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Old 08-03-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Is a 5th Edition coming soon? [Answer: NO, it isn't!]

Hey everybody.

I'm wondering if there will be a 5th Edition in the next few years, since 4th Edition is allready several years "old".

I'm asking this, 'cause I think of buying GURPS and had bad luck with some games in the past. Bought the game and nearly one year later came the next Edition...

Besides, is a third printing coming too? Since there is allready an errata for the second printing.


Thx anyway and greetings from Germany.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is a 5th Edition coming soon?

I think we'd all be very surprised to see GURPS 5e any time soon. The gap between 3e and 4e was comfortably over a decade, and I can't imagine their making a fifth edition any faster than that.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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An unequivocal "no." We haven't even thought about a "Fourth Edition Revised," much less a Fifth Edition. If people are still playing pen-and-paper RPGs in 2017, ask again then. ;)
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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Dracodruid...GURPS 3e lasted 15 years. 4e will be around a long, long time. Think of it as a selling point.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is a 5th Edition coming soon?

I'll be quite happy to stick with 4e for a good long while. I'm relatively new to GURPS, and I absolutely love to see all of those 3e supplements taking up two or three heavy shelves full at my local stores...so many choices!

I'm nearly a guaranteed sale for any print GURPS book (I'm a computer geek, but not a PDF fan at all), so I hope to have a groaning shelf at home with 4e books in a decade!

As for errata, I am always very pleased at how small the errata really is! I mean, one page or so per book with only a few items per page. I won't name names, but I've seen errata downloads that looked large enough to be supplements! GURPS is remarkably low in errata count. I think that speaks volumes (no pun) about the quality of work SJGames produces.

Sadly, what Kromm says regarding the "PnP" RPG market seems to be true, at least from my anecdotal perspective. With collectible card games on one side and console games on the other, the PnP RPG demographic is being marketed to in such a way that there may be relatively little future development for those of us who enjoy this hobby. In that event, the generic, modular and flexible game systems (like GURPS) will be the few survivors in actual play, whether they're actively being produced or not.

Happy to be onboard the GURPS 4e bandwagon for some time...

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Old 08-03-2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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Thank you all very much. Your statements helped me a lot!
I really consider buying the 4th Edition now.
It's sad, that it's currently not translated into my language (German),
but (with a look to the main page) only a few really are!
(Japanese, Korean & Portuguese actually)

No sign that this will change soon, right?
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:00 PM   #7
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Default Re: Is a 5th Edition coming soon?

Check out this out, if you're looking for Gurps 4E in German.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:25 AM   #8
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Actually I found this: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/foreign.html

"German 4th is being discussed."

Don't know yet with whom and how long it will take.
I'm looking around for clues, though.
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:59 PM   #9
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An unequivocal "no." We haven't even thought about a "Fourth Edition Revised," much less a Fifth Edition. If people are still playing pen-and-paper RPGs in 2017, ask again then. ;)
:/ Ten years from now, I may not be playing anything... What about this 4ER? *ig*
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:58 AM   #10
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If people are still playing pen-and-paper RPGs in 2017, ask again then. ;)
I hope so. ;)

DracoDruid, what others have already said. GURPS 3rd has been around a long time (16 years) and most fans are very happy with GURPS 4th. I don't think we're going to see GURPS 5th anytime soon.
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