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Sphinx Lock: A Combination Gadget for GURPS Cyberpunk/Ultra-Tech
Sphinx Lock (TL 9) : This device fits onto a normal suitcase or trunk and seals it with a biometric scanlock. While the subject is being scanned, a non-volitional AI (IQ 6, running on a fast small computer) engages him in simplistic conversation. The childi...

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Noir World Launches on Kickstarter
Game designer and editor extraordinaire John Adamus has been working on Noir World, a film noir RPG powered by the Apocalypse, for a few years now, a real labor of love. I had the pleasure of testing an earlier version of it a few Metatopias ago, and I had ...

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Slime: A New Race for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy
Slime 0 points Choice Professions : Bard, Druid, Wizard. Marginal Professions : Barbarian, Holy Warrior, Knight, Martial Artist, Swashbuckler. A slime is an animate blob about 1 yard across with large, round eyes and a wide grin. Slimes typically move by bo...

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Adapting GURPS Dungeon Fantasy to Karthun
If I were going to run a GURPS Dungeon Fantasy campaign in the world of Karthun, I would replace the traditional GURPS magic system with the rules in Divine Favor and Thaumatology: Sorcery . These changes require a few adjustments to some of the templates i...

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On Designer Notes
I love designer’s notes. As sidebars, articles, blog posts, or podcast segments, I love when other designers talk about their games, their decisions, and why a system went one way instead of another. Designer’s notes serve a few purposes. They can expand on...

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Let's Read Vampire: The Masquerade, 1st Edition, Part Five
Chapter Eight: Chronicle We've reached the first Storyteller chapter, and it may be the best of the lot. This chapter contains the beating heart—pardon the expression—of VTM, one bit that sums up what makes this game different from the editions that descend...

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Let's Read Vampire: The Masquerade, 1st Edition, Part Four
Chapter Six: Drama This chapter expands on the very simplified rules we saw a few chapters earlier. Right away, it talks about breaking your game down into scenes, advice which shows up in just about every game these days. An interesting thing VTM does is s...

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I produce daily RPG blogs, plus weekly micro-supplements called Fragments. If you like what I do, you can support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PaulStefko

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This week's Fragment is the Dungeon Accelerated Cleric: http://www.nothingventuredgames.com/fragments/Dungeon-Accelerated-Cleric.html Art by +Brian Patterson.

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GURPS Karthun: Elves
Karthun's elves are divided into three clans, each dedicated to one of the world's three moons. When the clan's moon is full (about three days out of the month), elves of that clan experience a physical transformation where the express more primal character...
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