GURPS Day Summary Aug 26 – Sept 1, 2016

Thursday is GURPSDay. And today is very nearly THE GURPSDay, as we’re probably seeing the biggest GURPS news today since the announcement of Fourth Edition in 2004. Below you can find the blog activity from the last seven days.

Over the last week there have been 55 GURPS-related posts from our list of 63 blogs that have popped up on the radar screen. (We picked up another one: Cole Jenkins’ Of Paper Men and Plastic Monsters.)

So today is the day.  As of roughly 10am, the Dungeon Fantasy RPG Boxed Set Kickstarter has gone live. 

I also suspect that we might see other DF news, since a smaller but game-changing project will go live soon. Maybe not, but we’ll see.

It’s a good day to GURPS.

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.

Chain Link and Concrete (M. Eversberg II)

Gaming Ballistic (Douglas Cole)

  • DF Kickstarter Update #2: PDFs of DF files (9/01/16) – SJG adds the ability to get PDFs of the DF Boxed set to the Kickstarter Add-ons. Asked and answered!
  • DF Kickstarter Update #1: A pretty damn important note (9/01/16) – An important note from Phil Reed in Update #1 from the Kickstarter about international shipping, and how you can back the project anyway, showing a vote of support for GURPS. Please read it, and consider backing.
  • GURPS Day Summary Aug 26 – Sept 1, 2016 (9/01/16)
  • Dungeon Fantasy Boxed Set – Q&A with Phil Reed (8/31/16) – Steve Jackson Games’ CEO Phil Reed answers a few of my questions about the recently-announced GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Boxed Set!
  • Dungeon Fantasy Boxed Set announced! (8/31/16) – Steve Jackson Games makes a big announcement – a Kickstarter for a five-volume boxed Dungeon Fantasy set with lots of goodies in the box. Ready-to-play, with consolidated and edited content that will invite beginners and please grognards. Also – I’ve got interviews scheduled with Phil Reed and Sean Punch on this topic over the next two weeks. Watch this space!
  • Aeon Campaign S3E7 – Ante-mortem (8/30/16) – In S3E7 of the Aeon campaign, we attend the civilian funeral of a fallen hero off-screen. We then try and figure out how to take the fight back to Blue Skies, and decide to really play the anti-Wheaton card. We get them evicted from their own main headquarters. Upon doing that, we realize that we’ve been penetrated at a high level by a group similar to Anonymous called Sentry. That is interrupted in true pulp fashion by a biker gang with machineguns. They are dealt with efficiently, but a bigger threat is revealed.

Of Paper Men and Plastic Monsters (Cole Jenkins)

Cadiz Redemption (Michael Wolf)

Dark Paths and Wandered Roads (Jason Woollard)

  • Sundered Lands 11 (9/01/16) – The newest adventures in the Sundered Lands of Palladium, our GURPS: Palladium Fantasy campaign.
  • Grand Duchy 85 (9/01/16) – The Grey Company does more exploration of the ancient Temple of Pflarr. Remar discovers a new “friend.” Summary of the latest play session of The Grand Duchy of Adventure, our GURPS: Mystara campaign.

Improvised Radio Theatre – With Dice (RogerBW)

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

Ravens N’ Pennies (Christopher R. Rice)

Southern Style GURPS (Chris Bower)

The Lands of Nandeme (Charles Saeger)

Dice and Lives (Joel Sammallahti)

  • Sleepless Nights: Magic House Rules (2 of 2) (8/27/16) – More additions to the standard magic system: magic circles, decanic sigils, and using Thaumatology to add temporary enhancements to spells. Plus applications for Alchemy, Autohypnosis, and more!
  • Sleepless Nights: Magic House Rules (1 of 2) (8/26/16) – Additions to the standard magic system: Temporal mana variations rather than spatial ones, reasons to spend more than 1 point on spells, and Ritual Magic as a versatile supporting skill for spells.

Don’t Forget Your Boots (Mitch French)

GURB- The Generic Universal Roleplaying Blog (The_RyujinLP) (Moe Lane)

Let’s GURPS (Pseudonym) (Rindis)

Dungeon Fantastic (Peter Dell’Orto)

Mailanka’s Musings (Daniel Dover)

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

Just Roll 3d6 (Colin)

  • Dungeon Fantasy Kickstarter Announced (9/02/16)
  • Character Creation Options (8/30/16) – Point buy may be the default way to create GURPS characters, but it’s far from the only option. This post examines several methods for building GURPS characters and explores which mechanism make the most sense for different player and GM needs.

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