Pyramid Magazine Contributions (Issues #51 to #100)

I published 35 articles with eight cover issues from June 2013 to February 2017. They were as follows:



#3/56 Pyramid: Prehistory

“The Old Ways,” — a collection of 29 new spells (plus rules and insight)
that bring primitive magical flavor to the Ritual Path Magic system
found in GURPS Monster Hunters.

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/57 Pyramid: Gunplay

“Magic Bullets,” — showing you how to keep the darkness at bay when normal
shots aren’t the right “caliber.” Now it’s easier than ever to build
exotic ammo for your favorite GURPS weapon!

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/58 Pyramid: Urban Fantasy II

“Safe as Houses,” — a GURPS guide on how to defend structures from paranormal threats. Keep the baddies from violating your domain, or learn how something can become a Bad Place as described in GURPS Horror.

 

This was a Cover Issue for me.
See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/60 Pyramid: Dungeon Fantasy III

“It’s a Trap!” — An extensive look at adding random traps to Dungeon Fantasy,
with over 20 tables to determine the type, quality, and effects. Now
the heroes will regret going down that corridor you warned them about.

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/63 Pyramid: Infinite Worlds II

“Lord of Your Own Domain,” — presenting a detailed GURPS system of traits and modifiers needed to manifest your own interdimensional pocket fiefdom, including a new GURPS Psionic Powers ability.

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/64 Pyramid: Pirates & Swashbucklers

Pyramid064-cvr_thumb300“Sailing the Open Skies,” an expansion for GURPS Spaceships
that shows that, for a good captain, the sky’s the limit! Build your
air-sailing vessels using the provided options, or take one of the four
prebuilt versions to feel the wind in your face faster than ever.

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/65 Pyramid: Alternate GURPS III

Pyramid_3_65_alternate_gurps_iii_thumb300“Team Up!”, new rules that will have your heroes working together and combining abilities like never before. Note: I had a co-author on this one, you can find his other work here.

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/66 Pyramid: The Laws of Magic

Pyramid_3_66_the_laws_of_magic_thumb300“Alternative Ritual Path Magic,” an incredibly meaty supplement of optional possibilities for GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic. Learn how to combine Ritual Path magic with other GURPS systems, including Book magic, Divine Favor, effect shaping, realms, symbols, and much more. This supplement-sized feature is sure to offer untold opportunities for practitioners of Ritual Path Magic!

 

This was a Cover Issue for me.
See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/67 Pyramid: Tools of the Trade – Villains

Pyramid_3_67_tools_of_the_trade_villains_thumb1000“How Very Tempting,” a GURPS guide to selling your soul for power and profit. Gain an understanding of what souls are worth, what you can get, and what happens when it’s time to collect.

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/69 Pyramid: Psionics II

Pyramid069-final_1000“Mind and Body,” a collection of new GURPS Martial Arts styles, martial-minded abilities in the style of GURPS Psionic Powers, new perks, and more!

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/71 Pyramid: Spaceships II

Pyramid069-final_1000“Vehicle Imbuements,” a system that expands the options of GURPS Power-Ups 1: Imbuements to the realm of transportation. Let your vessels dodge, speed, ram, or self-repair like never before!

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/72 Pyramid: Alternate Dungeons

Pyramid069-final_1000“Dungeon Fantasy Video Gaming,” a guide to bringing computer RPGs to the tabletop, with a versatile new GURPS template — the imitator — plus rules and guidelines for bringing the pixelated experience to the players.

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/73 Pyramid: Monster Hunters II

Pyramid073-cover_1000“The Department of Occult Defense,” a guide to a secret government organization that hides the horrific truth from the public while keeping it safe. Learn about the group’s history, competitors, and adventure ideas. You’ll also get a new perk, power, Ritual Path spells, and two new Enemies (with new GURPS stats).

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/74 Pyramid: The Wild West

Pyramid_3_74_wild_west_1000“Outlaws and Arrows,” a guide to porting GURPS Action to the Wild West, including two new templates, new lenses, and a boomtown of adventuring tips.

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/75 Pyramid: Hero’s Jackpot

Pyramid75“A Familiar Path,” ideas for bringing preternatural companions to your side with GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic. Frequent Pyramid contributor Christopher R. Rice shows how you can summon, create, and control your own bonded friend.

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/76 Pyramid: Dungeon Fantasy IV

Pyramid076-cvr_1000“Hidden Knowledge,” Christopher R. Rice’s guide to tweaking and enhancing magic, enabling you to create secret spells, scribe glittering grimoires, concoct captivating spell names, and do other mystical activities.

See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/77 Pyramid: Combat

Pyramid077-cvr-final_1000“It’s a Threat!” — a guide to determining how deadly GURPS Dungeon Fantasy monsters are (with all Dungeon Fantasy critters up through Pyramid #3/76: Dungeon Fantasy IV). See each creature’s Offensive Rating, Protective Rating, and Combat Effectiveness Rating, or calculate ratings for your own monsters. Never deliver too small a threat or too great a danger to those meddling heroes . . . unless you want to!
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/78 Pyramid: Unleash Your Soul

Pyramid078-cvr-final_1000“Cursed Thou Art,” Christopher R. Rice’s in-depth look at the Divine Curse disadvantage, and how it can be reused or reformed in new and terrifying configurations. Become a Marked One, endure Cassandra’s Dilemma, or speak with the Rhymer’s Tongue . . . or apply these rules to unleash curses on others!
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/79 Pyramid: Space Atlas

Pyramid078-cvr-final_1000“”The Vanishing Sun,” detailing an entire solar system that somehow ensnares ships. Christopher R. Rice describes this enigma’s backstory, its system features, a new GURPS template for the curious Quicksilver-Born, plus adventure and crossover ideas for bringing this challenge into your campaign.”
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/80 Pyramid: Fantasy Threats

Pyramid078-cvr-final_1000“The Gryndel Menace,” terrifying creatures that may have inspired the legends of dragons – before maturing into something much worse! Discover GURPS stats for the monster in its various life stages, information on the deadly infection it inflicts, details on other strains of the terror, insight into how to use it in various GURPS campaigns, and other awesome info.
This was a Cover Issue for me.
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/82 Pyramid: Magical Creations

Pyramid_3_82_magical_creations_1000“The Hunter’s Reliquary,” a guide to relics in the realm of GURPS Monster Hunters from noted Pyramid author Christopher R. Rice. In the ongoing fight against The Enemy, an angel’s feather or holy grail might provide just the edge you need to triumph.
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/83 Pyramid: Alternate GURPS IV

Pyramid083-cvr2_1000“Pointless Monster Hunting,” a meaty guide to making characters for GURPS Monster Hunters without character points! Frequent Pyramid contributor Christopher R. Rice shows you what you need to create your champions quickly and easily — plus some new options.

This was a Cover Issue for me.
See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/84 Pyramid: Perspectives

Pyramid_3_84_perspectives_1000“Heroes on the Mass Scale,” an in-depth guide to translating adventurers into the GURPS Mass Combat system. Zooming out from furious personal melee to larger tactical battles has never been easier!
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/85 Pyramid: Cutting Edge

Pyramid085-cvr1_1000“The Perky L33t,” an Appendix Z from frequent Pyramid contributor Christopher R. Rice that adds new perks to cyberpunk netrunners.

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/86 Pyramid: Organizations

Pyramid086-cvr-final_1000“What’s in a Lair?,” a guide to making headquarters for your favorite GURPS organizations. It includes a sample base — the Lofty Heights — suitable for inspiration or moving into!
This was a Cover issue for me.
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/87 Pyramid: Low-Tech III

Pyramid_3_87_low-tech_iii_1000“Purveyors of the Priceless,” a set of new possibilities that let you explore life as a low-tech trader in GURPS. Now you can barter for some loose gems, use new perks to help you flex your mercantile might, and even have a full-time job as a trader.
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/89 Pyramid: Alternate Dungeons II

Pyramid_3_89_alternate__dungeons_ii_1000“Eastern Adventures,” a guide to new realms of adventure from frequent Pyramid contributor Christopher R. Rice in the vein of the martial artist from GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 1: Adventurers and the master of shadows from GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 12: Ninja. Learn how to make distinctly unique adventures that tap into the vein of the “Mysterious East,” with information on how to translate existing templates, plus a new samurai lens, new races, power-ups, and more.
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/90 Pyramid: After the End

Pyramid_3_90_after_the_end_1000“Survival After the End,” an exploration of staying alive amid a wasteland world. Prolific Pyramid penman Christopher R. Rice goes beyond the survival options from GURPS After the End 2: The New World with new and expanded rules for how your After the End explorers can catch fish, find water, start fires, and more.
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/91 Pyramid: Thaumatology IV

Pyramid091-1000“Codex Duello,” a guide to how to conduct and resolve duels among mages, from master Pyramid penman Christopher R. Rice. Resolve disputes or simply fight to the death, whether you’re using GURPS Magic, GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic, GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, or even GURPS Psionic Powers!
See here for Designer’s Notes.

#3/93 Pyramid: Cops and Lawyers

Pyarmid_3_93_cops_and_lawyers_cover_1000“Above the Law” looks at laws in relation to the powers of GURPS Supers,GURPS Psionic Powers, and other paranormal abilities.

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/95 Pyramid: Overland Adventures

Pyramid095-cover_1000In a low-tech world, travel can be dangerous. Explore the perils of getting from here to there in this month’s issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers. In “The Emerald Hell,” you’ll discover the adventure potential of jungles, with ideas for travel, survival, combat, dangers, and even campaigns. This month in David L. Pulver’s column, encounter a caravan of monsters with their ill-gotten loot. Whether you’re looking for realism or cinematic excitement, this issue is worth the journey for all overland adventurers!

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/97 Pyramid: Strange Powers

Pyramid097-cvr_use_1000Extraordinary abilities may belong to those you least expect . . . including yourself. Unchain the impossible in this month’s issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers. “High Psi” by Kelly Pedersen amps up psionic powers, making them more powerful than ever. This month’s column from David L. Pulver adds anime-flavored anthropomorphized high-tech weapons. Whether you skulk among the shadows or soar above the skies, this issue makes the impossible look easy!

But maybe people can’t help disbelieving in strange, psychic powers. What if the universe itself were conspiring to keep them unknown, hiding them behind a Mask of Humanity? Christopher R. Rice explains how the Façade obfuscates the unnatural, from reality-altering wizards to dark monsters who evoke our worst fears. This campaign switch allows you to run supernatural games in the real world without having to explain why everything hasn’t changed . . . it’s because the world doesn’t want to.

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/98 Pyramid: Welcome to Dungeon Fantasy

Pyramid098-cvr_1000The most difficult part of the heroic journey is often the beginning. We make embarking easier than ever for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy adventurers in this month’s issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers. With “You All Meet at an Inn,” expectations flip when the heroes find themselves desperately defending a tavern. In this issue’s included bestiary, over a dozen new monsters threaten would-be treasure-hunters. Designed for the core GURPS Dungeon Fantasy supplements, most of this issue can be used with the forthcoming Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game as soon as the boxed set is cracked open. Welcome to the dungeon-fantasy experience; heroes wanted!

There’s an art to crafting opposition. The GM needs to mix classic fantasy foes with new, unexpected monsters to keep the delvers on their toes. And Christopher R. Rice offers plenty of both in The Monstrous Monstorum. Enjoy iconic beasts such as the grü, mimic, and mummy; surprises like the excremental, hellwasp, and stone shark; three new diseases (tied to specific monsters, but also usable standalone); and rules for allowing bouda (hyena-folk with a powerful bite) as PCs.

 

See here for Designer’s Notes.


#3/99 Pyramid: Death and Beyond

Pyramid099-cvr6_1000For 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!

 

This was a Cover Issue for me.
See here for Designer’s Notes


#3/100 Pyramid: Pyramid Secrets

FoCover_lgr years, Pyramid – the PDF magazine for roleplayers – has delivered monthly delights to your gaming table. In 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 anniversary issue!

 

This was a Cover Issue for me.
See here for Designer’s Notes.