Friday, 5 February 2016
Stuff I Want: Gangbusters New Edition Plus
Gangbusters was a TSR classic and like oldschool tsr boxsets you could use maps and components to solo play a bit. I got a copy for a good price last year and i had all the modules for a buck thirty years ago to use with cthulhu as i never saw game in shops. Id been wanting to run trouble brewing as a con game for a whole but cons cockblock older games. If I ran as cthulhu cops and robbers would be fine. Now all my versions of BRP dated will see what happens there.
A few years ago the creator of Gangbusters had his rights returned which is something you dont hear about often enough. So a bit later Mark Hunter has been cranking out new modules numbered sequentially from original series and many new things like npc cards using actual retro mug shots. A box set is on the way including the same 1/72 cop and robber minis I use in my cthulhu games. We have had a few exchanges and I have encouraged the projrcy. Marc has a huge output of good looking stuff. Possibly after I recommended he post on some oldshool TSR FB groups it seems someone called IP infringement and halted this stuff for a bit till he satisfied the WOC guys was legit. I hope they try and make up for what must have been a effort for Marc or at least apologies (my gripe not his). This new improved edition has lots of love and also has supplements on including pulp and supernatural elements. I hope to run a con game later in year and might have a go at writing some stuff for it.
This link is to the weird tales book but you can find more of his stuff through this
These picks include the same brand of 1/72 minis in the new box set - cops and civilians, gangsters and Boxer rebelion Volenteers. The cars are a mix of Hotwheels hotrods and other toy cars (blue one i found on street as I was wishing for vintage cars). The pre 1920s models are readers digest collectables on ebay alot - mine in a blister pack (they look better in pack). I think my grandpa had these in late 70s. You can get trucks too similar set but ppl want $5 each, mine were $20 for six and i found a few in antique stores for$2. One shop abused me for being cheap. One shop I found 70s brit made matchbox cars for 50c worth $20-30 to collectors.
Minis on amazon and ebay alot so shop around
But Reviews here handy
boxer rebellion set - bowler hats and armed civilians
1/72 scale making a big comeback - all shops in several states sections have grown