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Black Hills Redemption - June 21-23 - Deadwood, SD

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Hi everyone! 


Black Hills Redemption 2024 is a Red Dead Redemption 2 themed event being held in historic Deadwood, SD, June 21-23. Following the great success of Tombstone Redemption held in Tombstone last year, (some 10K Red Dead fans descended upon Tombstone in 2 days!)…SASS is happy to be again attending this awesome event (and have a much larger presence!) at Black Hills Redemption in Deadwood. 

We are currently working with the event coordinator of the event to solidify our plans and presence there. The fans of Red Dead Redemption will flock to this quasi live action comic con homage that will be complete with activities, costume contests, challenges, and a TON of guest appearances and panels with many of the actors who portray the characters in the game. 

Numerous younger SASS members and competitors found us and came to play because of Red Dead Redemption.... transitioning their game play to real life with Cowboy Action Shooting. This is a huge opportunity for SASS to reach a target audience.

In addition to Deadwood's typical 15K-20K tourists on that weekend, we will have an opportunity to present SASS and the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting to all the Red Dead fans-  HUGE audience! 

I am working to procure the needed supplies to present a CAS stage- shot with wax bullets- to be set up right in Outlaw Square. This set up will be similar to how we used to set up the indoor match at the SASS conventions- and like we did at the Steampunk conventions in the past. 

Now for the kicker... We are going to need help! . Ruby and I cannot pull this off on our own. Please- if you have any interest in attending and helping with any aspect of SASS' presence there, please reach out to me directly at misty@sassnet.com. 

We'll need assistance with: 

- Set up & Tear Down (we will drive & trailer in all the needed supplies)

- Working the "booth" and promoting SASS & Cowboy Action Shooting

- Supervising/working/managing the CAS stage (R/P only - limited shots per person)

- RO/Safety officers 

*Bonus if you are familiar with Red Dead Redemption, but you don't have to be! 


Thanks everyone,

Misty Moonshine 


What is Red Dead Redemption 2? 

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a 2018 action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is the third entry in the Red Dead series and a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. The story is set in a fictionalized representation of the United States in 1899 and follows the exploits of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw and member of the Van der Linde gang, who must deal with the decline of the Wild West while attempting to survive against government forces, rival gangs, and other adversaries. The game is presented through first- and third-person perspectives, and the player may freely roam in its interactive open world. Gameplay elements include shootouts, robberies, hunting, horseback riding, interacting with non-player characters, and maintaining the character's honor rating through moral choices and deeds. A bounty system governs the response of law enforcement and bounty hunters to crimes committed by the player.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2018, and for Windows and Stadia in November 2019. It broke several records and had the second-biggest launch in the history of entertainment, generating US$725 million in sales from its opening weekend and exceeding the lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption in two weeks. The game received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its story, characters, open world, graphics, music, and level of detail, but some criticism at its control scheme and emphasis on realism over player freedom. It won more than 175 Game of the Year awards and received multiple other accolades from awards shows and gaming publications. It is considered one of eighth-generation console gaming's most significant titles and among the greatest video games ever made. It is among the best-selling video games with over 61 million copies shipped.


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