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Pulp Hero (5th Edition)

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The Twenties and Thirties were a golden age of adventure as two-fisted heroes and daring explorers came to life in the pages of pulp magazines. Now you can create roleplaying games and characters set in this thrilling era!

Pulp Hero discusses and describes the Pulp genre for gaming, covering everything from masked crimefighters, to globetrotting adventurers, to daring pilots, to eerie menaces... and beyond! It shows how to create characters, campaigns, abilities, weapons, and other elements of the genre using the HERO System rules. It includes:

?a thorough examination of the Pulp genre and its subgenres, with guidelines and suggestions for simulating all the elements and aspects of the genre in the HERO System.

?a month-by-month timeline of the 1920-39 period, with items arranged by subject for easy reference

?a detailed description of the world of the Pulp era, from the streets of New York City and London, to the jungles of Africa, to the tropical islands of the South Seas, to the clubs of Shanghai

?an extensive section on creating Pulp Hero characters, including over three dozen Package Deals representing characters? professions and backgrounds, information and expanded rules for popular Skills and Perks, and ?Heroic Talents? abilities for Pulp characters

?the guns, vehicles, and gear of the Pulp era ? including the amazing creations of Weird Science!

?advice for GMs about creating and running Pulp Hero campaigns, including Heroic Action Points rules for simulating the incredible luck and amazing coincidences that help Pulp heroes

Get ready for the amazing adventures of Pulp Hero!


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September 28th, 2013
Even if you have no need for another game system (and to be honest, I've only glanced at the rules stuff here), if you're running any pulp game at all, there are over 200 pages of system- and setting-agnostic material to make it worth the price: a thor [...]
February 15th, 2013
Huge, incredibly thorough treatment of how to run a Pulp era game using the 5th Edition Hero System rules (which need to be purchased seperately). Guns, timelines, custom skills, tons of good advice to GM's and inspirational art. [...]
May 16th, 2006
If you are interested in pulp era gaming, pick this up. Even if you don't play the Hero System (which I don't), pick this up. It is a top-notch resource for pulp era gaming; one which you shouldn't be without.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b& [...]
March 28th, 2006
This is an excellent source book. There is an indepth look at the whole pulp genre including the history and evolution of Pulp magazines. It includes an exhaustive history and details on almost every country/type of pulp adventure you may wish to run [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 23, 2005.
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