Highway Cowboys

Nanowrimo 2010 by Carlo – 50,017 words

This is fan fiction for the Car Wars tabletop game, brimming with many exciting chases, duels, and explosions. The story was written for the 2010 Nanowrimo event. To get an idea of what Car Wars is check out these game photos or the official site.

Click to read the full Highway Cowboys story

Plot summary as follows:
The year is 2041 and fortress towns jealously guard vast algae farms. Between the lone bastions of civilization are the burning wastes. The new frontier of danger, excitement, and riches is home to...the highway cowboys.
Their steel mounts are souped up cars and semi-trucks loaded with an array of machine guns, missile launchers, and flaming oil. Whether looting and pillaging or defending the meek, their driving exploits are loved by all.

Our tale focuses on the adventures of three heroes of the road:
Sunny Miller, a skilled up-and-coming autoduelist with a quick smile and quicker trigger finger. Will his experience in the muddy derby pits help him survive the untamed highways?
Worn out and beaten down by the world, Preacher Pike is a man on the edge. Having replaced faith in the good book with faith in a good gun has kept him alive this long. Will his suicidal tendencies finally catch up to him?
The lovely Sassy Sass, a working girl with a heart of gold. Driving passengers between towns in her armored taxi pays the bills, and couriering illegal drugs keeps her in the lap of luxury.

When a critical job to carry a package across America drags these unlikely and unwilling companions together, an explosive rush of high octane excitement follows!

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Published in: on December 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I read this and I found it to be the inspiration I needed to get some new players into the game.

    I was wondering if I would be able to mirror the story with appropriate credit and linkbacks on theduellist.com? Please let me know.



    • That’s great to hear, I really appreciate knowing that some lucky folks will get to play Car Wars because of my writing efforts 🙂

      Feel free to link the story on your site, I’d like that since I enjoy what The Duellist is trying to achieve.

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