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Cacique Caribe11 May 2018 11:05 p.m. PST

It looks like it has a bit of every ingredient for an adventure game, not to mention fantastic terrain ideas:


So … does it look like game-worthy material?









PS. Sadly, this scene still happens in some parts of the world:



Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 1:53 a.m. PST

Walking and murdering Egyptian statues?

Damsels in distress?

Heroes without a clue?

Drunken sidekicks?

Local mystic with a look of shock at what he's done?

That's a game.

Roderick Robertson Fezian12 May 2018 7:55 a.m. PST

I have yet to see Chandu – my wife didn't set the DVR for it, and I haven't been able to find it online to watch. I have seen the serial "Return of Chandu", one of the few serials that featured what we would consider "real magic", as opposed to stage illusions like Mandrake the Magician used.

But yes, from what I've seen, Chandu looks like a perfect match for any of the Pulp skirmish games.

JimSelzer12 May 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Magic was mind control if I remember right but I also remember a Death Ray Gun and Bela Lugosi

So very pulp friendly!

What more would you need?

gisbygeo12 May 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Youtube seems to have several

Chandu the Magician
YouTube link

Return of Chandu 1-2, 2-12
YouTube link
YouTube link

Chandu on the Magic Island
YouTube link

Cacique Caribe13 May 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

Lol. Sometimes I forget the high pitch voices in some of those old recordings. :)


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