Pyramid: Previous 'Present' Issues

About every third month, Pyramid focuses on a theme that is roughly "modern" – which includes today, the not-too-distant future, and the not-yet-forgotten past. (In GURPS terms, this is anything from TL5 to early TL8.) This is where any modern or near-modern genre material would be set, including supers, cliffhangers, and horror-based espionage. It also covers topics suitable for many types of gaming – genres such as martial arts, resources like cinematic locations, and settings such as Infinite Worlds.

Pyramid #3/105: Cinematic Magic

Pyramid #3/105: Cinematic Magic (July 2017)

When the lights dim, magic's glow is undeniable.

Some magic is so exciting, explosive, and hyperkinetic, it feels like it's flying off the screen and into your mind. This issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers, provides new kinds of magical options for cinematic universes. Use the power of GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery in your super-heroic settings. Revel in David L. Pulver's guide to tapping the might of a dead god to accomplish the impossible. With this issue, your games just got more like a summer blockbuster; just add popcorn!

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Pyramid #3/103: Setbacks

Pyramid #3/103: Setbacks (May 2017)

Not all challenges can be solved with a sword or blaster.

To rise against adversity, you must first understand the problems you face. This issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers, presents a variety of setbacks and obstacles for adventurers to overcome. David L. Pulver offers a system for GURPS Spaceships malfunctions to endure and fix. Matt Riggsby gives designer's notes for GURPS Hot Spots: The Silk Road that includes a handful of new mythic monsters perfect for that historical setting. With this issue, it's the right time for things to go wrong!

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Pyramid #3/102: Epic

Pyramid #3/102: Epic (April 2017)

The impossible is all in a day's work.

Sometimes you just want to take your games to the extreme, where too much of a good thing makes it even better. Behold, this month's epic issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers! Forge mighty weapons and useful artifacts in GURPS with the power of imbuements. Face fearsome armies amid all-out war in GURPS Dungeon Fantasy. Repel an alien invasion using bleeding-edge GURPS Spaceships vessels. With this issue, the unimaginable has never been easier!

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Pyramid #3/101: Humor

Pyramid #3/101: Humor (March 2017)

Embark on a journey of a thousand smiles.

The gaming table is a perfect place to laugh with friends . . . and comedy is more accessible than ever with this month's issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers. Craft GURPS heroes who embrace their humorous potential with Phil Masters' "What Fools These Mortals Be?" This month's column from David L. Pulver includes three ready-to-use GURPS Dungeon Fantasy encounters that each have a comedic hook. Enjoy a one-shot humorous change of pace or build an entire campaign around funny business with this issue!

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Pyramid #3/100: Pyramid Secrets

Pyramid #3/100: Pyramid Secrets (February 2017)

Treasures await the intrepid.

For years, Pyramid – the PDF magazine for roleplayers – has delivered monthly delights to your gaming table. On this, our 100th issue, we bring you material that spans the possibilities of GURPS in all its amazement. "Infinite Weapons" arms you with new GURPS High-Tech firearms you might find across the GURPS Infinite Worlds setting. This month's column from David L. Pulver reveals new organizations and possibilities conjured from the pages of GURPS Ultra-Tech. Secrets and surprises are waiting for you in this issue!

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Pyramid #3/99: Death and Beyond

Pyramid #3/99: Death and Beyond (January 2017)

Embrace the hereafter.

For some worlds, death isn't the end; it's the beginning of new and exciting possibilities. We spring beyond this mortal coil with this month's issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers. "Necro-Psi" by Christopher R. Rice unleashes necromantic abilities through a lens of psionic might. This month's column from David L. Pulver lets players become personifications of death. Whether unchaining death's potential in dungeons, harnessing strange negative energies, or donning the robes of the Grim Reaper, this issue will add new life to your campaign!

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Pyramid #3/96: Tech and Toys IV

Pyramid #3/96: Tech and Toys IV (October 2016)

Upgrade your tomorrow.

The future is waiting to be determined. Expand your possibilities with this month's issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers. With "High-Tech Buildings" by Matt Riggsby, you'll construct modern and futuristic structures, complete with amenities. In David L. Pulver's latest column, devise ultra-tech armor that fits your vision. Whether you're looking for offensive upgrades, defensive options, or new ideas to augment your campaign, this issue is the bleeding edge of fun!

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Pyramid #3/93: Cops and Lawyers

Pyramid #3/93: Cops and Lawyers (July 2016)

When Law and Order Hang in the Balance

The peal of a squad-car siren. The banging of a judge's gavel. These sounds can spell sweet relief . . . or stomach-dropping doom. This month's Pyramid brings the forces of the police and the legal systems to your gaming table. This issue includes "Mass Combat in the City," a bullet riddled guide to police vs. large criminal groups from GURPS Mass Combat author David Pulver!

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Pyramid #3/92: Zombies

Pyramid #3/92: Zombies (June 2016)

The Dead Strike Back!

You thought it was safe to walk past a graveyard? The dead have other ideas! This installment of Pyramid is dedicated to exploring a single versatile threat: zombies. This issue's pulse-pounding pages contain "Unlife Support," a discussion of various GURPS options for including playable free-willed zombies in a campaign, from GURPS Zombies author Sean Punch. Let the heroes use Partial Resurrection, a "restart" serum, or other options. The PCs may die, but the fun lives on!

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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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Sample Articles

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