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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Nov 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

Do you game in the Tarzan genre?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 1:16 p.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

I have but it is not a focus for me

SpuriousMilius02 Nov 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

I've run 2 Tarzan scenarios & I'd like to do more.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

I've used Tarzan in one scenario, otherwise no.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 1:27 p.m. PST


colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 1:43 p.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC02 Nov 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

Since the restraining order, I don't go to conventions dressed only in a lionskin loincloth -- oh, wait, you meant, "do I play games in the Tarzan genre?"

I haven't played such a game, but I might if one were offered, perhaps at a convention.

John Leahy02 Nov 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

Yep, he was in my Darkest Africa Battles by Gaslight game along with Tantor and the golden lion. The Colonial player was upset that Tarzan was able to swing on top of the Steam Spider tank from Wild, Wild West. He took it over and destroyed it. Cool game!

Glengarry502 Nov 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

I put on games of historical Darkest Africa, I have a Tarzan figure and a Jane for that matter. But I've never played a "Tarzan" scenario because, well, I think it's silly.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

Cameo Hero Stand that appears in HotT Hyborean games.

Bob Murch Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

We have run Rugged Adventures games where the Jungle Lord is a participant. However, the player running Lord Greystoke must, in order to perform a feat of extraordinary spectacle, must stand on a chair and give the mighty call of the Great Apes-loud and with gusto.

RudyNelson02 Nov 2017 2:52 p.m. PST

No, not into any Pulp or gangster gaming.

Dynaman878902 Nov 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

No – and can almost 99.9% say I never would.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 5:54 p.m. PST


Tarzan on the Dark Continent.
Tarzan in the Lost World.
Tarzan on the Red Planet (Barsoom).
Tarzan vs the Westerners.
Tarzan in the Old West.
Tarzan in Space.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 5:56 p.m. PST


rmaker02 Nov 2017 6:29 p.m. PST


KSmyth02 Nov 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Bob, does the Greystoke player have to wear a funny hat too?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 8:34 p.m. PST

I've been slowly buying figures for it, but nothing yet.


clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

I hope to add him and family into Congo
Have not been able to find the stat stuff that was in WI

Just have to wing it

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Nov 2017 10:13 p.m. PST

I've played in some games where he turned up, and I have suitable figures for him -- not a regular ERB-universe gamer, but I'll happily play in any such theme game. He's one of the great Pulp characters.

What's more, I have had custom-made figures created for La, High Priestess of Opar, so Tarzan can have a worthy opponent!

The two upper figures in this grotesquely over-enlarged photo:


Crafted to my specs by the folks at Hero Forge Custom Miniatures (the other two minis are Zatanna the magician (as per DC Comics) and the Red Ranger (an original!)

The Shadow03 Nov 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Glengarry5: Tarzan is one of the first, and is one of the best of the pulp magazine heroes. If you think that he's silly, what do you think of the other pulp heroes, like The Shadow, The Spider and Operator #5?

RudyNelson: You aren't into pulp gaming?? Are you in the right group?

The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

We have run Rugged Adventures games where the Jungle Lord is a participant. However, the player running Lord Greystoke must, in order to perform a feat of extraordinary spectacle, must stand on a chair and give the mighty call of the Great Apes-loud and with gusto.

Awesome, Bob. Just awesome.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

And why should the Lord of the Apes where "a silly hat?"

Why hide those magnificent locks?

Now, beating his chest might well be in order while giving the victory cry of the Great Ape. And all of which would be a lot easier to inspire in the average male gamer if first being shown a suitable photo of Margot Robbie as "Jane."

Would work for me!


Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Nov 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

People who think Tarzan is a "silly" character are most likely basing this on the legions of silly or bad movies made around the guy, which are virtually NOTHING like the original novels. My challenge to you: Give the original "Tarzan of the Apes" a try, if you like that maybe go on to "The Return of Tarzan," the second book that wraps up loose ends created in the first book, and see if you don't change your mind.

The Shadow03 Nov 2017 4:47 p.m. PST


My favorite Tarzan novel is The Beasts of Tarzan. I love the image of the canoe voyage with the great apes rowing and the leopard sitting in the bow just waiting for the major scrap to come.

saltflats192903 Nov 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

Yes. Just last week. Tarzan killed my poor Belgian officer who was just trying to bring civilization and godliness to the dark continent.

John Leahy03 Nov 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

Yeah, I own and have read all the Tarzan and most ERB books in general. Some really good stories and Pulp action. I agree. Nothing like the majority of the movies. Tarzan and the City of Gold, the latest Tarzan movie along with Greystoke give a very different feel to Johnny Weissmuller movies. Count me as a fan! I mean just with the Opar stuff you have a lot of gaming scenarios!

oldjarhead1 Inactive Member04 Nov 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

Never played a Tarzan scenario. I have both of the Highlander Studios Tarzan & Jane sets. Wish there were more Pulp figs in 15mm

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Nov 2017 7:36 p.m. PST

The Shadow,

Yes, "Beasts" is a very satisfying book (the third in the series). I suppose my favorite of all after the first two (which I consider one story in two volumes) is the fifth book, "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar," because it has so much going on in it and because Opar figures strongly. This is the book I'd like to see adapted as the basis for a really GOOD Tarzan movie (for a change). It's got it all.

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