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Postby marvelman » Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:08 pm

I am thinking of starting a nifty Golden Age campaign and was wondering what resources for a superhero campaign set in the Golden Age and pulp eras would be good, especially online resources. Thanks...

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Re: Golden Age resources

Postby Demongg » Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:47 pm

marvelman wrote:I am thinking of starting a nifty Golden Age campaign and was wondering what resources for a superhero campaign set in the Golden Age and pulp eras would be good, especially online resources. Thanks...

Jason


try these:

http://home.attbi.com/~cjh5801a/Pulp.htm
http://blaklion.best.vwh.net/comics.html

they should help direct you more with all their links

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Postby The Human Pest » Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:50 pm

These aren't on line, but they are not terribly expensive, and you can find them in some comic / game shops if you look hard enough.

1. "The World at War" Sourcebook for DC heroes, published by Mayfair in 1991. by Ray Winninger. Details almost all the DC Golden Age characters, heroes & villains, both home and abroad. Also has good advice concerning Golden Age archetypes & campaign ideas. You could probably pick this up on ebay for under $10.00

2. "All-Star Companion" edited by Roy Thomas, (an historical and speculative overview of the Justice Society of America) Published in 2000, Retails for about $20.00. One of the most elaborate & in depth treatises you'll ever find about the development of the JSA, things that inspired it, things that it inspired, plot summaries, art & cover reproductions & and so forth. A fabulous book.

Also, in some older comic bins, you can find 1990s reboots of both the JSA and the Invaders.

Cynthia Celeste Miller developed a free on-line game called 4-colors (in connection with spectrum studios, I think) I don't have the link for it, but you could try googling for it. Some nice advice about Golden Age adventures & roleplaying there - but probably not too much that you didn't already know.
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Postby Demongg » Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:53 pm

The Human Pest wrote:Cynthia Celeste Miller developed a free on-line game called 4-colors (in connection with spectrum studios, I think) I don't have the link for it, but you could try googling for it. Some nice advice about Golden Age adventures & roleplaying there - but probably not too much that you didn't already know.


I completely agree with this - Cynthia had some GOOD stuff there...
I may have to reread it NOW.. :-)

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Postby The Fifth Wanderer » Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:54 pm

Also check for the 'Glory Days' supplement for Brave New world. Some stuff in there about supers at war. Probably available cheap, since BNW is out of print.
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Postby MasonsDad » Wed Apr 02, 2003 9:59 pm

Cynthia Celeste Miller developed a free on-line game called 4-colors (in connection with spectrum studios, I think) I don't have the link for it, but you could try googling for it. Some nice advice about Golden Age adventures & roleplaying there - but probably not too much that you didn't already know.


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Postby SmokestackJones » Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:41 am

Hey there,

If you can find a used copy at your FLGS or on EBay, get either first or second edition of Golden Age of Champions. A very well written and researched book covering the early days of supers (particularly WWII). It was done for Champions, but the info in there is invaluable for a Golden Age game. I don't remember which company put out the first ed but the second ed was published by HERO.

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Postby Fazhoul » Thu Apr 03, 2003 7:03 am

Here is a list of pulp sites that I've compiled. I also have a list of all the books that I've used for reference in my pulp games over the years but it is a four page Word document and I figured that it would be a bit much to post here. When I compiled this list about a month and a half ago all of the links still worked. I can't vouch for them as of right now though.

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Vintage Library: http://www.vintagelibrary.com/pulp/index.cfm

The Pulp.Net http://www.ipl.org.ar/cgi-bin/common/redirect?http://thepulp.net/

Penny Dreadfuls: http://www.ipl.org.ar/cgi-bin/common/redirect?http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/dp/pennies/home.html

Blackmask Online: http://www.blackmask.com/page.php

Cool Pulp Mags- Cover Gallery http://testiculos.www5.50megs.com/pulps/pulps.htm

Dr. Hermes Reviews: http://community-2.webtv.net/drhermes/ForbiddenKnowledge/

Doc Savage HQ: http://home.att.net/~tomrbarnett/docsavage/doctoc.html

Doc Savage PDF: http://galileo.spaceports.com/~docsavag/

Doc Savage Reviews: http://www.walterkitty.com/docsavag/dsindex.html

Doc Savage Webring: http://f.webring.com/hub?ring=docsavage

Edgar Rice Burroughs List: http://erblist.com/index.shtml#sumindex

Jess Nevins’ Annotation Sites: http://www.geocities.com/jessnevins/vicintro.html

Maxwell Grant’s The Shadow: http://www.lanset.com/lurch/pulp/shadow.html

Pulp & Dagger Pulp Fiction: http://www.geocities.com/area51/crater/1908/pulpmag/contents.html

Thriller UK: http://www.thrilleruk.fsnet.co.uk/

The Phantom: http://torifanclub.gcom.net.au/links.htm

Pulp Heroes: http://www.geocities.com/jjnevins/pulpsintro.html

Pulp Rack: http://www.pulprack.com/

Shadow Scans: http://www9.brinkster.com/shadowscans/

Shadow PDF: http://www.angelfire.com/retro/shadowpdf/

The Spider: http://members.aol.com/spiderpage/index.html

Spider & Others Thumbnails: http://www.lanset.com/lurch/pulp/spider.html

Supernatural Crime: http://www.supernaturalcrime.com/

The Shadow Magazine: http://www.spaceports.com/~deshadow/

The Shadow Vaults: http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/gernsback/76/

Shrevnitz Memorial Library: http://www.angelfire.com/journal/shrevnitz/index.html

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Weird & Horror Cover Art: http://visco.users.btopenworld.com/mainnav.htm

Waystation Central: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Cavern/5792/

Weird Tales Magazine: http://members.aol.com/weirdtales/index.htm

Welcome to Dime Novels: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/dp/pennies/home.html

Wold Newton Universe: http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Central.htm

Yesterme…Pulp!: http://www.yesterme.com/pulp.html

Commander Comet: http://cmdrcomet.topcities.com/index.html

Heliograph Incorporated: http://www.heliograph.com/

Lost Continents: http://lostcontinents.vr1.com/

Pulp Figures: http://www.pulpfigures.com/main.php

The Pulp Page: http://homepage.mac.com/fuzioneer/pulp/home.html

Pulp RPG Adventure: http://www.darkshire.org/~jhkim/rpg/pulp_adventure/

Tales of the Shining Zephyr: http://www.the9muses.net/kirk/pulpgame/

Terra Incognita: http://www.nagssociety.com/

Pinnacle’s Weird Website: http://www.deadlands.com/SavageWorlds/index.htm

Writing Action Adventures: http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/gallows/954/fsuns/actionad.htm

Lester Dent’s Master Fiction Plot for any 6000 Word Pulp Adventure: http://edifyingspectacle.org/entertainments/lester_dents_master_plot.shtml
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Postby MasonsDad » Thu Apr 03, 2003 7:17 am

Ummm....WOW
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Postby Liberator » Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:55 am

I used the 'Golden Age of Champions' sourcebook to get me started. This is a great resource for historical info. Plus, I was running Champions at the time..so it was an easy transtion.

I also got the JSA supplement from the DC game. It's really good and contains some great golden age info and history of the JSA.
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Postby XenoArch » Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:11 am

SmokestackJones wrote:Hey there,

If you can find a used copy at your FLGS or on EBay, get either first or second edition of Golden Age of Champions. A very well written and researched book covering the early days of supers (particularly WWII). It was done for Champions, but the info in there is invaluable for a Golden Age game. I don't remember which company put out the first ed but the second ed was published by HERO.


Most likely its ICE (Iron Crown Enterprises) they were chapions's publishur for a time.
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Postby CSABadass » Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:16 am

Liberator wrote:I also got the JSA supplement from the DC game. It's really good and contains some great golden age info and history of the JSA.


Hey! You beat me to the plug!:)

Seriously, thank you for the kind words. I was most proud of that book, and I'll always be sorry more people didn't get to see it.
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Postby marvelman » Thu Apr 03, 2003 8:49 pm

WOW :o , thanks for the links and all the help people!!! This will help a lot and also help with some other things on the table.... MWAH HA HA HA!!!

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Postby corwyn » Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:26 pm

XenoArch wrote:
SmokestackJones wrote:Hey there,

If you can find a used copy at your FLGS or on EBay, get either first or second edition of Golden Age of Champions. A very well written and researched book covering the early days of supers (particularly WWII). It was done for Champions, but the info in there is invaluable for a Golden Age game. I don't remember which company put out the first ed but the second ed was published by HERO.


Most likely its ICE (Iron Crown Enterprises) they were chapions's publishur for a time.


Actually, the original Golden Age of Champions was published by Firebird Limited under a licence from Hero Games back in '85 which, I believe, makes it for 2e.
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Postby Defender » Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:26 pm

Those kind words are deserved Deo. It's no small challenge to put together a Golden Age Comics sourcebook, especially for the company that started it all. The JSA book contained everything you needed to play in the Justice Society's heyday, the All-Star Squadron, Freedom Fighters. . .all the way up to the contemporary JSA! It rocked on toast and everyone who put work in on it deserves serious praise. :D

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Postby Defender » Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:27 pm

Er, Chris rather. Hehe. Confused your quote for your handle there. :lol:

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