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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Gangbustsrs always felt he was a Robin Hood. Want to see how much burglary nets? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Careersthe Gangbusters name for classes, is where things get really interesting. They gave him one last shot! In order, they were:. Archived from the original on The next type of career is are the Private Professions.

GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: Between andTSR published five adventure modules for Gangbusters. The sinister figure known only as the Condor has forced the closure of half of Whitley Mining through death threats and “unfortunate accidents. When he had married, his father decided he’d make a great heir.

Gangbusters: Core Rules

The system is simple to understand given the percentage-based mechanics. Players can join or start their own gangs and syndicates. For one thing, it let you play the bad guys. This kicks into higher gear for the crime careers. Deal epg hostage negotiations or with criminal expansion into the city for which you are responsible.


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This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat Prohibition, for those not in the know, was the nearly absolute ban on alcohol that began with the ratification of the 18 th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

All dice rolls in the game use ten-sided dice. Gpg you end his reign of midnight terror and rescue the beauteous Beth from his clutches? The next section of Gangbusters covers the rules of the game. Views Read Edit View history. How long can the PI pursue their special case while the rest of the players sit and wait?

Death on the Docks. It was and the Golden Age of the Boxed Set. Law Enforcement are then presented with their Experience Point rules—these careers earn XP by arresting criminals, ensuring their conviction, recovering stolen goods, reward money, etc. Background info gangbudters given on being a specialist—like a safe cracker or cat burglar.


It is into this turbulent, heady, adventurous time that the Gangbusters RPG takes the players. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today.

Gangbusters was a historical roleplaying game designed by Rick Krebs based on his original game called “Bloody 20’s” with Mark Acres assisting in its development. This is where the two versions of Gangbusters vary greatly. Two editions of the game were published.

TSR GangBusters “Roaring 20’s” Role-Playing Game – Google+

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 gangbusers down in blazing shootout. An emphasis is placed on the violent growth of organized crime during Prohibition.

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.

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