This is one of the overlooked gems of GURPS, in my opinion: GURPS Banestorm : Abydos, by David Pulver. In the interest of full disclosure. Abydos: The merest whisper of the name sends shivers down the spines of the God-fearing people of Yrth. What lurks in the forbidden city of Abydos is so great . RPG Item: GURPS Banestorm: Abydos · Post Thread. Title, RSS, Threads, Posts, Last Post. Reviews. Post your game reviews in this forum. Click here for help on.

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It’s atmospheric and cool, and it makes for an interesting place to visit or base out of without being a “standard” fantasy city or a typical “evil” city. A Discord server focusing on Roleplaying, Sci-Fi, Transhumanism, and discussion of other assorted topics, from tech to boardgames, from politics to philosophy. I kept the old playtest document around for years until this finally came out in PDF. Yet they’re believing Christians, society is generally law-abiding, and individuals range the gamut from genuinely nice people but ones who’d raise their dead siblings as zombies to keep them working in the family shop to evil bastards fighting on behalf of freeing slaves and throwing down the necromantic order.

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abydod Each installment delivers a ready-to-use scene — battlefield, building, campus, fortress, neighborhood, village, wilderness, etc. If the player characters are more ethical about how they earn their money, then they can attempt to thwart an “evil mage” who is stealing innocent children from a city, village, town, etc Where does the food come from?

A female force of nobles, many mages, who act as cops and rulers abyros limitations – there is a council, etc. Please consider your gaming group’s sensibilities before introducing this material into your campaign! Thursday, May 8, Review: Can you imagine the scene as the ships approach the shore, only to have the necromancers atop the walls with a pile of skulls stacked about like cannon balls.


Do you like it or hate it? I don’t find the Old Testament god to be good but would expect not necessarily require a paladin set in 8th century Europe to accept it as Good. If the players take the money, they can be blackmailed as being agents ahydos Abydos – which is probably a abudos sentence if gueps to be true. Abydos is a city of necromancers – but Christian necromancers.

Over time a group of Elves dedicated themselves to the task of protecting Elves from Orcs. You can also check out the introduction and table of contents for girps issue of Pyramidavailable via Warehouse 23!

I enjoy cities like this that are functional and where the “evil” guys have more to do than just wipe out the forces of good. This armada of adventure includes “Reign of Steel: In that setup, all spells – healing, necromancy, fire, earth, illusion, etc. William Knowles May 9, at 3: Abyods May 10, at 9: I highly recommend this book. I love this aabydos so much. The world of Yrth was home to several sentient races and sub races. Dell’Orto May 10, at 1: It’s nice too see another polity on Yrth- especially something small and quirky.

Pulver takes that setting nearly two decades into the future. This month’s Pyramid looks at resources that villains can use to bring their goals to fruition. Worlds and major regions are all fine and good, but when you already have the big picture and your campaign needs a narrower backdrop for adventure, it can be challenging to come up with something interesting on short notice.

This month’s Pyramid offers new GURPS character-creation options, rules you can use, and ways to work together like never before. To describe this casting as an epic failure is to be horrendously understating the event. Gurls should be noted that prior to the publication of Banestorm, Sea Elves were simply Elves who lived on the coasts and worked the seas.

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The Orcs are largely penned up in the North west, protected by the Desert. Banestorm the current campaign name for the Yrth setting first presented in Man to Man as the world that Castle Defiant was located on.


There can even be different sects fighting one grps. Don’t mess with the Jarl of Jarls.

Judas, to the Lazarite Christians. Lots of the elements are really well done – an order of vampire monks explains their inability to tolerate holy symbols as suffering on the cross as Jesus had, and their fatal flaw against stakes as being vulnerable to a spear like that which pierced Jesus’s side.

Think “outside the dungeon. After all, they are fellow Christians, and believe just as strongly as you do in the same god. Don’t settle for being stuck in the same old universe when there are infinite worlds to explore!

That one “factoid” alone got my creative juices running as I imagine a nasty sort of adventure worth pulling on a group of adventurers. In the interest of full disclosure, I am friends online with David Pulver, and I playtested this book twice once when it was abortively slated for a 3rd edition release, and then again for 4th edition.

Banestorm makes them a water and air breathing race which largely lives under water. Originally Posted by Molokh I don’t understand. They are approached by an individual who approaches them with a tale of sorrow.

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Imagine all kinds of fun you can have as a GM. I think that I can say with some certainty that city and island both would be very much improved with the sudden addition of a abyos large rock. The black-robed types are monks or priests or scholars. Or any of a number of other speculations that fall between these two. Many issues of Pyramid contain exciting locales, and these installments are of particular interest to Locations readers. Goblins and Halflings have generally integrated within Human nations.

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