Pulp Avengers: Game Mastering in the 1930s and 1940s

Pulp Avengers is a sourcebook for role playing in the 1930s and 1940s. It’s perfect for providing a realistic background for your games of the Pulp era.

Dirty 30s Role Playing Game Sourcebook

Dirty 30s is a sourcebook for role playing games set in the 1930s. It has a timeline and notes on fashion, slang, prices, jazz, Natiz, Commies, the Mafia, wars, Airships, weapons, cars, ships trains, art, architecture and more.

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.