Working summary here...
Setting Name: (workin' on it!)
Setting Description: Pulp-Fu!
Inspiration: Pulp-Fu! And Chill! And maybe even a touch of the Cthulhu Mythos, filtered through Esoterrorists. The first and third Indiana Jones movies. Both Mummy movies.
License to Kick Ass: the characters are part of a small secret society dedicated to the preservation of knowledge and keeping certain secrets out of the hands of those who might use them for EEEEEEEvil.
Chi Is: Guts! Toughness! Never Say Die Attitude!
Sample Character Concepts: Indiana Jones, Marian Ravenwood, Lara Croft, Rick O'Connell, Evvie O'Connell, and maybe even Hellboy (if you bribe Mister GM)
Typical Tasks: Raiding ancient temples for lost treasures and artifacts, defeating nefarious Thule Society scholars, general pulp fiction mayhem like car chases, bar fights, rooftop chases, bar fights.
Suitable Traits: see Pulp-fu.
Suitable Weaknesses: see Pulp-fu.
Mooks: If this is pulp, there gotta be Nazis! And we gots Nazis...or at least the Thule Society. Not to mention hostile natives, criminals of all stripes, and the occasional pack o' zombies.
Nemeses: Thule Society Scholar, Evil Priest, Crime Lord, Femme Fatale
Brushing away the dust of centuries, Professor Plum reads the Mayan hieroglyphs, his lips moving slightly as he translates. Then, with a gasp of alarm, he spins around and regards his companions with some alarm.
"I think perhaps we'd better get out of here," he says nervously. "Lord Smoking Jaguar valued his privacy, it seems. These list the traps that lie beond the threshold...the one we crossed to reach this point, yes? And it's quite exhaustive."
From somewhere, a hidden mechanism rumbles to life.
"Ahh," Professor Plum pales. "That would be the door slamming shut, trapping us in here..."