Middle Earth really let itself go...

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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.


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:


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Last edited by Schilcote; Sep 30 '12 at 2:46pm..
I know it's a 150 point build, did you specify disadvantage points? I missed it if you did.

I'm till working on that character. Magic users take a bit of time to build out.

Sorry, updating the OP now.

I plan to browse GURPS Fantasy at my friendly neighborhood gaming store, then snap a photo of anything I'm interested in using so I can reference it when I get home. If I send you the crunch, would you be willing to review it for possible approval?

Originally Posted by PolkaBear View Post
I plan to browse GURPS Fantasy at my friendly neighborhood gaming store, then snap a photo of anything I'm interested in using so I can reference it when I get home. If I send you the crunch, would you be willing to review it for possible approval?
Yeah. But you know, if you're gonna use it you might as well buy it. Support the folks who made it, you know.

I was looking over the system and I noticed... you can make anything character wise with this system. Defiitely count me interested. I just need help with character creation if anyone is willing to help me out ^^'

That's the idea!

That's actually why I bought it, I was doing a super-crossover game and it was the best tool for the job.

I'll help you, definitely.

Awesome... well I'll look over the character creation rules and PM you with further help... Just need a basic idea... like a knight or something, maybe a ranger. Maybe that rare elf or some such other stuff.

quick background questions- will essential earth be an essential version of the blighted earth or the pre-blighted earth? Does plant and food magic work any differently than published?
Are there any remaining manavoires? Are the edible?

(hadn't actually thought of these...)

Essential Earth got messed up by the magi-nuke. Sometimes it works fine, most of the time it backfires (that is, it's always at -4 and all failures are critical). Plant and food magic ought to work okay, but it'd cost a lot of FP to feed a city with Create Food.

Manavores aren't known to exist. They probably taste like chicken.


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