the four that I need.
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    Hands units "On Lookout" question......

    That is not my reading of the rules. My reading is that "Give em hell" is an Action that is made either as the reaction of a unit On Lookout or Veteran Instincts to On Lookout. Only Veteran Instincts costs fortune. My reading is that any action cancels On Lookout, hence the requirement for a Mind Check to not do anything. However I cannot remember it being directly stated. That might be ghosts of "Overwatch" ^__^.
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    K9 Gun Dog upgrades

    Excellent, thanks.
  15. Hi, The game can be played on a flat featureless table, but the effective one wound nature of combat means some cover is useful. As other rule books mention, you can use anything for terrain: pile of books for buildings; cans for storage tanks; dice or matchboxes for walls; paper or card barriers or walls. Toy boxes can also provide items. As WWX is a larger scale game (~40mm) a lot of other 28mm scale terrain will be too small. The box set contains the full rulebook, two Bosses, two Faces, two Hands (paws), four support. It does only have one action and adventure deck, there are thoughts on splitting the action deck elsewhere (and the perils of not shuffling them before splitting). For Fortune chips you could use anything: pennies, five pence pieces (or regional variations), glass beads etc. The box set is a good starter and if Law or Outlaws are your choice of faction excellent value for money. My only criticisms are the absence of starter or learning scenarios and the lack of clarity on the action and adventure deck supplied.
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