Mar
29
2018

New GURPS On Demand products: Transhuman Space, Basic rules.

I don’t really mention GURPS On Demand all that much, for a very self-centered reason: I don’t really need it.  When it comes to gaps in my collection, they’re… incredibly obscure.  I don’t collect foreign-language versions, so I’m not really that obsessive; but generally speaking anything that’s getting published in 2018 that way was something that I already had (the only exceptions were a couple of 4E things, including GURPS Supers which I still need to pick up).

But! Transhuman Space was a very good 3E GURPS line, particularly if you’re getting a bit tired of eco-dystopia near-future fiction. I never did a campaign in it, but it looked pretty rad; nice balance of various SF themes and room for adventures all over the solar system.  Worth your time to peruse, if you haven’t yet.  And getting a POD version of the 3E Basic Rules* is a no-brainer, really. Surprised they hadn’t done that already.

Moe Lane

*In my heart, I will always belong to 3E.  I have an affection for 4E, to be sure.  But it’s just not the same.

2 Comments

  • Luke says:

    3rd was so nice to work with.
    Where on the bell curve of what’s humanly possible does this fit?
    Anything outside of the curve carries a significant fee and requires a good rationalization.
    Simple.
    Grab it and go. Roll and shout.
    .
    The new version is more universal. And I love some of the new ads (like signature gear!) but it’s much less generic.
    .
    It’s not nearly as modular, where we just clicked magic, or martial arts, or psi into place.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Transhuman Space drills down into prereactionless drive TL9. More extrapolation than revolution, but definitely beyond near-future. Lots of biotech. Some AI, as I recall, but no Singularity. Yet.

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