Way out West for 10-12, which characters are required?

by Lisa
(NC - USA)

I'm trying to choose a game that suits the people I plan to invite, character wise. I'm struggling a bit with the female roles.

In the Way Out West intro doc, it lists the gender distribution as:

10 people: 5 Men, 3 women, 2 either
11 people: 5 men, 4 women, 2 either

Which are the gender neutral roles?

Are Deputy Dan, The Addamses, and Ol' Burr essential?

(I would like to drop these and instead include Three Feathers, Runs Like a Deer, and Mr. Entwhistle instead of the Addamses and Ol' Burr.)

Thank you for any information.

My response:

The gender neutral characters in Way out West are Clem, Mel, Three Feathers and Christy.

You have to use the characters in the order given in the game - otherwise the plots don't work. (You might inadvertently decide to omit the murderer, which would be unfortunate!)

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