Pyramid #3/65: Alternate GURPS III

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You can do anything with GURPS . . . but sometimes, you want to push the envelope even more. This month's Pyramid – the PDF magazine for roleplayers – offers new GURPS character-creation options, rules you can use, and ways to work together like never before. This game-tweaking issue includes:

  • "Bucket of Points," GURPS Line Editor Sean Punch's innovative new way to look at character creation that lets the GM have balance and versatility.
  • "Team Up!", new rules that will have your heroes working together and combining abilities like never before.
  • "Alternate Guns Specialties and Techniques," a way to overhaul the existing categorizations of the Guns skill that makes shootists simpler and more realistic.
  • "Social Points," this month's Eidetic Memory installment from GURPS Basic Set co-author David L. Pulver that shows what happened when David offered more options for social characters . . . including a fully statted character from that campaign.
  • "Natural Weapons," presenting a new advantage that can model unusual inborn abilities – plus 11 samples from the unnatural world!
  • "Everyman Tasks," a look at activities that everyone should be able to do without much difficulty, from the mind of GURPS Social Engineering author William H. Stoddard.
  • "By Default," an alternate method for solving the problem of heroes with sky-high attributes and not much else, presented by GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling author Douglas Cole.
  • "A Full Complement," another Sean Punch-penned article that provides new ways to help out others through complementary skill use.

This month's Pyramid also features a Random Thought Table where you know what you're getting, plus an Odds and Ends that includes an option for GURPS Powers: Divine Favor, as revealed by that tome's scribe, Jason "PK" Levine. Whether you're making characters, making friends, or making a trip to the shooting range, you're sure to find something here that will make life more interesting!

Written by Christopher R. Rice / Antoni Monrós / Ítalo Gonçalves / William H. Stoddard / Douglas Cole / Sean Punch / David Pulver / Hans-Christian Vortisch