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Welcome to the Generic Universal RolePlaying System!

With GURPS, you can be anyone you want – an elf hero fighting for the forces of good, a shadowy femme fatale on a deep-cover mission, a futuristic swashbuckler carving up foes with a force sword in his hand and a beautiful woman by his side . . . or literally anything else! Thanks to its flexibility, quality writing, and ease of use, GURPS has been the premiere universal roleplaying game for over three decades!

More than 1,500,000 copies are in print – not counting foreign editions. GURPS Lite, a 32-page distillation of the basic GURPS rules, is available for free download. We also have dozens of GURPS adventures and e-books available on Warehouse 23.

Whatever your favorite roleplaying genre might be, GURPS can handle it. More about GURPS . . .

New GURPS Releases

Here are the last 15 GURPS supplements (including reprints and new editions) we have released, either in print or electronically. Click on a cover to go to that product's page.

GURPS Fantasy: Portal Realms Pyramid #3/109: Thaumatology V (November 2017) GURPS Encounters: The Harrowed Hearts Club Pyramid #3/108: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game III (October 2017) GURPS Fantasy-Tech 2: Weapons of Fantasy
Pyramid #3/107: Monster Hunters III (September 2017) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Encounters 1: The Pagoda of Worlds Pyramid #3/106: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game II (August 2017) GURPS Vehicles: Steampunk Conveyances Pyramid #3/105: Cinematic Magic (July 2017)
Pyramid #3/104: Dungeon Fantasy RPG (June 2017) Discworld Roleplaying Game GURPS Bestiary GURPS Mars Attacks Pyramid #3/103: Setbacks (May 2017)


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November 29, 2017: Novembrrrrrr

If it's warm where you are, great – send along a plane ticket and I'll be right over! Yours Truly lives in Canada, however, where November marks the start of the subzero season . . . not an according-to-Hoyle season, perhaps, but notably colder and darker just the same. That's outdoors, of course. Fortunately, we gamers famously know how to make the best of things indoors.

Recent Releases

We've been busy since the last update:

Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying GameGURPS Encounters: The Harrowed Hearts ClubDungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game (October 30, 2017; Boxed Set)
Dungeon Fantasy GM Screen (October 30, 2017; Printed Screen and Booklets)

Both of these are now in general distribution, which means you should be able to find them in your Friendly Local Game Store. If you can't, then either order them (using this form) or buy them directly from Warehouse 23 (click the links above).

GURPS Encounters: The Harrowed Hearts Club (November 2, 2017; PDF)

We launched the new GURPS Encounters series with a supplement that isn't quite an adventure or a location, but rather a number of tightly woven seeds for both. Use it to add an ordinary bar or nightclub to your GURPS Action campaign . . . or an extraordinary establishment, with a touch of the supernatural, to your GURPS Horror or GURPS Monster Hunters game.

Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game (November 8, 2017; PDF)
Dungeon Fantasy GM Screen (November 8, 2017; PDF)

Listed separately for the record-keepers out there: You can also get these in PDF from Warehouse 23. Make sure you select "PDF" from the drop-down menu before clicking "Add To Crate."

Dungeon Fantasy GM ScreenPyramid #3/109: Thaumatology VPyramid #3/109: Thaumatology V (November 16, 2017; PDF)

This issue delves into magic in many forms, offering an alternative alchemy system, a professional mage-hunter for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game, a magical style (in the sense of GURPS Thaumatology: Magical Styles), a dangerous wizardly tome, and more.

GURPS Archive Mystery Bundle (November 17, 2017; Softbacks/Hardbacks)

Due to a change in our archiving methods, we're making hundreds of GURPS books – dating from the 80s to present – available in bundles of random titles. As they're archive copies and thus not always mint, the price is right ($30!). Ever feel like you missed out on a long out-of-print item? Want to own a piece of RPG history? Why not roll the dice?

Yes, you can now buy GURPS goodies on DriveThruRPG! While these are existing products rather than new releases, this is definitely an important development and big news. We uploaded the first 24 PDFs on November 13, 2017, and then added 12 more on November 20 and a further 12 on November 27; you can browse the current list here. We hope to add another dozen a week in the future (and not always on Mondays), so check back often.

Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game News

Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying GameDungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game (Boxed Set or PDF)
Dungeon Fantasy GM Screen (Printed Screen and Booklets or PDF)

As noted above, you can get these right now in physical or PDF form (so I won't be mentioning them in future updates) – just follow the links.

Dungeon Fantasy: Against the Rat-Men (PDF)
Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items (PDF)
Dungeon Fantasy Traps (PDF)

Backers have already received these. Everybody else should be able to purchase them at Warehouse 23 in the not-too-distant future.

Getting Started With The Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game
If you're new to GURPS and especially if you're new to roleplaying in general, you might want advice on how to play the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game. The Daily Illuminator has you covered! Tips so far include:
Opening The Chest (October 26, 2017): How to come to grips with All The Things, find players, and join the growing online community.
Creating Your Own Character (November 6, 2017): A few words to players on moving beyond pre-generated characters and making cool delvers.
Creating Your Own Dungeon (November 15, 2017): Suggestions to the GM on cooking up well-designed homemade adventures.
Superior Spellcasters (November 29, 2017): Some thoughts on building better bards, clerics, druids, and wizards.
. . . with more to come!

Upcoming Plans

Not all the action happens on the publishing and sales fronts! Your loyal writers, editors, and production artists toil constantly behind the scenes. I can't provide firm dates for works in progress – I can say only that the list below is sorted according to my best guess at publication order. Please remember that everything here is subject to change.

  • Pyramid #3/110 looks to be in good shape for December 21.
  • Bill Stoddard's GURPS Fantasy: Portal Realms is through editing and into production.
  • Phil Masters' GURPS Steampunk 2: Steam and Shellfire has left playtesting, and the final draft is due at the end of November.
  • Hans-Christian Vortisch continues to move toward finalizing GURPS Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions.
  • Matt Riggsby's first draft of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 2 is currently in playtesting.
  • The first draft of my latest spell collection for the GURPS Magic series still awaits review by Jason "PK" Levine (who has Something Bigger on his plate).

As the saying goes, "There's more where that came from!" But those projects are sufficiently far from done that it's best to wait a while before mentioning them. I update the GURPS thread in my blog weekly, on Fridays, so if you're itching for information more often than once a month, that's your best bet.

Join Us! Join Us!

"There's more where that came from!" holds only for as long as freelancers want to write for us. Interested? Then read our Submission Guidelines and download both the GURPS formatting guide and GURPS WYSIWYG template. Once you've absorbed all that, check out our current needs on the Pyramid Wish List (updated September 21, 2017), Warehouse 23 Digital Wish List (updated October 30, 2017), and Warehouse 23 Wish List for GURPS (updated October 30, 2017).

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