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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Careersthe Gangbusters name for classes, is where things get really interesting.

Would like to have details to use for roads and such and different neighborhoods and counties. Gangbusters Gangbusters 3rd Edition cover. This is important to know, because each type of career earns XP in a completely different way.

This is a map Gwngbusters created for Gangbusters, but can be used for any type of Gangster game. Surprisingly, the advancement table is unified. Pages using deprecated image syntax. You can run it clean or dirty. Luck is then rolled as a percentage divided by two and rounded up. The Untouchables ganybusters 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.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

For a review of the mini-campaign and Lakefront City information, please see the review of GB1: I can be found here www. Now a supper club owned by Gangbueters Mancussi, it once again surfaces as the scene of foul play, the scene of death. Please select a support frequency. The 3 rd Edition book has a lot of information about Lakefront City that is absent in the original boxed set. Quite a bit of background is given about what a reporter can do with their stories, and how stories can be leveraged and slanted.


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Then Arthur gave a cocktail party and one of the guests decided he’d make a great corpse. Historical role-playing games TSR company games Role-playing games introduced in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Background info is given on being a specialist—like a safe cracker or cat burglar.

Except for minor edits, the 3rd Edition Gangbusters game mechanics are indistinguishable from those of the original edition. A bullet ricochets off the fire escape railing and screams into the night as you haul yourself onto the rusted metal platform. After figuring out how our heroes and anti-heroes? Gangbusters was inspired by both historical figures such as Al Capone and fictional accounts of the era. Special Cases are what happen at the game table, and the rewards and rules for these are presented next.

Looks like you’ve reached the end. You fling away the empty, useless gun and hear the mobsters charging down the street behind you. Both versions offer advice to the Judge for running campaigns where the PCs might be in competition—some cops, come crooks, some in between. What kind of standout stuff would be helpful fo Gangbusters campaigns? What if Gary had made 2nd edition?

A complete box set will include: Reporters gain XP by scooping the competition, that is, getting a story out before any other news outlet, and also for giving information that leads to the arrest and conviction of criminals and politicians.

When these two groups clash, the only result is death Want to call back to the precinct?


The rules are basically unchanged. Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against gangbutsers. Your decisions and fast action determine whether you win or lose, whether the gangbusrers are arrested or escape, whether your game character becomes a hero or is gunned down in blazing shootout.

Please note, there was never a 2nd edition of this product. He was at least a Hood I supported because… “I use this site a lot and am heavily motivated by guilt. Gangster contains a 50 page rulebook, a 16 page patrol guidebook packed with background material, a cardstock character sheet, and a cardstock reference sheet.

Okumarts Games David Okum. Gangbusters uses a percentile-based mechanic for most task resolutions. No Web Links Found. That way I can add the newer cities and towns plus my own at some point.

Gangbusters (role-playing game) – Wikipedia

The possibilities for criminal professions are wider and more detailed than any of the other careers. Players take the roles of criminals, law enforcement professionals, or other characters such as newspaper reporters who investigate or oppose criminals. Death on the Docks.

They gave him a job. Does the Judge require the cops, G-Men, and the like to leave the room when the gangsters are planning their bootlegging operations? One-way only, from the precinct to the car. She gave him her hand in marriage. It is not covered here since the original boxed set did not contain this information.