Call for Playtesters – GURPS Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions

Reposted from the GURPS Forums Thread: Call for Playtesters – GURPS Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions

Steve Jackson Games is seeking playtesters for GURPS Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions, by Hans-Christian Vortisch. This is a supplement to the rules in GURPS Tactical Shooting – and by extension, to the GURPS Basic Set – concerning gunfights in extreme environments such as in winter, in the desert, underground, around water, and even in space!

We are primarily looking for playtesters who have experience with real guns and/or the hazards found in these extreme environments. Preference will be given to applicants who know how to shoot (current and former military servicemen, police officers, sports shooters, enthusiasts) and/or who have experience with survival and operations in extreme environments (scuba divers, spelunkers, folks with experience in the Arctic or desert or jungle, etc.). A number of slots will be reserved for people who expressly do not have such backgrounds, to check rules and descriptions for clarity and ease of use.

You should be familiar with the rules in the GURPS Basic Set, GURPS High-Tech, and GURPS Tactical Shooting. We expect the playtest to be very active for three or four weeks, and then to remain open to hammer out details for as long as the author requires after the initial feedback period.

Prospective playtesters should email the Lead Playtester, Douglas Cole, at with [TSEC] (for “Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions”) in the subject line. Include your Warehouse 23 username (if you have one), your preferred email address for the closed playtest mailing list, the correct spelling of your name as it may appear in print, and a few words on why we should pick you: qualifications, experience, current gaming group(s), etc.

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Yeah, that’s me as Lead Playtester. I did it for High-Tech and the original Tactical Shooting, too. If you’re going to apply, please be thorough and explicit in your email to me giving your credentials, even if we know each other well! Both the playtest and the book should be tons of fun.

2 thoughts on “Call for Playtesters – GURPS Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions

  1. Kinda wish I had some actual experience firing weapons in extreme conditions but as it is I don’t think there’s much I could really add to this play test.

    Oh well, if Hans ever does Tactical Shooting: Tomorrow as a full on book maybe I can join in on the fun then heh.

    Hope the play test goes smoothly for ya.

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