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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Wayne’s Books – Gangbusters. By fraud and forgery, by bootlegging and bribery, the syndicate has tightened its iron grip on the lives of decent citizens. Luck is then rolled as a percentage divided by two and rounded up.

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. A good leap could save you, but one slip would throw you right into the mob’s hands.

Gangbusters was a historical roleplaying game designed by Rick Krebs based on his original game called “Bloody 20’s” with Mark Acres assisting in its development. Want epg run a speakeasy?

The book opens with an introductory article from Robert Howell, whose grandfather was a member of the legendary Untouchables. Surprisingly, the advancement table is unified. Bootleggers and crime syndicates controlled entire cities, while gangs and bank robbers roamed the country.

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In addition to the rule book, the boxed set contains counters, maps of Lakefront City, and a module, Mad Dog Johnny Drake, which includes pre-generated characters. They always felt he was a Robin Hood.

This is a novel opportunity that only a few games capture, but it is potentially a very difficult proposition for the Judge.

The one that shows Lakefront City from the book with the number of registered voters is nice but lacks details. The game system itself is almost rg unchanged between the two editions—which makes the 3 rd Edition book with an intact map epg the back much sought after. Prohibition, for those not in the know, was the nearly absolute ban on alcohol that began with the ratification of the 18 th Amendment gangbustere the Constitution of the United States.


Want to call back to the precinct? On one hand, this keeps that sort of bookkeeping easy.

Gangsters and crime syndicates keep whole cities under their control while notorious bank robbers spread terror across the country. Gangbusters 3rd Edition cover. I’m planning a few Pulp era sets.

GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: He gave him a gangbusrers. Characters are named at this point, then all of these Abilities, scores, and other information are explained along with some of the mechanics that use them.

My plan is to make it a immersive game so trying to give the maps a life like feel something the players can dive into and take the reigns and run with it. Your decisions and fast action determine whether you win or lose, whether the criminals are arrested or escape, whether your game character becomes a fangbusters or is gunned down in blazing shootout.

React to a terrorist attack on an airport. Gangbusters can be found in two actual editions: Can you end his reign of midnight terror and rescue the beauteous Beth from his clutches?

Safe for now, but where will you turn next? Between andTSR published five adventure modules for Gangbusters. Would like to have details to use for roads and such and different neighborhoods and counties. Marco Antonio Salazar Matamoros: They gave him one last shot!

A long dive carries you crashing through the glass a heartbeat before the hoods below gangnusters fire. In addition to the page rule book, the box contained a page adventure, a game map representing several blocks of Lakefront Citya sheet of cardboard counters representing characters and vehiclesand two dice.


Where do you go when the mob owns the town and you’re Women, previously forbidden to drink in public by social convention, were able to drink, smoke, dance, and act in ways shocking to their elders.

Some detail is given to the qualifications, procedures, resources, and pay of each type of Law Enforcement character. A role-playing game covering syndicates, police, federal agencies, criminal activities, police technology, criminal skills, weapons of all sorts, police techniques, profitability of crimes, corruption of officials, terrorists, police special units, hostage situations, laws, forensic sciences, the F.

Also like many games of the era, there is a grid to represent line of sight and how to handle obstacles on the map. Thanks for posting this, dude. Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against crime. I supported because… “I use this site a lot and am heavily motivated by guilt.

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So far the book has given the reader mini-games for each type of PC, or at least specific rules for what each career can and cannot do. Characters are further customized by adding non-career skillssuch as Auto Theft or Photography. How about running the numbers racket in your neighborhood? This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat This community is dedicated to the discussion specifically surrounding the TSR game “GangBusters” released in Set in twentieth century America, the player characters are lawmen or criminals.

While I do like the way it looks its missing some life.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

This kicks into higher gear for the crime careers. It is not covered here since the original boxed set did not contain this information. When he was born, his wealthy parents decided he’d make a great son.