An original game by Eric Hotz

"Why Was Gold Towntm Made?"

Growing up in an old Canadian silver mining town, it was only natural that I developed an unhealthy interest in Old West mining towns. At thirteen I used to range over the mountains and disused access roads behind our house, seeking out old mines and going so far as to explore inside a few of the abandoned shafts. It makes me shudder when I think of how dangerous it was to enter the mines, at the time it didn't seem so bad.

The game Gold Towntm was conceived a number of years ago, but completing such a unique project would have demanded an inordinate amount of work. At the time, I found it difficult to rationalize the effort that would be necessary to finish the project and ended up putting it on the back burner along with so many other great ideas.

In the spring of 2003, I were building a few Whitewash City PDF model buildings when someone asked me, "Why someone hadn't come up with a Wild West game that didn't involve great gobs of violence", and I didn't have an answer.

Despite well over 70 Wild West miniatures games on the market over the last 25 years, I couldn't think of any that wasn't based on gunfights and killing. It was then that I decided to return to Gold Towntm.

The project has taken almost two years to complete from start to finish, and I'm still working on an expansion.

And, somehow, I've only managed to beat her once.


If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact: Eric Hotz