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Old 06-18-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default 101 campaign ideas that can be done with only GURPS lite

GURPS lite 4E is a wonderful little thing. It isn't, however, as comprehensive as the core books (obviously). It doesn't have a magic system. It doesn't have grenades...

It -can- still do a lot though. Let's make a list of exactly what.

Please. Number your ideas. I'll start.

1) Modern day normal people....during a zombie outbreak.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:06 AM   #2
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2) Agatha Christie-style whodunnit.
3) 1930s horror vs knife-wielding mad cultists.
4) Pretty much anything Wild West. (With a handwave for the revolver Tech level.)
5) Missions for a medieval Thieves Guild.
6) WWII SOE missions "behind the lines".

Much depends on whether the scenario author is allowed access to other GURPS material. GURPS Lite adventures can be written with quick stats for some elements missing from the Lite rules, and still be perfectly playable by a GM and players who only have access to GURPS Lite.

A Fantasy adventure can have magical items and monsters included, with the effects described in the scenario.

Games set in milieu that require a particular weapon can have that added to the scenario easily.

Funnily enough, I was thinking yesterday that GURPS Lite would make an excellent theme for a Pyramid issue.

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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Well, for the purposes of this thread at least, let's leave out options that would need something ported over from the core books.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:35 AM   #4
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If you've got a crazy enough GM (ie, one willing to create just a few more weapons), Traveling in time back to kill hitler. Yep, jumper is in lite. Which is the reason I went on and bought the other books.

Though bombs, a good weapon in this game, can't be used.

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Old 06-18-2012, 03:03 AM   #5
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Counting "Go back in time to kill Hitler" as (7);

8) Firefighters - a soap opera with daring rescues in burning buildings.
9) Stone Age Tribesmen - driven out from their old hunting grounds.
10) Swashbuckling romance in revolutionary France.
11) Robin Hood and his Merrie Men.
12) A bronze age merchant sailing the Greek islands in 200 BC.

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Old 06-18-2012, 03:14 AM   #6
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13) Private eyes
14) Police Procedural
15) X-Files style weirdness
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #7
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16) Some friends of mine played a multi-year space campaign with just Lite. They were "Space Marshals", space-going police in a solar system of the GM's devising that's about as explored and populated as Transhuman Space, but where human genetic modification is banned, and all software development is controlled by Microsoft.

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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17: Ordinary, modern, people inexplicably transported back to the dark ages.

18: 1930's Two-Fisted Pulp adventure ala: El Borak, or Indiana Jones.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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19 Pirates of the Caribbean/Golden age of Piracy (as long as the GM is willing to fudge out the stats of black powder guns)
20 Zombie Apocalypse (missed the zombie outbreak on #1) ---During the the Vietnam War?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #10
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Infinite Worlds (hence the inclusion of the Jumper advantage)
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