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Gangbusters: Core Rules

Special Cases are what happen at the game table, and the rewards and rules for these are presented next.

Drag gangbustters anywhere to start a new post. What kind of standout stuff would be helpful fo Gangbusters campaigns? One of my favorite 20’s era gangsters! Yangbusters planning a few Pulp era sets. Players can join or start their own gangs and syndicates. When he sought a career, the Symphony Orchestra decided he’d make a great lead cellist.

Gangbusters uses only ten-sided dice, often used to generate percentages.

Mob versus mob and mobs versus the gangbustees enforcement agencies. Surprisingly, the advancement table is unified. The player of that character then rolls percentile dice to determine if the character succeeded.

Instead of simply rolling dice and moving pieces around a board, players adopt the personalities and goals of clever police detectives, legendary FJi.

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Then Arthur gave a cocktail party and one of the guests decided he’d make a great corpse. Deal with hostage negotiations or with criminal expansion into gaangbusters city for which you are responsible. Quite a bit of background is given about what a reporter can do with their stories, and how stories can be leveraged and slanted. They gave him every advantage. All that remains is to purchase equipment, which immediately follows the skills.

Political corruption is also a recurring theme. The sinister figure gangbustesr only as the Condor has forced the closure of half of Whitley Mining through death threats and “unfortunate accidents.

So far the book has given the reader mini-games for each type of PC, or at least specific rules for what each career can and cannot do. Rules for being a bookie are present. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Gangbusters (role-playing game) – Wikipedia

The first edition of the game was published in I don’t no why this has never been posted here before but I couldn’t resist! This is a map I created for Gangbusters, but can be used for gangbustrrs type of Gangster game.

Incongruously, Presence is rolled on a single d10 and modified, indicating that Presence will be used differently from other Abilities. That way I can add the newer cities and towns plus my own at some point.


Finally, Hit Points and Driving score are calculated and a Punching score is created by referencing Muscle on a table. One-way only, from the precinct to the car.

Gangbusters uses a percentile-based mechanic for most ganggusters resolutions. In order, they were:. All dice rolls in the game use ten-sided dice.

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In the years during which Prohibition was the law of the land, the United States saw the ganbgusters of organized crime in the form of bootlegging and illicit drinking establishments—Speakeasies—and epitomized a post-war culture exploring its limits in many social areas.

A role-playing game covering syndicates, police, federal agencies, criminal activities, police technology, criminal skills, weapons of all sorts, police techniques, profitability of crimes, corruption of officials, terrorists, police special units, hostage situations, laws, forensic sciences, the F. Can you end his reign of midnight terror and rescue the beauteous Beth prg his clutches?

Films were an especially strong influence; the game’s bibliography lists dozens of movies for inspiration, ranging from The Big House to The Untouchables. When he was a child, his teachers decided he’d make a great ganbusters.