Sunday, May 13, 2012

GangBusters News part 2

One of the wisest persons I have ever known had a favorite quote: "Life is choices". And, indeed it is. Due to family health issues, I am forced to acknowledge that I do NOT have sufficient time or energy to undertake a revision, reprint or manage a Kickstarter campaign for the RPG "GangBusters". I choose to be a cancer caregiver rather than a game publisher. No matter how I evaluated or reevaluated it, this was an either/or situation.

I appreciate  all the feedback, public & private, I have received over the past several weeks concerning "GangBusters". There are many interesting proposals for scenarios or modules for the game. I suggest and encourage you to pursue publishing these adventure ideas yourself.

An interesting suggestion, was to do a Designer's Edition. Well, providing Designer's Notes can be accomplished pretty simply and will be done, as time permits,  here, on this blog, and on the OD&D Discussion Board's Gangbusters Board, with Marv's permission and help. With hospital access to the Internet, it is much easier to discuss gaming than produce a game.

Further, at this time, I have no plans to sell my rights to "GangBusters". The game is available at between $10 -$20 on Ebay frequently, and a visit to a flea market this weekend turned up a copy with the first module for $3.00. If you want a copy of "GangBusters" and don't have it, you're not trying hard enough or asking the right people. I am NOT one of those right people.

 Don't let my decision discourage you from continuing efforts to revitalize interest in "GangBusters". You, the players & Judges, always have been the future of this game !


  1. Thank you, and you made the right choice. Family always comes first.

  2. Thanks for the update. I'll keep an eye out for your designer's notes.

  3. No choice there - family first.

    I have a copy on the hook, and the first 4 adventures, for under $40 - for everything. That 5th adventure seems to be elusive and very expensive though.

    Lots of miniatures available - Dixon, Copplestone, etc, etc. Lots of cars and terrain right off the shelf.

    I'm going to use this as a miniatures game - no GM, more like a traditional wargame.

    Cheers and good luck!