Your First Character

July 21, 2015 Mook 4

In this, the first post of the “New to GURPS” series, we’re going to put together a really bare-bones character to fiddle with as we take our initial steps into the GURPS playground. He won’t be a “full” character, one you […]

New to GURPS – Welcome!

July 19, 2015 Mook 10

Welcome to the first post of my “New to GURPS” series. GURPS is a fantastically broad and simple tabletop RPG, one that can be used for all sorts of games while always maintaining the same elegant core. Spartan warriors, powerful wizards, anthropomorphic […]

Using Mixed Dice for GURPS

March 21, 2015 Mook 0

Spurred by a recent online discussion, I realized that I’ve mentioned these tips in various places, but maybe not all together in one place. These are just a few ways to incorporate dice of different colors and/or sizes into your GURPS […]

GURPS for New Players

January 20, 2015 Mook 5

“What’s the best way to introduce GURPS to new players?” is an incredibly common GM question (just this weekend I came across three different conversations), so I thought I’d post some of the ways I go about it. Depending on the […]

GURPS Quick-Start Character Sheet

December 31, 2014 Mook 5

I’ve created a very simple GURPS character sheet that I thought others might find useful — the front has the character sheet itself and a summary of the quick character creation rules from my recent “Seven-Minute GURPS Character” post; the back […]

GURPS Quick-Start Character Creation

October 26, 2014 Mook 6

(Note: there’s a more current version of the rules described below in this post.) Continuing with the “making GURPS quicker and more streamlined” theme of the last couple of posts, here is a failed submission from last year outlining a “quick and dirty” […]

Fate Points in GURPS

October 15, 2014 Mook 5

I recently posted about ways to run GURPS in the style of Fate and made mention of the GURPS PDF Power-Ups 5: Impulse Buys, saying “This would be the book for GMs looking for something like the Fate Points economy in […]

GURPS and Fate: Two Sides of the Same Coin

September 11, 2014 Mook 6

Over the past few years, I have had the great fortune to play in many, many convention games of Fate, run by some of the best GMs involved with it. It is, in a nutshell, a fantastic RPG. I often note that, […]

More Reaction to “How to Be a GURPS GM”

August 22, 2014 Mook 2

This will likely be the last “How to Be a GURPS GM” post for a bit, but there were a few more reader comments that I wanted to share! “Any book that we can point to when someone expresses confusion or timid […]

Reaction to “How to Be a GURPS GM”

August 11, 2014 Mook 3

It has been an amazing weekend since the release of “How to Be a GURPS GM,” with friends from far and wide heaping congratulations and virtual cheers. I’ve also been scouring the internet daily to see what the reception has […]

“How To Be A GURPS GM” Released!

August 7, 2014 Mook 4

All right, people, I hope you’re sitting down — this is big news. I mean, really big. BIG. NEWS. At least to me. Just about three years ago, after toiling with great joy and genuine pride, I submitted to Steve […]

More Tokens in Combat

June 1, 2014 Mook 4

I recently ran a couple of GURPS games at Gamex 2014, and stumbled upon a great method for pairing colored tokens and dice to speed up large combats. The encounter called for the four PCs to fight against eight NPC creatures […]

Using Lego Minifigs for RPGs

November 16, 2013 Mook 2

As a nice follow-up to my post a couple weeks ago about different tokens and miniatures for tabletop RPGs, I recently came across an excellent discussion at the GURPS forums about using Lego minifigs as gaming figures. I did actually have some first-hand […]

Streamlining Combat With Tokens

October 26, 2013 Mook 10

I’ve recently been upgrading the tokens and counters I use when running combats for my GURPS games. It’s an ongoing process — I tinker with this and that, use it for a while, then move on to something else. But […]

Using Cthulhu Dice for GURPS Fright Checks

October 15, 2013 Mook 0

Each Halloween I try to run a one-shot GURPS Horror game for the non-gamer and gamer-curious among my friends. So far this year, I’ve run two of the three groups I was able to schedule, and we’ve been using this […]

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