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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.

Pyramid #3/116: Locations (June 2018) Pyramid #3/115: Technomancer (May 2018) GURPS Magic: Artillery Spells Pyramid #3/114: Mind Over Magic (April 2018) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: Caverntown
Pyramid #3/113: Dungeon Fantasies (March 2018) Pyramid #3/112: Action II (February 2018) Pyramid #3/111: Combat II (January 2018) Pyramid #3/110: Deep Space (December 2017) 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)


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April 30, 2018: Nobody's Fool

Nobody trusts anything dated April 1, which makes me glad I'm writing this on April 30. That, and the fact that the last update was on March 30, which would make an April 1 report a little foolish. But enough fooling around – you're here to read about the evil clowns.

Recent Releases

Two new GURPS-related items showed up in April:

GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: CaverntownPyramid #3/114: Mind Over MagicGURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: Caverntown (April 5, 2018; PDF)

The GURPS Dungeon Fantasy series is fun but generic – it isn't known for its world-building. This supplement changes all that, providing you with a fantasy town that can serve as resting place, a home base, a source of quests, or an adventure in itself. Because when you're a delver, "A bowshot away from the dungeon!" is just another way of saying, "Great location! Short commute."

Pyramid #3/114: Mind Over Magic (April 19, 2018; PDF)

This issue is all about subtle occult power – that of rituals, True Names, sinister artifacts, secret brotherhoods, and the line between magic and madness. If you've ever wanted less flashy, more nuanced wizardry in your games, you're sure to get great use out of this bundle of ideas. (Warning: Evil clowns inside. We couldn't completely resist the siren song of April 1.)

GURPS On Demand
In the realm of print on demand (POD), April saw the reprinting of three GURPS Third Edition gems: GURPS Reign of Steel, GURPS Technomancer, and GURPS Voodoo: The Shadow War. None are new editions; the only significant changes we made were to correct errata. For the latest news about our POD offerings, bookmark the GURPS On Demand page.

Upcoming Plans

With the past out of the way, let's peer into the crystal ball. My usual disclaimer applies: Everything in this section is a hint, a teaser. It would be disingenuous of me to say that your guess is as good as mine – I spend every day immersed in this stuff, after all – but I cannot promise dates or even a specific publication order. "It's ready when it's ready" is par for the course in the games biz.

  • Along with May flowers, expect Pyramid #3/115 in the coming month. Its theme was to be April's – one we've never explored before, as I promised last time – but we ran into delays ("it's ready when it's ready" in action). Several articles are already edited and reviewed, so we ought to see this on time.
  • Matt Riggsby continues to work on the final draft of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 2.
  • Playtesting of Christopher R. Rice's GURPS Monster Hunters supplement should begin this month.
  • My new mini-grimoire for the GURPS Magic series remains in peer review while I read first drafts.
  • Speaking of which, I've just about finished my comments on the first draft of the third volume of Phil Masters' GURPS Steampunk series, titled Soldiers and Scientists.
  • When that's done, I'll move on to the first draft of Matt Riggsby's newest GURPS Hot Spots installment.
  • And then on to the first draft of Bill Stoddard's addition to the GURPS High-Tech series.

That is not the full list. Many other things are in the works. I might just let further details slip in the GURPS thread in my blog, where I scrawl a few words every Friday (except when the evil clowns get me).

Gaming Ballistic LLCDungeon Fantasy Roleplaying GameSpecial Feature: Hall of Judgment
This news reaches beyond SJ Games and concerns another publisher's upcoming plans:
We did in fact take advantage of April 1 to get a "No . . . really?" out of the gaming public. We announced a deal with Doug Cole of Gaming Ballistic LLC to develop a Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game adventure: Hall of Judgment. This will be an adaptation of Doug's Lost Hall of Tyr.
Yes, for real – despite the date, it's no joke.
To support this development, Doug and I did a segment on Geek Gab. We discussed our partnership, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: Caverntown, and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy in general with our gracious hosts. You can listen to that here.

Join Us! Join Us!

We're a little swamped at the moment, which means that soliciting for proposals isn't a top priority. Still, if you're interested and don't mind being asked to wait, please read our Submission Guidelinesespecially our style guide, which was completely overhauled on April 17, 2018 – and then download the GURPS formatting guide and GURPS WYSIWYG template. When you're comfortable with all that, visit the Pyramid Wish List (updated April 19, 2018), Warehouse 23 Digital Wish List (updated February 1, 2018), and Warehouse 23 Wish List for GURPS (updated February 1, 2018) to discover our current needs.

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