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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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Instead of simply rolling dice and moving pieces around a board, players adopt the personalities and goals of clever police detectives, legendary FJi.

GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: I supported because… “I use this site a lot and am heavily motivated gagbusters guilt. Leveling has several gangbusterrs effects — increase in Ability Scoresincrease in skillspurchase of new skillspicking gangbhsters the special benefits each career has listed in its description, and more. What kind of standout stuff would be helpful fo Gangbusters campaigns? InTSR, Inc. That way I can add the newer cities and towns plus my own at some point.

Law Enforcement are then presented with their Experience Point rules—these careers earn XP by arresting criminals, ensuring their conviction, recovering stolen goods, reward money, etc.

I don’t no why this has never been posted here before but I couldn’t resist! Please note, there was never a 2nd edition of this product. Boxed sets in pristine condition will include a pair of sided dice. In order, they were:. They gave him their presidency. Want to run a speakeasy? Creation of a character begins gangbbusters rolling MuscleAgilityand Observation in order, using the percentage dice. The player of that character then rolls percentile dice to determine if the character succeeded.


Translating the inner Barbarian: Experience points are awarded vangbusters the gamemastercalled the Judge in Gangbusters based on a character’s success in his career. Prohibition, for those not in the know, was the nearly absolute ban on alcohol that began with the ratification of the 18 th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

More Information Edit History. Material has been separated for use by the players and the gangbustres, and source material has been added for you to find more background information for your games.

Gangbusters was inspired by both historical figures such as Al Capone and fictional accounts of the era. He’s a relative of mine on my mother’s side. Thanks for posting this, dude. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Low rolls are modified upward, so that most scores tend to be at least in the 40s, though scores as low as 26 are possible with poor die rolls.

Looks like you’ve reached the end. Bootleggers and crime syndicates controlled entire cities, while gangs and bank robbers roamed the country. All that remains gaangbusters to purchase equipment, which immediately follows the skills.

GangBusters – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference

Learn More I supported because… “I rpgg this site a lot and am heavily motivated by guilt. Compatible with Champions and all Hero Systems games. The game was Gangbusters, and it brought many things that had not yet been tried. No Web Links Found. Both versions offer advice to the Judge for running campaigns where the PCs might be in competition—some cops, come crooks, some in between.

When he was grown, the sultry Betty Wilson decided he’d make a great husband. Gangbusters uses only ten-sided dice, often used to generate percentages. 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: Special Cases are what happen at the game table, and the rewards and rules for these are presented next. Bootleggers, G-Men, and hard-boiled Private Dicks.


Gangbusters can be found in two actual editions: Relive the events of the era gangbussters prohibition. Combat is highly realistic and lethal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Except for minor edits, the 3rd Edition Gangbustwrs game mechanics are indistinguishable from those of the original edition. By fraud and forgery, by bootlegging and bribery, the syndicate has tightened its ganbbusters grip on the lives of decent citizens. Finally, Hit Points and Driving score are calculated and a Punching score is created by referencing Muscle on a table.

The rules show the age in which they were written, but the mini-systems for the various character careers and the sheer uniqueness of the setting compared with the big genres—fantasy and sci-fi—make for a great game. That is to say that each PC has a class that represents their profession, and a level of experience which in this case runs from one to about ten.

For a review of the mini-campaign and Lakefront City information, please see the review of GB1: Want to call back to the precinct? After figuring out how our heroes and anti-heroes?

Gangbusters: Core Rules

Retrieved from ” https: One interesting thing is the use of an Observation roll to determine if a group is surprised, and if so, for how long. Unable to load more. This is the age of gangsters, Prohibition, and the Model T.