Sunday, November 13, 2016

Madness Dossier Ziasudra Session Recap (10/23/2016)

Session two of Zisudra picked up where we left off last session with the team at a covert SANDMAN facility where things had gone terribly wrong.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Dungeon Grappling Kickstarter

Douglas Cole has started his Kickstarter for Dungeon Grappling., a supplement that expands grappling rules for D&D 5th Edition, Pathfinder, older versions of D&D and retroclones. These rules essentially apply the same concepts used in GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling. I playtested this, it is good, and only $5.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nonsentient Allies

 The GURPS Ally (p. B36) advantage expressly allows nonsentient (IQ 0) allies (and even specifies that they have no cap on point cost relative to the PC; p. B37), and GURPS allows (more-or-less) for almost anything to be built as a "character". However, many GURPS GMs seem to find this to be pretty abusable and don't allow or use this option.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Santa Claus and Signature Gear

Sgt. Clause gave himself a shave waver for Christmas.
Signature Gear is an advantage in GURPS that gives you a piece of equipment that's part of your character's concept and gives it "plot protection"; if you lose it (without deliberately getting rid of it) you will get an opportunity to get it back. Ideally this should work for characters who aren't wealthy but have some iconic bits of gear worth more then they could afford, but sometimes there are problems with the pricing.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fire and Forget Undead in GURPS

Over on the forum, Sombriero is wondering about how to make a power for his necromancer character. Since I needed a GURPSDay post anyway, I decided to take a look at some some options.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

CERs for "More Psionic Threats"

"It's a Threat!" in Pyramid #3/77: Combat is a system for calibrating encounters for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy games. Here are the ratings for the monsters from "More Psionic Threats" in Pyramid #3/80: Fantasy Threats.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Madness Dossier ZIASUDRA Session Recap (9/18/2016) Part II

On Sunday October the 18th we played the first actual session of my GURPS Horror: Madness Dossier game. This continues the recap from my last post.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Madness Dossier ZIASUDRA Session Recap (9/18/2016) Part I

On Sunday October the 18th we played the first actual session of my GURPS Horror: Madness Dossier game. Here's what happened:

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pyramid: The Dungeon Fantasy Collection

One of the add-ons for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game Kickstarter is Pyramid: The Dungeon Fantasy Collection (for $15) which will be available (presumably as a regular Warehouse 23 PDF) in December.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Madness Dossier - Some Template Observations

There are a few things I noticed with the Madness Dossier templates that seem to be worthy of comment.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Madness Dossier- Ontotectonic Projection (2014.05.03)

Ontotectonic Projection for 2014.05.03*.
In my GURPS Horror: The Madness Dossier Campaign (now code-named "Ziasudra"), I will be using the "Oil-Spot Method" of determining if reality quakes occur (Madness Dossier p. 58). This is a hands-on method using a map of key strategic reality subduction zones and will be updated in response to PC mission success or failure (with the PC's taking the role of the Control staffers who assign their missions).

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Iron Gods - Catching up

As you may have noticed I fell way behind on the session recaps for Iron Gods. Spoilers after the jump:

GURPS Dungeon Fantasy - Power Level and Templates

Dungeon Fantasy Tone - Correction and Continuation

Last post I wrote a bit about the tone of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, and I started with a quote from the SJGames forum by kmunoz. Unfortunately I misunderstood something he said, so I'll try to rectify that today.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Tone of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy

Since the GURPS Dungeon Fantasy line began, there have been complaints about the tone of the writing. Many readers seem to feel that the humorous, often silly, style either misrepresents or discourages what they feel the line is capable of. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Madness Dossier- Talent Alternative Benefits

As I mentioned in my earlier post I'm using the Alternative Benefits rule from GURPS Power Ups 3: Talents p. 18. GURPS Horror: The Madness Dossier has a few talents that don't appear in that book and here are the benefits they provide in my game.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Table of Contents

Sunday, August 28, 2016

GURPS Horror: The Madness Dossier - Character Creation

Last Sunday, I officially started my first new GURPS game in over a year, using GURPS Horror: The Madness Dossier. There are seven players in this game (which is a big group for me) and this was a character making session.