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 #3/91: Thaumatology IV

Pyramid #3/91: Thaumatology IV (May 2016)

Magic Like Lightning, So Shocking and Dangerous

Where wizards duel and a dark tome hides, where metal spells and foul brews reside, where spirits lurk in machines to awake, let this Pyramid help your magic to make! This latest installment is another assortment of arcane-expanding miscellany, perfect to add all manner of new excitement to your GURPS game. Within the uncanny pages of Pyramid #3/91: Thaumatology IV, you shall discover "Technomysticism," a new magical field that might be found in the world of GURPS Monster Hunters. This feature showcases a new champion – the technomystic – plus details on technologically oriented abilities (including Machine Whisperer, Repairing Touch, Machine-Jinx), GURPS stats on several tech spirits, and more. It also includes information on how to work with the netrunning abilities from Pyramid #3/21: Cyberpunk.

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Pyramid #3/89: Alternate Dungeons II

Pyramid #3/89: Alternate Dungeons II (March 2016)

New Domains of Adventure!

Pick up your sword and get ready for adventure as we take GURPS Dungeon Fantasy into totally different realms! This issue of Pyramid offers up meaty new options for your Dungeon Fantasy (or just plain GURPS fantasy) games. Its supplement-length features include "Havens and Hells," a full campaign setting from Dungeon Fantasy architect Sean Punch. Imagine a world where dying in battle is only a setback, where gold isn't the root of all adventure, and where the Gods themselves have a secret that could disrupt the very foundation of reality. Explore the depths of Hell as you bring back supplies and gear for the idyllic Havens that dot the world. This feature offers details on GURPS traits that are most useful, advice on which magic is likely or impossible (regardless of which GURPS magic system you use), and more!

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Pyramid #3/87: Low-Tech III

Pyramid #3/87: Low-Tech III (January 2016)

The Past Is Back, Better Than Ever!

Olden times come to life with new gaming goodness! This month's Pyramid once again revisits the past, with fresh opportunities to discover intriguing treasures to enliven your pre-modern gaming. This month's timeless tome contains "The Broken Blade," an optional look at weapon quality in GURPS. Douglas H. Cole – author of GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling – shows you how to ramp up the table's tension with the threat of a shattered sword . . . and the possibility of repairing it.

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Pyramid #3/86: Organizations

Pyramid #3/86: Organizations (December 2015)

Get Organized!

It's never been easier to spotlight organizations in your GURPS game, thanks to GURPS Boardroom and Curia and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 17: Guilds. We're amping up our organizational efforts with this month's Pyramid as we look at all things group-related. This issue features "What's in a Lair?," a guide to making headquarters for your favorite GURPS organizations. It includes a sample base – the Lofty Heights – suitable for inspiration or moving into!

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Pyramid #3/84: Perspectives

Pyramid #3/84: Perspectives (October 2015)

Bring a Whole New Perspective to Your GURPS Game!

Sometimes the most amazing thing you can do with your gaming is to look at things from a new angle, shake things up, and challenge your perspectives. This issue of Pyramid is devoted to looking at things from a different point of view. Its senses-stretching articles include "The Long and the Short of It," Sean Punch's supplement-length look at how extremes of time and space can call for special scrutiny in GURPS, in the same vein as the advice from How to Be a GURPS GM. Whether your campaigns are set in a tiny hamlet or the endless multiverse, or whether they're one-shots or span generations, you'll learn how to ensure your campaigns are balanced and fun!

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Pyramid #3/82: Magical Creations

Pyramid #3/82: Magical Creations (August 2015)

Conjure See How Magical This Issue Is?

Relics! Potions! Charms and more! All of these and other magical enticements have been created for you in this month's Pyramid. This issue's spellbinding summonings include "Dungeon Brewmasters," new rules for brewing potions and chemicals in GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, by Jason "PK" Levine, author of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 5: Allies. You'll also get new lenses and power-ups for alchemists, plus new equipment, traits, and more!

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Pyramid #3/81: Horrific Creations

Pyramid #3/81: Horrific Creations (July 2015)

Creepy Creations for Countless Campaigns!

Ghoulish things come in small packages. They can also emerge from vats . . . or lurk at crossroads, awaiting the curious. This month's Pyramid checks out the tangibly terrifying, for a suitably scary assortment of situations. Its frightening features include "Iraqi Irruptor Blues," an adventure for GURPS Horror: The Madness Dossier, as told by GURPS guru Jason "PK" Levine. Try to find teammates who have been erased from existence, while fighting against monsters setting loose deadly memes, all in pursuit of a boxful of something . . .

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Pyramid #3/80: Fantasy Threats

Pyramid #3/80: Fantasy Threats (June 2015)

You Can't Spell Wondrous or Hazardous Without Us!

Danger comes in all different kinds in medieval magical worlds. Fortunately, there are heroes to deal with this plethora of perilous problems. This month's Pyramid looks at fantasy threats, from crypt-crawling creatures to personal problems to kingdom-claiming connivers. Its phenomenal features include "The Gryndel Menace," terrifying creatures that may have inspired the legends of dragons – before maturing into something much worse! Discover GURPS stats for the monster in its various life stages, information on the deadly infection it inflicts, details on other strains of the terror, insight into how to use it in various GURPS campaigns, and other awesome info.

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Pyramid #3/78: Unleash Your Soul

Pyramid #3/78: Unleash Your Soul (April 2015)

Tap The Power Of The Spirit!

Heroes and villains are often made of sterner stuff than the rest of humanity. They've got fortitude. They've got style. Most of all, they've got spirit! This month's Pyramid looks at the power of the spirit, and how it can be used for good or nefarious purposes. Our soulful selections include "Blessed Be," an extensive deconstruction of the Blessed advantage from GURPS guru Sean Punch, with lots of ways to refine its scope and abilities. Now you can become Angel-Blooded, a Wilderness Guardian, or a Speaker for the Gods . . . or countless other options you can build and use yourself!

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Pyramid #3/77: Combat

Pyramid #3/77: Combat (March 2015)

These Are Fighting Words!

One of the joys of RPGs is the ability to solve a whole range of problems with good old-fashioned battle. This month's Pyramid looks at matters great and small, past and present in relation to GURPS combat. This action-packed issue includes "Combat Writ Large," a detailed compilation and expansion of all things size-related, from GURPS guru Sean Punch. Finally, the rules you need to battle giants, dodge deadly face-eating aliens, or grapple gremlins are in one place!

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Sample Articles

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