So if it fails horribly, please let me know. Randal Kane — Trent Bauer. I just like the way 4E was set up. Andrew Hackard Steve Jackson I. I second the recommendation to have the Basic Book.
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This article is a skub. It has loads of numbers and expansion books. GURPS is the quintessential universal system; it is so flexible that you can bend it in half, fold it through itself, and then tie it in a 4-dimensional knot. It is the paragon of the simulationist category of games. Its detail is surpassed by I. The basic premise behind the system is that you create your character and customize all of his abilities using points that you get both at creation and as your character progresses.
There are assloads of physical, mental, and social defects that can be used to get more character points to channel right back into your advantages. It uses the d6 exclusively, generally pressuring you to roll under your relevant ability score to succeed in a given task. This can be augmented in difficulty by increasing or decreasing the target numbers. A roll of a 3 or 4 is a critical success, while an 18 is always a critical failure.
SJG put out a free. Using its third edition vehicle creation system will make you want to eat your own face, and possibly devote the whole process to one or more elder gods.
Fourth Edition vehicles are just regular characters with extra stats. Game Masters of the franchise experienced a downgrade in complexity following the release of Fourth Edition, but its inherent complexity still puts it behind Dungeons and Dragons in terms of ease of play. Much of the complexity in GURPS is front-loaded: character creation tends to take longer because of the staggering amount of detailed options. As the campaign progresses, however, the consistency and relative elegance of GURPS makes Dungeons and Dragons seem like a pile of kludge.
The sandbox nature of character creation is appealing to players who have a concept of a character in their heads and want to reproduce it as faithfully as possible. All of the books for GURPS simply tell you how to do things within the core system without the need to spend an additional day to set up an innovative campaign.
For example, there is a book on Vampires. It explains how to create vampire characters and NPCs easily without dealing with the issues of balance and customization that bogs down new players.
In fact, you can play this game by simply using the dice you swiped from Monopoly and Yahtzee. Keep a conversion chart handy.
Fortunately the main book includes one. For starters.
GURPS LITE 4E PDF
This article is a skub. It has loads of numbers and expansion books. GURPS is the quintessential universal system; it is so flexible that you can bend it in half, fold it through itself, and then tie it in a 4-dimensional knot. It is the paragon of the simulationist category of games. Its detail is surpassed by I.
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I typically roll all the likely-needed dice at once for an attack, split up by color. X dice for the damage roll, according to the weapon damage. That lets me quickly roll and read the result, rather than taking time for each step. If the attack misses or the defense succeeds, ignore the other dice. As a bonus, if the red dice read high, I can add some color description like "Karl takes a swing that would surely kill you, but you barely deflect it.
GURPS LITE 4E PDF