Did you know that TSR released a 22-page pulp RPG in Dragon magazine #42 back in 1981? Back in 1981 I didn’t even know what TSR was and I think I read my first Dragon Magazine somewhere in the ’90s. But it’s true, TSR released the probably first pulp RPG 1981 in issue 42 of their monthly Dragon magazine.
Crimefighters has been written by David Cook and it’s rules may look oldfashioned from today’s standards but are definitely playable. There is even a introductory adventure and an article by Bryce Knorr about the history of the pulp genre. Even if you don’t intend to play this game, this article is worth the download.