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Old 01-09-2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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Is there any GURPS book that has stats for Gigantopithecus, the extinct species of ape?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:07 PM   #2
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ISTR Ice Age does but I can't find my copy just now.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:11 PM   #3
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By normal rules, it's mostly a gorilla with an avg ST 32 (low estimates) to ST 42 (high estimates) based on weight? By KYOS, about half those numbers.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:12 PM   #4
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ISTR Ice Age does but I can't find my copy just now.
Did they do a 4e version? 3e would have a progressive rather than quadratic ST as well as a host of other differences.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:31 PM   #5
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Did they do a 4e version? 3e would have a progressive rather than quadratic ST as well as a host of other differences.
GURPS Dinosaurs (And Other Prehistoric Creatures) included most if not all of GURPS Ice Age material updated to 3rd Ed. Gigantopithecus is listed in the ToC.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:35 PM   #6
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There really isn't much known about them. We only have a few teeth and bits of jaw.
That sucks for researchers, but is a boon to GMs. You can stat them up with far more freedom without too many "um... actually..." pedants.

They were related to orangs, gorilla+ in size, and ate fibrous sweet food most likely bamboo. Nothing else is known, so design them however you want to fit your setting.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:41 PM   #7
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That sucks for researchers, but is a boon to GMs. You can stat them up with far more freedom without too many "um... actually..." pedants.
Woohoo!

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They were related to orangs, gorilla+ in size, and ate fibrous sweet food most likely bamboo...
...shot lasers from their eyes...
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:51 PM   #8
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There really isn't much known about them. We only have a few teeth and bits of jaw.
That sucks for researchers, but is a boon to GMs. You can stat them up with far more freedom without too many "um... actually..." pedants.

They were related to orangs, gorilla+ in size, and ate fibrous sweet food most likely bamboo. Nothing else is known, so design them however you want to fit your setting.
I know! Iím planning a time travel game where itís discovered that they were as intelligent as us.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:12 PM   #9
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3rd Ed GURPS Riverworld has one in it I think.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:34 AM   #10
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I know! I’m planning a time travel game where it’s discovered that they were as intelligent as us.
And had laser eyes? :D
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