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Designer(s) David Cook
Publisher(s) TSR
Publication date 1981; 37 years ago (1981)
Genre(s) Crime
Role-playing game
Playing time Varies
Random chance Dice
Skill(s) required Improvisation

Crimefighters is a 1981 TSR pulp-themed tabletop role-playing game created by game designer David Cook.[1][2][3][4] Crimefighters was originally released in issue 47 of the March 1981 edition of Dragon magazine.[5][6]

The game featured artwork by artist Jeff Dee[1][7] who also drew the Crimefighters game character Dark Night Dan.[1]

Crimefighters was included in the Dragon Magazine Archive, a collection of five CD-roms comprising the first 250 issues of Dragon magazine.[8]

Game overview[edit]

Crimefighters emulates the 1930s pulp adventures of characters such as Doc Savage, The Spirit, The Spider and The Shadow.[1]

Character classes players can choose from are Defender, a law-abiding crimefighter, Avenger, a vigilante, or Pragmatist, one who obeys the spirit, if not the letter of the law.[1]


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