Just an excellent game.
Pulp Alley has been thoroughly play-tested and carefully developed. It is clearly written, features easy to read layout and best of all, the game is brilliantly supported by the author and an enthusiastic community of players.
A super combination of elegant dice mechanics, card-play and no-nonsense minis action deliver a truly fun game. Pulp Alley is all about the over-the-top antics of the classic pulp novels, films and radio-plays of the 20's, 30's and 40's, but the system will adapt well to any setting as long as you are looking for a strong narrative element in your game play.
Pulp Alley is different from the usual 'measure, move and roll dice' sort of game. Sure, you do all those things, but the action in Pulp Alley really is cinematic. Focus is on characters, not equipment. Control of initiative allows a player to direct the action. Opposed roll dice-matching ensures that characters and players remain involved at all times. The 'Fortune Deck' provides challenges and opportunities to drive the story. Clever design ensures replayability.
The basic game has been enhanced with two high-quality expansions; the Perilous Island campaign book and the Pulp Guns Gadgets and Vehicles book.
[5 of 5 Stars!]