Boil and Bubble: Ritual Path Magic Miscellany IV

Here’s another installment of Ritual Path Magic Miscellany – today I’m talking about area buff/debuffs, alternate spell modifiers, draining spells, and suspendable spells. Area Buff/Debuff Spells Having a spell that allies you to enhance your allies and weaken your enemies is a classic sort of magic – but RPM cannot natively handle it. You cannot with […]

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Boil and Bubble: Ritual Path Magic Miscellany III

Here’s another installment of Ritual Path Magic Miscellany – today I’m talking about spell requirements, renewable charms, and techbane magic. Requirements for Spells Some spells might require specific ingredients, components, gestures, or motions to even cast. To simulate this, use the following rule: If a spell requires a series of complex hand gestures or foot motions […]

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GURPS101: Astral Realm Meta-Rules

The astral plane (also called the etheric plane) exists alongside material reality. This is the place where spirits, ghosts, and other stranger beings dwell as well as where astral projectors send their spirits to walk free of mortal flesh. The following rules help to make the astral realm more interesting – especially performing tasks there […]

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GURPS101: Intermediate Range Modifiers

Yet another “micro-rule” – this time playing with Range modifiers for GURPS. First, let’s look at the current existing range bands: Short-Range (-1/yard like a spell, p. B239) Normal-Range (per p. B550) Long-Range (p. B241) No Penalties GURPS Powers (p. 108) says each step up is worth +50%, while each step down is worth -10%. Interpolated Range […]

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GURPS101: Preparation Required New Modifiers

A real quick “micro-rules” post on Preparation Required from stuff I had in one of my own campaigns. Intermediate Levels of Preparation RequiredIf we play with the values we can interpolate different required times with a given value for each one: Preparation Required, 5 seconds (-5%) Preparation Required, 30 seconds (-10%) Preparation Required, 1 minute […]

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