GURPS Day Summary April 1 – April 7, 2016

Thursday is GURPSDay, and below you can find the blog activity from the last seven days.

Over the last week, there have been 59 GURPS-Related posts from our list of 38 blogs that have popped up on the radar screen, and includes for the first time the Ironemblem Gaming blog, which is hosted on Tumblr. Apparently getting a tagged RSS feed from Tumblr is pretty easy, so yay. Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week. 

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Game in the Brain (Justin Aquino)

The Collaborative Gamer (Joseph Linden)

Insidious GURPS Planning (Mr. Insidious)

The Lands of Nandeme (Charles Saeger)

The Red Mouser (Gotha)

Southern Style GURPS (Chris Bower)

Ironemblem Gaming (Richard White)

Cursed -75 Points (BowToChris)

Dungeon Fantastic (Peter Dell’Orto)

Game Geekery (“Warren “”Mook”” Wilson”)

  • Updated Maps and Other World Mapper (4/06/16) – Today I’m talking a bit about a new mapping program in beta, Other World Mapper, and the new maps I’ve made with it for my Quick-Play Adventures.

Just Roll 3d6 (Colin)

  • Minimalist Character Creation (4/05/16) – Fast character creation in GURPS? Yes, it’s possible! This post explores how to focus on attributes and skills in order to streamline the character creation process.

Dark Paths and Wandered Roads (Jason Woollard)

  • Sundered Lands 4.2 (4/07/16) – Fortis and Valinya fly across the harbor in search of the local mages guild, the Witchwardens. (part 2/3) The newest adventures in the Sundered Lands of Palladium, our GURPS: Palladium Fantasy campaign.
  • Sundered Lands 4.1 (4/07/16) – Silver the Dragon (in female Elf form) and Arn the Dwarf (also in female Elf form) secure lodgings for the party. (part 1/3) The newest adventures in the Sundered Lands of Palladium, our GURPS: Palladium Fantasy campaign.
  • Grand Duchy 78 (4/01/16) – The Grey Company explorers further into the valley, experiences a snakebite, skirts some ruins, gets bugs in their faces, finds some dead bodies and is accused of murder by lizard riding strangers. Another exciting episode of the Grand Duchy of Adventure, our GURPS Mystara campaign.

Hard Maths (CTA)

Let’s GURPS (Pseudonym)

Northport (Denis McCarthy)

Mailanka’s Musings (Daniel Dover)

  • Psi Wars: Miscellaneous Ships (4/07/16) – Not every ship in the Psi Wars universe will be a warship or a corvette suitable for heroic antics. Many of the vessels found in Psi Wars would be boring, mundane, but highly important trade vessels or colony ships or diplomatic envoys. This post outlines which existing ships might work best for such background NPC vessels and adjusts a few to make them fit into the Psi Wars universe better
  • Psi Wars: Alternate Super Weapons (4/07/16) – Bonus Post! What Star-Wars inspired campaign would be complete without some world-killing super-weapon. This post discusses readily available super-weapons from the GURPS Spaceships Series, and dips into Pyramid for a few more ideas you can use.
  • Psi Wars: Alternate Capital Ships and Dreadnoughts (4/06/16) – While not generally suitable for players, capital ships (SM 10+) ships serve as backdrops and opponents to the PCs. This post offers variations on the Sword, the Tarot, the Empire and the Viking
  • Psi Wars: Alternate Corvettes (4/05/16) – The GURPS Spaceships line offers us a variety of interesting SM +7 to +9 ships that we could use in our Psi Wars campaign. This posts offers variations on the Tiger, the Renegade, the Dark Horse, and the Taj Mahal
  • Psi Wars: Alternate Fighters (4/04/16) – GURPS Spaceships 4 includes a variety of interesting fighters we can just drop into Psi Wars. This posts offers variations of the Typhoon, Starhawk and Wyvern
  • Psi Wars: Alternate Spaceships (4/03/16) – The GURPS Spaceships line offers lots of ready-made ships. By tinkering with a system or two, we can offer even more ready-made starships for your Psi-Wars needs. This post includes a listing of the coming ships that are especially appropriate for players

Gaming Ballistic (Douglas Cole)

  • GURPS Day Summary April 1 – April 7, 2016 (4/07/16)
  • The rule of 14 for passive abilities (4/07/16) – Discussions with Christopher produce the Rule of 14 for plot details of tactical significance. A mutually acceptable assumption of what a player whose character has a high Observation, Perception, Search, or similar skills will get as part of the room description, as opposed to having to ask the GM for details.
  • Aeon Campaign: S2E1 – Bomb Voyage (4/05/16) – The Cavalry (our supers team) responds to the explosion of a bomb outside a church; we correctly deduce a second bomb is waiting for us, on a timer and remote detonator. We disarm it, and execute a spectacularly successful series of clue-finding investigations that leads us to another potential murder – and it is a murder, not a terrorist attack. Or rather, it’s both. We arrive in time to fend off a very dangerous foe, who escapes.
  • Reloading Press: M309 10x24mm Caseless (4/04/16) – The Reloading Press examines the M309 10x24mm caseless cartridge. This projectile – standard explosive light armor piercing – is the most commonly issued round to the marines all over the quadrant. It’s choice was, and is, not without controversy, however.
  • GURPS Action: Series Review index (4/03/16) – This post lists the links to all four comprehensive reviews of the GURPS Action series: Heroes, Exploits, Furious Fists, and Specialists.
  • Sunday Review: GURPS Action 4: Specialists (4/03/16) – This review of Action 4: Specialists concludes my review of the entire Action series. In brief, this is a fantastic concept for quick-building characters and NPCs that deserves to be expanded into every worked-example line. It’s that good, with exploitable elements for any modern action-oriented campaign, even realistic ones.

Code by Clockwork (Jeff Demers)

Ravens N’ Pennies (Christopher R. Rice)

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