More than a Fistful achievement in Red Dead Redemption

More than a Fistful

Earn $10,000 in Single Player.

More than a Fistful0
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    I played my single-player in fear of not having enough money for this achievement, hoarding my capital and not buying houses when it would have been easier.

    #1: The $10k goal is cumulative. You need not have it all at once.
    #2: It appears that you don't lose money when you die. (If you do, it was never noticeable for me. This isn't Borderlands.)
    #3: All in all, this will most likely come naturally on your way to 100%. I wouldn't go out of your way to get this achievement first.

    Tips for making money:
    * Go on a treasure hunt. Search "RDR treasure" in YouTube, and finish the treasure challenge, selling the gold bars for at least $1.5k.
    * Most bounties go for $200+, especially when returned alive.
    * Skin everything you kill and sell it in a far away land. Horses and dogs aren't too great, but grizzly bears skins sold in Mexico works well. Cougars are okay. In the hunting ambient challenge, the final special hunts will bring in big bucks. [pun not intended]
    * Gamble. Poker took too long for me, but the Liar's Dice game in Thieves Landing works well. Play with one man at the table, ante in the required $200 and win over and over for $200 bucks a shot.
    * Loot everyone. Perhaps this isn't totally necessary, but it was probably my favorite part of this game. $5 here, $3 there, it adds up! (Also, buying the Rabbit's Foot will increase your looting returns by 20%.)

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    CEREAL KILLAH23Ya i thought this achievement was glitched at first because I only had $4000 at the time it popped!

    I think the game counts all your purchases and the potential money you have in all your items.

    I was only 1/2 way though the game when it popped for me, but I had been looting all the bodies like crazy.
    Posted by CEREAL KILLAH23 on 22 Jun 10 at 17:01
    JernauGurgeh SFThumbs up just for telling me I don't need to have 10k all at once! Now I can get back on with playing the game properly :)
    Posted by JernauGurgeh SF on 03 Feb 12 at 18:05
    CASS190684Very good of you to point out it's cumulative and not $10k in your pocket all at once! I've been reluctant to spend anything so this is great news that I can spend some cash now and not have to stress! Thanks! +1
    Posted by CASS190684 on 18 Feb 12 at 22:56
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  • PhinnaazPhinnaaz148,335 148,335 GamerScore
    29 May 2010 29 May 2010
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    Spend about 1 hour hunting in Tall Trees and then sell all your stuff in Mexico. I had killed 42 bears 24 elks 14 foxs 31 bighorns 56 beavers 34 bobcats and loads loads more and i got $17,560. I told my freinds and they done the same and got the achievment. Hope this helps :)
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    BobbyisYodaMy buddy and I tried this one at his house and he got over $20K so this definatelly is one of the best ways!
    Posted by BobbyisYoda on 07 Jul 10 at 21:20
    AbylitiesThis worked great for me, and was a lot of fun too.
    Posted by Abylities on 08 Aug 10 at 17:20
    Your Neighborsgood idea.. i kinda messed around with this but hadn't really thought about it.
    Posted by Your Neighbors on 06 Jun 11 at 17:01
  • TheMetalMessiahTheMetalMessiah11,797
    21 May 2010
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    There is a stranger (MacKenna, showed up in Armadillo by the movie house) that asks you to go to Thieves' Landing and play Liar's Dice (the end result is to win, and also receive a land deed that he wants). If you notice, the ante for this game is $200, as opposed to the normal $20. When you get to the area, save your game so you can reload if you need to. The reason is, you want to play the game against only one opponent. Keep reloading until there is only one. Play against him, win the deed, and then keep playing! After each game that you win, stand up from the table (press B) so that your game saves, and sit back down to play again. Also, I highly recommend you hitting RB after each of your actions in the game, as it makes the game go by much much quicker. I did this several times and won $200 about every 2 minutes or so. You may not want to grind this all the way to $10,000 but it is a quick way to get some quick, easy cash.
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