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The Power of Sorcery: Air
In Pyramid #3/63 , Jason "PK" Levine presented The Power of Sorcery, a system of magic which allows for magical improvisation as well as known spells in the form of advantages. In that article, PK gave a selection of Fire spells converted from GURPS Magic a...
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Space Drake
The space drake is a giant dragon-like
creature nearly 60 feet long. The drake is comfortable both on the
ground, in space, and in atmosphere. It walks on the ground on four
powerful legs and can fly swiftly on vast wings that sprout from its
back. Its mout...
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Skill Pills
The biotech equivalent of skill chips, skill pills are ultra-tech drugs that grant a bonus to a single skill. Using a combination of targeted neurotransmitters and coded RNA, the drug temporarily reprograms the character's brain to perform better at specifi...
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In GURPS, an Area spell fills a standard 1-yard hex to a height of 4 yards. This gives a volume filled by the effect of 1,986L per hex of area covered.

GURPS Basic Set First Edition was published in 1986. 

Coincidence?
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They would have published it in 85, but decided to hold for a year to make it work.
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We found an apartment and are set to move in at the end of the month. We did a lot of banking, including an IRA contribution, and paid our taxes. This is one of the most positively adult days I've ever had.
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Individual Retirement Account, but that's a fantastic misunderstanding!
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I'm packing up all of our books and DVDs, and the cat is discovering all these lovely, empty shelves on which to sit. Also, the stacks of boxes. Also, the boxes I haven't filled yet.

It's like Christmas for this cat.
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It's pretty much better in every way.
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Pyramid Magazine #3/66: The Laws of Magic
The latest issue of Pyramid Magazine is out, and it includes my article, "Thoroughly Modern Magic." In this article, I updated the Industrial Enchantment rules from GURPS Technomancer and GURPS Magic Items 3 for Fourth Edition. It features the complete rule...
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I have a lot of random RPG ideas sitting on my hard drive, so I started a new blog as a place to make them available to others. Primarily, posts on One Yard Hex will feature GURPS material that I don't plan to work into Pyramid articles. Eventually, I'll get to other games that I can't make money off of.
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I've been thinking of doing the same thing...so many unfinished ideas that I'll never get around to, but which other people might use as a starting point for their own designs.
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Imagine an RPG campaign based on this scenario.
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Escape from Rhode Island perhaps? Mmm, seems a bit severe...

Maybe just call it What if?, and do several sessions based, not only off of the Rhode Island Jump one, but several of the XKCD What If's.
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This looks very cool.
 
It's 1953, and the Russians have attacked the United States. Most of the men in he country are shambling corpses. It's up to you to protect your family.

DEAD SCARE, coming to Kickstarter, July, 2014.
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Published in Pyramid Magazine, the Unspeakable Oath, and Triangulation: Taking Flight
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