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Reprinting a classic pulp serial with brand new content. A mini-Campaign for Pulp Adventure.
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The Robots of Doom was originally published in the first version of the Pulp Adventure Second Edition Main Rulebook. It was thirteen pages of excitement but in hindsight, it was a very basic story-line. So, I decided to play-test the scenario and add additional content and update the adventure to current Pulp Adventure standards, layout and rules.

What we at Planet Pulp productions have come up with is going to be a glorious super saga filled with daring fights, pulp gadgets and a sinister masked villain. The six chapters should fill anywhere from 12-15 sessions with action and adventure. Plus when combined with other Pulp Adventure products, it can be the start of an entire long running campaign.

The book concerns the efforts of a group of crimefighters who battle the Sinister Dr. Scarlet who is attempting to dominate the city of Necropolis. Dr. Scarlet uses his Robots of Doom to enforce his will along with his eerie "Leech Devices" which can be used to control or kill!

Depending on the success of this campaign many stretch goals are planned including newspaper props, optional scenarios and fully fleshed out characters to help start the action immediately!

The goal of the campaign is to take Cliffhanger level characters and by the end of the book, raise them to Pulp Hero level. So, if you love pulp, take a look at the various reward levels and get into the action before Dr. Scarlet gets you!

Reward Levels

Below are the various reward levels for support. See the text for an exact description of each reward level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stretch Goals

The following stretch goals are planned. Others may be added. Watch this page and check updates for further news. The higher the pledge total goes the bigger the book gets.

(Unlocked) Extra, Extra!

When this goal is unlocked, I will include all of the newspaper props used in the play-test. Seven issues of the Necropolis Sentinal will be included to help pass along the clues and information from each chapter of the book. In addition, random articles will be included and plot seeds or locations will be outlined for each.

(Unlocked) The Lights Flickered!

The play-test started out with an expanded version of the original Pulp Adventure scenario “The Lights Flickered”. Once this stretch goal is unlocked, the expanded version of this scenario will be included in the book.

(Unlocked) The Pulpinator

Once this stretch goal is unlocked, an alternate scenario will be added to the book. This scenario chronicles a scheme by Dr. Scarlet to send one of his robots back in time to prevent his enemies from gaining one of their most powerful weapons.

(Unlocked) Carbon’s Millions

Once this stretch goal is unlocked a third scenario will be included in the book. “Carbon’s Millions” concerns the greedy family of one of Dr. Scarlet’s Victims and their efforts to cash in on the death of Michael Carbon the inventor of “Planetary Glide”.

(Unlocked) Welcome to Necropolis

When this stretch goal is unlocked, a map of Necropolis and description of the dark city will be included in the book. This will expand on the information supplied in the book “Mask of the Sentinal.”

(Unlocked) When the chits hit the fan!

Once this stretch goal is unlocked, each person who receives a physical product will receive a page of chits printed on card stock. These will include robots, Aero Zombies and Dr. Scarlet himself.

(Unlocked) Maps!

Once this stretch goal is unlocked, full color maps of many of the encounters will be supplied. Printed on card stock they will be ready to use at the game table. Maps planned for inclusion are; the zeppelin, downtown necropolis and Dr. Scarlet’s submarine plus others.

($2250) More Art!

Once this stretch goal is unlocked, I will add 10% more artwork to the finished book. This will probably be in the form of scenes  which could use some illustration for impact. At this point the art planned is characters and maps.

($2500) New Character Sheet

Once this goal is met, I will create a new Pulp Adventure Sheet specifically designed for use with the Revenge of the Robots of Doom module. This sheet will be included in the book and mailed to supporters who have pledged $10 or more.

($2750) Another Scenario

Once this goal is met, I will add another scenario. It is tentatively entitled "The Circus of Crime" and tells the story of how one member of the group came to join the others. This scenario could be used in the beginning of the campaign or as a break in the action later or as a stand alone scenario.

($3000) This could be worth something one day

Once this goal is met, I will select a piece of art from my originals and sign it for each backer who receives a physical product. This could be an archetype, a scene or a map.

Risks and challenges

This is my fourth Kickstarter. I foresee no problems other than the perils of real life which some time cause delays. My goal is pretty lenient, so I do not foresee any problem making this deadline.

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    Prologue

    At this level of support, you are just letting Dr. Scarlet Know that he is a vile villain and he deserves your support. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    “Aero Zombie”

    At this level of support, you have been brought into Dr. Scarlet’s Army of Aero Zombies and have been implanted with a “Leech Device” allowing him to control your movements and see what you are seeing. You will receive the gratitude of Dr. Scarlet in the form of a personalized postcard. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    “Chapter One”

    At this level of Support, you will receive a water marked PDF copy of “The Robots of Doom” module and a personalized thank you card from Dr. Scarlet. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    “Chapter Two”

    At this level of support, you will receive a print copy of “The Robots of Doom” module spiral bound to lay flat during play. You will also receive the gratitude of Dr. Scarlet in the form of a personalized postcard. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    “Chapter Three”

    At this level of support, you will receive a hardbound copy of “The Robots of Doom” module. You will also receive a personalized postcard from Dr. Scarlet to express his gratitude. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    “Chapter Four”

    At this level of support, you will receive a spiral bound copy of “The Robots of Doom” module (which lays flat during play). In addition you will have your likeness included in the module to illustrate an NPC character. Finally, Dr. Scarlet will send you a personalized postcard to let you know how much he appreciates you. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    Chapter Five

    "Genghis John's Generous Gesture"
    At this level of support, one lucky fan will receive a spiral bound copy of The Robots of Doom module and a hardbound for his or her collection. In addition, all sample characters will be printed out along with six new sample characters drawn from the NPC characters in the book. This reward level includes the thank you postcard and credit in the book as a supporter.

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    “Chapter Six”

    At this level of support, you will receive a spiral bound copy of “The Robots of Doom” module to use during play and a hardbound book for your collection. In addition, Dr. Scarlet will send you a personal postcard to thank you for your hard work. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    Chapter Seven”

    At this level of support, you will receive a spiral bound copy of “The Robots of Doom” module with print outs of all the action packed handouts to be included and a special Pulp Adventure t-shirt with the robots of doom logo. In addition, you will receive a PDF of the module and a personalized postcard from Dr. Scarlet. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    “The Final Chapter”

    At this ultimate level of support, you will receive a spiral bound copy of “The Robots of Doom” module along with a hard bound version for your collection and the special t-shirt. In addition you will receive a PDF of the module and printouts of all handouts and the thankyou postcard from Dr. Scarlet. You will have your name appear in the final book as a supporter.

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    "Dr. Scarlet's Sinister Scheme"

    This reward level is especially crafted for the Game Master that intends to run the module for his group. This reward included a spiral bound copy of The Robots of Doom, A spiral bound copy of the Pulp Adventure Main Rule Book and a spiral bound copy of the Pulp Compainion. In addition this level includes printouts of all handouts and characters, electronic copies of all props and characters so they can be customized. In addition the pledgee will have his likeness used as the true identity of Dr. Scarlet. This reward level also includes the thank you postcard and credit in the book as a supporter.

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    From Necropolis to Los Diablos

    At this level of support, one lucky fan will receive a spiral bound copy of "The Robots of Doom" module and a specia lRobots of Doom Logo T-Shirt and a certificate for a special "Movie Version" of the module run by the Creator of Pulp Adventure (Jeff A. Hatch). This game can take place anywhere in California with the following restrictions: You must give me about a month to get time off. You must provide lodging and food.
    Each participant (up to six total) will receive a book and a t-shirt. This game can take place at any of the Northern California Conventions I attend (Dundracon, Kubla Con or Pacificon) and in this case, I will supply pizza for the table since I will be in the location already.

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