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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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Mia P December 05, 2022 1:25 pm UTC
These Hero System genre books are full of great information and I highly recommend them for that alone. Between this one, Star Hero and Posts-Apocalypse Hero, I have an unending fountain of inspiration that I have been mining since I bought the print copies in the early 2000s.
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Darren K July 09, 2021 12:40 am UTC
Just purchased the PDF. Is it possible to get the covered and back page updated with a color version instead of the BW?
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Kerry H February 15, 2021 4:34 am UTC
Is this a self-contained rulebook or does it require additional rulebooks?
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Christian F March 13, 2021 6:26 pm UTC
It requires the Hero 5th Ed. rules. (Actually, virtually any edition of Hero System would work.)


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Kerry H March 13, 2021 7:09 pm UTC
Thank you.
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