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“You wanna shoot me, Marshal? You ain’t fast enough, and my posse has a pyromaniac gadgeteer who’s already aiming at ya. You ain’t got the grit. You want me, I’ll be traveling the owl-hoot trail.”

– Calabash Twigg, orcish outlaw, part-time bounty hunter and a very bad man

To ride the owl-hoot trail: to take up as an outlaw.

– American Old West idiom

Owl Hoot Trail is a gritty Clint Eastwood western, set in a hostile fantasy world where half’in gunslingers ride out with shee scouts and hill folk preachers to escape the law, where mentalists cheat you at poker and gadgeteers build gizmos to keep undead off the range. Shee and half’ins and hill folk might exist in this world, but bullets hurt – hard. And there’s a whole range of monsters roaming the lonesome prairie, just waiting for a tasty morsel like you to cross their path.

Half rules book, half adventure, Owl Hoot Trail showcases the adventure They Rode To Perdition, a multi-part mystery and starting campaign setting that’s centered on the little town of Perdition. With as close to an epic storyline as you’ll find in a western setting, the PCs can change Perdition for good with their actions.

Using slimmed-down game mechanics you already know, the Old West of your imagination just got a lot more dangerous.

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Joshua M February 19, 2023 4:27 pm UTC
I have the physical copy so I guess I can't write a review in the review box, but I can say that this game was my gateway game to rpgs. Prior to it I had read some rpg books but really couldn't make heads or tails what they were saying or how to play the game. Found Owl Hoot Trail at a Half Price Book store and was able to basically read the whole book on the car trip back from Des Moines. Two great things occurred, a, I was understanding what I was reading, b, by the time I got back home I knew how to play the game and remembered what I read. I think it was the next night, two family members were over at the house and the two of them played two characters while I GMd my first game. To this day Owl Hoot is still a treasured gem and resource. I mainly solo play rpgs now and although I do not use OHT specifically its ideas still are a major prevalent way I handle soloing a party of 4. There are a lot of big ahas in the game, but one thing I've gleamed for soloing from the game is, other than make it simple vs complex,...See more
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None G December 23, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
Any way I can get a version that's printer friendly?
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Leonard P May 14, 2017 1:21 pm UTC
Hey, Folks:

Any way you can compress this file? It's killing my ipad trying to download it.

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This title was added to our catalog on November 04, 2013.