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Old 08-04-2020, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default PDF Challenge Mix and Match (66 Combos)

Recently, a whole bunch of us got a bundle of 12 assorted PDFs, across a lot of different genres. Gurps lets you mix and match, pulling many supplements together. What sort of Game do you get by combining just the 12 PDF's from the challenge?
  • GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
  • GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
  • How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
  • GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
  • GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky
  • GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1
  • GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries
  • GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides
  • GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons
  • GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew

I've given each of the 66 two-PDF combination a number, based on the order each PDF was unlocked. Help me fill out game ideas in which you use both supplements. If you've got a great alternate idea to an already listed number, give it a letter.

1) GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
2) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
3) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
4) How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
5) How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
6) How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
7) GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
8) GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
9) GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
10) GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
11) GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
12) GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
13) GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
14) GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
15) GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky and GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
16) GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1 and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
17) GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1 and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
18) GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1 and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
19) GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1 and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
20) GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1 and GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
21) GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1 and GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky
22) GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
23) GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
24) GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
25) GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
26) GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries and GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
27) GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries and GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky
28) GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries and GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1
29) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
30) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
31) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
32) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
33) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
34) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky
35) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1
36) GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides and GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries
37) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
38) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
39) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
40) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
41) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
42) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky
43) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1
44) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries
45) GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale and GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides
46) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
47) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
48) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
49) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
50) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
51) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky
52) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1
53) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries
54) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides
55) GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons and GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale
56) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides
57) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
58) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star
59) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and How to Be a GURPS GM: Ritual Path Magic
60) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Steampunk Setting: The Broken Clockwork World
61) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Reign of Steel: Read the Sky
62) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Monster Hunters Encounters 1
63) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Action 7: Mercenaries
64) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides
65) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Horror: Beyond the Pale
66) GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:30 PM   #2
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Combination 1a: Tricked-Out Camels
GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail

In which wealthy breeders of camels guide their caravans through the desert and their fortunes through the politics of the kingdoms. Breeding, trading, and racing prize livestock are an important part of their fortunes and lives. Tricked-Out Rides mainly contributes it "Available in Many Models" chapter. Yes, It involves applying Cost Factors meant for cars to camels. Also, the game runs on the action frame work, with chases, complementary rolls, and a cinematic tone.

Combination 1b: The Race for Iram
GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides and GURPS Hot Spots: The Incense Trail
A team of action heroes and archaeologists search for Iram and its fabled supernatural treasures, racing against rivals with possibly sinister motives, amid the backdrop of a civil war.

In addition to Tricked-Out Rides and Incense Trail, this game can make good use of mercenaries and RPM. I'll probably bring this scenario up again.

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1) Tricked Out Camels Race for Iram
2) Offroad on Atoep
3) Deep Night above Mar'ib The Portal to the Desert
4) Monsters, Magicians, and Mechanics,
Urban Shaman
5) Incense, Sand, and Sorcery
6) RPM in Deep Night, Monsters in the Dark
7) The Embassy-Mobile, Atop a Beast of Steel
8) A Cog in the Camels
9) Vengence of the Gods, The Portal Wars
10) To Replace Fallen Gods, The Divine Exile, Of Werewolves and Windups
11) The Road to Tenby
12) Villagers and Bandits
13) Read the Stars, Deep Night's Sky, The Missing Sage
14) The Broken Mirror of Tenby
15) Clockwork Tenby, The Measure of a Robot
16) The Midnight Races, The Moon Offroaders Club
17) The Desert Moon
18) The Measure of a Moon
19) Apprentice of the Moon, Vampire Scorceress
20) Priest of the Erstwhile Moon
21) The Monstrous End of the World
22) Bush Riders, The Race for Iram The War Camaro
23) Sellswords of the Sands, The Race for Iram
24) Assault on Atoep, King of the Star
25) Memory of Greatness, Red Court and White Council
26) A Contract on the Gods
27) The Battle of Tenby, The Childless Village
28) Monster Hunters: Backup
29) GURPS Top Gear Mythbusters
30) The Mysterious Steeds
31) Skyship recovery, The Test Drive
32) Too Good to be True
33) Where Do They Get All Those Toys From?
34) Warzone Tests, London's Ride to Tenby
35) When you Really Need a Car
36) Warzone Tests
37) Knights in Shining Autos
38) Angel Hunters
39) Black and White, Denizens of Atoep
40) Occult Detectives
41) Dark Servants of Creation
42) Horrors of Flesh, Eldritch Ending
43) Beyond the Pale as a MH Adventure
44) Beyond the Pale with Mercenaries
45) The Haunted Hyundia, Knights in Shining Autos
46) Breakout at Warehouse 23
47) The Food of the Gods
48) Megadungeon Atoep
49) The Hole
50) The 17 coincidental tombs of the dead goddess of the dead
51) Repeat Friendly Encounter, The Greater Matrioska Horror
52) Secrets of the Dark
53) Urban Warfare
54) Greater Matrioska Horror, Breakout at warehouse 23
55) Maker of Monsters (City of Ablimium)
56) Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon
57) Smugglers of Life, Dune
58) Starship Crew and Deep Night Star
59) The Heart of the Beyond, Warhammer 40k
60) Clockwork Seas
61) Outpost Tenby
62) Warship for Hire
63) The Starport Bordello
64) Galactic Hotshots
65) Of Death Unknown
66) The Greater Matrioshka Horror
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Some of these seem borderline impossible to combine (considering that a good number of them are just adventures, and several are strongly tied to specific, contradictory genres). But I could try a few. Does the order matter at all?
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Some of these seem borderline impossible to combine (considering that a good number of them are just adventures, and several are strongly tied to specific, contradictory genres). But I could try a few. Does the order matter at all?
Make sure to get the right number, but go right ahead! I'm hoping for some help. Thanks!

The pdfs are surprisingly difficult to combine in some cases, which is why I'm doing them in pairs instead of randomly selected triples, as has been done in the past. On the other hand, limitations can breed creativity...
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Combination 64: Galactic Hotshots
GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Boardroom and Curia: Tomorrow Rides

A highly skilled crew is employed to test out experimental new starship designs. One of the galaxy's major ship manufacturers, Tomorrow Rides, pays them to explore new worlds and test out their vehicles capabilities and safety.
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Combination 66a) The Greater Matrioshka Horror
Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 21: Megadungeons

Once, an immense, physics-and-sanity defying creation of some elder race for whom tech level 13 was full of amusing trinkets. Wrapped around a single lone star in a near-empty region of space; the matter of dozens of stars, over a thousand attendant planets, tens of thousands of Oort Cloud objects, and countless interstellar miscellany went into constructing this monument to a species whose past existence is now the merest trace of a whisper of a rumour.

All except for the physics-and-sanity defying wreckage and shattered ruins of a structure light-hours across.

Now it is the haunt of mercenaries, pirates, scholars, small civilizations, madmen, refugees, ancient mechanisms still struggling to fulfill some arcane purpose, rogue defence mechanisms, and worse. And it is to this nigh-endless ruin that your crew of mercenaries, pirates, scholars, madmen, refugees, and/or other have come.

With good luck, you'll be able to pay off your starship, and retire young. With bad luck... well, you won't have to worry about all that debt.
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Combination 58: Starship Crew and Deep Night Star

A stalwart starship crew has to face eldritch horrors in order to save a planet from destruction.
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A stalwart starship crew has to face eldritch horrors
Hollywood beat you to it.

(I was going to type "a few years back", but the Wiki link informs me that film was from 1997. I will now go face the eldritch horror of the inevitability of inexorable time and mortality, or perhaps just avoid the question by trying to think of some interesting combos of PDF Challenge titles.)
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My two are here: 56. GURPS Template Toolkit 3: Starship Crew and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides. That's actually one of the easy ones. It's basically the adventures of Han Solo and friends aboard the Millennium Falcon, with its jammers, concealed cargo compartments, pop-out weaponry, and souped-up hyperdrive.
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Combination 2a) Offroad on Atoep
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 3: Deep Night and the Star and GURPS Action 6: Tricked-Out Rides

An extra-solar object has been spotted, this time on the most improbable of trajectories, passing astonishingly close to earth. This path, along with some very usual readings, have convinced many that this object is artificial. Its traveling quite quickly, but plans have been rushed to place a manned lander on this object, named "Atoep".

With how quickly the object is speeding through the solar system, the time to carefully build custom equipment is not an option. An off-road vehicle will be hastily sealed and loaded with oxygen tanks, and landed on the object with its crew.

Their time is limited by their supplies and the speed of the object. They need to figure out what this thing is, and hopefully make peaceful contact with it.


When they land, the mysteries only deepen, with a breathable atmosphere and strangely human whispers.

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Atoep is probably not nearly as malevolent in this version, and the DF monsters should be de-emphasized in favor of the automated systems and hostile terrain. The entire object should be bigger, with longer passages and distances to travel, and passages the vehicle can fit through.

By default, Atoep is some sort of space probe, hurtling from planet to planet and system to system sampling the local life forms through its portals. It could be more sinister than that, but simply grabbing a couple thousand humans from across the world and absorbing them into its memory banks is probably threatening enough.

This scenario could possibly cross over into megadungeons.
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