Monday, January 30, 2017


    So I was mucking about the interwebs yesterday looking at pulpy stuff. I came across something I had not thought about in a while. A game by TSR from back in the day that was published in Dragon magazine, called "Crimefighters". Written by basically a legend, David "Zeb" Cook. It's very much a product of its time. But, it's still a fun and functional game. Here's the blurb about it from wikipedia.

Crimefighters is a 1981 TSR pulp-themed tabletop role-playing game created by game designer David Cook.[1][2][3][4] Crimefighters was originally released in issue 47 of the March 1981 edition of Dragon magazine.[5][6]
The game featured artwork by artist Jeff Dee[1][7] who also drew the Crimefighters game character Dark Night Dan.[1]
Crimefighters was included in the Dragon Magazine Archive, a collection of five CD-roms comprising the first 250 issues of Dragon magazine.[8]

Game overview[edit]

Crimefighters emulates the 1930s pulp adventures of characters such as Doc SavageThe SpiritThe Spider and The Shadow.[1]
Character classes players can choose from are Defender, a law-abiding crimefighter, Avenger, a vigilante, or Pragmatist, one who obeys the spirit, if not the letter of the law.[1]

Oh and heres the best part, its free. Download it here. Definitely worth checking out.

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