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.


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

  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.

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

  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.

  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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