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Yet More Kicking 09 July 2021

Another thing of mine is on Kickstarter. Buy now! Or something.

Steve Jackson Games is running another Kickstarter for a disparate set of short (10-ish page) PDF supplements to GURPS: for a small pledge, you get as many as are unlocked when the campaign ends, potentially twelve (five at the time of writing). They mostly build on other supplements, rather than using the basic set alone.

One of these pieces (which isn't guaranteed to be in the bundle but may well show up later) is my own Space Atlas: Grissom, a solar system intended for a planet-hopping SF campaign or usable on its own. There are mysteries for foreigners to poke at, and deeper mysteries for locals.

In format it's something betweeen the old Space Atlas books (where each system got a page of text and another page of map plus notes) and the Planetary Survey books for GURPS Traveller which gave 30+ pages to a single system. You get not just astrography but culture, including the way the locals think and behave, and how to spot one in a crowd. It's very rules-light: I think I used one actual GURPS rule in the whole thing, though there are plenty of real measurements that can be used in any game, in the GURPS tradition. (All right, most of them are US measure, as required by their editorial standards.)

All twelve PDFs that may be available have already been laid out and are ready to go, so delays are unlikely.

Other items are available for larger pledges, including last year's PDF Challenge and Pyramid volumes – and I have pieces in both of those too. There are some physical rewards available, but only for customers in the USA.

The Kickstarter ends on Monday, 19 July.

Tags: gurps rpgs

  1. Posted by John Dallman at 03:47pm on 10 July 2021

    Your piece is now in the bundle.

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 03:48pm on 10 July 2021

    Good-oh! I saw this morning that it was the next one up.

  3. Posted by Owen Smith at 05:36pm on 11 July 2021

    I am always disturbed to see US units in anything about space. On a planet I can cope but not in space. Even the Apollo Guidance Computer worked entirely in metric internally, it just translated to US units for display to the astronauts.

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