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Old 12-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #45
cosmicfish
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Default Re: Gear rich, money poor

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Originally Posted by Sir Tifyable View Post
What’s wrong with Unusual Background, which is priced by GM fiat?
To me, everything. As a player I hate GM fiat, and as a GM I am not fond of it for character design. While I do not think that GURPS is perfect I do think that it is more balanced that what I am likely to create by GM fiat. Especially when it could be used on multiple players in one setting - perhaps the warrior wants a magic sword and wizard wants a powerstone and a magic staff, and pricing them both by fiat can get dodgy and create strife in the group. That is why I am coming the forum, to get something a little more structured and reasonable-ish than hand-waving a cost.
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