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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 #3/109: 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) GURPS Hot Spots: The Silk Road

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October 25, 2017: Happy Not-Quite-Halloween!

For me, October = Halloween. I'm not one of those nuts who lives the other 364 days of the year (365 on leap years) waiting for the chance to dress like a zombie . . . but I am the author of GURPS Zombies, which is probably just as bad. Friend Computer tells me we need this update today, though, so let's get this show on the road! Saint Crispin's Day is the anniversary of the Battles of Agincourt, Balaclava, and Leyte Gulf, which makes it plenty scary if you're the French in 1415, British in 1854, or Japanese in 1944.

Recent Releases

This month saw a significant uptick in output:

GURPS Fantasy-Tech 2: Weapons of FantasyHow to Be a GURPS GMGURPS Fantasy-Tech 2: Weapons of Fantasy (October 5, 2017; PDF)

We grew the GURPS Fantasy-Tech series with this arsenal of crazy melee weapons for your fantasy games (and horror slashers). This stuff goes against the principles of rational economics and tactics, if not the laws of nature . . . but who cares? When your sword is bigger than you are and your whip is braided from the souls of the damned, it's the Rule of Cool that matters!

How to Be a GURPS GM (October 12, 2017; Softback)

This essential handbook for gamers who want to run GURPS was originally available as a PDF on Warehouse 23. Now you can get it as a softback on demand, which gives you something to chuck at unruly players (a free tip that isn't in the book!).

Dungeon Fantasy Companion (October 19, 2017; Softback)

A compilation of all three stretch-goal PDFs offered as part of the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game Kickstarter campaign – Dungeon Fantasy Traps, Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items, and Dungeon Fantasy: Against the Rat-Men – in one printed volume, available on demand.

Dungeon Fantasy CompanionPyramid #3/108: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game IIIGURPS Mass Combat (October 19, 2017; Softback)

Another Warehouse 23 publication that you can now buy in print on demand. For those not in the know, this supplement lets you use GURPS to run large-scale battles involving entire units, bridging the gap between RPG and wargame.

Pyramid #3/108: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game III (October 19, 2017; PDF)

The third of three Pyramid issues promised as a stretch goal during the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game Kickstarter campaign. It brings you a bundle of monsters, scenarios, and more to help you get a different kind of campaign – your roleplaying campaign – off to a strong start. As a bonus, it includes designer's notes for How to Be a GURPS GM, if you need help deciding whether that's for you.

 

Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game News

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

Shipping to Kickstarter backers worldwide continues apace. These products should reach distribution toward the end of October, unless Halloween decides to bring more tricks than treats. Don't forget that you can also preorder at your Friendly Local Game Store or from Warehouse 23 (click the links above).

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

These are ready for upload when the game enters distribution, but backers have already received them.

Dungeon Fantasy Companion (October 19, 2017; Softback)

As noted above, you can get this right now on demand (so I won't be mentioning it as news in future updates).

Upcoming Plans

Now it's time to take stabs in the dark at who's behind the zombie mask. Hmm, that didn't come out right . . . I meant, "Let's hazard a few guesses at what's coming up." Please don't take any of this as set in stone. At least in the publishing business, curses are real – in the sense that setting a deadline invites hard drives to fail, writers and editors to catch the flu, and hurricanes to flood low-lying areas.

  • The first of what we hope will be many GURPS Encounters offerings is on target for early November release.
  • Barring disaster, Pyramid #3/109 should show up on November 23.
  • Hans-Christian Vortisch continues to work toward a final draft of GURPS Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions.
  • Bill Stoddard's latest GURPS Fantasy project remains in review. That should wrap up in November.
  • Phil Masters' GURPS Steampunk 2: Steam and Shellfire is in playtest. That, too, is slated to conclude in November.
  • Matt Riggsby's first draft of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 2 arrived and received its editorial review. It should enter playtesting in November.
  • My first draft of another grimoire of spells for the GURPS Magic series is finished and awaiting review by Jason "PK" Levine.

There are more titles behind the scenes, but mentioning things that don't even have first drafts is like walking under a ladder to avoid stepping on the black cat who just ran across your path, only to fall through a mirror (probably put there by the same fool who left a ladder sitting around). Still, the GURPS thread in my blog is updated weekly (on Fridays, even Friday the 13th) rather than monthly. Like the clown in your closet, what shows up there might surprise you.

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Interested in writing for us? Read through our Submission Guidelines, and then download and absorb the GURPS formatting guide and GURPS WYSIWYG template. If nothing there is a deal-breaker for you, check out the Pyramid Wish List (updated September 21, 2017), the Warehouse 23 Digital Wish List (updated June 1, 2017), and the Warehouse 23 Wish List for GURPS (updated June 1, 2017) to learn what we want.

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