GURPS Design Credits

Steve Jackson Games is one of the oldest role-playing game companies out there. I’m very proud to say that I started my career with them and contributed pretty heavily to their generic RPG, GURPS.

Dungeon Fantasy Traps


Brave heroes have no shortage of things trying to kill them, from wicked sorcerers to slavering monsters. But traps hold a special place in this genre. There’s no emotional impetus behind a trap, and the enemy who set it may even be long gone – which is why traps drive home the point that even the dungeon itself is trying to kill you!


This was originally a Kickstarter stretch goal from the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game Kickstarter. You can purchase it here.

Dungeon Fantasy Collected (Pyramid Anthology)

Pyramid_dfc_cvr6-ed_1000For years, the third volume of Pyramid has provided GURPS Dungeon Fantasy players with cutting-edge material for their own crypt-crawling campaigns. This compilation collects Pyramid articles which have appeared outside of the Dungeon Fantasy- and Alternate Dungeons-themed issues, but are of particular interest to Dungeon Fantasy gamers. It includes over 20 articles taken from issues 10, 13, 19, 25, 38, 43, 47, 48, 56, 58, 61, 64, 68, 70, 75, 77, 78, 80, and 82. This is a direct compilation, without updates or changes.


It can be purchased here.

GURPS Aliens: Sparrials

Gurps_aliens_sparrials_1000Elizabeth McCoy put a lot of work into her debut into GURPS 4th edition and I’m proud to say that I got to help her right from her first alpha draft. Mind you, it was only some formatting issues and a few other odds and ends. Believe me, I was more than happy to help her with whatever she needed considering how much help she gives me pretty much all the time.


It can be purchased here.

GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 19: Incantation Magic

Cover_lg“A brand new kind of magic user for your dungeon-crawler game”

Why let wizards have all the fun? Become an incanter with this supplement, and bend reality to your will. These flexible magicians can conjure a variety of effects, but must prepare their most potent rituals in advance. With everything from new gear to new spells, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 19: Incantation Magic is ready to power up your Dungeon Fantasy game today!

See here for Designer’s Notes on my blog or here for designer’s Notes in Pyramid. You can purchase it here.

GURPS Monster Hunters 5: Applied Xenology


I was in on this one from the moment the book’s title started getting sorted out. I vaguely recall suggesting “Alien Unknown,” “The Fringe,” and “The Invasion,” but I rather like the title that PK ultimately choose. I know I consulted for the monsters, the new magic system, and made a couple of other random suggestions (high-tech alchemy was one). I was a playtester too, but I also did some final checking before it headed to production. This was a ton of fun to be a part of, and I hope to one day add my own name to a volume of Monster Hunters.

It can be found here for purchase.

GURPS Monster Hunters: Power-Ups 1



My third work and first solo work. I’ve been a fan of Monster Hunters since Jason “PK” Levine offered to let me sneak a peek at the playtest files for the first three books. Adding my own to his work is something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I leapt at the chance to write a book in the series.

See here for Designer’s Notes.

It can be found here for purchase.

GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic

I put in a lot of work into this book. I supplied more than half of the published example rituals, the rules for Alchemy, and I was one of the lucky few who got to review it before it was out. Seeing that I got not one, not two, but three mentions, I think that belongs here as well. I don’t think that Jason “PK” Levine would disagree either.

It can be purchased here.

Playtester Credit

I’ve playtested the following books:

Published Books

Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game
Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game: I Smell a Rat
Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game: Magic Items
GURPS Adaptations
GURPS Aliens: Sparrials
GURPS Boardrooms and Curia
GURPS Disasters: Meltdowns and Fallout
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 1: Mirror of The Fire Demon
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Denizens: Barbarians
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 17: Guilds
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 3: Born of Myth & Magic
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: Caverntown
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Treasures 1: Glittering Prizes
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Treasures 2: Epic Treasures
GURPS High-Tech: Adventure Guns (no listed credit)
GURPS High-Tech Pulp Guns Volume 1
GURPS High-Tech Pulp Guns Volume 2
GURPS Hot Spots: The Silk Road
GURPS Magic: Plant Spells
GURPS Mass Combat
GURPS Monster Hunters 1: Champions (no listed credit)
GURPS Monster Hunters 2: The Mission (no listed credit)
GURPS Monster Hunters 3: The Enemy
GURPS Monster Hunters 5: Applied Xenology
GURPS Psi-Tech
GURPS Psionic Powers (no listed credit)
GURPS Powers: The Weird
GURPS Social Engineering
GURPS Social Engineering: Back to School
GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells
GURPS Spaceships 1
GURPS Spaceships 2
GURPS Spaceships 3
GURPS Spaceships 4
GURPS Spaceships 5
GURPS Spaceships 6
GURPS Spaceships 7
GURPS Steampunk 1: Settings and Style
GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic
GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery
GURPS Zombies: Day One
GURPS Vehicles: Steampunk Conveyances

Forthcoming Titles:

GURPS Monster Hunters 6 (Title Forthcoming)
GURPS Tactical Shooting: Extreme Conditions
GURPS Vehicles
“Lost Hall of Judgement” (tentative title) (This is a Gaming Ballistic release)