GURPSDay Summary June 27, 2018 – Sept 27, 2018

Thursday is GURPSDay, and we’re going to get right to it! GURPSDay is currently pulling from 104 blogs on the roster. This GURPSDay quarterly summary reaches back for the last three months to pull what can be pulled from each blog on the list. As such . . . it’ll be long.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

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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Improvised Radio Theatre – With Dice (RogerBW)

GURB- The Generic Universal Roleplaying Blog (The_RyujinLP)

RadBox Studio (Adam Warnock (aka salsathegeek))

Refplace (Rory)

The Gaming Musings of a Mad GM (Ken DeLyzer)

Octopus Carnival (Ubiratan Pires Alberton)

The Lands of Nandeme (Charles Saeger)

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

Daydreams of a Dragon (Dragondog)

Mailanka’s Musings (Daniel Dover)

Bat in the Attic (Rob Conley)

Testsujin no Llama (Matt Riggsby)

GURPS Special Ops (Steve Jolly)

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

  • GURPS Templates Spreadsheet – 9/27/2018 (9/27/18) – An update to the spreadsheet version of Imion’s templates list on the forums, detailing every official Occupational Template, Occupational Lens, and Racial Template.
  • GURPS/Fate Core Skill List (9/20/18) – A framework for translating GURPS skills to Fate Core skills, and vice-versa.
  • GURPS Games on Demand (9/06/18) – A work-in-progress system for quickly defining the parameters of a game, so you can get to the fun part of actually playing that much faster!
  • The Nature of GURPS (9/02/18) – My answer to the question, “What is the most important thing to know about GURPS before reading it for the first time?”
  • The Fantasy Trip and a Limited Publishing License (8/16/18) – Wherein I hope against hope that somehow, someday, in some way… we might ever get a limited publishing agreement for GURPS similar to the recently announced one for The Fantasy Trip.
  • Scattershot – August 2018 (8/10/18) – A scattershot post of short subjects, including an update with a single correction for the Color Coded GURPS GM Screen; news about “How to Be a GURPS GM”; the recent D&D bro-fest between Stephen Colbert and Joe Manganiello; and info about the ongoing “The Fantasy Trip” Kickstarter (and unofficial TFT Discord server).
  • Color Coded GURPS GM Screen (8/06/18) – Posting a brand-new customized GURPS GM screen, with easy-to-read text, eye-catching section headers, and a *ton* of useful info across 8 pages. What do you think?
  • GURPS Ultra-Lite Character Sheet (7/08/18) – Neigutten, a member of the unofficial GURPS Discord server, created a useful character sheet for GURPS Ultra-Lite, and I added a few form fields to the PDF so you can type your characters in as well. Download and let us know what you think!

UbiquitousRat.net (Che Webster)

GURPS Mega Dungeon (John Morrison)

Generic Universal Eggplant (Enraged Eggplant)

Dungeons on Automatic (Kyle Norton)

Gaming Ballistic (Douglas Cole)

Dark Paths and Wandered Roads (Jason Woollard)

  • Sundered Lands 49 (9/27/18) – The heroes squeeze into the lair of two degenerate thunder lizards, get chewed on by them, then fight some mutant pirates. The newest adventures in the Sundered Lands of Palladium, our GURPS: Palladium Fantasy campaign.
  • Wandered Roads 48.5 (9/21/18) – The group takes some time to look over the magical items they have acquired. The ongoing adventures of the Heroes of Sandpoint in our Wandered Roads of Varisia GUPRS campaign.
  • Sundered Lands 48 (9/20/18) – Our heroes penetrate the monster infested pirate hideout of Kraken’s Cove. The newest adventures in the Sundered Lands of Palladium, our GURPS: Palladium Fantasy campaign.
  • Grand Duchy 117 (8/09/18) – The Grey Company heads off across the valley in hopes of intercepting Golthar and his Iron Ring slavers. Summary of the latest play session of The Grand Duchy of Adventure, our GURPS: Mystara campaign.
  • Wandered Roads 48 (8/03/18) – Ehlyna is found, burnt and beaten. The Runelord is defeated. The Shard is claimed! The ongoing adventures of the Heroes of Sandpoint in our Wandered Roads of Varisia GUPRS campaign.
  • Grand Duchy 116 (8/02/18) – The Grey Company continues planning and assembles their gear for another trek across the valley. Summary of the latest play session of The Grand Duchy of Adventure, our GURPS: Mystara campaign.
  • Sundered Lands 47 (7/05/18) – The Guardians finish off the mutated crocodile though Seeker is mauled by its death throes and shows signs of being infected again. The group heads into the sea cave of Kraken’s Cove and find some degenerate pirates to battle. The newest adventures in the Sundered Lands of Palladium, our GURPS: Palladium Fantasy campaign.

Thor’s Grumblings (Dustin Tranberg)

Lair of the Chaotic GM (ChaoticGM)

Northport (Denis McCarthy)

Olympus RPG Group (The Olympus RPG Group)

Armin’s GCA 5 Blog (Armin Sykes)

DF Whiterock (dripton)

Ravens N’ Pennies (Christopher R. Rice)

RogerBW’s Blog (Roger Bell-West)

Jerrils Miscelania (Jerril)

3d6 and Go! (Nathanael Farley)

n-Body Politics (kreios)

Frak Frel and Other F Words (Rigil Kent)

  • Game Prep: New PC Background and Plot Elements (9/26/18) – Hashing out some character notes and plot elements for a new PC in my (eventually) resumption of “Red Sky,” a GURPS: Monster Hunters game set in the Dresden Files universe. No stats abused, though some specific books are referenced.
  • GURPS Action: Consular Operations (9/05/18) – Starting to brainstorm the GURPS: Action game that I’m thinking about taking over for the Saturday group. No stats abused.
  • Game Prep: The PKF (8/29/18) – Creating the Porozlo Peace-Keeping Force (PKF), the primary colonial policing force of the system. Using the GURPS: Boardroom & Curia organization format.
  • Game Prep: The Verge, Pt 2 (8/24/18) – Walking through some ideas about spaceships for the Porozlo system that don’t break the setting but still give me the Expanse feel I’m looking for. References to Spaceships and the Basic book.
  • Removing Gravitics from Traveller (8/21/18) – Musing on a blog article I read that made me consider making my Traveller game a little closer to “The Expanse” in terms of tech. No stats abused but some references to pages in the core GURPS books.
  • Finn Sardock, RPM Caster and War-Leader (8/20/18) – Stats for my GURPS: Banestorm character, Finn Sardock, who is a competent battle commander, average warrior and ritual path magic caster. This includes his standard conditional rituals that he has active.
  • Game Prep: The Verge, Pt 1 (8/06/18) – Player Character concepts for my forthcoming face-to-face game which I’ve named GURPS Traveller: The Verge. Some links to GURPS books I expect to use.
  • Game Prep: The Aadkashli Cartel (7/27/18) – Creating the Aadkashli Cartel, an organization heavily based on the historical Medellín Cartel of the 1980s. Using the GURPS: Boardroom & Curia organization format.
  • Game Prep: Porozlo System Details (7/24/18) – Padding out the rest of the Porozlo star system for my forthcoming Traveller game that I’ll be running for my F2F group. No stats abused yet, but that’ll probably happen down the road as I continue working on this.
  • Game Prep: Traveller, Season 5 (7/18/18) – Musing about how to do an “in-game retcon” for the end of season 4 involving the “protomoss” (aka the protomolecule from ‘The Expanse’) which is how I’m sort of planning on kicking off season 5 whenever that happens.
  • Traveller: Porozlo Vice (7/16/18) – Musing about a possible new Traveller campaign in my F2F group (instead of the Fantasy Grounds one that just ended.)
  • Recap and Game Notes: Traveller, 4.22 (7/15/18) – Musing about the GURPS: Traveller game I ran on 7/14/18 which ended adventure 4. Just me, musing about what I did, what I screwed up, and what I should have done.
  • Game Prep: Traveller, 4.22 (Finale) (7/11/18) – Making plans for the 22nd session of our ongoing game which will be the season finale. This one is definitely stream of consciousness stuff since I intentionally don’t have an idea about how the PCs are going to beat the bad guys here. No stats abused, but some pimping out of GURPS books is inevitable.
  • Recap and Game Notes: Traveller, 4.21 (7/09/18) – Musing about the GURPS: Traveller game I ran on 7/7/18 which continued adventure 4. No stats but I definitely do pimp out some of the GURPS books that I’m using.
  • Game Prep: Traveller, 4.21 – Ine Givar Terrorist (7/06/18) – Stating out my generic Ine Givar terrorist at 150 points for the upcoming 21st session. Uses Bio-Tech and Ultra-Tech.
  • Game Prep: Traveller, 4.21 (7/04/18) – Making plans for the 21st session of our ongoing game. Mostly stream of consciousness stuff that will ultimately become an outline. No stats abused, but references to some rule mechanics from Action are present.
  • Recap and Game Notes: Traveller, 4.20 (7/01/18) – Musing about the GURPS: Traveller game I ran on 6/30/18 which continued adventure 4. Too much of this post is me reflecting on the negatives of this session as I consider it a failure.
  • Game Prep: Traveller, 4.20 (6/27/18) – Making plans for the 20th session of our ongoing game. Mostly stream of consciousness stuff that will ultimately become an outline. No stats abused, but references to some rule mechanics from Action are present.

Noh RPG Group (binn05)

Don’t Forget Your Boots (Mitch French)

Sharrukin’s Palace (Jon F. Zeigler)

T Bone’s GURPS Diner (T Bone)

Shane Plays (Shane Stacks)

Dungeon Fantastic (Peter Dell’Orto)

Above the Flatline (Timothy Ponce)

Rindis.com (Rindis)

Let’s GURPS (Pseudonym)

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