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Mos Eisley Shoot-Out

Posted by Hisham
Tuesday 23 September 2014 at 10:09 am.
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Peter Schweighofer, who was a writer and editor at West End Games back in the '90s and the editor-in-chief of their Star Wars Adventure Journal periodical, sent a couple of rare gaming memorabilia to me which I received earlier this month.

The first was the Mos Eisley Shoot-Out miniature game.

The stuff even came enclosed in an ENVELOPE!

The game is a simple boardgame that came with a paper foldout grid map of the streets of Mos Eisley and cutout miniatures of characters you could play in the environment. The rules were a simplified version of West End Games' Star Wars The Roleplaying Game combat rules. It was also marketing material that cleverly generates excitement for the RPG itself.  

Maps and figures!

I don't think I'll be clipping out the paper figures out of the document. And not just because I have other paper minis that I could use for the purpose. I'm uncertain, but the map looks to be a segment of Jennell Jaquays' amazing full-colour foldout map that came with the Tatooine Manhunt module, which I once ran early during the Strikeforce Enteague Star Wars D6 campaign.

Retroactively introducing Thrawn to the Galactic Empire

Finally, Peter also included a promo card of the splash page artwork illustrated by Doug Shuler that accompanied the short story Mist Encounter written by Timothy Zahn in Star Wars Adventure Journal #6. The photograph above places the card alongside its printed page counterpart in the book!

Peter is currently a freelance writer who produces excellent gaming sourcebooks like Pulp Egypt for the Any-System Key. Thanks for letting me have a piece of Star Wars RPG history, Peter!

One comment

James Kight

Is there anyway you could provide the back side of the Mos Eisley Shootout paper? What you show references the Scenarios on the back, but I cannot find a picture (or scan) of those scenarios anywhere.

Thanks!

JLK

James Kight - 17-07-’17 14:16


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