Pulp Nocturne 1930
What is Pulp Nocturne 1930?
It’s a role playing game set in 1930 New York. It’s in the middle of Prohibition and the Great Depression with World War II not all that far off either. Yet many strange and disturbing things have been going on. Supernatural is one word for it. The players assume the roles of characters in the midst of the numerous terrifying things happening trying to unravel the weird mysteries. Even the dead are out for a piece of the action.
Many role playing games are bogged down by complicated rules. By using the Savage Worlds Role Playing Game things are streamlined and the game play is all about players becoming the characters rather than worrying about rules. When I run games I strive for everybody sitting at the gaming table to have fun and terrific memorable experiences.
Pulp Nocturne 1930 is a blend of: horror, science fiction, film noir, pulp heroics along with a strong emphasis on historical accuracy. As the Horror Master, I have spent hundreds of hours shaping the gaming environs and creating a deep and intense plot.
Proper credit belongs to some of the most amazing source materials and influences for Pulp Nocturne 1930.
• On the literary front: Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Kenneth Robeson and so many other authors.
• On the cinematic front: Alfred Hitchcock, The Indiana Jones films and television programs, Ridley Scott, Doctor Who, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films, Stephen Sommers’ Mummy film series, The Lost World television series, Orson Welles, Kolchak: The Night Stalker films and television programs, Boardwalk Empire, The Untouchables, David Palmer, Martin Scorsese along with so many others. Perhaps one of the most amazing cinematic elements I incorporate into the Pulp Nocturne 1930 RPG is a powerful mix of film scores and soundtracks along with popular music of 1920’s and 1930’s.
• On the role-playing game sources: Call of Cthulhu, Realms of Cthulhu, Many of the Savage Worlds RPG books, Bureau 13 from Tri-Tac Games, The World of Darkness RPG books by White Wolf along with so many other RPG books.