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GURPS 4th Edition Basic Set – Characters & Campaigns (Video RPG Review)

18 July 2012 2 Comments

In which the Gentleman Gamer reviews the GURPS Fourth Edition Basic Set by Steve Jackson Games. The Basic Set comprises of two books; Characters and Campaigns, and while one is ostensibly a player’s guide and the other a book for the GM, both are excellent resources and well worth the price of admission.

GURPS has been the premiere universal roleplaying game for almost two decades. The current Fourth Edition makes it even better!

With GURPS, you can be anyone you want – an elf hero fighting for the forces of good, a shadowy femme fatale on a deep-cover mission, a futuristic swashbuckler carving up foes with a force sword in his hand and a beautiful woman by his side . . . or literally anything else!

GURPS Basic Set: Characters combines material from the Third Edition GURPS Basic Set and GURPS Compendium I, plus hundreds of new and updated rules! This 336-page, full-color hardcover contains everything you need to create and play a GURPS Fourth Edition character.

336 pages. Hardcover. * Suggested Retail Price $39.95
Stock number 01-0001 * ISBN 1-55634-729-4

GURPS Basic Set: Campaigns combines information from the Third Edition GURPS Basic Set and GURPS Compendium II – plus the new core setting, with infinite possibilities for timeline-hopping adventure! (You don’t have to play in the core setting – there isn’t some game-altering metaplot – but it’s there if you want it.) This 240-page, full-color PDF contains everything a GM needs to create and run a GURPS Fourth Edition campaign.

240 pages. Hardcover. * Suggested Retail Price $34.95
Stock number 01-0002 * ISBN 978-1-55634-730-6

Written by Steve JacksonSean Punch, and David L. Pulver
Edited by Andrew Hackard and Steve Jackson

I've been playing games all my life, and within the last ten years have really taken to tabletop role-playing games. Since 2009 I've been reviewing them on YouTube and now I find myself reviewing RPGs for 2d6 as well! Good times lay ahead.
The Gentleman Gamer
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  • Simon said:

    i picked up both books for about £12 on ebay. Yet to play but it looks good. I agree that the advantages/disadvantages is a real gold mine.

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