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new GURPS 4 Ed. Modern Dystopia Adventure

  • Dec 1, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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The ARC
Join me as we traverse through a modern day Adventure where an event occurs rendering most advanced technology useless (to say more would give too much away - suffice it to say the event is quite plausible) is explored. Do you have what it takes to survive the event? Can you negotiate the landscape in the throws of the aftermath while others panic and the very fabric of society begins to unravel? How will your views of humanity, ethics and morals weather the ever-changing landscape that confronts you?

The Pitch
I'm looking for two - six people interested in seeding an Adventure (at least running a mini) and either is versed in GURPS or is willing to learn along with me. If you are the former, I might be interested in mind melding with you prior to the first session (which will be devoted to character generation). If you are the latter I suggest downloading the freebie 4Ed Lite from e23. GURPS is lethal on combat and heavy on role immersion. If you are 100% sold on level progression and hack n slash this might not be your cup of tea.

The Prognosis
The Adventure is being fleshed out, and I hope to have enough material and interest to start as GM over the holidays (i.e. after gobble and before gifting).

Logistics
To Be Determined. During my first visit to Madness Games the clerk informed me of the gaming room they have next door; I thought we could utilize this initially. I’m currently envisioning a monthly gathering, no more than bi-monthly. This would be either over a weekend or after hours on weekdays. Feel free to shoot me an email and we’ll go from there.

About me:
Then I cut my gaming teeth on OEd D&D Basic boxed set when just a pimply lad and evolved with the game and genre, gaming heavily and also dabbling in Gamma World, Boot Heel, and Traveller. Through periods of military, college and beyond I played in intensive bursts of varying durations within 1-2 Ed D&D, Aftermath and Shadowrun until roughly 2000, at which time for lack of diverging into a lengthy conversation, suffered burnout. I have not thrown bones in the RPG genre since. I also spent bursts within the consim realm as well.

I have also gamed off and on with board games; both consim and Euro (about the time I discovered D&D I also found a board game called Tactics at a yard sale – another story). These filled the void the burnout created.

Now Since 2011, I am into the 6th novel of Steven Erikson's genre defining Malazan Empire series and read how the backdrop was inspired by a campaign he ran using the GURPS system (I knew, instinctively some would say, that this had to have been wireframed/ fleshed out in an RPG), and got the bug again. And after reading up on GURPS I elected to get back into gaming; but I don't really want to delve into the fantasy realm (at least not at this time). But who knows down the road?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got 6 players committed to being a PC, so all slots are full at this time.

    November 26, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    I'd like to join the game if it's still open.

    I'm fairly well versed in GURPS, though most of my experience is in GM'ing it.

    November 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Aaron. I have 5 players saying they will be there, but only 3 so far have committed to chargen activities prior to Saturday. Email me via the site (from my profile page) with your email address and I'll give you access to the Google Doc I created

      November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you sent me your email, I'll be creating a brief Intro/Background and CharGen guidelines shortly and sharing it with you via Google Docs (hopefully that will work). Stay tuned!

    November 14, 2012

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    A former member changed the date and time to Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sending everyone an email via Meetup that has expressed interest. Please reply back to me if you would

    November 13, 2012

  • Shaun

    I would also like to know when you planed on starting the game?
    Also what days we would be playing?

    November 13, 2012

  • Shaun

    I like everyone I guess tend to play characters based on my self.
    I will prob do some sorta prepper/militia type guy former military DI in the Marines (even tho I was not) but I am a survivalist by nature.

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Shaun! I haven't played gurps either, and I am sure there will be a slight learning curve. Hopefully Geoff can help smooth over any rough spots early on.
    For the rest of you: I'll be contacting folks in a few days with some prep work to think about regarding chargen and what not.
    The Adventure will begin with a fictional setting in a real world location. For teaser sake the location will be rural, but your character can be of just about any background supported (the story line will easily support this).
    I'm entertaining the idea of creating a shared Google Doc, so contact me via the site if you want access.
    Stay tuned!

    November 12, 2012

  • Shaun

    I would like to play I am a lone time gamer and I loe the survival genre! I have not used the gurps system but I am willing to learn!
    I Play mostly cycber punk or something we put together off there rules.

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ooops! Geoff, I see you have GURPS :)

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    well met Ray and Geoff! Do either of you have GURPS experience? Geoff. This is an Adventure as of now. I don't have plans to run it as a campaign.

    Start date and play days are negotiable. I'd like to keep this post open for at least this week to see if anyone else is interested.

    As for me, the nature of my job (QA in IT/Web Dev) can give me a last minute testing deadline, but those, when they occur, are typically back end of the week (Thursday & Friday).

    November 12, 2012

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