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martin goddard

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Rules title
« on: September 12, 2020, 11:06:26 AM »
If there is going to be a set of mexrev rules they will have a title.
The overall title will be "Mexican Revolution 1910-1920"
The sub title might be one of the following.
This method of titling will be copied by all rule publishers soon.

Whilst the chosen title is not a democratic decision (martin is Heurta) input is still valued.
This time I wish to get away from an "xxxx and  xxxxxx" title. Also no amusing title.


Here is the list of choices.

Battle after battle  (Lots of battles in this war)
Everyone dies (reference to the death of all the leaders)
Sombrero (The headwear of the revolutionaries)
Ten big men (reference to the main leaders)
It tolls for thee (reference to the John Donne writing)
Men with guns (everyone has a gun)
Muerte (Death)
Dead men (Outcome and reference to dead leaders, see above)
Ten thousand rifles (consideration of the numbers involved)
Great expectations (double reference. Great for search hits)
Die fighting (reference to Zapata saying)
Land and liberty (reference to Zapata demands)
Die on your feet (reference to Zapata saying)
Zapata (most famous man in the war?)
Guns and horses ( general description)
Ten years (length of wars)


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Re: Rules title
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 11:11:47 AM »
"Die on Your Feet" is quite distinctive, and could also refer to players standing around the table while their little lead men bite the tabletop dust?

The reference could be picked up on  and the metaphor extended within the body (pun not intentional or necessary) of the rules too?

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 11:37:25 AM »
I quite like “Sombrero” for its simplicity, but I suspect a more eye catching title like “Die on your feet” might attract more attention from others less familiar with RFCM rulesets.

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 11:51:02 AM »
"Land and Liberty" sounds good. Some good title suggestions mentioned.

Cheers,

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 12:06:42 PM »
If you can't fight wear a big hat.


Showing my age now  :)

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 12:08:57 PM »
"No peace for the Government", taken from a Zapata quotation "If there is no justice for the people, there is no peace for the government".

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 04:00:20 PM »
I quite like "A Fistful of Dynamite" and "Villa rides", but not sure if there would be any copyright issues.
Sadly "The Rules with no name" has already been done.
"Ey Gringo" may offend some PC people.
"Montezuma's revenge" might confuse people as to the era.
I think the rules should be flagged up as the "Refried Bean edition".
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Re: Rules title
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 04:02:39 PM »
Die Fighting is a set of rules for the Horse & Musket period by Bob Jones.

An interesting set of rules were each side has a finite number of dice per game

Basically when you run out of dice it is game over

Here is a review https://scottmingus.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/die-fighting-new-gaming-rules-set-for-the-horse-musket-period/

I've played them twice


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Re: Rules title
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2020, 04:06:05 PM »
Día de Muertos.....  which is Day if the dead.. Named for the holiday where all who have passed are honoured by there families.

Celebrated in Mexico & US southern States... I found out how big the Holiday was one year when I had booked a hotel in Tucson... only to find I had to wait as several hundred thousand people (according to the highway patrol officer) were walking across the intersection I needed to use. Eventually made it a number if hours later.

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2020, 04:07:36 PM »
I have a Dia de Mortes (or however it is spelt) t shirt already, so good to go!
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Re: Rules title
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2020, 04:52:28 PM »
Tierra y Libertad o Muerte

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2020, 06:30:25 PM »
'Viva Villa!'...or...'La Cucaracha'

John Watson

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2020, 11:43:06 PM »
"Ay Caramba!"
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Re: Rules title
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2020, 10:20:50 AM »
"The Corona version"?

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Re: Rules title
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2020, 07:24:59 PM »
Why name them after a beer, no matter how good that beer may be????????????