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Henry Bantam. Bank robber. Noose dodger. They say Bantam was shot dead outside Elksville and a lightning strike knocked him right back to his feet, alive again. They say Bantam's boots melted and the bullets ran out the holes in his chest like prairie dogs fleeing a flooded burrow.

It's 'cause Bantam went down to the crossroads, they say. Made a Deal. Gave up something awful powerful in exchange for the fastest gun. For uncanny luck. For eyes in the back of his head. 

They say a lot of things.

. . . they say there's a bounty on his head. 

DEVIL, AIM FOR ME is a Weird West incursion rooted in Trophy Dark. Don't know Trophy Dark? No problem! All the rules you need are contained within. 

This is a collaborative play-to-lose RPG scenario about bounty hunters on a doomed expedition in a hostile world.  It is very likely that all of them will die or—at best—be permanently scarred and haunted, destroyed by their desire. 

If that sounds like a good time, then saddle up. Bantam's out there. Find your fortune.



Pour la version française: Dans le Viseur du Diable


"Fantastic take on Trophy Dark, from the reframing of Rituals to "Becoming Myth" to the brilliant escalating Conditions (It Gets Worse). If, like me, you're drawn to horror more than Westerns, you'll be delighted. And horrified." 

     - Gabriel Robinson (Candlelight)

Fear of a Black Dragon: Devil, Aim For Me

Need an online character keeper?  Devil, Aim For Me is supported by this Trophy Dark Character Keeper courtesy of Ben Bond (Arktosaur). Note: requires a Google account to access.

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also: Tidal, YouTube 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(40 total ratings)
AuthorMichael Van Vleet
GenreRole Playing
Tagscowboys, devil-aim-for-me, Horror, One-shot, play-to-lose, trophy, trophy-dark, weird-west
Average sessionA few seconds


Buy Now$8.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Devil Aim For Me - Michael Van Vleet [SPREADS].pdf 8 MB
Devil, Aim For Me - Michael Van Vleet [SINGLES].pdf 5 MB
Devil Aim For Me - Michael Van Vleet.rtf 50 kB
Devil Aim For Me Rules Addendum.pdf 213 kB

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Community Copies

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Devil Aim For Me - Character Sheet.pdf 342 kB

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Just ran this for my group and we all loved it. Really nicely put together and a ton of fun to play. Very well written and engaging story that makes good use of the weird west setting. Been playing RPGs for decades and this one really worked for us. Our first Trophy Dark experience but will definitely not be our last. Thanks for a great game!


I'm just loving this incursion. My gaming group at work is playing it during lunch on Fridays. We just finished the first ring. I'll post some updates as we play through it.


Ran it twice now. Love everything about incursion. Especially the leading questions are so spot on. It makes running this incursion so easy. Also the transition into a weird west genre suits trophy dark so nicely.


Beautiful work, and I love the idea of a playlist of mood music!


This is great and if you like Trophy Dark or westerns or story games or, you know, just cool stories, you should grab this.
Full disclosure, I'm a friend of the creator and Ivdid the layout, so I might be a little biased, but only a little. I promise.