100+ Things You Have Learned While Playing Read Dead Redemption

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#1 Edited by Mike (17307 posts) -


I'll start!
1. In 1911, people casually go about their business approximately 1.2 seconds after seeing someone get shot in the face.
(Note: Please try to keep the numbering accurate...duplicates and spam will be deleted, slightly reworded, or renumbered as necessary. Have fun! Also, turns out there was anold previous thread on this one, but this is now the new official "100+" topic, so let's start over fresh and I'll keep this one organized and numbered properly...yes I know there is a spoiler in the thread title, bah)
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#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

2. Time period trains caused horses and people to explode into blood clouds. 

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#3 Posted by Captain_Insano (2749 posts) -

3. The best way to deal with a cheating woman is to stab her in the face just outside of a saloon

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#4 Posted by uniform (1842 posts) -

4. Too much alcohol will swiftly knock you on your ass, but full sober recovery is only seconds away.

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#5 Posted by Capum15 (5722 posts) -

5. Skilled Cowboys could turn regular Dynamite and Fire Bottles into Rocket Propelled versions just by looking at a target, concentrating and throwing.
6. Horses would walk off cliffs to find their owners.
7. A person on top of a train, shooting wild animals with no regard for safety, was not a cause for concern back in the Wild West.
8. Nobody back then knew how to swim. 
9. Horses included.
10. People did not drown, they simply died instantly when in too deep water.
11. Horses included, again.
12. Some carts and carriages had Hydrolics that defied physics.
13. Mountain Lions and Bears were the Ninja's of the West.
14. Nuns could give out rosaries that would make people be less accurate when shooting at the person holding the rosary.

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#6 Edited by Shirogane (3637 posts) -

15. Need a horse? Just whistle.
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#7 Posted by mshaw006 (585 posts) -

16. It's okay to hunt little bunnies and harvest their meat.

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#8 Posted by IIChristian89II (265 posts) -

17. It is compulsory for 90 percent of men in any given area to have a mustache. 

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#9 Posted by OldManLight (1293 posts) -

18.  If you were a prison guard and a prisoner escaped custody, it was standard practice to shoot them in the head even if they are returned to you hogtied and helpless. 
19.  horse hooves magically absorbed bullets and transferred them to the rider. 
20.  apparently people were more coordinated back then as they could ride a horse, fire a gun dry, reload, and repeat all without crashing their horse or carriage. nowadays, people can't change songs on their ipod or answer their phone without swerving into oncoming traffic.

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#10 Posted by JustinSane311 (358 posts) -

 21. Everybody that you meet wants to hear about how you were in a gang and left for dead    

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#11 Posted by Mike (17307 posts) -

22. Rattlesnake bites are only moderately painful...nothing a little miracle tonic called Laudanum won't cure!

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#12 Posted by kingclaw (785 posts) -

23. Medicine kills you.

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#13 Posted by irish (92 posts) -

24. Back then tobacco really was good for you, giving a person bullet time reflex speeds. Moonshine also had this effect, though it was rumored to be part of early Government experiments due to it's lack of use among the general population. Popular among reformed criminals.    

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#14 Posted by GioVANNI (1317 posts) -

25.  It's funny to say the same thing over and over again while playing poker.

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#15 Edited by sopranosfan (1965 posts) -

26. When you run a horse and wagon into a rock it is stuck there FOREVER.

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#16 Edited by Capum15 (5722 posts) -
@MB said:

" 22. Rattlesnake bites are only moderately painful...nothing a little miracle tonic called Laudanum won't cure! "

I wanted to write something about that, but didn't have enough experience with snake bites in the game to tell it properly. I've only been bitten once by a snake before I shoot it in the face, but it looked kinda damaging and seemed like two bites (before regaining health) could kill you. So, do you (or does anyone else) know how many bites it takes for one to kill you? 
Also, if you don't mind me expanding on that one just a tad...
27. The bites also contain no venom or long-lasting effects.
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#17 Posted by SirBlimE (182 posts) -

28. Skill is directly related to the amount of money your playing for.

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#18 Posted by sopranosfan (1965 posts) -

29. If you catch on fire run around screaming and it will eventually go out.

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#19 Posted by SirBlimE (182 posts) -

30. no matter how many times you stab your own hand you wont get hurt... as long as you're doint it for money.

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#20 Posted by ClaritySam (645 posts) -

31. The US government have been liars and murderers for at least 99 years!

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#21 Posted by Mike (17307 posts) -

32. It takes three seconds to gut & skin a rabbit, yet only five or six seconds to gut & skin a horse.

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#22 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

33.  People will believe anything you say if you're white.

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#23 Posted by dudeglove (12673 posts) -

34. Running into a crowd of people with a lit stick of dynamite is fun.

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#24 Posted by Tiwi (1422 posts) -

 35. taking cover behind a wall, and then trying to take cover on the wall directly in front of or next to will cause you to fly 1 km up in the air, leave the immediate area and then fall to your death.

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#25 Posted by DoctorWelch (2817 posts) -

36. Throwing knives are the most powerful weapons in the universe, and when thrown in a horses leg, they will kill them immediately. 

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#26 Posted by marcusravenheart (234 posts) -

37. Cougars and Bears are pack animals, often after you have killed one the blood of their fallen kin attracts several more if you linger for to long. 
38. Horses are 98% artery, and can die from the slightest flesh wound.

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#27 Edited by warfather (48 posts) -

39. When you buy a house in mexico you get a free poncho.

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#28 Posted by Dustpan (1781 posts) -

40. John Marston has a infinite supply of horses.

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#29 Posted by Wickstrom (91 posts) -

41. It is perfectly acceptable to hogtie a woman and gently lay her down on railroad tracks to rest

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#30 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -

42. Gun store owners have much use in buying flowers.

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#31 Posted by uberpwner93 (508 posts) -

43. A fall from 5 feet will nearly kill you.

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#32 Posted by DragoonKain1687 (751 posts) -

44. If you hear a Cougar, you are most likely dead already

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#33 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -

 45. They pay good money for goat meat in West Elizabeth.

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#34 Edited by SuperJoe (1090 posts) -

46. Mexico has a wolf problem.

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#35 Edited by irish (92 posts) -

47. Mexico was a lot safer in 1911 than it is in 2010

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#36 Edited by kingclaw (785 posts) -

 48. If you are American, you can go anywhere in the world because every important person speaks English.

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#37 Edited by marcusravenheart (234 posts) -

49. Cowboys were eco-friendly individuals that never harvested more than one flower from a plant to ensure that it did not die.

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#38 Edited by Spacemuffin (51 posts) -

50. Holding your fists up to a stranger is roughly equivalent to waving around dynamite or threatening to murder an entire town of people.

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#39 Edited by yakityyakblah (174 posts) -

51. No matter what crime you commit, be it simply stealing a horse or murdering an entire town you can avoid jail time by just paying a fee.

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#40 Edited by SketchyBrown (184 posts) -

52.. No matter what you do, your past will catch up with you

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#41 Edited by colinjw (253 posts) -

53. You can get away with anything if you have a pardon letter. 

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#42 Edited by Tennmuerti (9095 posts) -

54. Trying to shoot hats off people usually does not end well. For them.

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#43 Edited by gateht (86 posts) -

55. Some cowboys were prepared to put their lives on the line again and AGAIN before a finger was lifted for them.

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#44 Edited by Aaox (1713 posts) -

56. Newspapers only had a single sheet of writing, the rest was simply glued together.

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#45 Edited by spaceturtle (1660 posts) -
57. Wearing a bandana does definitely not make you famous.
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#46 Edited by SneakyPenguins (275 posts) -

58. There is always a second grizzly behind you 

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#47 Edited by Titl (541 posts) -

59. Never stop to pick up a hitchhiker. If you do, be prepared to shoot the said individual.   
60. The government does not hold their end of a bargain.
61. in 1911, people always seemed like you were simply passing by, even though you were waiting for them for several hours.  
62. Look out for people in elegant suits playing poker. 

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#48 Edited by Gabriel (4136 posts) -

63. Apparently there was some epidemic  that caused all the children in the world to die or disappear except for John Marston's kid.

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#49 Edited by Benjamimmy (614 posts) -

 64. In 1911 there were Cougar People, Chicken People, Bird People and Donkey Ladies which all became extinct by 2010

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#50 Edited by Zereta (1521 posts) -

65. Every timeI try to skin a dead deer, there's a lone Wolf, waiting to ambush me like its some well laid trap or something. 

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