The Pony Express with Dinosaurs

The Pony Express always evokes the imagination and pioneer spirit, even though it was only around for a year or so and ran a huge deficit. But the idea of lone riders blazing across the plains, scorching deserts, and high alpine peaks sticks with people. Some readers might have heard of the old Pony Express newspaper ad that famously declared “Orphans preferred”.
Well I recently posted a Photoshop request to turn that poster into a Dinosaur Cowboy themed image. I had some great help and here is the finished product!

And some of the raw images used, which are also great even without the thematic poster:

I’m going to see about working the modified poster into the rulebook somewhere, maybe around the overland travel section.

Gigantic 1860s Pony Express map

I sure do like the brief but very interesting time of the Pony Express. Such a simple and low tech way to transfer messages, but at the same time exciting. Anyways I found a great, flavorful map of the old Pony Express route. Sure would be fun to play a Pony Express campaign in Dinosaur Cowboys!
(Click for the full 4400px size!)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pony_Express_Map_William_Henry_Jackson.jpg