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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Apr 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

"False pretenses" seems to cover a lot of different areas.

obtaining credit through deceit
impersonating a public official
defraud someone and get their possessions
bogus checks
impersonating a veteran (?)
"the confidence game"
wearing a medal fraudulently
fraudulent railway passes
three-card monte
profiting from the use of a false academic degree
sleight of hand
fortune telling
claiming goods through a false receipt

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

You seem to be posting a lot of non-gaming stuff on the gaming boards lately. Are you okay?

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

Oh, this is "gaming stuff," alright, IF you write scenarios and develop characters.

This particular point might seem to have little relevance to WW II battle games where more Tiger II's show up than were built, etc, but for some of us, it's thought provoking.

It's Bill's house, so can't he say pretty much what's on his mind? Besides, he gave me reason in a PM that suggests he has personal reasons to consider such things.

So, how's about them Dodgers?

TVAG

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

Using that logic, anything and everything is gaming related, including the Dodgers.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 10:42 a.m. PST

I like the crossposting to pulp gaming, just to add to the mystery.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Apr 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

You seem to be posting a lot of non-gaming stuff on the gaming boards lately.


Oh, come on! How can you have a good Pulp adventure without a scoundrel in the mix somewhere?

Are you okay?

I'm just fine. I was reading the sentences of some of the people incarcerated at the same time as my Uncle Cecil in 1926. I have a colorful family. grin

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Apr 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

Using that logic, anything and everything is gaming related, including the Dodgers.

Funny you should mention that! My Uncle Cecil is listed on the recordbooks of the Anamosa State Penitentiary and another prison, but I don't know when he was at each. He got out in 1932.

I figure there's a good chance he knew Snapper Hortmann. Hortmann was in Anamosa for murdering his girlfriend (some said he was drunk, others said he wasn't). Hortman loved baseball, was a huge Cubs fan, and organized play at the prison the prison team was eventually named the Snappers, after him!

In 1932, the Cubs were in the World Series. As an act of kindness to an elderly Snapper Hortmann, the warden arranged for Snapper to go with him to Game 3 of the series!

Well, word leaked out about the favor for a murderer, it became an election issue, and the incumbent governor lost.

Full story here: link

goragrad15 Apr 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

As noted in a pulp game having a backstory for the villains adds depth to the scenario.

Ottoathome15 Apr 2017 10:22 p.m. PST

This is pure dawghouse bait. Not biting.

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