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Old 12-16-2019, 01:32 PM   #1
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We are seeking playtesters for GURPS Realm Management, by Christopher R. Rice. This is a mid-length (~50 pages) supplement offering a semi-abstract system for creating and running "realms" – fiefs, colonies, states, countries, etc. – in GURPS.

We are primarily seeking applicants familiar with the related systems in GURPS Boardroom and Curia, GURPS City Stats, and GURPS Mass Combat. Knowledge of GURPS Low-Tech Companion 1, 2, and 3 – and of the GURPS Social Engineering series – would be a bonus. However, fresh eyes may be useful, so please feel free to apply if you think you have something to contribute. The level of abstraction is fairly high, but if you have experience in such areas as economics, political science, or urban planning, please let us know!

The playtest is currently scheduled to run for three weeks, from December 20, 2019 to January 9, 2020. As we're fast approaching the start date, please submit your application ASAP.

Preferential playtest slots will be given to those who have spent at least $50 on PDFs from Warehouse 23 in the past calendar year, though this is not a requirement. For more, see the general playtest information page.

Prospective playtesters should email Roger Burton West at pt-realmmanagement@firedrake.org with [playtest] in the subject. Include your preferred email address for the closed playtest mailing list, your name as you wish it to appear in the published supplement, your Warehouse 23 login name, and a few words on why we should pick you: qualifications, experience, current gaming group(s), etc. Please submit in this format:

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Jennifer Doe
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I'm a GM with 10 years' experience, and have been running GURPS
campaigns for seven years; I have playtest credit on three previous
supplements. I've been running a game with a lot of politics and
large-scale resource management for the past six years. As it happens,
I also have a degree in political science.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Old 12-16-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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I also want to add that knowledge of history and nations is a huge plus for me. If you've ever worked in gov't at all that's going to be useful. I'm hoping I get at least a few folks who are familiar with the above and GURPS, but knowledge of one is fine. Also, if you're new to GURPS please consider putting your name into the hat.

I look forward to hearing from folks!

Edit: We're looking for folks to play with the material as well as those who can simply read and comment. I'm noting this because I've had a half dozen folks message me saying they'd love to apply but don't have groups to play in. Keep this in mind when applying.
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:15 AM   #3
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I for one have been waiting for this book for a long time... at least five years that I've been pushing numbers around tinkering with a Kingmaker system of my own... so I welcome a professional version.
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:18 AM   #4
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I for one have been waiting for this book for a long time... at least five years that I've been pushing numbers around tinkering with a Kingmaker system of my own... so I welcome a professional version.
Apply for the playtest! :-)
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:06 AM   #5
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I also want to add that knowledge of history and nations is a huge plus for me. If you've ever worked in gov't at all that's going to be useful. I'm hoping I get at least a few folks who are familiar with the above and GURPS, but knowledge of one is fine. Also, if you're new to GURPS please consider putting your name into the hat.

I look forward to hearing from folks!

Edit: We're looking for folks to play with the material as well as those who can simply read and comment. I'm noting this because I've had a half dozen folks message me saying they'd love to apply but don't have groups to play in. Keep this in mind when applying.
As I generally only GM play by post these days, I haven't felt like I could apply to be a playtester for this very reason as it's difficult to involve my group in playtesting when our campaign is moving so much slower than a face to face campaign would.

And as I repeatedly find myself needing a Realm Management system this is good news indeed!
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:08 AM   #6
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As I generally only GM play by post these days, I haven't felt like I could apply to be a playtester for this very reason as it's difficult to involve my group in playtesting when our campaign is moving so much slower than a face to face campaign would.

And as I repeatedly find myself needing a Realm Management system this is good news indeed!
Good, good. :-)
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:07 AM   #7
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Good, good. :-)
Thanks, Palpatine. I suppose I'll see you in the next few weeks.

I will apply to this as well; I need to make time for things other than my own stuff and now is as good a time as any!
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:11 AM   #8
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Thanks, Palpatine. I suppose I'll see you in the next few weeks.

I will apply to this as well; I need to make time for things other than my own stuff and now is as good a time as any!
Why, Master Cole, what a delightful surprise! :-)
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:57 AM   #9
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Always two there are.
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:38 PM   #10
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Gosh, this very exciting. Wish I had the time to take part. Best of luck to everyone involved!
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