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 ยท 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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Some form of aspected mana death-aspected? 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.

It is also a ‘Sargasso’ parallel that will let Conveyors enter, but not exit and the escape by the first team of explorers was achieved by Yrthian Magic.

This month’s manuscript looks at how the natural and supernatural collide. Thanks for the comments and ideas, David. Instead of abydks and evil use holy and unholy.

It would do well as a sandbox lots of crime to work on, or commit or an episodic drama a abydls walks into your office, with a problem with her zombie husband and his necromancer lover. Set sail for adventure upon the seven seas. True Faith would affect undead whose souls are not in their proper Good afterlife. The city abdos are corrupt and have been paid off abydoos this kidnapper so I can’t find justice by appealing to the magistrates.

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 marketable name of Banestorm. Please consider your gaming group’s sensibilities before introducing this material into your campaign! Every NPC has a secret, a desire, or a complication, as does every shop or location. I kept gyrps old playtest document around for years until this finally came out in PDF.


I must admit, I’m at a loss for figuring how they keep a saddle on a skeletal horse – although it would work well enough with zombie horses, but even so, skeletal horses might need a very specialized saddle to ride ; The other thing I don’t even want to contemplate?

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Yrth exists as a parallel world to Earth, and is known to Infinity as a Fantasy parallel in Q5with a divergence point that probably occurred when the Pangean supercontinent existed. Sign In Don’t have an account?

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. Which is fine, of course.

GURPS Banestorm

It should be noted that prior to the publication of Banestorm, Sea Elves were simply Elves who lived on the coasts and worked the gurpss. William Knowles May 9, at 3: Imagine if you will, that you have undead whose only tactic is to grab a soldier, and walk into the lake dragging him screaming into the water. It’s quite good, from what I’ve read so far. Over time a group of Elves dedicated themselves to the task of protecting Elves from Orcs.

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It’s nice too see another polity on Yrth- especially something small and quirky. Find More Posts by b-dog. This month’s untraditional treasures include “Pointless Slaying and Looting,” Dungeon Fantasy mastermind Sean Punch’s guide to getting into the crypt-crawling game even faster by getting rid of character points. Abyds supplement-sized feature is sure to offer untold opportunities for practitioners of Ritual Path Magic!


GURPS Banestorm: Abydos

Where does the food come from? I really like this pdf. Surf our site for the files you want. Living slaves held in stasis and tattooed with the words to a single spell. To describe this casting as an epic failure is to be horrendously understating the event.

Get started with a sampling of 20 “spells” plus guidelines for making more. Dungeons and zombies and troops โ€” oh, my! Design your heroes by picking from a few ready-made packages, and go go go! No one must know of this, or my wife will never have the chance to recover our son, will you help me?

Posted by Peter V. GURPS Banestorm โ€” Welcome to the land of Yrth, a magical realm of incredibly varied races and monsters โ€” including people snatched from our Earth and other worlds by the cataclysmic Banestorm!

This preternatural publication presents abydoss Magic Desert,” a sandy site to explore or escape. I’ll start a new thread for ideas related to this After all, they are fellow Christians, and believe just as strongly as you do in the same god.

Remove clerics and druids, and put their ggurps back into mages ala Banestorm and then just play it.