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The Drifter

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The Drifter is a solitaire, story, dice game based in the fictional wild west.

The drifter is reminiscent of games like Barbarian Prince (1980), where every game is a unique story experience every time you play.

You are a gunslinger who has been living a hazy existence.  Your brief time in this world has been mostly spent on the outside of the law, killing, stealing, carousing with undesirables,  living a dangerous life full of excess and violence. Recently, you feel life might have more to offer. You know this way of life will not last and now are looking to maybe put your wild ways away, buy a ranch and settle into obscurity.  You determined you need $300 and are willing to get it by any means you feel necessary.

Will you fall victim to the endless dangers that lurk in the wild west or will you enjoy your remaining days in a serene retirement, tending to your ranch? 
Find out, as The Drifter.

 
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Dries V June 30, 2021 2:40 pm UTC
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Hello Ken K. I really like the updated version, and the decision to combine the rule and event book into one.
One suggestion, (for a later update maybe?) place the event entry number as a page number in the bottom corner on each page (instead of E001 - E050 for example.).
For users who print out the pdf it would be quicker to find the exact events.
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Ken K June 30, 2021 7:54 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Dries,

Thank you for the feedback! I will pass it on to the graphic artist for consideration.:)

Ken
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Troy P June 09, 2021 10:45 am UTC
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Absolutely loving the game KenK. I was after an 'open world' Wild West game, and this ticks every box I like! Great work, friend!

One question, in the current version of the Event Book, the main linked index page works fine for me, but the links after that don't appear to do anything. Are they disabled at the moment, or am I doing something wrong.

- for instance, I can click on any link fine on the index page, where ALL of the events are linked, but if an event tells me to go to another event those links aren't functioning for me.
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Ken K June 09, 2021 11:12 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi, Troy

Thanks, glad you are enjoying it!

Only the Event Book index currently has links. A graphic designer is currently working on an updated version of the Event Book which will have links throughout.

Any further questions please let me know.
Thanks again!
Ken
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Troy P June 09, 2021 11:14 am UTC
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It's the Event book that I'm on about Ken. The links on Page 3 of the Event Book work great for me, but none of the others do? I'm guessing that's as intended until the update is released? No worries either way btw. I'm just finding out if I've done something wrong.
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Ken K June 09, 2021 11:17 am UTC
PUBLISHER
That is correct, only the links on page 3 currently work but that will change in the updated Event Book. You are doing nothing wrong. :)
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Troy P June 09, 2021 11:18 am UTC
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Thank you for getting back to me so quickly Ken. Much appreciated. Keep up the fine work! :)
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Kyaw T May 31, 2021 10:37 am UTC
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Hi, If I purchase the book now, will I have access to the updated version once it is available? I will probably keep it in my old iPad until the new version is out and ready for printing. Thanks!
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Ken K May 31, 2021 12:33 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Kyaw,

Yes, you will. When the updated version of the Event Book is uploaded, everyone who has already purchased The Drifter will find the updated version in their Drivethrurpg folder.

Any further questions, please let me know.
Thank you!
Ken
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Kyaw T May 31, 2021 1:52 pm UTC
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Thanks for the quick reply, Ken.
I've just got the files, and I presume that I don't need to download the other files from BGG.
I would be looking forward to receiving the new book!
Have a great day!
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Ken K May 31, 2021 5:33 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
That is correct. All the files on BGG have been uploaded to your Drivethrurpg folder.
thanks, Kyaw.
Ken
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DAVID T May 28, 2021 7:53 am UTC
PURCHASER
So what got updated?
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Ken K May 28, 2021 10:16 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi David,

A graphic designer has updated the tracking sheets, table sheet, combat sheet, map, token sheet and Rulebook with a brand new look! The Event Book will also have the same aesthetic and will be uploaded when finished. Besides that, Event 148 & 149 had been updated with additional outcomes.

Any other questions let me know.
Thanks!
Ken

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Aaron B May 29, 2021 11:56 am UTC
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Sounds like this would be a bad time for a rebuild of my original version from 2019

Will wait for the Event Book update. Hopefully soon, as I have access to an inexpensive printer for a few more days.
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DAVID T May 29, 2021 11:16 pm UTC
PURCHASER
What? I didn't know there was going to be an event book upgrade...
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Ken K May 29, 2021 11:28 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey David,

Yes, a graphic designer is currently working on the Event Book. I don’t have an ETA but I will be sure to notify everyone as soon as it is uploaded.

Any questions please let me know.
Thanks, David.
Ken
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DAVID T May 30, 2021 6:19 am UTC
PURCHASER
ok. sounds good!
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Roland V May 18, 2021 6:31 am UTC
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Nice update ! thanks
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Alex S April 28, 2021 6:10 pm UTC
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I'm not clearly understanding wound adding because both examples use a light wound (stage 1). Do wounds add together for 1 stage past the highest wound, or "numerically"? E.g, would a MW + MW come out to HW or DW?
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Ken K April 28, 2021 6:27 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Alex,

All Wound Levels compound on themselves. So for your example, A MW + MW would be a DW.

If you need further clarification, please let me know.
Thanks!
KK
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Joshua M April 26, 2021 10:53 pm UTC
PURCHASER
What’s new in the latest update? Trying to figure out what should be reprinted.
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Ken K April 26, 2021 11:01 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Joshua,

In E095 “If in a marshland hex: E200” has been moved into Roll Result 2.

Any further questions please let me know.

Thanks, Joshua.
KK
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Joshua M April 27, 2021 9:13 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Perfect thank you Ken K. I'll just reprint that page :)
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Gregory S November 09, 2020 10:10 pm UTC
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Is there a way to get a hi-res pdf of the map? The .png is a little rough.
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Ken K November 10, 2020 1:39 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Gregory,

Unfortunately, this was the best quality I could create with my limited tools.

Any further questions, please let me know.
thanks, Gregory.
Ken
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Gregory S November 11, 2020 2:45 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Ken,

Thanks for the quick reply. No worries, just wanted to make sure i had not missed a download. Looking forward to spending some holiday time in the Old West.
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Ken K January 31, 2021 10:01 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Gregory,

Update on this. A graphic designer has created a high res version of the map, tracking sheets and table sheet. They can be downloaded here: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/294813/drifter/files

Thanks and take care!
Ken
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Gregory S February 04, 2021 2:36 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Ken,

Thanks for the update, files look great.

Greg
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Ken K June 24, 2020 6:26 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi CNL W,

If you used the Event Book (200 pages, double-sided) on an electronic device, it would only be 12 pages (2-page Tracking Sheet, 8-page Rulebook, Table Sheet, Combat Sheet). As for the printing options, I know printing in Black and White also is fine. :)

Any further questions, just let me know.

Take care, CNL W.
Ken
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CNL W June 24, 2020 6:12 pm UTC
Hi, is there a list of how much printing this involves please? Would be interesting to know whethertonplay this requires printing only a few sheets and using the rest as electronic reference marker owls, and whether there are hi/low ink options. Thank you!
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Ken K March 29, 2020 1:56 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Matt,

Yes it is possible for your Hunch to go down or up during the game, but that is a very rare occurrence. You are right in that the game is Generally harder if you have a lower Hunch.
Bounty Suit will also fluctuate during the game but most likely it will only go up. :)

Glad you are enjoying the game and are keeping sane! ;)
Stay safe.
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Matt L March 29, 2020 3:48 pm UTC
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And you. And thanks for responding so quickly..
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Matt L March 29, 2020 1:19 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Oh and bounty too?

Cheers
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Matt L March 29, 2020 1:17 pm UTC
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Hi Ken, matt from sunny uk here. Loving the game...keeping me sane at the moment! Quick question...can hunch change during a game? 2 games at 1 hunch is tricky! The rules imply that it does. Cheers .
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Matt F February 28, 2020 8:23 pm UTC
PURCHASER
can you list the changes (pages)for version 1.12
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Ken K February 29, 2020 3:18 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hello Matt,

I apologize as I haven't been keeping records of the changes. I have been so limited on time that whenever I have a few moments, it is spent only on the edits.
That being said, this update is considerable as I have added another thousand words.

Thank you, Matt!
Ken
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John V January 30, 2020 8:36 pm UTC
if this is just a .pdf download, how would i get the spiral notebook, map, etc.? thanks...
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Ken K January 30, 2020 9:16 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi John,

It is currently only being offered as a .pdf download.

Thanks!
Ken
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Wouter C January 30, 2020 1:48 pm UTC
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- Table D1 - Loot table: I assume the numbers with an asterisk (ie *) is money like the rest of the table? They don't have a $ symbol.
- R102 starts with sentence "When in a hex that has a point of interest, you may perform a Point of Interest Action." I assume it is a Point of Interest Event (ie Event iso Action)?
Customer avatar
Ken K January 30, 2020 2:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Wouter,

You are correct, the numbers with the asterisk are money. I will get that corrected.
Yes, a point of interest action always leads to a point of interest Event.

Any other questions, please let me know.

Thanks!
Ken
Customer avatar
Wouter C January 30, 2020 3:14 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Just to understand... suppose as my action, I move to an adjacent hex. Do I do (1) the point of interest event or (2) do I roll on the event table and on my next turn I do a Point of Interest action that leads to the event?
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Ken K January 30, 2020 3:28 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
You roll on the Event Table, because you need to complete the Travel action before you can take the Point of Interest Action. :)

Thanks!
Ken
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Wouter C January 30, 2020 4:09 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Tx for the clarification
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Ken K January 30, 2020 4:22 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thank you, enjoy!
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