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  • We have unlocked the following stretch goals: Map of Slow Funeral Ridge and nearby Arizona territorial map by Alyssa Faden, Bass Reeves Character Bundle, Tom Horn Character Bundle, Stagecoach Mary Character Bundle, and Big Fiction Character  Bundle. We will unlock Legends of the West at $2,250.
  • Ron Fortier, Drew Meyer, Davey Beauchamp, Gina Farago and Nick Alhelm are each writing a story that will be included with the Kickstarter.
  • Nick Alhelm and Scaldcrow Games are involved in a cross promotion. If both of our Kickstarters succeed then characters from Lightweight: Beyond beyond will be included in a special character bonus section in our Character Book. So make sure you back both projects. Back Wild West Horse Opera and Lightweight: Beyond!
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Excerpt from Six Gun Red, written by T. Glenn Bane

Hell’s Dog lived up its name. Little more than a refuge for river pirates, it turned out to be a poor choice to stop and re-provision. Not exactly my first mistake I’ve made chasing in the tracks of the ghost dog; that blasted spirit cur that weaves me in and out of danger like a fancy Cherokee stitch. The town was a place where good intentions were laid down and shot. Persistent sweat poured into my eyes in a steady stream making it harder and harder to see; of course it could have just been the sun cooking my brain. I pushed back the salty sweat, and tried to clear my vision. The memory of the padre’s burnt husk looked up at me when I squeezed my eyes closed. If those flat boat pirates caught up with me, they would skin me alive. That was nothing considering what had been done to the padre. I don’t guess just anybody would have taken up his cause and championed his burned out mission against those stinkin’ river coyotes—no, that takes a particular brand of fool; same kind of fool that would have kissed that river pirate in the forehead with a bullet. I am just that brand of fool. It seems that it’s the same wherever I go. A sudden stab of pain caught me by surprise as my sun-chapped lip split under the weight of my grin.

Listen to the Phantom Gunslinger in an old radio style show titled: Bullets of the West

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Ron Fortier's Cape Noire, Wild West Horse Opera