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Minuteman37 10-25-2015 09:20 PM

[GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
Hi SJGames, I was pondering the idea of running a WW2 Time Travel game with a group of new players and I wanted to keep everything simple and rules lite, but I'm woundering is there any sort of must have optional rule or source Book I should keep in mind? Disregarding the obvious like high-tech for guns and 3e's WWII line.

Also any general advice for running a game with gurps lite?

sonic232 10-25-2015 10:04 PM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
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Originally Posted by Minuteman37 (Post 1947524)
Hi SJGames, I was pondering the idea of running a WW2 Time Travel game with a group of new players and I wanted to keep everything simple and rules lite, but I'm woundering is there any sort of must have optional rule or source Book I should keep in mind? Disregarding the obvious like high-tech for guns and 3e's WWII line.

Also any general advice for running a game with gurps lite?

Other than GURPS Infinite Worlds for ideas on how to handle your time travel mechanics? I can't think of much else that you'd need.

Nereidalbel 10-26-2015 04:52 AM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
If the time travel itself is the only paranormal/superscience thing in the campaign, all you should need besides Lite and High-Tech is some cards to act as cheat sheets for things like Aim, that one guy who puts a scope on his rifle, and other combat actions new players haven't memorized yet.

johndallman 10-26-2015 05:10 AM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
Lite lacks rules for automatic fire. If WWII doesn't feel right without Germans firing Schmeissers, you'll need the Basic rules for autofire handy.

David Johnston2 10-26-2015 05:20 AM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
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Originally Posted by johndallman (Post 1947600)
Lite lacks rules for automatic fire. If WWII doesn't feel right without Germans firing Schmeissers, you'll need the Basic rules for autofire handy.

Or just assume the other bullets are for show. Which is how action movies often seem to handle them.

johndallman 10-26-2015 06:46 AM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
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Originally Posted by David Johnston2 (Post 1947602)
Or just assume the other bullets are for show. Which is how action movies often seem to handle them.

But will the PCs be happy with that happening to their shots?

smurf 10-26-2015 07:11 PM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
If the characters do not have History or any Expert skill in that relative social science then punish them for noting knowing squat about what is happening.

Many students in some parts of the world have no relevant knowledge to that period because relatives (dads, grandads, uncles etc) were not in the war. So make sure that the players do not assume their characters know anything much about the conflict.

Culture20 10-26-2015 07:49 PM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
Also keep in mind TL penalties for using older technology with TL8 skills.

Nereidalbel 10-27-2015 02:32 AM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
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Originally Posted by Culture20 (Post 1947814)
Also keep in mind TL penalties for using older technology with TL8 skills.

This honestly should not apply to using firearms. Maintenance, maybe.

scc 10-27-2015 03:15 AM

Re: [GURPS Lite] TL8 Time Travelers Go to WW2
 
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Originally Posted by smurf (Post 1947802)
If the characters do not have History or any Expert skill in that relative social science then punish them for noting knowing squat about what is happening.

Many students in some parts of the world have no relevant knowledge to that period because relatives (dads, grandads, uncles etc) were not in the war. So make sure that the players do not assume their characters know anything much about the conflict.

I'd sort of assume that they would have received some sort training/briefing if they're part of some sort of agency


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