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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good - Thoughts on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Gaming


I watched The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for the first time in many years tonight with Rach. Rach had never seen it before. It was a great time with many laughs and some amazing visual shots.

I hadn't noticed that the title is not in the same order as the three main characters are introduced. We get The Ugly, then The Bad and finally The Good.

Anyhow, I love how they move from scene to scene seamlessly and don't dwell and certain things - like how The Bad became a sergeant in the Union, or how easily he left said position to follow the gold. Handwave for the win.

$200k in gold fits into 8 sacks. The sacks looked heavy and gave me a good idea on how a strong large sack would look in an OSR game.

I do like the idea of finding a treasure buried in a cemetery. Makes note.

Tempted to make The Ugly, The Bad and The Good a series of adventure hooks and or NPCs as a regular series here on the blog. Damn notes.


5 comments:

  1. It's worth noting that the trilogy of movies loop.

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  2. All spaghetti westerns are great OSR fodder. Fistful of Dollars, Few Dollars More, Hang 'Em High, and (my personal fave) There Was a Crooked Man.

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  3. Love that movie! Never saw There Was a Crooked Man, but I'll put a vote in for High Plains Drifter.

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  4. +1 to that High Plains Drifter, Venger. I love all the Spaghetti Westerns but my favorite Westerns are the ones with a slight, subtle supernatural thread running through them. High Plains Drifter is one, Pale Rider is another. My two favorites.

    Another good western with a surprisingly 'D&D' feel to me is Silverado. With the four man adventuring party, the Inn/Homebase, etc. A fun movie.

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  5. Support Your Local Sheriff and Blazing Saddles were fun! But Fistful of Dollars and Few Dollars more are my favourites. Good, Bad and the Ugly great too though!

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