Boil and Bubble: Sorcerous Hexes

Behind Ritual Path magic, Sorcery (from Pyramid #3/63: Infinite Worlds II) is probably my second favorite magical system out there. It seamlessly blends two things that I like about GURPS: flexibility and power builds. There have been many powers-based approaches to magic using modular abilities before – but I think PK nailed it perfectly with his […]

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Boil and Bubble: Spell Kits for Casters – the Defender

In a previous post, I talked about various “wizardly” archetypes and how you might create them using RPM. I’ve already done this for the Gatemaker and the Necromancer, but what’s next? Well, I’ve been watching a lot of Agents of S.H.E.L.D. and shields defend…so hey! Defender. That’s the ticket. I described the Defender archetype as… “The […]

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Boil and Bubble: Diablorising Sorcery – The Witch Doctor – Part I

Look…I like necromancy magic, okay? It’s not a addiction or anything, I can quit whenever I want. I recently got to play Diablo III and after my typical Barbarian run-through I fired up a Witch Doctor…man that was fun. Now, I’ve already created some Ritual Path magic spells for the Necromancer from Diablo II…why not […]

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Boil and Bubble: A GM’s Guide to Ritual Path Magic Spell Creation

Gamemastering Ritual Path magic can be slightly taxing for new users of the system. Despite it’s nuts and bolts approach to magic and its balanced nature it does require one thing to work well: GM knowledge of the system. Considering that the original system was published in eight freaking pages (GURPS Monster Hunters 1: Champions) […]

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