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Crimefighters is a 1981 TSR pulp-themed tabletop role-playing game created by game designer David Cook.[1][2][3][4] Crimefighters was originally released in issue 47 of the March 1981 edition of Dragon magazine.[5][6]

Designer(s)David Cook
Publication date1981; 38 years ago (1981)
Role-playing game
Playing timeVaries
Random chanceDice
Skill(s) requiredImprovisation

The game featured artwork by artist Jeff Dee[1][7] who also drew the Crimefighters game character Dark Night Dan.[1]

Crimefighters was included in the Dragon Magazine Archive, a collection of five CD-roms comprising the first 250 issues of Dragon magazine.[8]

Game overviewEdit

Crimefighters emulates the 1930s pulp adventures of characters such as Doc Savage, The Spirit, The Spider and The Shadow.[1]

Character classes players can choose from are Defender, a law-abiding crimefighter, Avenger, a vigilante, or Pragmatist, one who obeys the spirit, if not the letter of the law.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Cook, David (March 1981). "Crimefighters" (PDF). Dragon (47).
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