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benglish12 Jun 2017 12:56 p.m. PST


Having binge-watched NARCOS on Netflix and some books about the "Saltwater Cowboys" smuggling drugs into Florida in the 80s, I'm wondering if anyone thinks MAD DOGS might be a good base for pulpy 70s/80s kind of crime gaming. Feds/Narcs vs smugglers.

I know Geezers has a "Vice Palms" supplement, but didn't know if there was another option out there.

Anyone ever try anything like this? Thoughts appreciated.


Lee Brilleaux Fezian12 Jun 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

'Mad Dogs' is the slightly less lurid child of 'Astounding Tales!', in that what pass for heroes can get killed rather than just stuffed into the trunks of Buicks for transportation to a mad doctor's lair. It's about running a gang, fighting other gangs for territory, buying off cops and shooting at others, if it can't be avoided. It can't.

So, yes, I think it would be a good basis. You'd want to craft some rules for speedboats etc out of the 'Screaming Wheels' section.

We understand that a submachine gun remains a submachine gun and a fast sports car remains a fast sports car, of course. The externals change, the essence is constant. Cheap hoods always miss.

saltflats192912 Jun 2017 4:01 p.m. PST

Why not? I plan to use it for some post apocalyptic gang violence.

Matsuru Sami Kaze13 Jun 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Love the Buick reference. Billy Connelly used "Buick!" rendered very loudly and emphatically slow, as his psedo phrase for passing a very angry projectile vomit. Ah, the Scots are endlessly creative.

I do own a copy of Mad Dogs with Guns, my actual toehold for this narrative rectangle.

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