Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > GURPS

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-11-2017, 02:17 PM   #1
PK
Assistant GURPS Line Editor
 
PK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dobbstown Sane Asylum
Default GURPS Hot Spots: The Silk Road

Even a god-king
Must humbly wait a decade
For Chinese take-out
— Segerseni, Obscure Egyptian Pharoah
Our world has always been inescapably interconnected. A moth flaps its wings in China, so the saying goes, and a day later a storm forms in Europe. Except that the true global change happened back before the moth even emerged from its cocoon, when it spun strands of thread to be woven into silk for trading halfway across the world.

GURPS Hot Spots: The Silk Road explores the Seidenstraße, a collection of trade routes through Central Asia which connected the world to a degree that remained unsurpassed for millennia. Whether used in historical games or as inspiration for more fantastical ones, the Silk Road is brimming with exotic sights and potential adventures! Ancient underground temples lie within the sands of the Taklamakan Desert, awaiting exploration. Rogue bands of steppe archers threaten to prey upon Sogdian merchants, who enlist trained mercenaries for protection. Abbasid spies stalk Imperial couriers, attempting to ferret out where Chinese defenses are weak. And all the while, countless cultures and religions meet, intermingle, and clash.

Tour the geography of the Seidenstraße, with over six pages of detailed maps and a full gazetteer detailing everything from nations to small-but-important towns and shrines. Immerse yourself in the wide range of cultures, learning about everything from key religions and careers to local food and music. Organize a campaign, with details for everything from trading and economics to military tactics and GURPS Mass Combat. And optionally mix this all with anything from GURPS Dungeon Fantasy to GURPS Horror: The Madness Dossier. The included adventure seeds and ready-to-use character traits make it easy, and everything else makes it fun.


Store Link: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG37-0662
Preview PDF: http://www.warehouse23.com/media/SJG37-0662_preview.pdf
__________________
Reverend Pee Kitty of the Order Malkavian-Dobbsian (Twitter) (LJ)

MyGURPS: My house rules and GURPS resources.

#SJGamesLive: I answered questions about GURPS After the End and more!
{Watch Video} - {Read Transcript}
PK is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Tags
gurps, hot spots, silk road

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.