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Old 01-14-2016, 06:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: GURPS, 1986 Release Date?

Originally Posted by mook View Post
Howdy Folks,

I'm curious if anyone knows the actual release date for GURPS the first in 1986. I haven't been able to pin anything down, and thought it might be fun to run a commemorative game or two for its birthday.
According to Wikipedia, the first edition of Gurps debuted at the 1986 Origins convention that started on July 3rd. That would supposedly then be the first date that the public was able to see the game and start buying it.

That fits in with my memories. My best friend preordered the game and was anxiously awaiting it. I remember we started on a Saturday and it was the 19th during the summer. That would make July 19 the day we first played.

Also, Gurps was predated by a Steve Jackson game called "The Fantasy Trip" which was the forerunner to Gurps and we often referred to it as "Proto-Gurps". My best friend had GM'd and played it and that's why he was so anxious to get the more developed Gurps version of the game.

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