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GURPS Basic Set – 2004 Origins Nominee

Origins Nominee for Best Role-Playing Game of 2004

GURPS Basic Set

Baron Janos Telkozep

Written by Steve Jackson, Sean Punch, and David L. Pulver
Edited by Andrew Hackard and Steve Jackson

GURPS has been the premiere universal roleplaying game for almost two decades. The current Fourth Edition makes it even better!

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!


Available as a digital file!

GURPS Basic Set: Characters combines material from the Third Edition GURPS Basic Set and GURPS Compendium I, plus hundreds of new and updated rules! This 336-page, full-color hardcover contains everything you need to create and play a GURPS Fourth Edition character.

336 pages. Hardcover. * Suggested Retail Price $54.95
Stock number 01-0001 * ISBN 1-55634-729-4
Limited Quantity Availableclick here to order!

338 pages. PDF. * Price $30.00 * Stock number 31-0001
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Available as a digital file!

GURPS Basic Set: Campaigns combines information from the Third Edition GURPS Basic Set and GURPS Compendium II – plus our new core setting, with infinite possibilities for timeline-hopping adventure! (You don't have to play in the core setting – there isn't some game-altering metaplot – but it's there if you want it.) This 240-page, full-color PDF contains everything a GM needs to create and run a GURPS Fourth Edition campaign.

240 pages. Hardcover. * Suggested Retail Price $39.95
Stock number 01-0002 * ISBN 978-1-55634-730-6
Available Nowclick here to order!

242 pages. PDF. * Price $25.00 * Stock number 31-0002
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Characters and Campaigns

Both Characters and Campaigns in one easy-to-buy bundle!

2 PDFs in a zip file. * Price $55.00 * Stock number 31-3999
Always AvailableClick here to buy!

In August 2004, Steve Jackson Games released GURPS Fourth Edition, starting with the two-volume Basic Set. In addition to the regular Basic Set books, we did a special, one-time Deluxe Edition. We printed only as many as were pre-ordered, and we set aside a few for sale at GenCon 2004 and for retail stores that asked very nicely.

These are truly deluxe books. Both volumes are bound in bonded leather with two-color foil stamping. They have buckram-textured endpapers and sewn head and foot bands. Book 1 includes a special full-color autograph page in front, with the signatures of Steve Jackson, Sean Punch, David Pulver, and Andrew Hackard. (Yes, real signatures, not printed copies.)

Each book has a full-color dust jacket, embossed, varnished, and foil stamped. The two volumes come in a heavyweight deluxe slipcase . . . also full-color and foil stamped, with linen texturing.

Two hardcover volumes (336 pages and 240 pages) in a slipcase.
Price $125.00 * Stock number 01-0003
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  • GURPS Combat Cards list all your possible GURPS Fourth Edition combat options in any situation. Just print them out, cut them out, and keep them handy for your next gaming session. Available for free from Warehouse 23!
  • The GURPS Range Ruler is an easy-to-use printable ruler that provides a quick way to mark distances and determine GURPS range penalties. Available for free from Warehouse 23!
  • GURPS Skill Categories sorts skills into categories that coincide with likely career paths for adventurers. Available for free from Warehouse 23!
  • How to Be a GURPS GM is a thorough guide into making your GURPS game easier and better!
  • GURPS Template Toolkit 1: Characters has invaluable insight into making templates for your own games.
  • Pyramid #3/70: Fourth Edition Festival – a 10th-anniversary celebration of GURPS Fourth Edition – has 10 rules that Line Editor Sean Punch might have included in the Basic Set if he'd thought of them at the time!
  • Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS – as well as many of our other game lines. Surf our site for the files you want . . . and get them instantly with a credit card or PayPal!


  • The complete bibliography is online, with links to every referenced book, movie, etc., that's available through Amazon. (Yes, if you buy from one of these links, Amazon pays a percentage to SJ Games!)
  • For more bibliographies of GURPS books, check out our GURPS Bibliographies page.



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