Thursday, October 28, 2021

Reading Again--The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun

The third series that I'm reading again is Sons of the Gun


Sons of the Gun 1-5

These five issues were originally published from February to July of 2013. Here are my impressions:

  • I should say right away that I struggle with stories that focus on the bad guys. For example, recent movies like Joker and Cruella just don't appeal to me.

  • In Issue 1, the location called Azad's Fountain has a lot of potential for use in The Sixth Gun RPG adventures and campaigns.

  • Similarly, it's interesting to see “Bloodthirsty” Bill Sumter join another band of adventurers, giving readers a look at what another character party—along with Pagan Sam, Vikram and Worts—might be.

  • I also like the format of starting with flashbacks to the time of General Oliander Bedford Hume's death, and then moving ahead to the present time.

  • The love story for “Filthy” Ben Kinney, and the family history for Will Arcene (in Issues 2 and 3)—are interesting, but I don't feel much investment in those characters.

  • Issues 4 and 5 introduce a great monster, the plague spawn demon, which I used for the first scenario of my current campaign.

  • There's also a good example of how the band of “heroes” might be called upon to work with the inhabitants of a town, working against a shared enemy.

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