Dunmanifestin Limited/Narrativia Limited/Paul Kidby. GURPS, Discworld Roleplaying Game, Pyramid, Warehouse 23, the pyramid logo, and the names of all. Gurps Discworld [Phil Masters, Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Events on the Discworld have been. ANOTHER CAVEAT: I play games using GURPS, but I don’t run such games. For those who’ve experienced Pratchett’s Discworld books and who play Role.

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GURPS Discworld

Discworld has been around almost as long as pen and paper RPGs. It has bits on character creation which, because this is GURPS, is nearly half the book and all the assorted skills, combat rules, magic, gear, and setting information you could want.

Cover and illustrations were done by Sean Murray. The book opens with a two page introduction that briefly summarizes what roleplaying games are, followed by the GURPS-standard Publication History and About the Authors. Obviously there are exceptions. You need no other books to play.

Then the tower was attacked by a group of “heroes”; a hulking blond barbarian, an enchantress, and a fairly benevolent werewolf, who had heard rumours and taken him for an evil wizard. The biggest shortcoming in the layout is that GURPS template blocks are difficult to parse because of run-on lines and dense paragraphs of trait options. Retrieved from ” https: His particular blend of humor, wit, philosophy and pragmatic bloodymindedness made a unique world that gave many people myself included something to laugh and learn along with.

He wrote the Discworld series, which spans over 40 books and combines imaginative fantasy, brilliant satire, and hilarious characters that have enthralled readers for decades.

But, as long as the gamemaster has read Discworld novels, this summary will help remind them of the tone and worldbuilding fundamentals.

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There were also a number of fiscworld and scenarios for the game in Pyramid magazine, one of discwkrld — “A Fist Full of Tunes You can Whistle” — was originally published in the short-lived UK roleplaying magazine Visions as “A Fistful of Dwarfs”. A party of stuffy, argumentative fiscworld and their mon—er—orangutan Librarian are almost normal in comparison. Pyramid subscribers are permitted to read this article online, or download it and print out a single hardcopy for personal use.

One big trick I used was parody. I should emphasise, though, that while much of the book is not “official Discworld” — as I said, it’s an exercise in taking ideas into new territory, for the sake of gaming, and indeed some of it may be superseded by future novels, if Terry so chooses — this particular idea is doubly unofficial. He is ST 18, HT 13, and Attractive, but displays no other significant skills, having been obliged to forget everything about the heroism that was previously his entire life.

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Even the sample character creation, Jemzarkia of Krull is laden down with things like Highheeled Heroine and Reputation Cool enchantress. It was created by Steve Jackson Games and first published in at a time when most such systems were story- or genre-specific. In addition, this group may need more support for building a campaign than is provided in chapter Yes, if you buy from one of these links, Amazon pays a percentage to SJ Games!

It’s a game set in a world where this happens. The weapons lists cover the standard options represented in Discworld: The text is laid out in two columns, which works well in printed formats.

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Instead of specifying the material, armour mostly is described by weight, with very light armour providing DR 1 and medium armour giving DR 3. Have you tried this out?


However, the book does not have a full trait list as in Basic Set pp. Cover to Discworld Roleplaying Game. The supplement covered recent events in the book series, including details about the Unseen University.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Additional gameplay scenarios, rules, and other ideas that could be used in conjunction gurpps the game were written by Phil Masters and Terry Pratchett. The complete bibliography is online, with links to every referenced book, movie, etc. And this was getting a chance to revisit something I love from a different perspective.

Your email address will not be published. The templates comprise the bulk of this chapter, but there is also a lengthy section on traits that are appropriate for nonhumans, such as brachiator for apes swinging on vines.

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guprs Surf our site for the files you want. It handles modern adventures much better than d20 ever did, to say nothing of crazy spy stuff, dystopian cyberscapes, or the aforementioned wizard-mechs. Anyone can crack a few feeble puns on the names of people or things, or make parody versions of clever characters stupid or big things small, but good comedy should do more than that.

The wolf’s barely-controlled hunger for flesh has been transmuted into a shared tendency to snack discwolrd every opportunity, and a willingness to try anything edible once, including hallucinogenic fungi.