Monday, October 31, 2016

Check out the To A Bloody Pulp wiki

Cheeseball Eddie says:
"Hey, Nobody Wants to be the Cheeseball!"

Check out the wiki for To a Bloody Pulp for all kinds of information on Gotham City 1934 and the discussions on game rules for the upcoming campaign.   Let us know your comments and, remember, "Nobody Wants to be the Cheeseball!"

I anyone wants to get in on the wiki process, let Andrew know.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Action Shots--Fistful of Lead October 23

First,  "Silver Dollar" Jenkins makes his escape between the bank and general store:

Second,  The Rojos and the Rangos blast away around the Sheriff's Office

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We're Getting the Band Back Together

I've sent out messages to all the old members of club I could think of to see if we can drum up a few more bodies in the pews for the "To A Bloody Pulp" Gotham City Campaign for the New Year.   It looks like Robert may rejoin us, perhaps.  I had some response from Joe C..  Dave H. has moved out of town, but still reads the logs and asked me to say hi to everyone.  Toby M. has also moved out of town, and I'm waiting to hear from a few others.

The Gotham City Background is really taking shape and there's a whole lot of depth to it.  At some point Andrew and I will share the wiki and all its gangster-y goodness with everyone.  I've got some gear catalogues ready--complete with pictures of every item--in a format that it can be printed out to cut into quarter-sheet cards.  I've started some work on miniatures and acquired some Matchbox cars to use as well.

This is really shaping up to be a good campaign, hold onto your hats.  If you can think of anyone who might want to join in, don't be shy.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Only 9 days until Wild West Shoot-Out

I'm a bad-ass cowboy living in the cowboy days
Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Bang-Bang
Me and Artemus-Clyde-Frog have to save Selma Heyak from the giant spider

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Path Ahead

For those who were not present Sunday, we've come up with a tentative schedule of events for the next few months:

October 23:  Wild West shootout, series of gunfight scenarios, each probably 1-2 hours.  Come late, leave early, won't matter

November and December:  Since Andrew is busy,  I'm going to run a Wild West miniatures campaign.  The basic structure involves  everyone creating a gang, and fighting a series of shoot outs and other scenarios for loot and glory.  I think we'll set it up as Tim vs. Jason, with anyone else who shows joining one side or the other.  Since it's not a role-playing game, and each scenario is fast, coming late or leaving early will be no sweat.

January or thereabouts:  Andrew and I are working  on a new Savage Worlds campaign "To a Bloody Pulp", for two fisted action in 1930's Gotham City

P.S. I totally ordered these super villain miniatures

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fistful of Lead Test Games October 9

After wrapping up Blades in the Dark with a crushing defeat,   Tim, Andrew and I decided to give  Fistful of Lead a test.    In just about 2 hours we played 2 scenarios.   The first, Andrew brought the Rojo Brother's Gang to shoot up the town, and hunt down the Dreaded Sidewinder Gang, who had insulted their sister.    Meanwhile, Tim lead the Sidewinders to town to try to rob the bank.  I played the sheriff and shopkeepers.

To make a long story short,  Andrew kicked everyone's asses.   Shot the sheriff off his front porch on the first turn,  beat 2 bankers and 2 shopkeepers in the general store to death, killed all the Sidewinders without loosing a single man.

In scenario 2, once again Andrew led the Rojo gang.  This time he was coming to town to kill a dirty squealer held in the town jail.  Tim played the sheriff's posse guarding the jail.   This time it was quite different.   Entrenched in cover, the Posse shot the living crap out of the Rojos, killing them all, loosing only one man in the defense.

It's a fast, fun game.   I think we're going to have a good time with it next time.

A view of the town, with the Rojos and Sidewinders in the middle of things

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Just an Idea for January or thereabouts

I have this idea for a 1930's pulp campaign for the New Year.   Just throwing it out there a while.

GOTHAM CITY 1934: Campaign Synopsis
Gotham City, in the midst of the Great Depression is thoroughly in the hands of the criminal underworld.   5 Old Gangs (around since the 1880’s) and 4 New Gangs (2 Chinese, 2 Italian Bootlegger families) have carved up the city rackets (gambling, extortion, prostitution, protection) and thoroughly corrupted every facet of city government from the police to the public works department.  With the collapse of bootlegging, all the gangs have branched out into more sinister pursuits including kidnapping and full-scale plundering.   The revenue from city taxes and union dues go mostly into criminal pockets.   The city is crumbling.
In this difficult time, a secretive group of civic-minded citizens and honest businessmen have pooled a secret fund of money to fund a private band of vigilantes to strike against the gangs and clean up the city.   Their agents have searched the country for down-on-their-luck talented detectives, boxers, soldiers and scientists to form this band.   An old warehouse and tenement block has been secretly purchased and refurbished (with the outside left deliberately run-down) to serve as a secret headquarters.
Will the power of the gangs triumph or will they simply turn on one another destroying it all in gang war?  Will the rise of criminal psychopaths shatter what’s left of civil society?  Will mad scientists, foreign agents and revolutionaries take advantage of the chaos to seize the city for themselves?  Or will some tommy-guns, Colt 1911’s, blackjacks and brass knuckles bring terror to the evil doers and drive them back to the sewers where they belong?