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D6 Junkie22 Oct 2017 3:50 p.m. PST

So I'm reading the Buck Rogers novels and was wondering what gaming options are out there. Does anyone make minis for Buck Rogers. Any scale is an option at the moment.

dragon622 Oct 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

Hydra link

Killer B link

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 12:38 a.m. PST

To be Continued by GASLIGHT is the supplement for GASLIGHT for Pulp games. We have used them for Pulp science fiction games many, many times. TBCBG is part of the GASLIGHT Compendium, which is available in printed for. From On Military Matters or as a PDF from Wargames Vault.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member23 Oct 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

What version of Buck Rogers? I see the options as the original pulp series, the 70s TV version, and the 1980s novels. The latter just because they had a cool single solar system setting, they weren't really Buck Roger-ish stories though in terms of agreeing with either the original series or the TV show.

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I think for the original novels Hydra and Killer B would work. Not sure about the 70s show, maybe some of the 7TV stuff will do.

stephen m23 Oct 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

I had the same thoughts. I have a copy of Armageddon 2419AD which was the original BR reference. For strategic feel the old Ares Magazine game Omega War was based on this book.

Then it is a matter of how retro futuristic you want to be!

pvi99th23 Oct 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

I would suggest Pulp Alley. I have tried other rules out there, including GASLIGHT, but found that Pulp Alley is the most fun and versatile for pulp combat (or for virtually any era games). Easy to play and get into. If you are on Facebook they have a page and are currently posting several videos of them playing out games.

It also has a totally solitaire module. The solitaire module plays great and you can lose to it.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

I believe there is an 80's version over at the Crooked Dice store

kallman23 Oct 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Let me recommend Fantastic Worlds.


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