The Dick Tracy Pulp Era Role Playing Game

The Dick Tracy RPG brings the classic comic book detective to life. When I was a kid, my dentist had a couple of books with Chester Gould’s complete Dick Tracy strips, and I used to look forward to going to the dentist twice a year so I could read them.

In this RPG system you create characters eight attributes, skills and advantages / disadvantages. Action is resolved with a 2d6+attribute+skill versus difficulty system. Tasks are rated according to a five point difficulty level. The system also has stats for characters such as BB Eyes, Breathless Mahoney, Flattop, and of course, Dick Tracy.

I’ve often thought that these wonderful characters would make great miniatures.

The Pulp Avengers

Thanks to great figures from Bob Murch of Pulp Figures, and Mark Copplestone, there has been a growing interest in gaming in the “pulp” era. This site offers advice for game mastering in the pulps.

Pulp Horror Comics and Stories

weird tales of terror

Comic Book Plus has a collection of free pulp horror comics and stories.

Atomic Rockets Site

Pulp fans may find the Atomic Rocket site interesting. It has a wealth of information on the imaginary rocket ships of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Early 20th Century Color Photos Of the Altai Mountains

For fans of the “Back of Beyond” theme in gaming, here are some color photos of the people and places of the Altai Mountains in the early 20th Century. The Altai are in east central Asia, where modern Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan come together.