Pyramid: Previous 'Past' Issues

About every third month, Pyramid devotes itself to a theme that ties in, roughly, to "times of yore." (In GURPS terms, this is anything from TL0 to TL4 – from the dawn of time through 1700 or so.) Since fantasy gaming is so popular, most of these issues also contain magical or fantasy-related ideas. Topics include historical exploration, magic on the battlefield, and tools for clerics.

Pyramid #3/66: The Laws of Magic

Pyramid #3/66: The Laws of Magic (April 2014)

The Laws of the Universe Are Magical!

Mystic circles, arcane pacts, and fundamental forces you don't want to defy – such are oft the ways of magic. This month's Pyramid presents a look at magic where doing the impossible means following the rules . . . and sometimes bending them, if you can get away with it. This spellbinding issue includes "Alternative Ritual Path Magic," an incredibly meaty supplement of optional possibilities for GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic. Learn how to combine Ritual Path magic with other GURPS systems, including Book magic, Divine Favor, effect shaping, realms, symbols, and much more. This supplement-sized feature is sure to offer untold opportunities for practitioners of Ritual Path Magic!

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Pyramid #3/65: Alternate GURPS III

Pyramid #3/65: Alternate GURPS III (March 2014)

New Tools for Tinkerers

You can do anything with GURPS . . . but sometimes, you want to push the envelope even more. This month's Pyramid offers new GURPS character-creation options, rules you can use, and ways to work together like never before. This game-tweaking issue includes "Bucket of Points," GURPS Line Editor Sean Punch's innovative new way to look at character creation that lets the GM have balance and versatility.

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Pyramid #3/64: Pirates and Swashbucklers

Pyramid #3/64: Pirates and Swashbucklers (February 2014)

All That's Missing Is a Parrot!

Set sail for adventure upon the seven seas . . . or above the spectacular skies, or among sword-and-sorcery associates! This month's Pyramid hoists the Jolly Roger and swings from a chandelier to find maritime muses in unlikely ports. This issue's buried treasure includes "Swords Against Evil," Sean Punch's expansion of swashbuckling selections for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy. Get four new template options, over a dozen weapons that'll give them an "edge," and insight into power-up possibilities.

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Pyramid #3/63: Infinite Worlds II

Pyramid #3/63: Infinite Worlds II (January 2014)

Why Settle for the Whole World?

Don't settle for being stuck in the same old universe when there are infinite worlds to explore! This month's Pyramid reports on what's new in realms beyond, with features that are sure to interest GURPS Infinite Worlds fans or others looking to broaden their horizons with new rules and possibilities. This senses-shattering issue includes "The Power of Sorcery," which describes a new, advantage-based method of GURPS spellcasting from the grimoire of GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic author Jason "PK" Levine. Get started with a sampling of 20 "spells" plus guidelines for making more.

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Pyramid #3/61: Way of the Warrior

Pyramid #3/61: Way of the Warrior (November 2013)

Secrets of Sword and Fist, Revealed!

With the glint of a sword, a handful of chalk, and salt tossed into the ring, those who fight are now prepared for battle. This month's issue of Pyramid looks at the way of the warrior! This compendium for combatants includes "More Power to Dungeon Warriors!" – an expansion for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy that adds additional martial-minded power-ups to those who fight for a living. This feature is written by Peter V. Dell'Orto and Sean Punch – authors of GURPS Martial Arts – so the bards can confirm it's been forged by masters!

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Pyramid #3/60: Dungeon Fantasy III

Pyramid #3/60: Dungeon Fantasy III (October 2013)

The Cutting Edge of Dungeon Delving!

The omens of a hundred generations have been revealed. Evils lost to the ages shall soon swarm over the land. And – yes – there will be treasure involved. This month's Pyramid returns to the realm of catacomb crawling, with an emphasis on support for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy. This issue's trove includes "Wizardry Refined" – Sean Punch's meaty discussion about what Dungeon Fantasy wizards and bards can and can't do, including a comprehensive spell grimoire complete with prerequisites.

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Pyramid #3/58: Urban Fantasy II

Pyramid #3/58: Urban Fantasy II (August 2013)

The City: More Magical Than Ever!

Forget the city guidebooks; consult the spell books! This month's issue takes another look at tying fantastic gaming to urban environments . . . of the past or present! This issue's contents include "Safe as Houses," a GURPS guide on how to defend structures from paranormal threats. Keep the baddies from violating your domain, or learn how something can become a Bad Place as described in GURPS Horror.

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Pyramid #3/56: Prehistory

Pyramid #3/56: Prehistory (June 2013)

Get Really Retro!

What happens before page one? Cavemen and more from the dawn of time! This month's issue looks at all things prehistoric. This issue's ancient wisdom includes "Caveman Fundamentals," a collection of GURPS Fourth Edition templates and roles that will let you create a club-wielding cliff-climber in no time! It includes a new racial template, six new templates for typical cave-dwelling roles, and a new Talent.

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Pyramid #3/52: Low-Tech II

Pyramid #3/52: Low-Tech II (February 2013)

Everything Old Is New Again!

When it comes to getting things done with technology and artisanal efforts, the past isn't what it used to be; it's better than ever! This month's issue is devoted to more gear and know-how of a bygone era. Our tinkerers' trove includes "Lord of the Manor," an exploration of how many households and what crops you need to sustain your Wealth. Composed by Matt Riggsby (co-author of GURPS Low-Tech Companion 3: Daily Life and Economics), it uses the GURPS Low-Tech foundation to keep your lands well-tended.

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Pyramid #3/50: Dungeon Fantasy II

Pyramid #3/50: Dungeon Fantasy II (December 2012)

Return to the Dungeon!

Are you looking for new goodies to add to your dungeon-crawling campaign, but don't want to decipher crypt-ic sources? Pyramid is the trove you love, with another issue devoted to GURPS Dungeon Fantasy! This issue's treasure includes "Races as Professions," an old-school approach of the good old days, when being an elf or a dwarf was both a background and a vocation! In addition to two GURPS templates, this feature by Dungeon Fantasy mastermind Sean Punch also gives information on power-ups and what their niches are in a campaign.

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