Similar Genre Games: Gangster! (FGU) | Justice Inc. | The Brotherhood
Gangbusters -- 1920's Role-Playing [BOX SET]
TSR -- seeking diversification from the fantasy genre -- introduced its Mafia & G-Men genre game in 1982. Like its contemporary brother RPG, Top Secret, GangBusters operated on a percentile-based rules system. It was a fine game and deserved more attention than it received. A complete box set will include: * 64-page rulebook
A complete box set will include:
* 64-page rulebook
1982 ... Rick Krebs & Mark Acres & Tom Moldvay ... TSR 7009 ... ISBN 0394525973
Gangbusters "3rd Edition"
A 2nd edition was published in 1990 as a single perfect-bound book. It was incorrectly labeled as 3rd Edition. "3rd Edition" is a re-do of first edition rule book, incorporating background first presented in the modules Trouble Brewing and Murder in Harmony. The rules are basically unchanged.
"Welcome back to the Roaring Twenties! Gangsters and crime syndicates keep whole cities under their control while notorious bank robbers spread terror across the country. This is the age of gangsters, Prohibition, and the Model T. This is the world of the flappers, bathtub gin, and the Charleston. You can live those days of yesteryear with the GANGBUSTERS™ role-playing game!
1990 ... 128 pages + poster map + cover leaf with chits ... TSR 7009 ... ISBN 0880389753
Trouble Brewing (GB1)
"This is the first in a series of modules for use with the GANGBUSTERS rules. TROUBLE BREWING is specially designed for the game judge who needs a background for a GANGBUSTERS campaign. Included here are details for the First Ward of Lakefront City, a series of ready-to-play adventures, over 150 non-player characters, and a special page of full-color car counters to use with the GANGBUSTERS street maps."
1980 ... Tom Moldvay ... 32 pages ... TSR 7901 ... ISBN 0935696849
Murder in Harmony (GB2)
"Who killed Arthur Overton?"
Arthur Overton was the man who had everything...
When he was born, his wealthy parents decided he'd make a great son. They gave him every advantage.
Then Arthur gave a cocktail party and one of the guests decided he'd make a great corpse. They gave him one last shot!
1980 ... Mark Acres ... 32 pages ... TSR 7902 ... ISBN 0935696857
Death on the Docks (GB3)
Trotskyites and gangsters vie for control of the dockworker's union in Lakefront City.
"The only thing not on strike on the Lakefront docks is Death..."
Comrades, when we take control of the union, I promise you those corrupt capitalist swine will pay in blood for their crimes!
Gentlemen, trust me . . . once we control the Lakefront City docks we'll have this whole city by its throat.
When these two groups clash, the only result is death ... Death on the Docks!"
1983 ... Mark D. Acres ... 32 pages ... TSR 7903 ... ISBN 0880380136
The Vanishing Investigator (GB4)
"For too long the city has suffered in the hands of crime and corruption: By fraud and forgery, by bootlegging and bribery, the syndicate has tightened its iron grip on the lives of decent citizens. But now the Senate Subcommittee is in town and a showdown is in the works..."
1983 ... Mark Acres ... 32 pages ... TSR 7904 ... ISBN 0880380454
Death in Spades (GB5)
"The Oberklein Mansion was the scene of murder ten years ago. Now a supper club owned by Enrico Mancussi, it once again surfaces as the scene of foul play, the scene of death."
1984 ... Tracy Raye Hickman ... 32 pages ... TSR 7906 ... ISBN 0880381426
Gangster!Gangster! RPG (Box Set) - Fantasy Games Unlimited (FGU)
"A game of crime and punishment!
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.B.I. and its laboratories, SWAT teams, and inter-gang conflicts.
Set in twentieth century America, the player characters are lawmen or criminals. Combat is highly realistic and lethal.
Gangster contains a 50 page rulebook, a 16 page patrol guidebook packed with background material, a cardstock character sheet, and a cardstock reference sheet.
Relive the events of the era of prohibition. Mob versus mob and mobs versus the law enforcement agencies.
React to a terrorist attack on an airport. Deal with hostage negotiations or with criminal expansion into the city for which you are responsible."
1979 ... FGU 5101
Justice Inc.Justice, Inc: The Role-Playing Game of the '20s & '30s [BOX SET]
"Become part of the Golden Age of adventure -- be the hero in a story you help create! Justice Inc. is designed to introduce the novice to role-playing games, but offers a challenge to even the most experienced game player."
Justice Inc. contains a 96-page rulebook & an 80-page Campaign Book with adventures & background. Compatible with Champions and all Hero Systems games. (Authors: Aaron Allston, Steve Peterson, & Michael Stackpole)
1984 ... HERO 13B
Trail of the Gold Spike (Justice, Inc. Adventure #1)
"The beautiful Beth Whitley tells a terrifying tale of danger at the Gold Spike mine. The sinister figure known only as the Condor has forced the closure of half of Whitley Mining through death threats and "unfortunate accidents." But why? What does this have to do with the legend of the lost gold mine or the mysterious pale men seen late at night? What is the Condor's deadly plot?
Battle the insidious Condor from the bowels of the earth to the skies over Colorado! Can you end his reign of midnight terror and rescue the beauteous Beth from his clutches?
The Trail of the Gold Spike is an action-packed adventure for Justice Inc. which also includes conversions for Call of Cthulhu, Daredevils, and Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes."
1984 ... 32 pages ... HERO 14
Lands of Mystery
First half of the book is a "how-to" manual on constructing lost worlds. The second half of the book is a complete lost world campaign set in the alternate universe of Zorandar complete with player-characters, cave-people, Neanderthals, lost Romans, and dinosaurs. Compatible with Chill, Call of Cthulhu, and Daredevils.
1985 ... 96 pages ... HERO 20 ... ISBN 0917481607
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