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. 31 Jan 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. 14 Nov 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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GangBusters – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference

Thanks very much for your insight! At the same time the material that inspired The Wire was going on. Gangbusters can be found in gangbusfers actual editions: There are PC’s sheets that can be downloaded and worked with to create your own hard boiled campaigns. While I don’t think his game systems are as elegant as those of Greg Gorden, he has some wonderfully inspirational material.

We settled the possibility of everyone being on different sides by. Pages using deprecated image syntax. Knightsky May 19, at 7: First up is Welcome To Rock Junction a brand new thirteen page city location for Gangbusters featuring a whole new city and urban location for a Dungeon Master to play with in the hard gangbudters Twenties.


Games and writings ganbgusters Emily Care Boss. All that remains is to gahgbusters equipment, which immediately follows the skills. They gave him a first class education. You could also retcon some historical issues. Great, incredible game faithful to BriCal May 21, at 1: If you didn’t, you’d just continue to ignore it. It was a fine game and deserved more attention than it received. You could always tell your players that it’s a historical fiction background.

It was into this Golden Age that TSR explored something outside the normal fantasy and science fiction realms so popular in roleplaying at the time: This comment has been removed by the author. When he was grown, the sultry Betty Wilson decided he’d make a great husband. This is so typical of Noir characters. Detectives hunt down crooks. Between andTSR published five adventure modules for Gangbusters.

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A Tabletop Adventure Game. Well that all depends on the story and what is going on at the time. It is not covered here since the original boxed set did not contain this information.

Players need gangbuters use their head and know when to fight and know when to walk away. James Maliszewski May 24, at 1: For myself, it was somewhat difficult to meanfully portray either faction in this tableau.

The game supports as few as a single player all the way up to dozens. 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.


The sinister figure known only as the Condor has forced the closure of half of Whitley Mining through death threats and “unfortunate accidents. What parts of the rules and overall system capture what drew you to work with this noir game? Experience points are awarded by the gamemastercalled the Judge in Gangbusters based on a character’s success in his career.

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Money makes for XP. The man has timing. This thing is packed with gams,guns, and gats driven by Twenties rip roaring period artwork. You can run it clean or dirty. Walk in the shoes of a private eye, pound gangbustera beat as an honest cop in a dirty world, or enforce the law of the land as a Prohibition Agent.

The story of the publishing of Gangbusters is a foreshadowing of the attitudes and events that led to the end of TSR.