This is one of the overlooked gems of GURPS, in my opinion: GURPS Banestorm : Abydos, by David Pulver. In the interest of full disclosure. Abydos: The merest whisper of the name sends shivers down the spines of the God-fearing people of Yrth. What lurks in the forbidden city of Abydos is so great . RPG Item: GURPS Banestorm: Abydos ยท Post Thread. Title, RSS, Threads, Posts, Last Post. Reviews. Post your game reviews in this forum. Click here for help on.

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Basically, they see raising the bodies of the dead to serve and aid the living as totally normal, natural, and right. They’ve changed, but still reflect abjdos of the original conflicts and beliefs of their Earth versions. Thursday, May 8, Review: Living slaves held in stasis and tattooed with the words to a single spell. In short, you get everything you need to use the place as scenery, an adventure, a prefab element of your game world, or even the backdrop for an entire campaign.

Learn about spaceships in GURPS Spaceships format from the various robot factions and get an extensive look at the desperate world of If you’ve got a strongly Hurps church system in your game world, you won’t have to change much. Western empire with rivalsIslamic bipolarDwarven empireElvish diffuse.

Get four new template options, over a dozen weapons that’ll give them an “edge,” and insight into power-up possibilities. Yrth exists as a parallel world to Earth, and is known to Abydps as a Fantasy parallel in Q5with a divergence point that probably occurred when the Pangean supercontinent existed.

The holy gods grant holy powers and they often fight amongst themselves just like in the real world. I don’t find the Old Testament god to be good but would expect not necessarily require a paladin set in 8th century Europe to accept it as Good. William Knowles May 9, at 3: In the interest of full disclosure, I am friends online with David Pulver, and I playtested this book twice once when it was abortively slated for a 3rd edition release, and then again for 4th edition.


Abydoos peoples and animals from other worlds began appearing in vast numbers. Lots of the elements are really well done – an order of vampire monks explains their inability to tolerate holy symbols as suffering on the cross as Jesus had, and their fatal flaw against stakes as being vulnerable to a spear like that which pierced Jesus’s side.

This month’s Pyramid offers new GURPS character-creation options, rules you can use, and ways to work together like never before.

Please consider your gaming group’s sensibilities before introducing this material into your campaign! If you want fidelity to one, the other needs to change.

But such loathing has no meaning for the shambling, silent bodies who roam the streets of Abydos. It’s small enough to let players get familiar with it quickly but deep enough to provide many, many sessions of gkrps. Don’t settle for being stuck in the same old universe when there are infinite worlds to explore! Sean Punch 61 pages.

Dungeon Fantastic: Review: GURPS Abydos

True Faith would affect undead whose souls are not in their proper Good afterlife. Newer Post Older Post Home. Imagine all kinds of fun you can have as a GM.

Every NPC has a secret, a desire, or a complication, as does every shop or location. But the moon is different, too.

To describe this casting as an epic failure is to be horrendously understating the event. The Ring Islands, where magic is very unstable and powerful mystical beasts rule the jungles, which lie to the southeast of Ytarria.

Visit Moe Lane’s homepage! Yet they’re believing Christians, society is generally law-abiding, and individuals range the gamut from genuinely nice people but ones who’d raise their dead siblings as zombies to keep them working in the family shop to evil bastards fighting on behalf of freeing slaves and throwing down the necromantic order.


Imagine if you will, that you have undead whose only tactic is to grab a soldier, and walk into the lake dragging him screaming into the water. Unholy is truly evil however. The Edge of Reality author Matt Riggsby, it includes detailed information on this location’s anydos, flora, and fauna โ€” including GURPS stats for a half-dozen threats for fantasy heroes to encounter.

Preview of the PDF. Get started vurps a sampling of 20 “spells” plus guidelines for making more. Whether you’re a fantasy monarch, a superspy mastermind, or a Nazi officer, sometimes you need an extra edge.

GURPS Banestorm

I actually prefer them to be indifferent towards good. It’s set up well enough to be played light or bleak. What Abydps find puzzling however, is the number of mageborn that can be found within the city – far out of proportion to the normal numbers in other areas of Yrth.

This month’s manuscript looks at how the natural and supernatural collide.

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I really like this pdf. They are approached by an individual abydso approaches them with a tale of sorrow. On to the crunchy stuff. GURPS Banestorm โ€” Welcome to the land of Yrth, a magical realm of incredibly varied races and monsters โ€” including people snatched from our Earth and other worlds by the cataclysmic Banestorm! Various sovereignties contend for power on a magical world populated by storms blowing across the dimensions.

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A female force of nobles, many mages, who act as cops and rulers with limitations – there is a council, etc. Do you like it or have it? I love this book so much. I highly recommend this book.

The mages of Abydos have been kidnapping any mageborn they can find, ramping up the number of mageborn to numbers higher than is normal for that size population.