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Oddly Shaped Dice: The Forty-Niners


I've been reading another of George MacDonald Frazier's excellent Flashman novels, about the travels and misadventures of a cowardly scoundrel of a British cavalry officer. In this novel, Flashman is on the run in the U.S. after getting accidentally involved in the slave trade, and he ends up setting out from New Orleans in a wagon train full of prostitutes headed for the gold-filled hills of California.

Now the prostitute part might be pushing things a bit, but putting the heroes on a wagon train headed West circa 1849 sounds like a great campaign for Sidewinder: Reloaded, doesn't it? Lots of opportunity for side treks and complications and shennanigans.

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