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03 Mar 2018 5:12 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Jul 2017 5:05 p.m. PST

What kind of games do you play using Pulp Alley?

DeHewes28 Jul 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

I have used it for Golden Age superheroes, WW2 and westerns. And of course, pulp adventure.

nvdoyle Inactive Member28 Jul 2017 6:40 p.m. PST

40k warband/skirmish/narrative, or at least, that's the plan…

BaldLea28 Jul 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

40k skirmish, general sci fi skirmish, pulp, steampunk.

It is fantastic. A compendium book or set of genre books (each with full rules for that genre) would be brilliant.

blacksoilbill29 Jul 2017 2:48 a.m. PST

We have used it for 30s pulp, 40k, Cthulhu, WWII, Star Wars, superheroes, and even Wars of the Roses. Pretty much any Hollywood style skirmish.


bmcfarlane29 Jul 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

I use them for 1930s Gangsters, Three Musketeers and 1930s Darkest Africa. My next project will be the Old West Great set of rules

Whemever129 Jul 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

I use it for role-play gaming. Almost entirely pulp era. My group (including myself) doesn't often make the right noises while playing the game, but afterwards at least, I can appreciate the story and the characters involved when I write up an AAR.

ragsthetiger29 Jul 2017 7:45 a.m. PST

I appreciate its great story-telling potential the most. Just about any story situation you can think of, in any genre, you can game out using Pulp Alley. So, I've done westerns, 30's gangsters, pulp adventures, sci-fi, gothic horror, and genre mashups…anything that occurs to me. It's so much more than just a skirmish-fighting game.
The recent Horror Deck adds a great tool for exploring all kinds of psychological effects, too. Perfect for Cthulhu enthusiasts, gothic horror and scary sci-fi fans.

Norrins29 Jul 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

Dr Who, Star Trek, Judge Dredd, WW2, Batman, Sherlock, Stargate, cops & robbers and 30s Pulp.

Dr Argent30 Jul 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

We had an epic Robin Hood vs the Sheriff of Nottingham game using the Smash & Grab scenario. Maid Marion was the Major Plot Point.

We also played a Martial Arts free for all, using the Gang War scenario. And a pirate game and a Wild West game.

But usually the setting is standard fantastical Pulp: classic American Superheroes vs. the Nazi War Machine, explorers trying to capture a prehistoric monster from a South Pacific Island, zombies from the Ionosphere invading a Bayou town, you know, the standard stuff.

Gulik2303 Aug 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

I use it for lots of things. In fact, I just finished making a scenario based on Predator called (obv) "Get to da choppa!", staring this guy and his friends

against this guy (and sometimes a few others!)

I also use it for "Ghostbusters v Scooby Doo" pitting these guys

against these guys

to try to figure out what's going on around the neighborhood!

I'm also working on some GI Joe scenarios as well. I love this system though--it's very adaptable!!

Pulp Alley22 Aug 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

I am glad to see players using the Pulp Alley rules for so many different genres.

We designed Pulp Alley to be able to play the wide variety of stories covered by the pulp writers -- sci-fi, westerns, war tales, horror, lost worlds, swashbuckling, detectives, gangsters, and so on….


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