Sure, my friend Henrix can speak and read Swedish, but despite what he’s tried to teach me, I haven’t quite gotten it down yet. In the meantime, I still need English versions of games. And that’s why I’m thankful that Åskfågeln (however that’s pronounced) is bringing Western, their award-winning RPG, to an English audience. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the Kickstarter:
Western is a Swedish roleplaying game set in the Wild West, that we now want to share with all English speaking gamers and Wild West fans. The fourth edition of Western was released in Swedish last year. The game is thoroughly playtested, full of setting features and game mechanics to support the setting and encourage roleplaying. Over 300 full color illustrations were made especially for the two core books – artwork of the highest International standards.
At the GothCon Awardshow this Easter, Western got 7 awards, based on votes from over 700 índividual gamers (and readers of the Swedish gaming magazine Fenix):
Gold: Best Game Writing (Tove & Anders Gillbring)
Gold: Best Interior Artwork (Western)
Silver: Best Roleplaying Game (Western)
Silver: Best Rules (Western)
Silver Best Cartographer (Anders Gillbring)
Silver: Best Graphic Design (Anders Gillbring)
Silver: Best Illustration Artist (Lukas Thelin)
The campaign is closing in on 5x funded, but there’s only a week left to go.