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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Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against crime. 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. Can you end his reign of midnight terror and rescue the beauteous Beth from his clutches?

It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today. Some detail is given to the gangbustwrs, procedures, resources, and pay of each type of Law Enforcement character.

The rules are very much in line with the percentage-based game designs from TSR in this era. The fascinating thing about the way the game handles the central conflict of law versus scofflaw is to allow players to gnagbusters either side in the issue, or ride the middle. Characters are improved by earning experience points. 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.

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They always felt he was a Robin Hood. I can be found here www. Thanks for posting this, dude. The default location for Gangbusters campaigns is Lakefront Citya fictional metropolis located in an unspecified state on the western shore of Lake Michiganprobably Chicago. No Web Links Found. Players take the roles of criminals, law enforcement professionals, or other characters such as newspaper reporters who investigate or oppose criminals.

It was incorrectly labeled as 3rd Edition.

Gangbusters: Core Rules – Multiverse

The game system itself is almost entirely unchanged between the two editions—which makes the 3 rd Edition book with an intact map in the back much sought after. Each career includes a unique set of advantages and disadvantages to differentiate it from the others.

Gangbustters fraud and forgery, by bootlegging and bribery, the syndicate has tightened its iron grip on the lives of decent citizens. Your decisions and fast action determine whether you win or lose, whether the criminals are arrested or escape, whether ganggbusters game character becomes a hero or is gunned down in a blazing shootout. Want to be a fence? A fair amount of space is spent on automotive-related rules to support the car chase.

The rules are basically unchanged. Want to know what the take is from robbing a bank, or mail truck, or store? It is advisable to set up prg requirements before play begins and limit the PCs to all one side of the law or the other, give or take PIs and reporters.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

Bootleggers and crime syndicates controlled entire cities, while gangs and bank robbers roamed the country. Gangbusters 3rd Edition cover. The one that shows Lakefront City from the book with the number of registered voters is nice but lacks details. Finally, Hit Points and Driving score are calculated and a Punching score is created by referencing Muscle on a table.


A rrpg leap could save you, but one slip would throw you right into the mob’s hands. But now the Senate Subcommittee is in town and a showdown is in the works For that info, as discussed above, boxed set owners should purchase GB1: In an age where leveling up required different tables in most games, in Gangbusters everyone goes to 2 nd Level at 10, XP.

One-way only, from the precinct to the car.

Rules for being a bookie are present. He gave him a fortune. I decided against the map gangbusteers that comes with the game for now. In addition to the rule book, the boxed set contains counters, maps of Lakefront City, and a module, Mad Dog Johnny Drake, rlg includes pre-generated characters.

Trouble Brewing and a bit from GB3: Gangbusters uses only ten-sided dice, often used to generate percentages. Independent Criminals and members of gangs and syndicates are possible.

Wayne’s Books – Gangbusters. Want to call back to the precinct?

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Boxed sets in pristine condition will include a pair of sided dice. She gave him her hand in marriage. 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. Can the Judge integrate the special case into whatever the reporter is doing this week? Incongruously, Presence is rolled on a single d10 and modified, indicating that Presence will be used differently from other Abilities.

What about the one with “Baby Faced Finster”?

A long dive carries you crashing through the glass a heartbeat before the hoods below open fire.