GURPS Sci Fantasy Campaign

  • April 14, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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I am kicking off a GURPS 4e campaign set in the world of Killraven.  Cinematic soft Science Fiction apocalyptic setting after the Martian invasion and conquest of the Earth.  Please think (classic) Gamma World, not Twilight 2000.

It has been[masked] years since the fall, government has been silent all that time and sensible people avoid city ruins.

Just about any character type is possible, and exotic and supernatural advantages and skills fit the milieu (just have a decent backstory).  There is no magic per se, but mutations come in a variety of forms.

Gladiators are the archetype, but there is room for a Keeper (mad scientist) and Freemen of all stripes survive.

Do not count on guns or vehicles to begin with, but other relics are possible.  Equipment should be based on your character concept, but $5000 (TL5 suggested starting wealth) is probably about the right amount.  Poverty and/wealth disadvantages/advantages are discouraged.

150 points (total) with up to 40 in disadvantages (plus up to 5 more points in quirks).  It is absolutely fine if you are new to GURPS as this campaign should be a good introduction; just message me your character concept and we will work it out over email.  I tend to be a rules light GM, but that’s partly because GURPS gives me that flexibility.

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  • Steve

    Haven is a great site, and Bruce was/is a excellent GM. The other gamers are a pleasure to get together with. I'm looking forward to the next meeting.

    April 15, 2012

  • Bruce B.

    I am looking forward to the possibilities.

    April 15, 2012

  • Scott C.

    Excellent game.
    Good style, laid back, story driven, well organized
    Good crew of players.

    April 15, 2012

  • Matt

    I cant find the haven could someone call me and clarify the directions at[masked]

    April 14, 2012

  • Bruce B.

    An open source Java based fully interactive 4e GURPS Character Sheet (GCS) generator is available from: http://gcs.trollworks.com/wiki/start

    PDF version of character sheet is also available: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/resources/CharacterSheet.pdf

    April 10, 2012

  • Bruce B.

    The timeline in the comic never really seemed sensible to me, so I would like to be vague about that. Yes, 50 to 100 years after the 2nd invaision, and that might just as easily been 2012 as 2001. TL8/9 with the world gone to hell and not much of anything working is exactly correct. The Martians are TL11/12.

    April 9, 2012

  • Bruce B.

    I figure it is mostly a barter economy, with maybe golden dollars/quarters/pennies being used some places. Let?s try TL5, $5K, as the mean. Equipment should be focused on rounding out the character rather than spending, and should not be more than you can carry. Any poverty/wealth points will be met with some scrutiny!

    April 9, 2012

  • Steve

    Also - understand no guns or vehicles, but how much $ worth of equipment?

    April 9, 2012

  • Steve

    Bruce - Yes, planning on coming.
    Looking for general time frame (and tech level) - So[masked] since the fall - and that happened after 2001 during the 2nd invasion? TL8/9, but with world gone to hell and not a lot of working anything? Have couple ideas for character. My home email is [masked]

    April 9, 2012

  • Brian

    All,

    I will not be able to make this meeting but have setup a time and place.

    April 2, 2012

  • Bruce B.

    Yes, the Haven would be my choice of venue! I think we have quorum and could be ready to go as early as April 6th or 7th, but Easter is the 8th if that complicates things for anyone. Do folks have a preference for Friday versus Saturday?

    March 23, 2012

  • Brian

    I might be interested depending on when this plays. I am going to suggest you check out the Historic Haven in Fredric as gaming location.

    March 23, 2012

  • Scott C.

    Like Steve, "Mature" (by age) gamer. I live in Martinsburg. No familiarity with "Killraven" either, except what I've found on the web. I enjoy GURPS and haven't played in a Sci-Fantasy for quite some time. Am also a fan of the Fallout series, particularly 'New Vegas'.

    1 · March 20, 2012

  • Steve

    "Mature" (by age) gamer, I live in Gaithersburg - easy commute to Frederick. No familiarity with 'Killraven' other than just reading the linked material - but it looks interesting. I enjoyed Gamma World, and have been a big fan/player of the PC 'Fallout' series of games.

    March 4, 2012

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