GURPSDay Feed

  • Patreon Poll: Trader Tech
    Back in the tail end of Iteration 5, as we worked on Alien Races, I invited my patrons (Companions and better) to vote on a new alien race. This resulted in the Traders, a race of clever and highly inventive space-wanderers with their own technological infrastructure.Originally, I had given them that infrastructure, but with a focus on building all our military technology from scratch, I… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-17
  • GURPS-Gygax75: Week 1
    Last weekend I began the Gygax 75 Challenge using GURPS to create an SF-inspired Universe for roleplaying. Today, I want to update you on the journey and share the outcome of Week 1. Recap: The Gygax 75 Challenge Legendary podcaster Ray Otus has spoken about something called “The Gygax 75 Challenge”. In short, it’s a … Read More →… Read more
    Source: UbiquitousRat.net Published on: 2019-11-17 By UbiquitousRat
  • Why I Like: GURPS!
    This is hopefully going to be a new series for me to post once in a while. I want to discuss why it is that I like the particular game systems that I do like. I'll probably also touch on what I don't much like about them, because that's the kind of jerk I am. Anyway, let's get started with the game I am currently… Read more
    Source: The Ongoing Campaign Published on: 2019-11-16
  • Monsters in Karilan, Part V (T – Z)
    Monsters in Karilan, Part V (T – Z) Well, actually it's T-Y. That's the final batch, I finally forced myself to finish this endeavor. Now, after my vacation is done, I can finally start writing new content. Tallfellow The tallfellows are relatively rare, and uneducated people believe them to be half-halflings-half-humans or half-halflings-half-elves. The tallfellows themselves do not mind… Read more
    Source: Generic Universal Eggplant Published on: 2019-11-15
  • Not So Anachronistic
    Through the power of wireless, steam, and Gaming Ballistic's new GURPSDay feed, I was reading a post by Peter about "modernisms" in his campaign. One of them struck me, so I thought I'd put on my historian hat and discuss it a bit. This is what Peter says: Racial Equality is generally a thing – so much so that you get a whack of points… Read more
    Source: Testsujin no Llama Published on: 2019-11-15
  • Monsters in Karilan, Part IV (O – S)
    Monsters in Karilan, Part IV (O – S) And another batch of setting-specific info blurbs. Ogre The ogre populations can be encountered all over the world, but they can be very different from each other. Many of them are barbaric bands that enslave weaker beings, such as goblinoids, and raid towns. Some of them are more disciplined (usually, when led by an ogre mage) and… Read more
    Source: Generic Universal Eggplant Published on: 2019-11-15
  • The Path of the Devourer
    The Path of the Devourer is a new Dark Communion path and the first of the new paths that I created. It focuses on the primal nature of the Id, creating a connection between the user and the wilderness, helping the Avatar become an apex predator.  It also fixates him on what he wants: he becomes a petty tyrant of his own domain who revels… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-14
  • New Magic Item: Bracers of Deflection
    GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 6: 40 Artifacts introduced Bracers of Force, which provide a DR sheath to the wearer.An easy add are Bracers of Deflection to provide DB . . . from the front.Bracers of DeflectionPower Item: 8 FPSuggested Origins: Magical.A pair of heavy metal bracelets carved with sigils and runes of defense around depictions of shields of many sizes and shapes. Worn as a pair… Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-14
  • The way I Roll
    No bad/wrong fun. You play the games you like, the way you most enjoy. I happen to enjoy a certain style of play, and am particularly enamored with a particular system that I have played with for some years. I … Continue reading →… Read more
    Source: Northport Published on: 2019-11-14 By newyorkgwythaint
  • DF Whiterock Session 72: Invading the Duergar
    Date:2019-11-08Weather:Cold, snowingPlayer Characters:Elias (Wiggles), Wood Elf Cleric, 370 pointsGarreth (Zuljita), Half-Orc Fighter, 442 pointsIbizaber (Demented Avenger), Human Thief, 439 pointsPolly (Kalzazz), Wood Elf Archer, 430 pointsSeépravir (Archon Shiva), High Elf Wizard, 446 pointsSignificant NPCs:Chauntessa, Innkeeper and HistorianVulgaris, Minyad Druid2 Young Stone Giant HelpersAlrux, Dwarf ArmorerQuintus, Wizard and Alchemist8 Duergar WarriorsDuergar WizardWe started back in Cillamar.  Zaber somehow found the magical thieves' mail he'd been looking for for months.  He… Read more
    Source: DF Whiterock Published on: 2019-11-14
  • Monsters in Karilan, Part III (H – N)
    Monsters in Karilan, Part III (H – N) Another batch of setting-specific blurbs. Not that many left, probably two more posts. Half-Elf The belief that the half-elves are either sterile or only produce half-elven children is false. Half-elves breed true and, usually, the elven blood gets diluted more and more as the generations pass. Thus, a human far away from elven lands can be born… Read more
    Source: Generic Universal Eggplant Published on: 2019-11-14
  • GURPS Vehicles for the Vietnam War
    Running a Vietnam War campaign can require a large number of vehicles and their stats. In this post, I'll give some GURPS sources for such a campaign. These books which give full Fourth Edition stats: GURPS Basic Set M35A1 Cargo Truck, use the TL6 2 1/2-Ton Truck Kaiser-Willys M38A1 Jeep, use TL6 Jeep Kaiser-Jeep M715 Truck, use TL7 Pickup Truck Douglas C-47 Skytrain, use TL6… Read more
    Source: Dark Journeys Published on: 2019-11-14 By SAFisher
  • Wiki Showcase: the Path of the Rebellious Beast
    The first of the Paths I created for Dark Communion, this is the Path of Wrath, rage and raw power.  It serves as the basis for the Divine Mask "Domen Sonostrum," or the Cult of the Lord of Rage, and the Satemo (Space Knight) tradition of the Umbral Rim.  You can find it here.When you walk the Path of Vengeance…Most of the Dark Communion paths are… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-13
  • Meowls and Headless Screamers
    When I was creating artwork for my Undead Stock Art Bundle, I illustrated the above nasty, which I was sure John Stater had included in an issue of his excellent zine Nod..,and it turns out it was from the very … Continue reading →… Read more
    Source: Northport Published on: 2019-11-13 By newyorkgwythaint
  • Monsters in Karilan, Part I (A – D)
    Monsters in Karilan, Part I (A – D) I have always liked the “[monster name] in Eberron” and “[monster name] in Faerun” snippets from the Monster Manual III-V. All settings are different, and even when they use the same content, the context might be different. For example, even such staple monsters as drow differ significantly between the established D&D settings. Here I am going to… Read more
    Source: Generic Universal Eggplant Published on: 2019-11-13
  • Wiki Showcase: the Path of the Mystical Tyrant Revisited
    The last of the original Paths of Dark Communion that I created was the Path of Mystical Tyrant.  This is likely the most famous Path of Dark Communion, perhaps the most famous Path of all of Communion, given that it serves as the basis of the setting's "Sith," the culists of the Mystical Tyrant.  You can see the revised version here.Walking the Path of the… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-12
  • Lessons Observed Running AD&D (vs. GURPS)
    Here are some lessons I've picked up from running AD&D for my GURPS-centered group. These may serve as reminders for the more veteran AD&D players and lessons ahead of time for the guys new to AD&D. Especially those who've played other, more recent D&D versions such as 5th edition. Going to AD&D from 5th edition is like going from Skyrim to the wireframe labyrinths of… Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-12
  • Wiki Showcase: The Path of the Beautiful Fool
    The second of the three Paths of Dark Communion I originally created, the Beautiful Fool was inspired primarily by the Archetype of the Fortunate Sun from "the Magic of Stories" from Pyramid #3/13 and by the concept of "Anima" and "Animus."  You can check it out here.Designing the Path of the Beautiful FoolIf you gather together the obvious inspirations for the Path of the Beautiful… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-11
  • Monsters in Karilan, Part II (E – G)
    Monsters in Karilan, Part II (E – G) Unfortunately, when I typed up several pages of this on the phone, the document got deleted for some reason, so everything was lost. Now, I am slowly recreating it from memory. Earth Elemental Earth elementals were summoned often by the dwarves both for manual labor and to bind their essences to the golems they create. Some unbound… Read more
    Source: Generic Universal Eggplant Published on: 2019-11-11
  • Wiki Showcase: Dark Communion revisited
    The second form of Communion I wrote back in Iteration 4 was Dark Communion, my stand-in for the "Dark Side" of the Force, and the "Id" gestalt.  This facet of Communion focuses on selfishness, primal urges, and the dissolution of social structures. You can see the updated version of Dark Communion on the wiki here.Is Dark Communion Evil?As with True Communion, I get a lot… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-10
  • Dungeon Psionic State of the Game – Character Creation / Dungeon Psiônica Estado do Jogo – Criação de Persongens
    English Version // Versão em Português Probably, we will not have any Dungeon Psionic sessions in November. But that does not mean I'm idle. I divided the game organization into some phases or stages. Phase 1: Adaptation of Dungeon Fantasy 1 – Adventurers profession templates to use with psi abilities. Conversion of GURPS Psionic Powers…… Continue reading Dungeon Psionic State of the Game – Character… Read more
    Source: Noh RPG Group Published on: 2019-11-10 By Binn
  • More Thoughts on 125-Pointers for Felltower
    I'm still undecided on doing this, but it's tempting to try it out at least experimentally – allowing a secondary, 125-point base character to accompany your main character.BenefitsThe main benefits I see are:In the Action More – it's harder to suffer from "save or sit there" effects, combat inujury, or even PC death when you have a second character to run.Backup PCs on Hand -… Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-10
  • Gygax75 In The Stars With GURPS
    I’m fed up with and utterly bored with “dungeon fantasy” fantasy. Well, ok, that’s probably a bit harsh. My mood this weekend, however, is that I am fed up with fantasy in dungeons with all the D&D tropes. Meh. Yesterday, I got to thinking about some Science Fiction. That, of course, meant that I got … Read More →… Read more
    Source: UbiquitousRat.net Published on: 2019-11-10 By UbiquitousRat
  • Carpe Blogiem: The Chronicles of Ceteri Primer – Schwarzgerät
    For the most part the universe of Ceteri is TL8 (or less in some areas). It’s a contemporary campaign set in the modern world – but that doesn’t mean weird technology doesn’t exist. Schwarzgerät is a word that means “black device” and has come to mean any sort of science or technology that uses variant, unknown, […] The post Carpe Blogiem: The Chronicles of Ceteri Primer… Read more
    Source: Ravens N’ Pennies Published on: 2019-11-09 By Christopher R. Rice
  • Every Day is GURPSDay!
    Over at Gaming Ballistic, Doug is trying out doing his GURPSDay pull every day, so now we can see the latest blog posting any day of the week. Go check it out now!… Read more
    Source: Above the Flatline Published on: 2019-11-09
  • Changes to GURPSDay Feed
    Since 2013 or so, I’ve done a GURPSDay post, where I collect GURPS-related posts and publish links. For years, I was able to do this like clockwork, every Thursday morning, which is the release day for GURPS products for SJG. That got a bit . . . squishy . . . as I got busy […] The post Changes to GURPSDay Feed appeared first on… Read more
    Source: Gaming Ballistic Published on: 2019-11-09 By gamingballistic
  • Wiki Showcase: the Path of the Nameless Hero
    The Nameless Hero is a new path for True Communion, and the last of the three new paths that I made.  It focuses on a community forced to take justice into its own hands, and the sacrifice of identity necessary for that to work.I considered a few additional paths.  I considered, and discarded, the Wounded Healer when I reread the Bound Princess and realized it… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-09
  • MACV-SOG and the Grenade Launcher
    When the secret commandos of MACV-SOG began running covert operations "across the fence," that is, outside of the borders of South Vietnam and into the portions of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and Cambodia, they needed firepower. All they could scrape together, and then some. And for good reason. If they were lucky, in the early days, they could sneak around for a… Read more
    Source: Dark Journeys Published on: 2019-11-09 By SAFisher
  • DF Whiterock Session 71: Annoying the Duergar
    Date:2019-11-01Weather:Cold, sunnyPlayer Characters:Garreth (Zuljita), Half-Orc Fighter, 439 pointsIbizaber (Demented Avenger), Human Thief, 436 pointsPolly (Kalzazz), Wood Elf Archer, 427 pointsSeépravir (Archon Shiva), High Elf Wizard, 443 pointsSignificant NPCs:Hugin, Human MercenaryChauntessa, Innkeeper and HistorianVulgaris, Minyad DruidAlrux, Dwarf ArmorerThe group returned to Cillamar after their unexpectedly long trip to the Far Garden.  Elias got dragged straight to church for questioning.  The others met Hugin at the Inn of the Slumbering… Read more
    Source: DF Whiterock Published on: 2019-11-08
  • DF Whiterock Session 70: Destroying the Gates
    Date:2019-10-25Weather:Warm, sunnyPlayer Characters:Garreth (Zuljita), Half-Orc Fighter, 436 pointsIbizaber (Demented Avenger), Human Thief, 433 pointsPolly (Kalzazz), Wood Elf Archer, 424 pointsSeépravir (Archon Shiva), High Elf Wizard, 440 pointsSignificant NPCs:Soras, Centaur LeaderGrisby, Faerie DragonStagheart Tearny, Human DruidCentaur WarriorsCrazy Half-Elven DruidShambling Mound8 Goblin Warriors2 Goblin WizardsHuge BeetleVulgaris, Minyad DruidHugin, Human MercenaryThe PCs woke up early, the day after defeating Trag.  The plan was for them to clear the Crazy Druid off… Read more
    Source: DF Whiterock Published on: 2019-11-08
  • Another week in the life of GURPS
    This week is named Geoff. The news:• I submitted my most recent writing project. It's in the hands of production, now . . . meaning I can revise my previous writing project and get that to production, too.• The final draft of the latest GURPS Dungeon Fantasy: Settings item, by Matt Riggsby, arrived in house.• The revised first draft of something from Christopher R. Rice arrived in… Read more
    Source: Dr. Kromm’s GURPS Livejournal Published on: 2019-11-08
  • New GURPS Blog – Dark Journeys
    Shawn Fisher, a fellow GURPS Author, has launched a new GURPS blog:Dark JourneysShawn often plays games of a military bent, so I expect a fair amount of posts like this one on Vietnam War-era grenade launchers…. Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-08
  • MVP points – Character or Player?
    My DF Felltower campaign features bonus XP for "most valuable player." It's voted on by the players. I don't get a vote but I have occasionally had input in the form of summarizing some important things each person has done in the session.It's not a vote that's dependent on actual game content. It's been given for stellar in-game performances, failing rolls spectacularly, and even totally… Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-07
  • Wiki Showcase: the Path of the Righteous Crusader
    The Righteous Crusader was the first of the three paths I created for True Communion.  It draws inspiration from the Archetype of the Noble Knight from "the Magic of Stories" from Pyramid #3/13, and the general archetype of the Jedi Knight (perhaps exemplified by Luke Skywalker, arguably best in the Empire Strikes Back).  You can see the revised version here.The Righteous Crusader obviously focuses on… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-07
  • Wiki Showcase: the Path of the Exiled Master
    The Path of the Exiled Master was the third of the three original paths created for True Communion.  I drew heavy inspiration from the Gentle Fool from "the Magic of Stories" from Pyramid #3/13, but also from the image of the desert ascetic-prophet and the martial arts master atop the mountain. In Star Wars, this role is first occupied by Obiwan Kenobi, then by Yoda…. Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-06
  • How would multiple PCs per player work in DF Felltower?
    One of the options in my "things I'd do differently" post was multiple PCs per player. Not just multiple 250-point guys on hand in case you guy dies or in case you want to play a higher or lower point guy. Another option I've considered is to rather have "main" and "secondary" characters you could run at the same time. Here are some thoughts on… Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-06
  • Dice in the Open vs. Concealed, by Game
    This post by Talysman is pretty timely, as I've been reviewing how I run AD&D vs. how I run GURPS.I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I run die rolls two different ways in my two different games:GURPSPretty much everything except damage and player-facing effects rolls (or a roll to see who is affected) are secret. To hit, defenses, resistance, etc.Sometimes I'll roll wandering monster… Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-06
  • Wiki Showcase: the Path of the Bound Princess
    The second of the original three paths I created for True Communion, the Bound Princess drew inspiration primarily from the Captive Maiden of "the Magic of Stories" from Pyramid #3/13, and, of course, Princess Leia as the Captive Maiden of the original Star Wars.   You can see the revised and updated path here.Obviously, the "bound" nature of the Bound Princess is the "captive" part of… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-05
  • Wiki Showcase: Paths Revisited
    Part of returning to Communion means looking at the Paths of Communion once again.  I wrote paths originally as a sort of "Prestige Class" for Communion users.  Instead of just being "a mystic" you could decide in what way you were a mystic.  I borrowed heavily from the idea of Avatars from Unknown Armies and "the Magic of Stories" by Kelly Pedersen in Pyramid #3/13: the… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-05
  • Boil and Bubble: Different Tradition – Chaos Magick
    GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic is one of my favorite systems and I love making new add-ons, micro-rules sets, and spells for it. Today’s patron special is a lens to turn regular casters into chaos magicians who rely on chance and circumstance to determine what their spells do.. . . . . . if you’d […] The post Boil and Bubble: Different Tradition – Chaos… Read more
    Source: Ravens N’ Pennies Published on: 2019-11-05 By Christopher R. Rice
  • Boil and Bubble: AEON Sorcery Spells II
    The second installment of Sorcery spells from my GURPS AEON supers campaign. . . . . . if you’d like to read more, consider becoming a patron! Note: the link to the actual content for patrons is here.     The post Boil and Bubble: AEON Sorcery Spells II appeared first on Ravens N' Pennies…. Read more
    Source: Ravens N’ Pennies Published on: 2019-11-05 By Christopher R. Rice
  • On Transhuman Space
    The danger of thinking too much about something before putting words to screen is that someone else might end up publishing a piece first that says what you wanted to in a better way. This just happened to me! There’s this blog called “It Came From the Bookshelf” whose author John Frazer is reading through and reviewing his entire RPG collection, and he recently published… Read more
    Source: Octopus Carnival Published on: 2019-11-05
  • GURPSDay! Oct 10 to Nov 8, 2019
    It’s another GURPSDay, and here’s the last few weeks of posts! This post has been updated to go through Nov 8. Scroll all the way down (the random order is, well, random). Catch up and get some repeat views and if you missed some. They’re in reverse chronological order, so if you’re up-to-date, just skim […] The post GURPSDay! Oct 10 to Nov 8, 2019… Read more
    Source: Gaming Ballistic Published on: 2019-11-04 By gamingballistic
  • Carpe Blogiem: The Chronicles of Ceteri Primer – Geotrinsic Phenomena
    Geotrinsic phenomena includes any paranormal effect not caused by humans, but rather the environment or reality itself. This includes ley lines, ley line nexuses, super nexuses, “dragon wells” (where raw magic comes from), astrological occultations, “places of power”, “Bad Places”, and other similiar phenomena. Three key ands important phenomena that are technically artificial is the […] The post Carpe Blogiem: The Chronicles of Ceteri Primer… Read more
    Source: Ravens N’ Pennies Published on: 2019-11-04 By Christopher R. Rice
  • Wiki Showcase: Communion
    Center by the BabmanI created Communion all the way back in Iteration 4 as my replacement for "the Force."  If Psi-Wars is, in any way, going to invoke Star Wars, it must have mystical space magic.  Not much about Communion has changed since then, but I've added a few more concepts and clarified a few things, especially about Broken Communion (which may well need yet… Read more
    Source: Mailanka’s Musings Published on: 2019-11-03
  • Dungeon Psionic Seasons and Months / Dungeon Psiônica Estações e Meses do Ano
    English Version // Versão em Português The calendar used in the Psionic Dungeon campaign is based on the lunar calendar. It consists of 13 months, each with 4 weeks of 28 days. Seasons last 13 weeks or 3 months plus one week. The first day of the year is Day 0 or Empty Day, on…… Continue reading Dungeon Psionic Seasons and Months / Dungeon Psiônica… Read more
    Source: Noh RPG Group Published on: 2019-11-03 By Binn
  • The Blunderbuss
    The so-called “thunder gun” is a large-bore long arm with a distinctive flared muzzle. It is not a hunting weapon, but a handy defense gun, a hard hitting smoothbore “street howitzer” designed for close combat. Its fearsome reputation and wide barrel gives it a +1 to Intimidation. The muzzle flare serves a purpose – it makes it easier to dump a handful of shot down… Read more
    Source: Dark Journeys Published on: 2019-11-03 By SAFisher
  • Modernisms in Felltower
    My recent "Modernisms" series focused on the false assumptions that can trip you up.But on a tangential topic, what actual modernisms and anachronisms are in my Felltower game?SeriousGender Equality is a thing. No one treats women less well because of their gender.Racial Equality is generally a thing – so much so that you get a whack of points back if you aren't treated equally and… Read more
    Source: Dungeon Fantastic Published on: 2019-11-03
  • Flintlock Gun-Fu
    In one of my recent GURPS campaigns, Saints, Seadogs, and Sachems, I made an extensive of document with content for focused gunplay in the flintlock era. I'll post some of that here in the hopes it will possibly be useful to your group. Flintlock Gun Perks There are many gun perks which are appropriate for the campaign. These include: Armorer’s Gift, Cross-Trained, Quick-Sheathe, Quick-Swap, Cool… Read more
    Source: Dark Journeys Published on: 2019-11-03 By SAFisher
  • Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #3: “You Can’t Fight Tradition”
    We had a couple of lineup changes this session, with one player returning after missing last time, and two players who couldn’t make it this time. Despite being short-handed, the group was able to complete the “tutorial level” adventure and get out into the wider world. Spoiler Warning: Don’t say I didn’t warn you! This […]… Read more
    Source: Don’t Forget Your Boots Published on: 2019-11-03 By mshrm