There was a fantastic and thorough early review of High Plains Samurai: Legends posted on Gnome Stew yesterday from one of the game’s backers, Jared Rascher. It provides a complete chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the book as well as the pros and cons you expect from a review.
Here’s a snippet of it…
“The book’s appearance is striking, and that’s relevant beyond just the aesthetic value. That striking appearance helps to call out items in the adventures, sidebars, and special rules. The setting is evocative and has lots of room for play, and gives just enough detail to be useful. The rules provide a structure that allows for narrative descriptions that can be as cinematic as the players are able to provide, but still have some built-in mechanics to remind the players when to move the spotlight. The adventure structure is very useful at a table, and even divorced from the specific rules would be a nice template to follow to keep track of triggers and the flow of information about the plot.”
You can read the full review here. High Plains Samurai: Legends will be available on March 20th for free in PDF or for low-cost print-on-demand on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.