Ah, the Roaring 20s. Mobsters, bootleggers, tommy-guns, and super-powered gangsters. What? You don’t remember that? Well, maybe I’m just thinking of Capers, a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter. Capers isn’t quite your standard superhero RPG. Instead of futuristic cities, you’ll be playing in the rough and tumble times of the 1920s. Grab your flapper dress and best pinstripe suit.
From the campaign:
In the CAPERS tabletop roleplaying game, you portray a character with extraordinary abilities in the Roaring Twenties. As a gangster, you seek to exploit the law and get rich off of alcohol, gambling, prostitution, and racketeering. You join up with other players to collectively seek your fortunes in the vice-riddled, booze-soaked casinos and speakeasies of the Jazz Age.
Alternatively, you and the other players can portray members of law enforcement seeking to bring these criminals to justice.
CAPERS is a game of action, adventure, virtue, and vice in a world coming into its own. It’s a world of theft, fraud, subterfuge, and espionage. Your character will risk their life to find their place in this world, regardless of which side of the law they fall on.
The campaign’s already over its funding goal with still 29 days left to go.