GURPS Day Summary Aug 5 – Aug 11, 2016

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

Over the last week, as of 400pmCST today, there have been 37 GURPS-Related posts from our list of 59  60 (!) blogs that have popped up on the radar screen. We picked up two new blogs, too, by the mid-afternoon update: The Generic Universal Roleplaying Blog, and the amusingly-named The Phantom’s Belch. 

I was up pretty much all night – or at least it feels that way – with a barfy toddler. I did not know that much could come out of such a tiny person. Then my wife, on her way to get wine so the adults could deal with the aftermath of said barfy toddler the only way we know how, hit an open manhole cover that had been floated away by the torrential rain. 50kg of iron washed away and shredded her tire. So. There we go. At least it’s GURPSDay.

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.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line.

No School Grognard (Mark Langsdorf)

Cadiz Redemption (Michael Wolf)

Let’s GURPS (Pseudonym)

Dungeon Fantastic (Peter Dell’Orto)

Michael Lee Viviano’s Gaming Blog (Michael Viviano)

Gaming Ballistic (Douglas Cole)

RogerBW’s Blog (Roger Bell-West)

Dice and Lives (Joel Sammallahti)

Insidious GURPS Planning (Mr. Insidious)

Just Roll 3d6 (Colin)

  • Understanding Reaction Modifiers (8/09/16) – What does a +1 reaction bonus mean in practice? How severe is a -2 reaction penalty? This post will interpret reaction modifiers so players and GMs can anticipate the consequences of gameplay choices on their characters’ social interactions.

Northport (Denis McCarthy)

Worlds Beyond Earth (Derrick White)

Mailanka’s Musings (Daniel Dover)

  • Martial Arts in Psi-Wars (8/10/16) – A quick “sub-iteration 1” of Martial Arts in Psi-Wars, followed by a discussion of how to expand them, and how I’ll analyze Martial Arts to get an idea of what Psi-Wars needs

Dark Paths and Wandered Roads (Jason Woollard)

  • Sundered Lands 10 (8/11/16) – Valinya uses magic to figure some things out while the rest of the crew tries to figure out the secret of the Vault. The newest adventures in the Sundered Lands of Palladium, our GURPS: Palladium Fantasy campaign.

Ravens N’ Pennies (Christopher R. Rice)

Dr. Kromm’s GURPS Livejournal (“Sean “”Dr. Kromm”” Punch”)

GURB- The Generic Universal Roleplaying Blog (The_RyujinLP)

Chain Link and Concrete (M. Eversberg II)

The Phantom’s Belch (Ted Brock)

4 thoughts on “GURPS Day Summary Aug 5 – Aug 11, 2016

  1. Hehehehehehehee. I think once I've got more content and attention I might decide to up date the "U" from "Unoriginal" to a full on "Universal" buuut, I don't quite think I've earned that right yet 😀

    1. One thing I will point out is that while being self-deprecating is OK for interpersonal relationships, it works best if you're (a) awesome, and (b) well known. It's one thing for Michael Jordan to say "yeah, I played basketball OK." It's another for me to say it. If you're trying to gain readership on a blog – and you are – and your selling point is "I'm Unoriginal" and also "I'm writing for a game that fills no more than 3-5% of the RPG market" you're doing yourself no favors.

      So, calling it GURB – Generic Universal Roleplaying Blog is a nice play on words. It's informative, anyone who knows GURPS will know what you're saying, and those that don't (or play other games) might come in because your blog might be Generic and Universal. (With a name like that, I'd see what system agnostic advice you can pull out of each post, FWIW. It's why my blog – Gaming BALLSTIC – has a bunch of firearms stuff on it and is firearm themed in its descriptions. You give the audience what they expect, at least initially!)

    2. Point taken. I'm gonna have to mill over the name a bit more then. At lest for now most of posts are going to about unraveling how RAW stats equipment and then showing people how to use this to make custom gear for their own settings or (though my next major post is going to be more on world building but it is still one based around how it effects gear).

      But for now I'm gonna take your advice (and I truly appreciate it), The Generic Universal Roleplaying Blog it is!

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