GURPS Low-Tech Companion 3: Daily Life and Economics

Steve Jackson Games SKU: SJG37-1663


52-page PDF


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Society is built on the backs of people who gather resources and turn them into food, shelter, and finished goods. Low-Tech Companion 3: Daily Life and Economics looks at the lot of ordinary TL0–4 folk – much of which is of concern to adventurers, too! Contents include:

  • Food. How to gather and prepare it, whether you're raising crops or hunting game on the way to your next adventure.
  • Domesticated Animals. Stats for common beasts as sources of both labor and food.
  • Big Machines. Costs, weights, and performance figures for heavy construction and industrial equipment.
  • Manufacturing. Work out how long it takes to make that nifty new sword and how much it costs – and learn secrets that would make it better!
  • Construction. Detailed rules for erecting buildings of all sorts, from log cabins to Gothic cathedrals.
  • Transportation. Guidelines for hauling and shipping almost anything, with stats for low-tech merchant vessels.
  • Occupations. Details about many common jobs, complete with new Professional Skills and practical advice on thriving as a merchant.

If you're not satisfied with fantasy worlds where nobody gets his hands dirty and everything is for sale at the market, then Low-Tech Companion 3: Daily Life and Economics is for you.

Low-Tech Companion 3: Daily Life and Economics is a supplement to GURPS Low-Tech. The information on manpower, manufacturing, and resources would be useful in any campaign that values historical realism.

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Written by William H. Stoddard / Matt Riggsby