Welcome to the Pulp Alley second edition rules! If you are a returning adventurer, grab your battered fedora, your .45 and a few of your most trusted, hard-boiled companions and plunge back into the two-fisted action. If you are new to Pulp gaming or even the Pulps themselves, pull up a chair for a few seconds and let me introduce you to a world of adventure from the headwaters of all action-oriented movies, TV, books and comics of the past hundred years.
The Pulps were cheap magazines from the first half of the 20th century and were devoted to popular entertainment for the masses. They gave us larger-than-life heroes such as Tarzan, Doc Savage, The Shadow and many others. The Pulps also introduced an endless rogues' gallery of twisted villainy: Fu Manchu, Doctor Death, The Scorpion and enough mad scientists and criminal masterminds to sink several battleships. Within the pages of the Pulps you would encounter lost cities and civilizations, dinosaurs and vampires, rocket ships and death rays. Pulp heroes could be tough guy detectives, rugged archaeologists, plucky newsgirls, explorers, occultists, scholars and soldiers, just to name a fraction of the possible characters.
Pulp Alley is not only a tribute to the wonderful stories of days gone by , it is a passport to thrilling adventures for you and your friends. We know you will enjoy Pulp Alley. Now pick up that old map case, make sure your gat is loaded, snap the brim of your favorite fedora and on to the fortune and glory!
Here is a look at our pledge levels and rewards for this kickstarter:
Pulp Alley Core Rules: Second Edition
For our Second Edition rulebook, we looked at what we could improve and make the game even more enjoyable to play. Many of these improvements came from our Pulp Alley players. In addition, we have clarified existing rules, added more examples, and made the rules more consistent. And to make it easier for players, we have included many rules that had previously been spread across multiple books.
This book replaces our Pulp Alley Rulebook and Pulp Leagues. Otherwise, this updated version of the Pulp Alley rules is intended to be compatible with our other existing cards and books.
Pulp Alley: Scenarios
This book includes all twelve of our Scenarios of the Month from 2018 - previously published as 12 separate downloadable files. In addition, the scenario book includes the basic set-up and wrap-up rules. You will find the basic rules for Solo play, Horror, NPCs, and so on - for quick and easy reference. The pages relating to each scenario focus on the special rules and cards for that scenario.
Known Associates: League Pack
This league pack includes 15 double-sided cards - for a total of 30 different pre-made Associates to support your Pulp Alley leagues.
Phantom Pack 4: Fortune Cards
This 15-card pack can be added to your Fortune Deck to include even more thrills, tactics, and unexpected twists to your Pulp Alley scenarios.
To keep shipping costs low and help us ship rewards quickly, we are only offering a couple add-ons for this kickstarter. However, please see the note regarding our special Pulp Alley Coupon Code (below).
The two following optional add-ons are available to eligible pledge levels:
Each stretch goal we reach will unlock a new Kickstarter exclusive Pulp Alley card (Fortune, Reward, or Solo). All unlocked stretch goals will be included with the Sidekick, Leader,and Phantom Agent pledge levels for FREE!
There are no shipping fees for the Follower and Ally level rewards. For all other pledge levels, your shipping fee is based on your address. Please be sure to include the appropriate amount with your pledge:
- Shipping to the US = free
- Shipping to the United Kingdom = $5
- Shipping to Canada and EU = $10
- Shipping to the Rest of the World = $15
Note - Our friends at Sally 4th in the UK will be handling the shipping for UK and EU. Otherwise, for all shipping outside of the US, we cannot make any assumptions or promises regarding customs fees and so on.
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter. Pulp Alley is a successful manufacturer of games, cards, miniatures, and more. We have the experience to deal effectively with just about anything relating to this project.
The books and cards referenced above are completed, playtested, edited, and nearly ready for the printer. We are experienced with the printing and distribution process and fully expect to meet our stated goals.
In the case of any delays, which could be due to sickness, bereavement - anything really outside of control - rest assured your money is in safe and professional hands, and you will be updated regularly as to the situation.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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