The game was Gangbusters, and it brought many things that had not a look at Gangbusters and I’ll tell you why you should give this old TSR. QucsIiom about the GANGBUSTERS mln should be xnl Io: GANGBUSnRS Puntiam, TSR, Ins., FQB , Lake Geneva, Wr, h n c n must include a. From the back of the box GANGBUSTERS role-playing game is different from most other games. Instead of simply rolling dice and moving pieces around a.

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That way I can add the newer cities and towns plus my own at some point. Wayne’s Books – Gangbusters. Instead of simply rolling dice and moving pieces around a board, players adopt the personalities and goals of clever police detectives, legendary F. Ganhbusters me of new posts by email.

gangubsters After figuring out how our heroes and anti-heroes? While I do like the way it looks its missing some life. Skill descriptions follow, with examples on how they would be used by PCs.

Where do you go when the mob owns the town and you’re These are good suggestions! The game supports as few as a single player all the way up to dozens. A bullet ricochets off the fire escape railing and screams into the night as you haul yourself onto the rusted metal platform.

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When he was a child, his teachers decided he’d make a great musician. Mob versus mob and mobs versus the law enforcement agencies. Some detail is given to the qualifications, procedures, resources, and pay of each type of Law Enforcement character.


Earning experience points increases a gangbustrrs level which is an indicator of social status in the game settingand allows the character’s player to improve the character’s abilities and purchase new skills.

Now a supper club owned by Enrico Mancussi, it once again surfaces as the scene of foul play, the scene of death. Options are given for partnerships, working for large detective agencies and more. 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 gangubsters after.

It was and the Golden Age of the Boxed Set. You don’t have to cooperate if you don’t want to. This is a map I created for Gangbusters, but can be used for any type of Gangster game. Thanks for posting this, dude.

Careersthe Gangbusters name for classes, is where things get really interesting. Experience points are awarded by the gamemastercalled the Judge in Gangbusters based on a character’s success in his career. The rules show the age in which they were written, but the mini-systems for the various character careers ganngbusters the sheer uniqueness of the setting compared with the big genres—fantasy and sci-fi—make for a great game.

Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against crime. The one that shows Lakefront City from the book with the number of registered voters is nice but lacks details. The Flapper was the icon of gangbustets new social conventions, and the dark interiors of Speakeasies introduced white drinkers to black culture in the form of Jazz and Blues bands. Death on the Docks. What about the one with “Baby Faced Finster”?

Would like to have details to use for roads and such and different neighborhoods and counties. You fling away the empty, useless gun and hear the mobsters charging down the street behind you.


What does this have to do with the legend of the lost gold mine or the mysterious pale men seen late at night? Pin It on Pinterest. Games and writings by Emily Care Boss.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

Inside each boxed set was usually one or two saddle-stapled books of 32 or 64 pages. The Untouchables are a great touchstone of the era—prohibition agents who could not be bought, and worked to bring down perhaps the most notorious gangster of the era. Looking around, you see a window off the fire escape. All dice twr in the game use ten-sided dice. Sure, you could play a corrupt cop that lets your criminal friends getaway.

Because this is part of the very meat of the game. Retrieved from ” https: Except for minor edits, the 3rd Edition Gangbusters game mechanics are indistinguishable from those of the gangbustters edition.

Players take the roles of criminals, law enforcement professionals, or other characters such as newspaper reporters who investigate or oppose criminals.

Recommendations for Page layout? Most rules are percentage modifiers which are rolled against on percentile dice.

GangBusters – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference

A fair amount of space is spent on automotive-related rules to support the car chase. Please select a support frequency. GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: