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deanjday 02-23-2021 02:35 AM

What should I add next to my collection?
 
I am looking to buy a physical Gurps book a month to my collection, I am preparing to run a fantasy setting of my own design in a few months (pls see the world of solem thread). So am looking to pick up books to support that campaign.

This is my physical collection so far.
GURPS basic Characters
GURPS basic Campaigns
How to be a Gurps GM
Gurps Magic
Gurps Fantasy
Gurps Horror
Gurps Powers
Gurps Martial Arts
Gurps Thaumatology
Gurps Low Tech
Gurps Ultatech
Gurps Space
Gurps for dummies
Gurps Psionics (3rd)
Gurps Time Travel (3rd)
Gurps Dinosaurs (3rd)
Gurps Old West (3rd)

Please recommend physical books that would help a fantasy campaign and please say why. Also please only recommend stuff I can still easily purchase, like stuff on Gurps demand.

thank you.

dcarson 02-23-2021 04:44 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
Dragons
Pyramid Dungeon Collection
Thaumatology

WingedKagouti 02-23-2021 04:59 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
Bestiary (3e)
Maybe some of the DF books with various critters as well.

deanjday 02-23-2021 06:39 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
What is Dragons like? I do want Dragons to be a part of my setting.

Anders 02-23-2021 06:40 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
I like Dragons. It has a lot of information about various kinds of dragons. It kind of straddles the line between 3rd and 4th edition and some of the 4th ed templates may need reworking, but it's good.

Sam Baughn 02-23-2021 09:08 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
Depending on what style of game you like to run, Mysteries and Mass Combat might be useful to you.

maximara 02-23-2021 09:27 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by deanjday (Post 2368569)
What is Dragons like? I do want Dragons to be a part of my setting.

Dragons is the only jointly Classic/4e book and as the outline on GURPSwiki shows there is a lot of material. That and later material can be used to render the D&D version of Tiamat in GURPS.

Even without her deity power she is ridiculous point wise in GURPS and with them she is a 2224+ point nightmare.

deanjday 02-23-2021 10:55 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
I do want them in the campaign but as super powerful individual dragons with deep histories, not dungeons and dragons monster of the week.

I think the LOTR version of dragons is the way to go here to make them special and to make the pc's wince when they are mentioned.

I don't want many 5 to 7 max. I might link them to colors but not sure yet. I do want them unique to each other. Will Dragons as a book help me achieve that?

Anders 02-23-2021 11:18 AM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
Then you might not want to give them stats at all. Just have them be plot devices - they devastate all they meet and can only be killed by a McGuffin or by combat with another dragon or a deity. That's how dragons were handled in the Dragonlance adventure series and I think that's really how dragons should be handled.

Black Leviathan 02-23-2021 01:52 PM

Re: What should I add next to my collection?
 
I have four Character's books on my table, looking at a 5th if I find one for cheap. I'll let you know if I ever feel like I have too many.


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