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More Kicking, More Starting 19 January 2021

After last year's GURPS PDF Challenge, there's more of my stuff now being funded on Kickstarter.

Steve Jackson Games is running a Kickstarter for three issues of Pyramid, the general GURPS magazine that was shut down a couple of years ago (and filling that gap was a large part of why The Path of Cunning happened). So the individual articles will be shorter than the short PDFs were, but you'll get more of them.

One of the two pieces I wrote for this set is is going in no matter what: a set of guidelines for running the Reign of Steel setting with the GURPS Action ruleset, including how to use and modify the templates and lenses, the most important bits of Ultra-Tech equipment, and how Reign of Steel differs from the typical Action setting (for example, the heavier warbots are much bigger and tougher than even a highly cinematic human, and even the light ones have more armour than a normal mook).

The other piece, somewhere among the stretch goals for the Modern issue, is a list of interesting vehicles that adventurers may come across in the course of their travels – complete with GURPS vehicle stats. It's heavily influenced by my biases, of course; there's a Traction Avant in there, a skid-steer backloader, and a bunch of 1960s sports cars as well as the modern ones. And surely you can't resist the opportunity to have a chase scene on a Seg… whoops, "pavement scooter".

I really liked Pyramid, and I like the look of these articles. (Also, US$6 for this much stuff by reliable GURPS authors is not a hard choice to make.)

The Kickstarter began yesterday and ends on 26 January.

Tags: gurps rpgs

  1. Posted by J Michael Cule at 12:29pm on 19 January 2021

    Speaking of pavement scooters, what are those yellow things that hang around outside my flat and in other places around town? Are they recharging? Has anyone asked us dodderies if we like having people zip by us on the pavement at speed?

    I want a public enquiry, dammit, and failing that an immediate ban on the things.

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:33pm on 19 January 2021

    I'm not sure whether it counts as graffiti or merely littering, but in either case the things are clearly free for anyone to remove and dispose of, like any rubbish outside a bin.

  3. Posted by J Michael Cule at 10:08pm on 19 January 2021

    You're not actually a lawyer, are you Roger?

  4. Posted by RogerBW at 10:24pm on 19 January 2021

    Nope, I just play one on the Internet.

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