Livingdice’s Aces & Eights: Last Man Standing Shootout at Gen Con 2010–We Have a Winner!

Actually we have two winners. Yes, I said two. 16 brave souls entered the ruined church in the peaceful town of Harmony.  Only one could emerge victorious. After much carnage, two gunfighters stood toe to toe with murder in their eyes and hot steel in their hands. On one side, a lowly cowpoke with poor gun-fighting skills. Not that this fact mattered when wielding a shotgun at point-blank range. Standing against this brutal killer was an even MORE brutal killer. Rifle in hand, he stood ready to dispatch his enemy. Did I mention he had the highest gun skill in the game and took out almost all of his victims with head shots?

Sweat dripped, muscles tensed and initiative dice rolled. Both cowboys fired on the same round. Guns blazed!

As the smoke cleared, both killers lay dead in pools of blood. In a cruel twist of fate, the last two players killed each other on the same turn!

No problem, said I. We had a plan to use the person with the most kills as the tie-breaker. Both the same. Friend Ando came up with the idea of using the least dead person (in hit points)  as the winner. Both tied again.

Determining that the universe wanted a tie, we split the prize package from Kenzerco between the two players. A randomly determined first pick chose the base “Aces & Eights Player’s Guide”  rulebook and the second place got the “Shootist’s Guide” and a module “Trouble on the Sequoyah Star.”

Congratulations to the winners!

Dan Gent of Salina, Kansas and Rebekah Green of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Great fun was had by all and I will run the same event next year. I hope to see you there.

Trask sponsored its very first event this year at Gencon 2010, the “Aces & Eights: Last Man Standing Shootout.”  Using the “Aces & Eights” rules set, 24 players do battle for survival in the Old West. We have maps, pre-generated characters and lots of guns! I expect plenty of carnage in this single-elimination event. To make things more interesting, Kenzerco supplied some “Aces & Eights” books as prizes for the winner and kindly supplied 12 rolls of their gaming paper for the last dozen cowboys going to Boot Hill.  All this cool stuff from a free event. Yes, because the event is on Wednesday before the convention proper, it is free!

Sadly, it also sold out on the first day of registration. Still,  I urge anyone interested to drop by and see if we get the full 24 players for the event. I am anticipating some no-shows, so we may have a slot or two available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is also your big opportunity to meet me in person, either to shake my hand and congratulate me on all my great work on the site, berate me for my low and ignorant opinions or serve me with legal papers. 😉

Here are the event particulars:


08/04/2010 01:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM

Location: Union Station : Edison North : 1–4

Hope to see you there!

Trask, The Last Tyromancer



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

One thought on “Livingdice’s Aces & Eights: Last Man Standing Shootout at Gen Con 2010–We Have a Winner!

  • August 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    This was an awesome event. If you missed it, I’d shed a tear right now. Thanks again for the great time.

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