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Old 05-19-2009, 09:29 PM   #11
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Dan Howard is one of the authors. Allow me to repeat, Dan Howard is writing
Sweet! If what he has written has any resemblance to his old Pyramid articles, I will be beyond happy.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #12
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Sweet! If what he has written has any resemblance to his old Pyramid articles, I will be beyond happy.
Strong resemblance. Letters in a row going from left to right, spaces between them. English language. Roman alphabet. Practically identical.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:15 PM   #13
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Strong resemblance. Letters in a row going from left to right, spaces between them. English language. Roman alphabet. Practically identical.
Ha Ha. ahem...ha. You are a very funny (and evil) person. :)
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:29 PM   #14
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Will we ever see GURPS Eurovision? It seems deadlines come and go on that title.

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Old 05-19-2009, 11:36 PM   #15
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Will we ever see GURPS Eurovision? It seems deadlines come and go on that tile.
That'll never happen until the Balkan countries all stop voting for each other and start playing fair.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:46 PM   #16
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I do not have answers, but I do have some questions/commenst/complaints/flames/lipstick.

Travel rules:
Travel times. The rules in HT are better than the basic set ones, but seem overly harsh.. and further many people playing in low tech world will not have Hight tech. So at minimum have the HT rules there, but better to have full travel rules including using animals.

Food: the scrounging and carried food amounts needed for travel are very vague in basic and low weight. Also water use..

Production and value of stuff:
Many of the items in item list in basic set, specially lower tech armor seem just wrong from the standpoint of how long it takes to make them and the material cost.

Like for example the mail armors all seem very cheap compared to plate armors.

All items should have a cost that is at minimum material cost+labor cost.

For example the mail shirt at $230 would either cause the armorer to be very low paid or be very productive. Whereas historically making mail was fairly labor intensive process.

Also please make sure things have prices. A big problem with third edition low tech was that it listed a lot of things, but about only things it gave prices for were weapon, armor,vehicles and roman roads!

Weapon and armor weights:
Many are simply way wrong.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:53 PM   #17
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Chainmail vs. plated armor in GURPS. Are you paying for the weight? The labor? The performance? Arrows go right through plate armor. And it's heavy and it's bulky to move around in. The price could go down just because of that after it's made. GURPS prices may not be for armor collectors. ;)
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:52 AM   #18
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That'll never happen until the Balkan countries all stop voting for each other and start playing fair.
That's an urban myth.

In actual fact, all countries exhibit some measure of correlation between historic ties with other countries and the preferential awards of points to those countries. The existence of an Eastern European 'bloc' of voting, however, can be conclusively disproven by analysis of the recent competitions.

Indeed, it is disengenius to maintain this after a competition in which two Nordic countries placed highest.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:53 AM   #19
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Chainmail vs. plated armor in GURPS. Are you paying for the weight? The labor? The performance? Arrows go right through plate armor. And it's heavy and it's bulky to move around in. The price could go down just because of that after it's made. GURPS prices may not be for armor collectors. ;)
As earlier noted, Dan Howard is involved in writing the book.

Anyone wishing to see his personal views of GURPS armour is invited to do a forum search on his name.

I think I can safely say that it would be unlikely if some changes were not suggested.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:54 AM   #20
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I don't know where else to state this (though it seems somewhat relevant here), and i'm unsure if it is a phenomena unique to this board, but it seems GURPS is quite popular in Europe.
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