Saturday, June 20, 2009

One step at a time



Today, Saturday, June 20th is Free RPG Day at your friendly neighborhood game store/shop/shoppe. As a former game store owner, I strongly encourage you to visit your favorite game store and participate in the day's activities. List of participating Game Stores .

Friday, June 19, 2009

1978 Foreword: B20s

" As America entered the 1920s, historians described her as "a fairyland", a "fantasy world". The "Great War" was behind her, a "return to normalcy" was at hand, and every American saw prosperity ahead. The decade that followed saw the emergence of Jazz, the widespread availability of the automobile, Babe Ruth and Prohibition. From 1920 to 1933, the 18th Amendment to the Constituion of the United States and its enablement, the Volstead Act stated "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act". During this period, it became a popular pastime for every citizen to circumvent the law. This activity literally bankrolled the entire underground world for thirteen years, at the end of which, organized crime was a part of American life."

" It was the era of John Dillinger, "Baron" Herman K. Lamm, "Scarface" Al Capone, "Pretty Boy" Floyd, "Baby Face" Nelson, "Ma" Barker, and Bonnie & Clyde. It was also the time of Eliot Ness and the "Untouchables", Melvin Purvis, J. Edgar Hoover, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and a host of others, real and imaginary, who fought crime and injustice wherever they found it."

" Above all, the Bloody Twenties was designed to be a fun experience. Remember to treat it as such, and have fun and enjoy it."

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 20th is Free RPG Day at your friendly neighborhood game store/shop/shoppe. As a former game store owner, I strongly encourage you to visit your favorite game store and participate in the day's activities. List of participating Game Stores .

Monday, June 15, 2009

Original B20s rules, pages 6 & 7




That's it 7 pages of rules and notes. Just add some creative players and an experienced DM to serve as Judge and let the fun begin. What happened next was interesting and at times unbelievable. Stay tuned for more.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

WKRB Radio News

Explosion rips through the Doyle Building, killing one and injuring 2 others. The offices of private investigators Johnny Dollar & Maxie Rosenberg were destroyed by a bomb believed to have been delivered by a delivery boy, earlier in the morning. Police have apprehended and are questioning a suspect in the case. WKRB Radio has learned that Barry "the boy" Hogan was taken into custody after trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at Betty's Restaurant. During questioning at police headquarters, Mr Hogan was linked to the delivery of a package to the offices of Dollar & Rosenberg. The body recovered at the scene remains unidentified pending the notification of the next of kin.

Police raid charity social. In an effort to crack down on the illegal operation of speakeasies in Lakefront City, police today took in for questioning several members of the "Keep Lakefront City Beautiful" Association, which was holding its monthly meeting at the Blue Parrot Cafe.

Mom Keller's Rooming House was issued a warning that it will be closed within 30 days, unless Building Code violations are corrected.

Weather overcast with light rain. Highs today near 70.