From the Introduction
Welcome to Action City! Population: BOOM!
Action City! is a roleplaying game of Hollywood action movies at their most clichéd: quip-spewing heroes, ruthless villains, and gratuitous explosions. Adversity is overcome, lives are saved, and – not to belabor the point – things are exploded. Suitable points of reference include the Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Bad Boys franchises, Hong Kong actioners like Hard Boiled and Supercop, sci-fi fare like Robocop and They Live, and even corner-case stuff like Beverly Hills Cop and Escape from New York. Yes, these are pretty much all ’80s movies. No, that’s not a coincidence.