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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Archived from the original on Experience points are awarded by the gamemastercalled the Judge in Gangbusters based on a character’s success in his career. Unable to load more. The available careers are broken up by the alignment of the career with law and order.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

Between andTSR published five adventure modules for Gangbusters. Your decisions and fast action determine whether you win or lose, whether the criminals are arrested or escape, whether your game character becomes a hero or is gunned down in blazing shootout.

For that info, as discussed above, boxed set owners should purchase GB1: They gave him a first class education. Both versions offer advice to the Judge for running campaigns where the PCs might be in competition—some cops, come crooks, some in between.


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

GangBusters – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference

Gangbusters, like so many games from this era, is a class-level game. The game supports as few as a single player all the way up to dozens.

The system is simple to understand given the percentage-based mechanics. Players can join or start their own gangs and syndicates.

Gangbusters (1st & 3rd Edition) | RPG | RPGGeek

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In order, they were:. It was and the Golden Age of the Boxed Set. One interesting thing is the use of an Observation roll to determine if a group is surprised, and if so, for how long.

They gave him every advantage. The first edition of the game was published in Death on the Docks! After figuring out how our heroes and anti-heroes? Pin It on Pinterest. An emphasis is placed on the violent growth of organized crime during Prohibition. It is into this turbulent, heady, adventurous time that the Gangbusters RPG takes the players.

Want to be a fence? This is where the two versions of Gangbusters vary greatly.

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