East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Pulp heroes & villains


This is no time for Kickstarters, for me: in the first three months of 2019 together with my brother we have done over 1000 euro of so-far unpaid work, and that’s a big figure for us,a big hole in our finances. So, we are cutting on expenses and hoping for tomorrow, and wild purchases are out.
But maybe your finances are better than ours, so I decided to point out a very interesting Kickstarter.
Take a look at this:

Yes, there’s a Mola Ram lookalike character, there’s a lady that looks a lot like Ursula Andress in She, and that big guy on the right, next to a female version of Indiana Jones, is quite obviously Rando Hatton.

I do not usually use minis in my games, and I do not game that much anymore, but this one is breaking my heart.

In case you are interested, the crowdfunding closes in 8 hours.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Pulp heroes & villains

  1. Indiana Jones and “She” have nothing to do with pulp.


    • Welllll, maybe not, but on the other hand, long before Indiana Jones came along, Leigh Brackett created the character Matthew Carse for her novel SEA KINGS OF MARS (aka THE SWORD OF RHIANNON) and Matthew Carse is an “archaeologist, renegade, and looter of tombs.” The Martian thieves’ guild to which he now belongs comprises aristocrats of the trade, “and they know a gentleman when they meet one.” Brackett’s Dr. Carey in “The Road to Sinharat” is a similar type, a scholar gone native on Mars and a tomb robber. If Indiana Jones owes nothing to these fellows it’s quite a coincidence, and Brackett’s tales of a romantic, non-existent Mars and Venus are pulp, all right.


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