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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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Bootleggers, G-Men, and hard-boiled Private Dicks.

With Prohibition being nearly a century since its inception, many modern readers may not see what makes the s rife with opportunity for adventure. Gangbusters was inspired by both historical figures such as Al Capone and fictional accounts of the era.

Gangbusters: Core Rules – Multiverse

A complete box set will include: 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.

Where do you go when the mob owns the town and you’re Compatible with Chill, Call of Cthulhuand Daredevils. Notify me of new posts by email. Want to see how much burglary nets?

GangBusters – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference

The second half of the book is a complete lost world campaign set in the alternate universe of Zorandar complete with player-characters, cave-people, Neanderthals, lost Romans, and dinosaurs. Leveling has several possible effects — increase in Ability Scoresincrease in skillspurchase of new skillspicking up the special benefits each career has listed in its description, and more.


This is a map I created for Gangbusters, but can be used for any type of Gangster game.

This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat Drag photos anywhere to start a new post. The one that shows Lakefront City from the book with the number of registered voters is nice but lacks details. It is into this turbulent, heady, adventurous time that the Gangbusters RPG takes the players. Wait while more posts are being loaded.

This is important ganfbusters know, because each type of career earns XP in a completely different way. Skill descriptions follow, with examples on how they would be used by PCs. The 3 rd Edition book has a lot of information about Lakefront City that is absent in the original boxed set.

Other discussions related to the setting and time-period and comparisons and contrasts with other similar game systems are welcome! The book opens with an introductory article from Robert Howell, whose grandfather was a member of the legendary Untouchables.

I supported because… “I use this site a lot and am heavily motivated by guilt. The player rpb that character then rolls percentile dice to determine if the character succeeded.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

Go to our Sales Gangbuusters. 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.


The next type of career is are the Private Professions. I don’t no why this has never been posted here before but I couldn’t resist! More Information Edit History. For a review of the mini-campaign and Lakefront City information, please see the review of GB1: The game system itself is almost entirely unchanged between the gangbussters editions—which makes the 3 rd Edition book with an intact map in the back much sought after. Films were an especially strong influence; the game’s bibliography lists dozens of movies for inspiration, ranging from The Big House to The Untouchables.

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. Can the Judge integrate the special case into whatever the reporter is doing this week?

Now a supper club owned by Enrico Mancussi, it once again surfaces as the scene of foul play, the scene of death. Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against crime.


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