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February 11-92 and rising!
Our goal has reached 92%. We still need your help to make this happen.
February 11-New Adventures!
Every $150 we raise over our goal we will develope a short adventure containing new and classic pulp characters, adapted for Worlds of Pulp. Offerings will include a detailed location, character bios and story hooks.
Our first stories will include Fu Manch and The Phantom (Phantom Detective). $150 over goal makes this happen. Contributers recieve this PDF adventure in the Worlds of Pulp newsletter.
February 11-Worlds of Pulp Update!
The Worlds of Pulp Kickstarter, featuring Rotwang City: City of Shadows and Davey Beauchamp's Amazing Pulp Adventures, and The Tower of Dr. Alienstein has added a fourth book to its roster, Ornaments of Gold. OoG is a generic hotel and casino. Please Support our Kickstarter.
February 10-Art for Worlds of Pulp !
This is sneak preview of the art of Dana Black and T. Glenn Bane.
January 28-Worlds of Pulp!
Jump into "Worlds of Pulp," with the newest Kickstarter from Scaldcrow Games! Thrill with 40's golden age super heroes or Chill with classic 1930s street pulp. One Kickstarter bringing you two books!
First: Rotwang City: City of Shadows ...
Original nuvo-noir street adventure inspired by the style of early pulp like The Shadow or The Spider, Master of Men. Weird science, Ape Men, Dinosaurs, voodoo, and mysterious places, also wait for you in this pulp world.
After you read about it, go to kickstarter.com and see what goodies we have put together for our backers. Be part of the "Worlds of Pulp." The Kickstarter is running from February 1 - February 28th. Act now and regret nothing!
Here is a sneak peak at this new, amazing Kickstarter ...
Ruthless mobsters, relentless arcane horrors, and mysterious dangers from the darkest corners of the world threaten the helpless and hapless citizens of the city. Be the heroes who rise to face these challenges in Worlds of Pulp RPG by Scaldcrow Games!
The Worlds of Pulp brings you two RPG books. Each book contains the complete rules to Bare Bones Beyond pulp era role-play. This is a lightening quick and easy to understand game mechanic.
The first book is Rotwang City: City of Shadows, detailing characters in a 1930s style U.S. city, called Rotwang. It is a two-fisted pulse pounding den of excitement and danger where the superstitions and innocence of the 19th century have given way to new experimental sciences, political corruption, rampant industry, and an ever-changing and expanding criminal element.
The second book is Davey Beauchamp’s Amazing Pulp Adventures, set at the dawn of the Golden Age of Comics with a backdrop of World War II in the explosive onset of an age of reason. This book details Sapphire City—The City of tomorrow, To-Day! It isa city where miraculous science and imagination work to lift civilization out of the shadow of war and onward to an era once thought unachievable. Not everyone shares this dream and the heroes will have to fight hard against fear, war, and criminal sciences to prevent the most powerful villains from destroying man’s great endeavor!
These books contain:
—the complete rules for pulp style gaming in Bare Bones Beyond; a simple, fast-paced and descriptive RPG system, where all you need is 2d6 and your imagination!
—the archetypes of the heroes and adventurers used to create new, original pulp characters. Archetypes include: Bare Knuckled Battler, Futurist, Eagle-eyed Reporter, Gadgeteer, Shadow of Justice, Human Exemplar, Jungle Lord, Masked Adventurer, Mystic Aristocrat, Nosey Socialite, Supernatural, Top Echelon, Tough Detective, Treasure Hunter, and more.
—the complete history of the city, its political organization, citizen outlook, and unique flavor.
—a full description of original pulp heroes for each city. Characters include heroes like: Ace Midnight, Cassandra (Knight Warrior of Avalon), Crimson Moth, Dexter Charles (The Warden), Doctor Phantom, Kid Adventure, Lady Zaska, Mighty Mace and Aegis Lad, Mister Adventure, Platinum Fox, Shadow Smasher, Solomon Stone, Scorpion, Vogue, Welsh Dragon, and more.
—a full description of original pulp villains for each city, ruthless pulp malefactors like: AtomiK Fist, Alfrancais Brainvine the Magnate, der Schwarze Geist, Dark Mask, Death Mark, Dr. Zhou, Eerie Patrician, Gentleman Thieves, Iron Mask, Purple Lotus, Mahjongg, Masked Gunfighter, Master of Zombies, Michael Aztek, Mister Crow, Pale Skull, Shadow X, Occultus (The Red Hood), Slum Lord, Super Nazi, and more.
—a description of the principle characters that make up government and law enforcement in the cities, as well as some of the smaller heroes, villains, and key citizens.
—a description of the city itself, detailed as a character in the Bare Bones Beyond system, allowing the game master to determine city-wide reactions at a glance.
—150 story hooks, specific to each city and its characters.
—a brief history and description of the pulp age it represents.
—special rules for the creation of signature moves unique to the heroes.
—special rules for villainous plot tropes. Each villain brings certain elements to plots in which they appear. For instance: Dr. Zhou automatically involves complex plots and deathtraps when he is involved in a game. Mister Crow guarantees there will be exotic animal sightings, mysterious animal attacks, and strange mutations. Brainvine the Magnate will involve an industrial labor force, WWI relics, and WWI references. Each villain also brings specific bonuses and penalties which will affect the feel of the game.
—a special introductory adventure. Rotwang City includes: Vault of Lies and Sapphire City includes: Museum of Death.
—new original fiction Davey Beachamp and T. Glenn Bane.