I first discovered these rules when I had my first game with Col o’Truth and Notorious Greg. I was sold on them in two turns of the Action Deck.
And talking of Action Cards, that is the point of this post. The game requires an Action Deck that contains a number of specific cards, as well as character cards for each model being used in the game. Here is a jpg file of my generic Action Cards. All my cards are sized to fit in a standard plastic card sleeve and are about the same size as a typical playing card.
These are my Alternate Action Cards:
The Rules with No Name has special rules for Indians and Soldiers. Indians get their own Special Action cards that can be used when fighting in their natural terrain (i.e. not in town). They can also use the standard Action cards above that correspond to their ‘class’.
I have made a whole stack of other action cards that may or may not be used, depending on the scenario.
In my games when a Bystander Event Card is drawn I pull a Bystander Event from a special deck I have made. The following is a sample based on the Bystander Events on Page 133 of The Rules with No Name rulebook.
These are more ‘character specific’ and correspond to models that appear in our games.
The back of all action cards use this graphic:
The Bystander Deck uses this alternate graphic to help me identify which cards go where.
I also have a Drunk Deck that gets used occasionally if we have drunk characters on the board. I use a simplified rule set when dealing with drunks. On a 1-2 they draw a Drunk Card, on a 3-5 they Act as Wish, and on a 6 they Sober Up. First off, some sample Drunk Cards.
and the backing sheet for these cards
We also often draw random skills. So…once again I have a specific Skills Deck for use in such circumstances. Some samples:
and the Backing sheet for the Skills Deck.
Finally, every Wild West model I have has a specific card made for it. These are added to the action deck when and if the character or model is being used in a game. Some samples:
I hope that you find these useful as they are or as an inspiration for your own Rules with No Name Action Decks.
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