Gamemaster’s Guidepost – Framing Your Preferences, Part II

Continuing my previous post in this three part series. Previously, we talked about framing their preferences as concerns their characters (e.g., how much combat they wanted in the campaign on a per session basis). Basically, how the players expect their characters to react to the campaign world Today I talk about framing the player’s preferences concerning the campaign world. That […]

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Carpe Blogiem: Why GURPS?

In all the roleplaying games in all the world, you have to roleplay in mine… Someone asked me a while back: “Why GURPS?” Well, there are a couple of reasons I use GURPS pretty much exclusively, but let’s ignore me for a bit. Let’s assume that you’ve just stumbled onto my blog: “What is this GURPS thing you […]

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Gamemaster’s Guidepost: Shut up and Roll!

Player: “Okay, this is a -4 to my roll because of posture, another -2 for attacking a side hex…”GM: “Shouldn’t I be doing this?”Player: “Oh, I was just helping…okay, and another -4 to range…”GM: “No. Stop. Just roll.”Player: “But…but the modifiers.”GM: “I know the modifiers – you make the rolls.” Even in realistic GURPS games (of […]

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GURPS101: Leeches, Vampires, and Succubi (Oh, my!)

“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”— Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897) The Leech advantage (GURPS Powers, p. 96) is the more generalized version of the Vampiric Bite advantage (p. B96) that appeared in the Basic Set. (Buckle your seatbelts up kiddies because this is a long post. Note I’m intentionally ignore the Vampiric Bite […]

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