When TSR broke up, the rights to Gangbusters remained with Rick Krebs. The pdf will be available on RPGNow/DriveThruRPG very soon. So as always when playing a RPG everything is up to the players and Judge what. Gangbusters was a historical roleplaying game designed by Rick Krebs with Mark Acres . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version . I was simply astounded when I discovered that no one had written a review of Gangbusters! This game is a classic TSR product from
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Players could take up the roles of cops, FBI or Prohibition agents, private eyes, reporters, and, of course, criminals, as they engage in the sorts of mayhem seen in Edward G.
Robinson and Jimmy Cagney movies. There were lots of things that made Gangbusters a remarkable game. Chief among them was its simplicity.
Though the rules touched upon nearly every topic imaginable for a RPG of this type, from gunfights to car chases to trials to public opinion and more, it did so in a succinct 64 pages! Though characters had "careers," which gave them access to certain limited powers and abilities such as a police officer's power to arrest, for example , ability scores and skills -- both of which were percentile -- played a much bigger role.
A character's current career did, however, determine how he acquired experience points. Thus, a cop gains XP for arresting criminals, while a reporter gains them for writing stories that have a significant in-game effect.
It was incorrectly labeled as 3rd Edition. The rules are basically unchanged.
Gangsters and crime syndicates keep whole cities under their control while notorious bank robbers spread terror across the country. This is the age of gangsters, Prohibition, and the Model T.
This is the world of the flappers, bathtub gin, and the Charleston. Walk in the shoes of a private eye, pound the beat as an honest cop in a dirty world, or enforce the law of the land as a Prohibition Agent.
You can be a cub reporter, scooping the competition, or a gangland thug, terrorizing the honest citizens of Lakefront City. Material has been separated for use by the players and the judges, and source material has been added for you to find more background information for your games. You don't need any more than the book in your hands and two sided dice to delve into the adventures of the Prohibition Era!
Looking around, you see a window off the fire escape.
A good leap could save you, but one slip would throw you right into the mob's hands. What started as a simple job has turned into a nightmare, with a dead man in your apartment and Nicky McCallister's goons breathing down your neck. You fling away the empty, useless gun and hear the mobsters charging down the street behind you.
A bullet ricochets off the fire escape railing and screams into the night as you haul yourself onto the rusted metal platform. A long dive carries you crashing through the glass a heartbeat before the hoods below open fire.
Safe for now, but where will you turn next? Where do you go when the mob owns the town and you're The roaring 20s: the age of gangsters, prohibition, Model Ts and the great depression.You can be a cub reporter, scooping the competition, or a gangland thug, terrorizing the honest citizens of Lakefront City.
System[ edit ] Character generation in Gangbusters follows a pattern common in role-playing games of the early s—a player randomly generates his character's abilities such as Muscle and Luck using dice , then chooses a career character class for the character. Archive thread yesterday, and folks got talking about my old favorite RPG, Gangbusters.
Its rules strike a terrific balance between providing too much and too little detail, while at the same time highlighting everything that's essential to playing a campaign about gang wars during Jazz Age America. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.