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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Where do you go when the mob owns the town and you’re Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against crime. Rules for being a bookie are present. Each career includes a unique set of advantages and disadvantages to differentiate it from the others. Recommendations agngbusters Page layout? Unable to load more.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

Gangbusters gangbisters inspired by both historical figures such as Al Capone and fictional accounts of the era. An emphasis is placed on the violent growth of organized crime during Prohibition.

The basic chances of a character succeeding at an action are equal to the character’s score in a relevant ability or skill, subject to modifiers assigned by the Judge. Gangbusters uses only ten-sided dice, often tpg to generate percentages.

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This is a map I created for Gangbusters, but can be used for any gxngbusters of Gangster game. Mob versus mob and mobs versus the law enforcement agencies. While I do like the way it looks its missing some life. Translating gangbustefs inner Barbarian: This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat I supported because… “I use this site a lot and am heavily motivated by guilt. For one thing, it let you play the bad guys.

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. Other discussions related to the setting and time-period and comparisons gangbusterz contrasts with other similar game systems are welcome!

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. More Information Edit History.

A complete box set will include: They gave him a job. Options are given for partnerships, working for large detective agencies and more. The gangbusters group on mewe.

This is a novel opportunity that only a few games capture, but it is potentially a very difficult proposition for the Judge. Creation of a character begins with rolling MuscleAgilityand Observation in order, using the percentage dice. He was at least a Hood Criminals earn XP for profit, plain and simple. Both versions offer advice to the Judge for running campaigns where the PCs might be in competition—some cops, come crooks, some in between.


The Untouchables are a great touchstone of the era—prohibition agents who could not be bought, and worked to bring ganggusters perhaps the most notorious gangster of the era. There are both basic and expert rules for Fist fighting, and plenty of rules about guns.

Between andTSR published five adventure modules for Gangbusters. Surprisingly, the advancement table is unified. 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. When he was grown, the sultry Betty Wilson decided he’d make a great husband. gangbuusters

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He gave him a fortune. Can you end his reign rpgg midnight terror and rescue the beauteous Beth from his clutches? Use a call box. 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. I can be found here www. Law Enforcement are then presented with their Experience Point rules—these careers earn XP by arresting criminals, ensuring their conviction, recovering stolen goods, reward gangubsters, etc.

It was and the Golden Age of the Boxed Set. These are good suggestions! But now the Senate Subcommittee is in town and a showdown is in the works Bootleggers, G-Men, and hard-boiled Private Dicks.