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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 Future History Girl Genius Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game (Prerelease Edition) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 5: Demons How to Be a GURPS GM: Managing Expectations GURPS Realm Management
GURPS Magical Styles: Horror Magic GURPS Classic: Space GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Treasures 4: Mixed Blessings GURPS Goblins GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Encounters 3: The Carnival of Madness
GURPS Grimoire GURPS Combat Cards GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Encounters 2: The Room GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Career Guide GURPS Magic: The Least of Spells


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August 31, 2021: Day 243

. . . otherwise known as the last day of August. We've certainly had, er, interesting times in the news. The hits don't stop coming, do they? So, let me distract you with a few words about GURPS, which are unlikely to infect you, drown you, or blow you up.

Recent Releases

August brought two new GURPS-related goodies.

Girl Genius Sourcebook and Roleplaying GameGURPS Future HistoryGirl Genius Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game (August 20, 2021; PDF)

This complete, standalone game lets you step into the gaslamp fantasy world of Phil and Kaja Foglio's Girl Genius comics and graphic novels. It contains first-time revelations and color illustrations from the creators themselves, so it's as "official" as these things get! And you don't need GURPS to play; while the game is Powered by GURPS and compatible with GURPS Fourth Edition, it's far more than a mere GURPS supplement. Please note that this is a prerelease PDF and that we plan to follow it with a Kickstarter for a hardback version in the not-to-distant future; click the "Notify Me On Launch" button on this page to stay abreast of that.

GURPS Future History (August 26, 2021; PDF)

For a setting to be engaging, gamers need to know its history, what it looks like right now, and where it's headed – and they'll want answers to a long list of questions! That's a tall order for futuristic science fiction, because when the past is today, tracing an arc from now to then is an exercise in tricky extrapolation and trickier guesswork. This toolkit for building plausible futures (whether near or distant) helps you choose the key events and forces that gave rise to your campaign's status quo, and then identify themes, technologies, stories, and characters that make sense in that context. Think of it as GURPS Fantasy for science fiction.

Everything Old Is New Again Department
GURPS on Demand was active this month, bringing back GURPS Conan and the Queen of the Black Coast, GURPS Conan the Wyrmslayer, GURPS WWII: Dogfaces, GURPS WWII: Frozen Hell, and GURPS WWII: Motor Pool for Third Edition. Over on DriveThruRPG, look for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Encounters 3: The Carnival of Madness for Fourth Edition, and the standalone Girl Genius Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game.

Upcoming Plans

Looking toward what's next (would this be future history?), here are all the clues I can leak without getting in too much trouble. As ever, these are subject to change in response to global, local, and personal events. The list is in descending order by degree of completeness, which is only loosely related to eventual publication dates.

My secret files include five further entries, but I cannot say anything about those at this time. Who knows what I might say in the GURPS thread in my blog, though? I update that every Friday.

Join Us! Join Us!

As the above notes should make clear, our processes are moving more smoothly than they were in 2020 and early 2021. Still, resources are tight, so we're prioritizing projects already in the pipeline and tackling queries and proposals only in the gaps. That means we cherry-pick the ones that look the most streamlined – the process most assuredly is not "first come, first served." Thus, it pays to internalize the Submission Guidelines, GURPS formatting guide, and GURPS WYSIWYG template, and to stick to the Warehouse 23 Digital Wish List (updated August 18, 2021) and Warehouse 23 Wish List for GURPS (updated August 18, 2021). Good luck!

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