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Old 02-29-2024, 12:18 PM   #1
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I am not alone
I feel rather than sense it
I am not alone
— The voice in your head at night
The concept of "spirits" is almost universal across cultures, and also plays a big role in fiction. Some of these entities are emanant from nature, others reside only partly in the material world, and yet others exist on higher (or lower) planes. Many defy categorization, changing as soon as you try to describe them. But They are always there.

For a game, though, you need to nail things down a bit more, and that's what GURPS Template Toolkit 4: Spirits is for. It offers a typology-based system of stacking templates that lets you quickly define any spirit you can dream up (including ones that are actually dreamt up), and offers new abilities and powers to help you flesh out your creations. It also takes time to visit the spirit realms, and suggests ways to handle magic linked to these domains and their inhabitants.

Remove the complications of dealing with spirits from your game – leave those to the shamans and mediums!


Store Link: https://warehouse23.com/products/gur...lkit-4-spirits
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Old 02-29-2024, 12:22 PM   #2
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My brief blog description
https://refplace.blogspot.com/2024/0...4-spirits.html

Hope people find this supplement useful!
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I will be listing some designers note links in this post so its easy to find for those not reading every post in the thread.
Designers Notes Devotion Power Modifier
Designers Notes 2: Example Builds Three very basic examples for builds that might be an Ally.
Designers Notes 3 Updating GURPS Classics entries
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Old 02-29-2024, 12:46 PM   #3
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Does this supplement contain any data on alcoholic spirits?
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Old 02-29-2024, 12:49 PM   #4
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Does this supplement contain any data on alcoholic spirits?
LOL Sorry, missed that one. Though you could mix and match a few templates.
Elemental, Water and Embodied Spirit (Fetish) for a nice mix.
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Old 02-29-2024, 12:51 PM   #5
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Does this supplement contain any data on alcoholic spirits?
Nothing prevents you from giving any of the spirits in the book Alcoholism, although I don't think the option is specifically encouraged. It would fit certain lwa.
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Old 02-29-2024, 05:04 PM   #6
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I was a play tester on this, and have spent some time today skimming my play tester's copy of the final product. Really happy how this turned out! Clarifies a lot that was previously not-very-clear.
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Old 02-29-2024, 05:11 PM   #7
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I was a play tester on this, and have spent some time today skimming my play tester's copy of the final product. Really happy how this turned out! Clarifies a lot that was previously not-very-clear.
Thank you, that was one of my major goals for this one. Especially hoped to address questions regarding things like Indomitable, Spirit Empathy, and Insubstantiality and Shapechanging that I have seen come up in play or on the forums.
Kromm and Nikki were a great help and I appreciated his patience and work with me on trying to reword some of the verbiage so that it could be placed alongside Basic and maybe just grok better.
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Old 03-01-2024, 02:50 PM   #8
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https://refplace.blogspot.com/2024/0...4-spirits.html

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Look cool. Congrats man. Writing that level of crunch is not easy.
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Old 03-01-2024, 03:31 PM   #9
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Hi

Congratulations, looks amazing, will buy today as soon as i get home! Very excited!
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Old 03-01-2024, 03:45 PM   #10
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Bought. Looks like it will be fun to play around with.
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Bought it yesterday. Very impressed.

It is not a light reading as there are lots of rules and options. But it surely gives plenty of advice and... well, options. Tons of them to build spirit characters and NPC as needed.

I do not play a fantasy or horror game without spirits so it will be very, very helpful for me.

Thanks for such a good and conscientious job!
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Look cool. Congrats man. Writing that level of crunch is not easy.
Yeah, unfortunately neither is the editing.

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Congratulations, looks amazing, will buy today as soon as i get home! Very excited!
Thanks all.
I hope to do a designers notes post this weekend. SO feel free to let me know what might be of special interest in those, from questions on what made it to what was left out or why. Or anything else.
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