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Welcome to the Generic Universal RolePlaying System!

With GURPS, you can be anyone you want – an elf hero fighting for the forces of good, a shadowy femme fatale on a deep-cover mission, a futuristic swashbuckler carving up foes with a force sword in his hand and a beautiful woman by his side . . . or literally anything else! Thanks to its flexibility, quality writing, and ease of use, GURPS has been the premiere universal roleplaying game for over three decades!

More than 1,500,000 copies are in print – not counting foreign editions. GURPS Lite, a 32-page distillation of the basic GURPS rules, is available for free download. We also have dozens of GURPS adventures and e-books available on Warehouse 23.

Whatever your favorite roleplaying genre might be, GURPS can handle it. More about GURPS . . .

New GURPS Releases

Here are the last 15 GURPS supplements (including reprints and new editions) we have released, either in print or electronically. Click on a cover to go to that product's page.

Pyramid #3/119: After the End II (September 2018) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 2: Tomb of the Dragon King Pyramid #3/118: Dungeon Trips (August 2018) Pyramid #3/117: Hot Spots (July 2018) GURPS Hot Spots: Renaissance Venice
Pyramid #3/116: Locations (June 2018) Pyramid #3/115: Technomancer (May 2018) GURPS Magic: Artillery Spells Pyramid #3/114: Mind Over Magic (April 2018) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: Caverntown
Pyramid #3/113: Dungeon Fantasies (March 2018) Pyramid #3/112: Action II (February 2018) Pyramid #3/111: Combat II (January 2018) Pyramid #3/110: Deep Space (December 2017) GURPS Fantasy: Portal Realms

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August 30, 2018: I Won't Be Late This Time!

I still feel guilty about delivering July's GURPS News a day after the end of the month . . . so I'm going to make it up to you by delivering August's update a day before the end of the month. You can see this as getting two installments in one month or as me making amends. Or as Thursday. I've always been fond of Thursday.

Recent Releases

There were two GURPS-related uploads in August, both with a fantasy theme:

Pyramid #3/118: Dungeon Trips GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 2: Tomb of the Dragon King Pyramid #3/118: Dungeon Trips (August 2, 2018; PDF)

This issue supports both the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game and the upcoming The Fantasy Trip with a ton of fantasy goodness: two adventures, a table-driven encounter-design system, a new Dungeon Fantasy profession, and all the usual monthly features. While designed for two games in particular, everything but the character template is readily adaptable to just about any fantasy RPG.

GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 2: Tomb of the Dragon King (August 16, 2018; PDF)

A new scenario from Matt Riggsby, author of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 1: Mirror of the Fire Demon, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Encounters 1: The Pagoda of Worlds, and Dungeon Fantasy: Against the Rat-Men. Matt knows a thing or two about hack 'n' slash adventures, so anything with "tomb" and "dragon" in the title is going to be good. (We obey Margaret Atwood's rule: "If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book.")

GURPS On Demand
 
We continue to rerelease GURPS Third Edition classics via print-on-demand (POD). Since my last update, we've added GURPS Steampunk, GURPS Steam-Tech, GURPS Black Ops, and GURPS Autoduel, Second Edition to the lineup. I'd love to see the campaign that uses all four! Remember that these are not new editions, but reprints with no changes other than errata fixes. See the GURPS On Demand page for past offerings and to keep abreast of future ones.

Upcoming Plans

And now for the speculation! As always, the tidbits below are more like informed guesses than promises. There are many reasons why projects might be delayed, shuffled around, or even canceled (though we do our very best to avoid that).

  • Pyramid #3/119 is in editing, and I've been warned it will move to production and land on my desk for production review Real Soon Now.
  • Phil Masters' GURPS Steampunk 2: Steam and Shellfire is in production. Given that I've already approved art, it's on the short list for the next release.
  • A little GURPS Dungeon Fantasy scribble I had on the back burner is also in production and also through art approval, so you can expect that before long as well.
  • Manuscripts supporting five series now await playtest! In roughly the order we hope to playtest them, those are:
    • A GURPS Steampunk volume by Phil Masters. Have you responded to the call for playtesters yet?
    • A GURPS Powers item by Rory Fansler. If (and only if!) you are a published GURPS author, and you would like to be the lead playtester, contact Steven Marsh.
    • A GURPS Monster Hunters goody by Christopher Rice. If (and only if!) you are a published GURPS author, and you would like to be the lead playtester, contact Steven Marsh.
    • A GURPS Social Engineering work by Kelly Pedersen. We have a lead playtester, so keep your eyes open for the call for playtesters.
    • A GURPS High-Tech supplement by Bill Stoddard. We have a lead playtester, so keep your eyes open for the call for playtesters.

I've limited my teasing to things that (1) have at least a first draft and (2) aren't currently stalled for some reason. I prefer to keep a lid on stuff that fails one test or the other, because I hate to offer hope and then dash it into a million pieces except when I'm the GM of a GURPS Dungeon Fantasy game. But if you're willing to trust tavern tales and rumors, take a look at the GURPS thread in my blog each Friday.

GURPS On DriveThruRPG
 
August saw us send another seven PDFs to DriveThruRPG. These are not new products; they're existing material being sold via an out-of-house channel that many gamers find convenient. This page sums up the GURPS-related titles.

Join Us! Join Us!

Interested in writing for us? First, take the time to absorb the Submission Guidelines, GURPS formatting guide, and GURPS WYSIWYG template. Then visit the Warehouse 23 Digital Wish List (updated August 6, 2018) and Warehouse 23 Wish List for GURPS (updated August 6, 2018) to learn what we're looking for.

Sadly, we're phasing out Pyramid, but if you had a fantasy-related article in Volume 1 or 2, you still have a couple of days to bring it to our attention for the Pyramid Dungeon Collection.

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