This is a supplement for a badass roleplaying game. Add new stars and new scripts to your repetoire, and never admit you know that word!
The year 2016 was a momentous one for America. Zika, ISIS, HB2, emails, President Donald J. Trump. And also, Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to Steven Seagal. All of that was amazing, but if you’re like me, the reason you’ll remember 2016 is that Jean-Claude Van Damme brought his career full circle as the grizzled old master in Kickboxer: Vengeance. Van Damme kicks and boxes his way into the heart and soul of a young upstart, helping him to find, not the vengeance he thinks he seeks, but rather the greatness within.
Speaking of finding the greatness within, you’ve clearly already done that by playing ACTION MOVIE WORLD. Now it’s time to take that greatness in new directions. There’s just so much action, one rule book couldn’t contain it. That’s why Flatland Games has expanded ACTION MOVIE WORLD to offer more archetypes and genres. You’ve got Child Stars outsmarting and out-wisecracking the adults - The Karate Kid I-III + The Next Karate Kid, Sidekicks, The Goonies, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. You’ve got Old Codgers who are too old for this crap - Lethal Weapon I-V, Armed Response,The Expendables I-III, the aforementioned Kickboxer: Vengeance.
There’s more, much more. Interested in action while wrestling with the dark underbelly of American social problems? Try Vigilante Movies, the ultraconservative product of the post-Vietnam era that includes Rolling Thunder, Taxi Driver, Dirty Harry, Death Wish, Cobra, and, of course, Vigilante. Maybe you’d like to virtually explore the country while outsmarting hayseed sheriffs and tracking down the men who kidnapped your family. We’ve got Trucker Movies for you! Black Dog, Smokey and the Bandit, Breakdown, and Road House, for starters. (Throw in a little Mad Max, and you can add a post-apocalyptic tweak!) Maybe the whole family would like to get in the action, in which case break out your early 1990s-Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions for Family Friendly Action Comedies, like Kindergarten Cop, Junior, or Twins. Maybe, as alleged climate change brings natural disasters with increasing frequency, you’d like to get a little practice on your survival strategies. If so, try Disaster Movies like 2012, Twister, San Andreas, Earthquake, or Dante’s Peak.
At this point, you may find yourself itching to put on some spandex. That can only mean one of two things. Either it’s date night at my house, or you’re ready for a Super Hero Movie. How about some pre-CGI Superman, Batman, The Punisher, or even the never-released 1994 low budget version of The Fantastic Four? It’s all right here. And, for you fans of that Australian song-and-dance man they have playing Wolverine, you can try the contemporary Super Hero movies too. Or, if you’ve gotten obsessed with the explosion of superhero television like Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and on and on, this is the expansion pack you need.
The time is now. The destiny is yours. Grab the dice. Let’s roll.
-- Dr. William Dodson
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