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