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Slimy post a pic in my "What gaming stuff are you reading" of Gangbusters. I was not familiar with that game but checked it out and methinks it could be used in Victorius, if one were to time forward the V game to the roaring '20s.

Any thoughts on this?


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I would say you are right. Might get to explore that when I finally run Victorious for Mike and company. Maybe do some campaign time jumps, having them play middle age super powered characters in the 1920's.

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Post Re: Gangbusters
One of my players owns the rights to Gangbusters and has been in the process of rereleasing it. Expect a kickstarter in the next few months to launch the full rerelease.

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Buttmonkey wrote:
One of my players owns the rights to Gangbusters and has been in the process of rereleasing it. Expect a kickstarter in the next few months to launch the full rerelease.


That's cool.

Prices on ebay are high for the original and for the New 3rd Edition version.

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Thanks to Glen H. I got a copy of the original game but I must admit I haven't read it. I'm sure Victorious would work in a roaring 20s game! However I'd think that Amazing Adventures would work better as its a default is a pulp-style game. I haven't read AA, so can't really say for sure but it seems like the obvious choice?

Or did I miss something by not reading it? ;)

GM Mike, who's been busy reading Cyborg Commando for SFH!

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I don't recall a lot of superheroic stuff in Gangbusters, but I suppose you could do some kind of super Elliott Ness.

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Aergraith wrote:
I don't recall a lot of superheroic stuff in Gangbusters, but I suppose you could do some kind of super Elliott Ness.


I don't think Rhu is saying Gangbusters is a supers game, I think he is just saying the time period could be used for Victorious. Therefore, the games time period specific info could be used.

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Treebore wrote:
Aergraith wrote:
I don't recall a lot of superheroic stuff in Gangbusters, but I suppose you could do some kind of super Elliott Ness.


I don't think Rhu is saying Gangbusters is a supers game, I think he is just saying the time period could be used for Victorious. Therefore, the games time period specific info could be used.


Yep!

As y'all know, I like the grim or less than superheroes aspect of Victorius. And that's why I think Gangbusters would be cool as the game time zone.

But, for sure other GMs could sure use this time period for supers if they wished to.

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DMMike wrote:
Thanks to Glen H. I got a copy of the original game but I must admit I haven't read it. I'm sure Victorious would work in a roaring 20s game! However I'd think that Amazing Adventures would work better as its a default is a pulp-style game. I haven't read AA, so can't really say for sure but it seems like the obvious choice?

Or did I miss something by not reading it? ;)

GM Mike, who's been busy reading Cyborg Commando for SFH!


Agree that AA would work!!

But, I feel that V is the better game for me an how I would run Gangbusters.

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<nod> I can't argue with that Rhu. BTW, I don't know if you got the Hunter & Hunter catalog but I stuck a Rhuvanian Walrus in there just for you. :)

Certainly a Grim chronicle in Vict would work in the roaring 20s...especially the more lethal use of firearms in Grim V. I'm a fan of Call of Cthulhu so I was trying to meet that feel in the Grim options; like Cthulhu by Gaslight but simpler. ;)

Personally (in my home games) I tend to run somewhere between Gilded and Grim, Neutral or Chaos. I did try to leave options for those who prefer air pirates and Castle Falkenstein style adventures as its certainly a viable way to play!

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Hi Mike. Thanks for that. Every complete list of equipment and supplies should have a walrus on it!! :D

I only have the text document that you sent me. I hope to pick up the finished book soon.

Rhuvein (proud owner of 3 Rhuveinian walruses - 2 are purebred and the other one is a mutt).

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...of course now someone will complain that Victorious doesn't have walrus training as a skill for those who want to capture in the wild and train themselves. You wait. :P

;)

GM Michael, who never captures walruses in the wild. Anymore. ;)

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Excuse me for not elaborating on the particular powers of a Rhuveinian Walrus.

This magical creature from Scandia has a particularly large baculum (84cm). Yes, it's been documented. They typically service 2 to 3 cows per day!

They can fly - 75ft movement.

Invisibility twice per day.

Breath fire as dragons.

Intelligence = genius.

Polymorph self, 3 times per day.

They can shoot tusk bullets from a small blubber sac under the throat. 4-5 shots doing 1d4+1 damage.

AC = 33

They are spellcasters.

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