"Go to the sign of Marvel's Axe, a dubious inn on the edge of the Thieves Quarter, in the City of Greyhawk, and look to your own wrist. If you perceive a bracelet and dangling dice, watch for the next throw in the war between Law and Chaos and be prepared to follow the compelling geas." -Signal

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Gangbusters (1st Edition) (1982)

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 board, players adopt the personalities and goals of clever police detectives, legendary F.B.I. agents or vicious gangsters from the 1920s and 1930s. Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against crime. 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.


This (boxed) set includes...a 64-page rule book, a 35"x22" double-sided full-color map of downtown Lakefront City showing detailed building interiors, a sheet of 84 cardboard playing pieces, a 16-page introductory adventure ("Mad Dog" Johnny Drake) and two dice.


From the web:

Walk in the shoes of a private eye, pound the beat as an honest cop in a dirty world, or enforce the law of the land as a Prohibition Agent. You can be a cub reporter, scooping the competition of a gangland hub, terrorizing the honest citizens of Lakefront City. Adopt the roles of the famous criminals and crime fighters of the 20’s and 30’s to face the struggles and problems of the crime-ridden syndicates of Lakefront City. Everything you need for a GANGBUSTERS game is included in this box!

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