The GANGBUSTERS game is a role-playing game, an advanced form of “make believe.” In a typical game, two to eight players will be seated around a large. When TSR broke up, the rights to Gangbusters remained with Rick Krebs. So as always when playing a RPG everything is up to the players. Guest Writer: Jeffrey Webb. It was and the Golden Age of the Boxed Set. If you were there, it’s just how an RPG should arrive—lest it be.

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This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat The Flapper was the icon of these new social conventions, and the dark interiors of Speakeasies introduced white drinkers to black culture in the form of Jazz and Blues bands.

Quite a bit of background is given about what a reporter can do with their stories, and how stories can be leveraged and slanted. Your decisions and fast action determine whether you win or lose, whether the criminals are arrested gangbustdrs escape, whether your game character becomes a hero or is gunned down in a blazing shootout. On one hand, this keeps that sort of bookkeeping easy.

Characters are further customized by adding non-career skillssuch as Auto Theft or Photography. The gangbusters group on mewe.

You don’t need any more than the book in your hands and two sided dice to delve into the adventures of the Prohibition Era! One of my favorite 20’s era gangsters!


Gangbusters (role-playing game) – Wikipedia

An emphasis is placed on the violent growth of organized crime during Prohibition. Players take the roles of criminals, law enforcement professionals, or other characters such as newspaper reporters who investigate or oppose criminals. Gangsters and crime syndicates keep whole cities under their control while notorious bank robbers spread terror across the country. I’m planning a few Pulp era sets. This is the age of gangsters, Prohibition, and the Model T. Unable to load more. Between andTSR published five adventure modules for Gangbusters.

Gangbusters: Core Rules – Multiverse

Walk in the shoes of a private eye, pound the beat as an honest cop in a dirty world, or enforce the law of the land as a Prohibition Agent. Bootleggers, G-Men, and hard-boiled Private Dicks.

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Want to know what the take is from robbing a bank, or mail truck, or store? A bullet ricochets off the fire escape railing and screams into the night as you haul yourself onto the rusted metal platform. Set in twentieth century America, the player characters are lawmen or criminals.

The one that ganhbusters Lakefront City from the book with the number of registered voters is nice but lacks details. Both versions offer advice to the Judge for running campaigns where the PCs might be in competition—some cops, come crooks, some in between.

Gangbusters, much like Star Frontiers, comes with a large map of a typical city area upon which cardboard chits can be used to illustrate encounters and gun battles. Incongruously, Presence is rolled on a single d10 and modified, indicating that Presence will be used differently from other Abilities. When he was born, his wealthy parents decided he’d make a great son.


Compatible with Champions and all Hero Systems games. The 3 rd Edition book was printed with the Lakefront City map attached inside the back cover, but copies with this map intact are becoming more difficult to find. There are both basic and expert rules for Fist fighting, and plenty of rules about guns. Recommendations for Page layout? Looking around, you see a window off the fire escape.

How long can the PI pursue their special case while the rest of the players sit and wait? Mob versus mob and mobs versus the gangvusters enforcement agencies.

Other discussions related to the setting and time-period and comparisons and contrasts with other similar game systems are welcome! The horses more your speed? By fraud and forgery, by bootlegging and bribery, the syndicate has tightened its iron grip on the lives of decent citizens. What is the Condor’s deadly plot? Shanty towns Warehouses Garages. When he grew older, the Musician’s Union decided he’d make a great spokesman.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

All PCs start the game with one of the first 9 skills, which cost only 5, XP to acquire. TSR mislabeled the revised edition as 3rd. He was at least a Hood