Fantasy Party Quick-Start Characters

September 19, 2015 Mook 0

The latest issue of Pyramid magazine has another article on “pointless” character creation, this time for Monster Hunters, putting me in that frame of mind — so, I whipped up an archetypical fantasy party (at the “Heroic” level) using my […]

Your First Scene

September 17, 2015 Mook 7

Welcome, GURPSers, to the final basic post of the “New to GURPS” series! The series will continue in the weeks ahead, but we’ll be expanding past GURPS Lite and out into the actual GURPS Basic Set, Characters and Campaigns. Today, Rex‘s […]

Creating The Warriors – Part 2

September 12, 2015 Mook 0

Part 1 of this post looked at nailing down the adventure idea, expanding it a bit, coming up with some pre-gen characters, and starting to flesh out the details, which is the step continuing here. Remember, if you’re just looking for the […]

Creating The Warriors – Part 1

September 10, 2015 Mook 1

Thursday is GURPS Day! And we will definitely be getting our GURPS on, but I’ve had to change up the schedule a bit. I attended the ever-wondrous Gateway 2015 convention this past weekend, and had planned to post a recap of […]

Your First Recovery

September 3, 2015 Mook 7

Thursday is GURPS Day, and once again we will be heaping abuse upon our basic example character, Rex, in pursuit of creamy good GURPS knowledge. Now that we’ve touched on how combat works a bit, today we’ll see how a […]

More Powerful Quick-Start Characters

August 29, 2015 Mook 6

I was tinkering with the GURPS Quick-Start Character Creation system I posted a while back, and added a few tweaks for more powerful characters. As mentioned in the original article, the system can easily be modified by changing the underlying […]

Your First Ranged Combat

August 27, 2015 Mook 6

Thursday is GURPS Day! Welcome, GURP-aholics, this week we are slapping a six-shooter in Rex’s hand and sending him into harm’s way for “Your First Ranged Combat.” It’s what we do. Last week, Rex got into some fisticuffs because of an […]

Your First Melee Combat

August 19, 2015 Mook 6

Welcome back, GURPers (GURPies? No…), to another post for anyone “New to GURPS.” This week, now that we’ve learned all about skills and how to use them, we look at one specific skills subset — combat, a bit of the […]

Your First Influence Rolls

August 10, 2015 Mook 2

Another week, another “New to GURPS” post! Apologies if you were expecting the first melee combat today — I realized that I’ve made no mention of Reaction rolls or Influence rolls up to this point and, since those mechanics are […]

Your First Skill Contests

August 3, 2015 Mook 6

Last week’s release in the “New to GURPS” series talked about using those nifty skills your character has to attempt things in the game world — hot-wiring a car, preparing the perfect rack of lamb, creating a forged painting, whatever. You basically […]

The Warriors: Come Out to Play (Gateway 2015)

July 31, 2015 Mook 0

The Warriors: Come Out to Pla-ay My next convention game will be at Strategicon’s Gateway 2015 (running under GURPS 4th Edition): “When all hell breaks loose at the giant gang meeting in the Bronx, four members of “The Warriors” – […]

Your First Skill Checks

July 26, 2015 Mook 4

In the first post of the “New to GURPS” series, we used the free introductory rules in GURPS Lite to create a simple-yet-dashing cowboy,  In this post, he will become our unwitting guinea pig as we explore a bit about skill […]

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 […]

My Brain is Abuzz

July 17, 2015 Mook 1

Howdy, folks! Just a quick note to say that I will be stepping up the frequency of posts here. The biggest project is “New to GURPS,” a series aimed at those who, as the title suggests, are curious about GURPS but […]

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