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Two-Fisted Tales: Thrilling Pulp RPG (Second Edition)


The Definitive RPG of Thrilling Pulp Action is Back in an All-New Second Edition!

Go back to the classic era of pulp adventure! Climb mountains, fight off dozens of gibbering goons, fly airplanes through ravines, defuse bombs, and solve murder mysteries before breaking for lunch. Jump right into the action by creating your very own pulp icon with customizable templates, from the costumed vigilante and hardboiled detective to magicians and tough scientists -- 15 standard templates, plus 8 special ones for alternate settings (like the pirate and barbarian), and 7 villainous templates (such as the mad scientist and femme fatale). Multiple power levels put you at the degree of realism (or lack thereof) you desire. 

Give your characters special gimmicks, including gadgets, mystical arts, hypnotic disciplines, magic spells, animal affinities, and even Golden Age superpowers. Guidelines for the gamemaster aid in creating pulp adventures, providing inspiration for plot hooks, goals, locales, villainous motivations and habits, hazards, and monsters.

Changes from the Revised Edition include:

  • Streamlined rules
  • Consistent ability Adds for determining derived attributes, such as Resistance, number of cards, and Background Points
  • Gritty and Escapist are the base power levels, with Fantastic, Legendary, and Mythic for Super-Heroic levels
  • Golden Age superpowers
  • Higher damage scale
  • Some checks use random target numbers, while Credit Rolls can be used to randomly select one character to come up with a great idea, find a clue, or piece together a puzzle
  • New combat options
  • Character development has been greatly streamlined
  • New character templates for alternate settings

Requires two or more 10-sided dice and a standard deck of playing cards. 

PDF background layer can be turned off for faster and cheaper home printing.

Note: this includes the same content as the softcover version, although slightly different image borders are used.

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Asen G December 28, 2020 9:26 am UTC
What is this "Softcover version" that you mention? I don't see a PoD option.
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Brett B December 28, 2020 11:04 am UTC
It is available at , amazon , and other retailers.
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Asen G December 29, 2020 9:56 am UTC
Ah, sorry, I thought you mean Drivethru because I like print+PDF combos:)!
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Brett B December 29, 2020 2:19 pm UTC
You can get the print+pdf combo at
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