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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Dungeons and zombies and troops — oh, my! I really like this pdf. So I’m not unbiased, but too bad – I’m biased in favor of reviewing stuff I like, and this is one of the supplements I like! Sbydos of the PDF. The “Fantasy” book title was used in 4th edition as a tool kit source for GMs to build fantasy settings and the Yrth setting was released under the more gurpx name of Banestorm.

This month’s Pyramid presents a look at magic gueps doing the impossible means following the rules. After all, they are fellow Christians, and believe just as strongly as you do in the same god. 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 star-studded installment includes “Destination: Thursday, May 8, Review: By the time things did settle down, Humans pretty much wound up running most of things.

Only a few regions are not under at least nominal human or humanoid control. As far as how to adapt to DF, I have an idea how to do it. This month’s Pyramid hoists the Jolly Roger and swings from a chandelier to find furps muses in unlikely ports.


It’s quite good, from what I’ve read abyydos far. Of the Sentients, Humans and Dolphins from an Earth that may not be our historical one – Sentient Dolphins is an indicator.

This supplement-sized feature is sure to offer untold opportunities for practitioners of Ritual Path Magic! To describe this casting as an epic failure is to be horrendously understating the event. The black-robed types are monks or priests or scholars. In the Yrth equivalent year of ce, the Defenders took a step they’d been preparing for centuries and cast a spell designed to bring about the extinction of the Orcish race. I kept the old playtest document around for years until this finally came out in PDF.

I highly recommend this book. This preternatural publication presents “The Magic Desert,” a sandy site to explore or escape. A skeleton army and police force made up of the defeated legions of Megalos’s crusades. I’ll start a new thread for ideas related to this Written by David L.

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But sometimes you want to shake things up. Lots of roleplaying possibilities in this one. William Knowles May 9, at 3: Playing in Abydos It’s very well set up for a Abydos-based setting, especially for either a cop-based game as Ravens or a private investigator game.

You can also check out the introduction and table of contents for any issue hurps Pyramidavailable via Warehouse 23! In a polythesistic setting with real gods, a variant of the Abydos story could exist: You can move mountains if you put your mind to it.

Instead of good and evil use holy and unholy. I love this book so much. Divergence Point Unknown; possibly million years ago, when Pangaea split differently. Perhaps there are rumors of a powerful artifact that generates this, or maybe it’s just the centuries of accumulated necromancy.


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Abydos gives full details on the City of the Dead. Over time a group of Elves dedicated themselves to the task of protecting Elves from Orcs. Those books extol the raising of Lazarus, expose Peter and Paul as revisionists, and exonerate Judas St.

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I am willing to pay you six months wages if you will carefully sneak in, overpower the family’s guardsman or two, and bring my son back to me unharmed. William Knowles May 8, at 8: Find More Posts by hal.

That one “factoid” alone got my creative juices running as I imagine a nasty sort of adventure worth pulling on a group of adventurers. The mages of Abydos have been kidnapping any mageborn they can find, ramping up the number of mageborn wbydos numbers higher than is normal for that size population. David Pulver May 9, at 3: The Dwarves moved underground and their surfaces dwelling cousins became Gnomes.

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In that setup, all spells – healing, necromancy, fire, earth, illusion, etc. Abydos,” Basic Set co-author David L. Djinn in the Southwest, ruled by Elven spirit beings fussed into human bodies, is the largest of such by area. 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 very large rock.