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Heroes of the Pulp Age - A Perilous Roleplaying Epic

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Spine-tingling pulp adventure!

The two-fisted tales of yesteryear return as dashing men and women scour the globe in search of legendary relics and dark enigmas!

- Be the first to hop on board a zeppelin, explore the jungles of deepest darkest Africa or hunt down the lost Ark of the Covenant!

Play as any one of 38 distinct Trades, such as archeologist, explorer, spy or private investigator!

- Delve into the esoteric mysteries of lost religions as a zealous cultist, fly the first airplanes as a daring pilot or invent fascinating new devices as a brilliant tinker!


A d10 system and four simple stats keep the mechanics smooth-flowing, while 4 sub-stats give your character flavor!


- Use your Guts and Ingenuity to safely navigate through a lost temple or utilize your Flair and Demeanor to charm your way through life!

Luck and Legend points insures that your intrepid adventurer can pull off the impossible and escape from any hopeless situation! Outlooks and Motives flesh out your character and make him a memorable hero!

- Go 50 fathoms down in a submersible looking for Atlantis, seek out King Arthur's crown or strike it rich by discovering King Solomon's mines!

Forty unique Backstories, both beneficial and detrimental, give your character a detailed history and a springboard for an exciting career!

- Be a multi-lingual expert, a hardened combat veteran or train your own sidekick!



An intuitive Incantation system lets you introduce Ritual and Alchemical magics to the campaign!

- Mix protective elixirs as an Alchemist, invoke ritual curses as a Shaman or do both as a dangerous Mystic!

Combat is quick and easy with the chance to create a Thrill or Bungle effect!


- Do battle on the fields of World War I, fight against gangsters during Prohibition or take part in the Russian revolution!


Play through 50 years of historical scenarios, from 1895 to 1945!


- Search for Klondike gold, ride alongside Pancho Villa or join Howard Carter during his discovery of King Tut's tomb!


The treasures of the past are just waiting to be found!


Will you become a legendary adventurer or a simple footnote in history?

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Justin W January 18, 2022 1:57 pm UTC
Errata: on page 13 it says “ All heroes begin with Fisticuffs and Searching.” Does this actually mean Brawling and Scrounging? And if so, if a trade has these as skills is there any benefit from taking them again?
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James S January 18, 2022 5:33 pm UTC
Thanks for your questions! To clarify: those are all separate skills. Fisticuffs is just basic hand-to-hand while Brawling is more about dirty fighting and improvised weapons (chairs, sand, etc.). Searching covers general observation while Scrounging deals with finding usable items. Sorry, no benefits from doubling up.
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Justin W January 18, 2022 6:34 pm UTC
Ahh I see- just seen them on the character sheet. Ok thanks for the clarification. Perhaps they should have been listed under the Skill section.
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January 13, 2022 4:57 am UTC
A preview would be ... nice ...
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Patrick S January 16, 2022 1:14 pm UTC
Aaaand again: The text not really telling anything and no preview.
And another question: Is this game somehow related to Zweihänder?
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Justin W January 17, 2022 11:56 am UTC
QuickStart available on their website- check it out. It’s a very cool game. And I don’t believe “Perilous” is owned by Zweihander, or indeed WFRP. However it is very apt for a Pulp game.
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Justin W January 17, 2022 12:32 pm UTC
The quick start can be found by clicking on the product and scrolling down to optional rules.
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James S January 17, 2022 6:35 pm UTC
Preview has been added but the Quick Start guide on the website is much more enlightening!
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James S January 17, 2022 6:36 pm UTC
no relation to Zweihänder
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Patrick S April 26, 2022 9:06 am UTC
THX, 2 reasons to check it out!
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