Monday, August 10, 2009

Reckless Adventure

My Stormbringer boxed set -- yes, I'm going to be talking about it a lot this week -- included a Chaosium Games Summer 1982 catalog. Except for reminding me that, yes, even Chaosium used to publish wargames, it's actually not all that interesting. There is, however, a mention of an RPG that never came to pass, with a supposed release date of Fall 1982. Call Reckless Adventure, it's described as "A role-playing game where the players explore the pulp adventures of the 1930s. It will include a sourcebook for the era, referees handbook, and many scenarios."

If Call of Cthulhu hadn't already been released by this point, I might suspect that this project was eventually folded into that game, whose original boxed set did include a 1920s sourcebook. However, it was scheduled to appear after CoC had already debuted, so I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Intriguingly, the perpetually-delayed Pulp Cthulhu is subtitled "Reckless Adventures in the 1930s," so who knows?


  1. Interesting.
    Hey James,when are we going to be reading the next Dwimmermount post? Im sort of anxious y´know =D

  2. Wow, so Pulp Cthulhu has really been delayed for 27 years... Is there some sort of special ultra-vaporware award that can be given to Chaosium?

  3. I had never heard of this before, but if it had ever been released, they would have had me at "pulp BRP".

  4. Another Dwimmermount post should be coming either today or tomorrow, so no fear!