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1948: Organizations, Agencies and Secret Societies $2.50 $1.35
Publisher: Bloodstone Press
by Michael D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/27/2007 00:00:00

Not bad. Useful for Pulp-era campaigns besides the titular 1948 setting, or perhaps even Present-Day campaigns dealing with conspiracies. I see little reason why many of the Occult groups and other secret societies could not be active today, and even Axis powers plots can have a long reach.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Wide variety of conspiracy groups presented. Could be very useful for players as an Introductory Guide to conspriacy groups and secret societies.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: A bit thin. If you're avidly researching conspiracy organizations, there's likely little new information to you here. Some of the stock art seems more comic-book superhero or fantasy-oriented, undermining the Pulp period atmosphere from Bloodstone's other 1948 releases.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>

[3 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for the review. I appreciate your comments. I just want to point out that comic book and fantasy elements of 1948 are actually deliberate aspects of the 1948 atmosphere. They don't just appear in the artwork. Knights, dragons, monsters, suits of armor, and magical themes are mixed with super hero-like concepts throughout the setting. 1948 really isn't a pulp setting and I try to avoid characterizing it as such. Pulp elements are certainly a component of the 1948 theme, but so are other elements. You might say 1948 is a neo-pulp setting, but that sounds elitist. I don't really know what category to put it in other than alternate history. Thanks again for posting your thoughts.
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