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A 1940's retro-futuristic diesel-punk game of golden age heroes and villains with a twist of pulp action and adventure.

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Scaldcrow Games has teamed up with Davey Beachamp to bring his rich vision of pulp action heroes to life in a thrilling new pen and paper role playing game.

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Scaldcrow Games has teamed up with Davey Beachamp to bring his rich vision of pulp action heroes to life in a thrilling new pen and paper role playing game.

Concept Drawings by interior artist, Dana Black
Concept Drawings by interior artist, Dana Black

Sapphire City, the City of Tomorrow...To-day!

As the shadow of the second great war stretches across Europe -- threatening to envelope every civilized nation -- the most brilliant minds in the world gather together to create a beacon of hope and prosperity. Using technology well ahead of its time, these engineers and dream smiths create the city of tomorrow. Using scientific "miracle machines" in less than a year, the city is built from the ground up. A lottery is held to determine who can move to this post modernistic utopia...but the brightest lights casts the darkest shadows. Soon the shine of promise is tarnished with the threat of evil. Determined to keep the streets of Sapphire City safe, a new breed of hero arises!

Concept Drawing by Dana Black
Concept Drawing by Dana Black

Be the Hero!

Amazing Pulp Adventures Role Playing Game contains everything you'll need to create original characters to play in the world of Sapphire City. In a wink and a flash you will be battling evil side by side with heroes like Shadow Smasher, the ever resourceful Crimson Moth, or Mister Adventure Himself.

Concept drawings of Shadow Smasher by Dana Black
Concept drawings of Shadow Smasher by Dana Black
Concept drawings of Mister Adventure by Dana Black
Concept drawings of Mister Adventure by Dana Black

Amazing Pulp Adventures, Starring Mister Adventure

Based on the Amazing Pulp Adventures Starring Mister Adventure, an old style radio show, already nominated for 6 Parsec awards; this listener and convention favorite carries you back to the classic days of pulp radio dominated by figures like The Shadow and Sherlock Holmes. The brainchild of author, Davey Beauchamp this two-fisted tale now leaps out of Beauchamp's imagination to your gaming table where it will certainly thrill you and all of your friends time and time again.

Based on Pulp Style Radio Dramas -- CLICK TO LISTEN
Based on Pulp Style Radio Dramas -- CLICK TO LISTEN

The Museum of Death

The museum of death is the introductory adventure in the back of this book. It familiarizes new players to this pulp setting, while teaching them the rules of the game and connecting them to the sizzle-pop style of pulp storytelling.

This game may be played initially to familiarize players with the settingm but the location may be used again and again for ongoing adventures in Sapphire City.

How the Game is Played

Davey Beauchamp's Amazing Pulp Adventures RPG is designed to be quickly learned and easily played. The average player should be able to start playing the same day they obtain the game.

Here are a few distinctive items about this game.

  • Requires the use of two six-sided dice. Standard dice are inexpensive and may be readily found anywhere in the world.
  • All game statistics are described as ranks from one (weakest) to ten (strongest).
  • All ability tests are compared to a single table to determine success.
  • Because the Davey Beauchamp's Amazing Pulp Adventures RPG is based on a simple mechanic, it may also be easily adapted into other RPG game systems as well.
  • This game will be fully compatible with all Scaldcrow Games, Bare Bones Products.
  • Fictitious game setting of Sapphire City may be placed anywhere.

So Easy to Learn!

Amazing Pulp Adventures runs on the Bare Bones System by Scaldcrow Games with a philosophy of "Smaller Rules Equals Bigger Gaming." Thanks to the simplicity of the rules, new role players can be thwarting evil in Sapphire City, faster than the diabolical Doctor Zhou can hatch a new plan.

The game will be fully compatible with all Bare Bones products from Scaldcrow Games
The game will be fully compatible with all Bare Bones products from Scaldcrow Games

Donation Levels and Stretch Goals

In order to bring this exciting product to your gaming table we need your help! We are saying thanks by offering some pretty astounding benefits for those who help us make it happen. Also, if donations exceed the mark for this product, we'll throw in some exciting extras.

Everyone who donates will become members of our newsletter and will receive a number of member only rewards!

Stretch Goal #1: $10,000
"Amazing Pulp Adventures Volume 2: Escape to the Fantastic!" - Amazing Pulp Adventures journeys beyond this world into the far reaches of space, the ever twisting tunnels of time, across dimensions and into the strange realities of other planes of existence.

Stretch Goal #2: $12,000
We will poll every member of the Amazing Pulp Adventures newsletter to find out which character (hero or villain) they want to read an original short story of, and then Davey Beauchamp will write that story of the most popular gamers' choice. The story will be made available to every member in PDF form, with original story artwork.

Stretch Goal #3: $14,000
We will up the Ante by taking the Stretch Goal #2's short story and turn into an additional adventure supplement, with artwork, maps, new statistics and a fully fleshed out location.Every contributor will receive this PDF for free.

New! Stretch Goal #4: $16000

We will add a new, exclusive map from Fabled Environments for the Museum of the Unknown, the starter adventure museum in the basic game. Have a look at the exacting and professional quality cartography offered by Fabled Environments.

//http://fabledenvironments.com

These remarkable maps will give your miniature collection a perfect place to roam and explore.

Stretch Goal #5: $18,000
"Amazing Pulp Adventures Volume 3: Super Unnatural" - Reach this goal and open the door to a world beyond reason where the unexplained and supernatural dwell; invite these uncanny denizens of your dreams and nightmares into Sapphire City.

Stretch Goal #6: $25,000
"The Science Exposition" - With this last stretch goal we will produce a fully detailed science exposition set to be held in Sapphire City.  Be amazed as science's greatest minds unveil such incredible breakthroughs that Sapphire City and your players will never be the same again

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We fill the book with high quality, pulp-style artwork and to provide the same degree of exemplary art for the cover and giveaways. Years in writing and game design have given us the contacts and confidence to approach the correct people for this purpose. Also contacts in the game community will allow us to fulfill all other book needs such as cartography, editing, and rich layout and design. Scaldcrow Games has been involved in the gaming industry for more than five years, while owner and founder T. Glenn Bane has been involved in mass media book design for more than nine.

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    Supporter of Sapphire City – Welcome to the wondrous world of Sapphire City! Your contribution nets you our thanks and places you on our “The Amazing Pulp Adventures Newsletter” so you’ll be on the front lines of all the exciting news and future specials coming from “The Amazing Pulp Adventures” and Scaldcrow Games.

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    Amazing Pulp Adventure Radio Show Fan Club Member – You get all of the above, plus we’ll send you the PDF of the Mr. Adventure Cadets’ decoder wheel—this will allow you to decode super secret messages to unlock and enjoy even more adventure! With this donation, you’ll also receive a special “Amazing Pulp Adventures” digital Christmas card from us to you and featuring exclusive art from The Amazing Pulp Adventures! As a special thank you from Scaldcrow Games, you will also receive a PDF copy of the adventure book, "The Tower of Dr. Alienstein," a thrilling and eerie pulp RPG setting with mad alien sciences and hair raising adventure hooks.

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    Backbone of Sapphire City – Who? People. That's who. The working men and women that for the basis of any city. Receive a PDF of 8 paper miniatures at this level. Families, citizens, tourists, etc.

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    Pulse of The City – In addition to the above rewards, you will receive two sheets of paper miniatures, picturing "The Boys in Blue" Cops, robbers, Sapphire City Robots, rocket men, scientists, Rocketmen, etc.

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    Sapphire City Tourist – You get all of the above, plus you’ll receive the PDF of “The Amazing Pulp Adventures” Role Playing Game as well as a personal thank you on an upcoming “Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show” podcast.

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    Street Life of Sapphire City – In addition to the above rewards, you will receive eight 8.5 x 11" table maps (PDF), divided in one inch squares; perfect for tabletop gaming. These maps picture the exciting streets of Sapphire City. They will also come with a sheet (PDF) of street objects, such as cars, mailboxes, signs, awnings, paddy wagons, etc. This way you can use them again and again by reconfiguring their layout and adjusting the street objects.

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    Fight Night Member of Sapphire City - At this level, gain all five basic miniatures (instead of the one mentioned above). These resin miniatures are of the Nazi scourge (Iron Jaw), the Sinister Nazi Seductress (Sabine-daughter of Iron Jaw), Mad Alien Scientist (Doctor Alienstein), The Lady in Red, and Mister Adventure! This is in addition to previous level rewards. ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping domestic and international).

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    Citizen of Sapphire City – Hold on to your masks folks and get ready to get caught up in non-stop action because this riotous level of donation nets you the paperback of “The Amazing Pulp Adventures Role Playing Game” and a PDF of the newest edition of the Bare Bones System…“Bare Bones Beyond!” ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping; continental USA deliveries only), plus all of the above.

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    The Adventure Cadet Set! – You get all of the above, plus this special level gets you your own “The Amazing Pulp Adventures” decoder wheel, an “Amazing Pulp Adventures” pin and two specially printed “Amazing Pulp Adventures” d6 dice letting you show everyone that you support Justice in Sapphire City!

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    Artesian of Sapphire City – At this level sponsors will receive a limited edition and numbered art print. This special print is a one-time offer exclusive to Kickstarter and will not be available again. This is in addition to all of the above ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping, continental and international). This level also rewards you with all five basic miniatures for the game. The miniatures include Iron Jaw (Nazi Scourge), Sabine (Sinister Nazi daughter of Iron Jaw), Mad Alien Doctor, The Lady in Red, and Mister Adventure!

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    Art Collector of Sapphire City - At this level, gain all miniatures for this game (instead of the previous mini offer). These are high quality resin miniatures. We will be adding additional minis every $3000.00 over goal. This is in addition to previous level rewards. ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping domestic and international).

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    “I Met a Hero in Sapphire City” – You get all of the above, plus you’ll enter the seedy side of Sapphire City with Davey Beauchamp’s PDF story “The Amazing Pulp Adventure – The Mobster” featuring the villain, the Mobster (this is a working title and subject to change). And, as if all this weren’t enough already, T. Glenn Bane, the founder of Scaldcrow Games, will adapt the story into a role playing game adventure featuring characters from The Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show which are not included in the sourcebook. And if you weren’t convinced to throw in already, we’re adding “The Goodies,” a PDF set of hero counters for use in your very own “The Amazing Pulp Adventures” table top sessions! ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping in continental USA; $50 will be added to cover international shipping).

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    Patron of the Museum of the Unknown – In place of the paperback edition of the “Amazing Pulp Adventures Role Playing Game” you’ll receive the hardcover version. In addition, you’ll receive the paperback edition of “Bare Bones Beyond!” Plus, in recognition of your devoted patronage, we’ll include your name in a special ‘thank you’ section in the back of the “Amazing Pulp Adventures Role Playing Game” allowing everyone who visits Sapphire City to know who made it possible. This is in addition to previous level rewards. ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping in continental USA; $50 will be added to cover international shipping).

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    The Big Push I – Gain everything for the $175 level for $150. NO SHIPPING CHARGE!

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    “I Met a Villain in Sapphire City” – A city of heroes is one thing, but how can Justice be challenged if there are no wrongs to right? You get all of the above, plus this contributor level gives you “The Baddies” counter pack filled with a sampling of Sapphire City’s servants of sin. Also included in this level is a specially made Citizen Lottery Ticket, a replica of the very tickets given to the populace of the United States to see who would win the opportunity to become a citizen of Sapphire City. This commemorative ticket will be signed by author and creator, Davey Beauchamp; game designer, T. Glenn Bane; and the other authors, contributors, and creators of “The Amazing Pulp Adventures.” What’s so special about having a Sapphire City Lottery Ticket? Aside from being a handsome memento of your generosity to gaming, the presentation of one at special Amazing Pulp Adventures Role-Playing sessions will get you a seat at the table, forgoing the waiting list or sign-up sheet. ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping, continental and international).

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    The Big Push II – Gain everything for the $250 level for $200. NO SHIPPING CHARGE!

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    Socialite of Sapphire City – You get all of the above, plus this level of contribution gives you the chance to hob-knob with the dignitaries and celebrities of Sapphire City. Your name, or one of your choosing, will appear in Sapphire City’s entertainment newspaper, “The Gossip Rag.” This specialized chart will appear in the book giving a name of your choice a chance to be a part of the stories of Sapphire City. You will also be able to leave a dedication in “The Amazing Pulp Adventures” dedication section. ($10 will be added to order to cover shipping, continental and international).

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    Sapphire City Planner (Limited to 12) – At this level, you’ll get the opportunity to be a part of the history of Sapphire City by designing a building, club, group, or society that will be used in the “Amazing Pulp Adventures RPG;” it may also appear in a published piece of Amazing Pulp Adventures fiction, or on The Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show podcast. Additionally, author and creator, Davey Beauchamp or game designer and artist T. Glenn Bane will sketch a drawing in your hardback copy of “Amazing Pulp Adventures” and “Bare Bones Beyond!”

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    True Heroes of Sapphire City (Limited to 10) – One of the few, the elite, the Sapphire City Police. This level gives you a limited edition real metal Sapphire City Police Badge. This specially designed limited edition badge is an exact replica of the very badges worn by the Sapphire City Police Department. In addition to being a remarkable piece of collector’s memorabilia, the badge grants the bearer special in-game privileges which are listed in the “Amazing Pulp Adventure Role Playing Game.” To sweeten the deal you’ll receive a limited edition variant hardcover of the “Amazing Pulp Adventures Role Playing Game Volume 1” (in replacement of the usual edition). This limited edition is available ONLY during the Kickstarter. (NO extra fee will be added for shipping). “Amazing Pulp Adventures Role Playing Game” will be signed by all authors, artists and talents. This is in addition to above listed rewards.

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    The City of Tomorrow Today Founder (Limited to 6) – This level of commitment deserves an equal level of gratitude! All donors at this level will be rightfully honored as Founders of Sapphire City. Your likeness will be immortalized in the Sapphire City Park and printed within the pages of “The Amazing Pulp Adventures Role Playing Game.” To further show our gratitude to your commitment to excellent gaming, you’ll have the opportunity to work with author and designer Davey Beauchamp to create either a hero or villain which will be showcased in “The Amazing Pulp Adventures RPG!” You will also participate in an invitation only role-playing session run by T. Glenn Bane, the founder of Scaldcrow games and the creator of the “Bare Bones System.” Included in the session will be the creative mind behind “The Amazing Pulp Adventures,” Davey Beauchamp. This invitation only game will take place at any one of the many conventions that Scaldcrow participates in. We’ll purchase your day pass for that convention and we’ll even throw in snacks. You still gain all above listed rewards as well.

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