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Old Sep 29 '12, 3:10pm
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Middle Earth really let itself go...

PostApocalyptic Fantasy - Forum
GURPS - Fantasy
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PCs will be a party of adventurers recruited by the High Council. Can I please have at least three players this time? Please?

Will posting a picture of a kitten help? A baby seal maybe?

Anyway, point total is 150 (disadv. limit 50), and we'll be running with the Basic Set, GURPS Magic, and Mass Combat if the need arises. No Low-Tech, sorry.

I think part of the reason I get so little participation in these games is that few people know GURPS. Well, the cool thing about GURPS is, you can download a super-condensed version of the rules here (just add it to your cart and checkout as if you were going to buy something, the site will notice you're only buying free things and not ask you for payment info). You'll need my help actually creating a character, but I'm more than willing to provide.

Anyway, post-apocalyptic generic fantasy. You'll be on a task to investigate rumors that the insane wizard (of the coast) Glyiglax is still alive, and trying to finish the job.

GM BIO:

Hi, I'm Schilcote. I've had a recent rash of games failing or even just being stillborn, but before then I was a pretty dependable GM. You can usually count on me for at least a turn a day, though sometimes things interfere with that. I'm also somewhat funny, and awfully creative when the need arises. Go ahead, don't be shy, sign up! You'll be glad you did.

Game Description:

Entlaria was... well, it was your basic generic Middle Earth rip off.

Then the evil wizard Glyiglax ruined everything.

The elves were almost entirely wiped out, leaving barely enough population for the species to sustain itself. The dwarves shut themselves up in their mountainhomes, never to be heard from again except for the occasional outcast.

And man... man survived.

Campaign Stats:

TL: 2 (Iron Age: 600 BC)
Starting Wealth: $750
Available Points: 150
Genre: Generic Fantasy/Post-Apocalyptic

Background Info:

25 years ago at the beginning of the game, an insane wizard by the name of Glyiglax cast a spell of ultimate destruction. It caused all non-living food to instantly rot, much of Entlaria's soil to become infertile, and immediately killed much of the world's population (especially elves, who had a natural susceptibility to magic).

The Dwarves, once frequent trading partners of man, were never heard from again, shutting themselves in their underground caves. The elves no longer have the numbers to maintain their population.

But man survived. Tribal communities dot the landscape, subsisting on what little will grow in the magically salted soil. Near the center of the known world, a great human civilization exists- the Endarchy of Phitopia. The Endarchy is run by a central council of four elders, who indirectly control the entire government. Their orders are carried out by concentric rings of increasingly less powerful and more specific government employees. An order to increase the price of bread may come from the High Council, then be passed to the under-councillors, then passed to the eight regional leaders, then passed to each police barracks in each region, and finally to the bakers, by means of the police.

The High Council has been known to seek out daring adventurers for important, dangerous tasks.

Character Templates can be found in this handy-dandy .RTF:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?r2d9024vfuf2jwn

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Last edited by Schilcote; Sep 30 '12 at 3:46pm..
Consider this my indication of interest. Initial concept is a Dwarven crafter / earth mage. Close second is generic druid guy.

I've never played GURPS before, but it sounds like you're open to training folks. (I'm usually quick enough on the uptake that it shouldn't be too painful. I hope.)

Yup, don't worry, it's easy to pick up once your past the OH GOD CHARACTER CREATION IS SO BORING WHY DOES THIS TAKE THREE HOURS phase.

Knew this game would be a success.

hmmm I may be interested in this. If you are willing to teach me GURPS :3. I'm usually full of questions on how things work so please don't get too annoyed D:

Note: I do have a bunch of GURPS PDF's. I did tyhis figuring I wanted to learn GURPS

Is this game intended to be comic or slapstick? Or should we just expect to encounter/create comic moments? I'd be more likely to put together an oddball character in the former case.

I also noticed that there's a "GURPS Fantasy" book. Should I look into it? You didn't list it in the ad, but it sounds relevant.

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is gurps martial arts allowed?
I suppose, but don't rely too heavily on it 'cos I don't have it.

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Is this game intended to be comic or slapstick? Or should we just expect to encounter/create comic moments? I'd be more likely to put together an oddball character in the former case.

I also noticed that there's a "GURPS Fantasy" book. Should I look into it? You didn't list it in the ad, but it sounds relevant.
Nope, it's serious. Which isn't to say it won't have funny bits of course, but it's a serious story.

Actually, GURPS Magic mentions Fantasy a few times. I doubt we'll need it, and anyway I know for a fact I can't afford it.




 

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