Dude • Draw 2 • Influence 0 • Cost 2 • Upkeep 0

Noon Job, Boot: Mark an in-town location Pete is not at. If successful, choose an Attire or non-Unique Weapon in your discard pile and attach it to one of your dudes, booted (paying all costs). If that dude attached a Weapon and has no bounty, raise their bounty by 1.

• Jonathan Hunt • Hell's Comin' With Me #26
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He's got several competitors, but I feel like Pete Spence has a strong claim to be the best Dude in HCYM.

Yes, he's just a cheapie Dude with an ability that's narrower/weaker than Doomsday Supply, but while you have to draw each copy of Doomsday Supply seperately (which may or may not be on-value), Pete lets an Outlaw deck tutor from day 1 for a whole bunch of geared-towards-specific-opposition cards (Peacemaker, Shotgun, Tusk, Scattergun, Knight's Chasuble, Fancy New Hat, and more).

And yes, he's limited to what's in your discard pile at any given time (Travis Moone and Henry Moran may help out here), but within those limits, he can run the job in your own home just by stepping outside first, acfivate Elliot Smithson's ability immediately, and give you a head start on bounty generation.

And with no Influence, Pete can be tossed into plenty of non-Outlaw-decks as a later-game cheap body who can also fetch you a couple of

  • Melee Weapons for Abram's Crusaders
  • Various other gadget weapons, including Net Gun which is geared towards constantly discarding and even fits his value, as well as Decimator Array
  • Similarly for Morgan decks, including being a backup for Maggie Harris as a Yagn-fetcher (and if you get them both out, Irving Patterson gets to do his join-a-job-at-home-while-booted-for-1-GR trick twice per turn).
  • Attires for First People Bethany Shiile decks, or just to go with influence-leveraging (hello Ranger's Bible for Enapay)
  • Nunchucks for Kung Fu decks, and Attires to pump influence for Behold White Bull
  • A selection of Mystical Weapons (Devil's Six Gun, Jael's Guile, Stone's Colt Dragoons...), and Chasubles for Bayou Vermillion