May
16
2019
0

Necroman [450 pt] [GURPS 4e]

Necroman

Attributes [226]: ST 12 [20], DX 14 [80], IQ 14 [80], HT 12 [20], HP 13 [2], Will 14, Per 14, FP 20 [24]

Social Background: TL: 8 [0], Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0], Languages: Arabic (Native) [4]; French (Accented) [2]; Greek (Accented) [2]; Hebrew (Accented) [2]; Latin (Native) [4]; Old English (Native) [4]; Spanish (Accented) [2].

Advantages [155]: Charisma (2) [10], Combat Reflexes [15], Empathy [15], Language Talent [10], Magery (3) [30], Magery 0 [5], Sage (3) [30], Single-Minded [5], Very Fit [15]

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Apr
25
2019
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ID Generator [TL10] [GURPS 4e]

ID Generator [TL10]

Description: a oblong box with a strap, usually disguised as some sort of travel bag.  There are slots at the top for putting in raw materials, and a hopper for extruding badges, papers, and other forms of identification.  An extendable computer network cord with a memory-metal universal interface can also be extended from the top of the ID Generator. The box is usually covered with a bag that doubles as a solar panel for recharging.  $20,000, 5 lbs, C/1 week, LC1.

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Apr
12
2019
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Conjuror [GURPS 4e]

Conjuror [450 pt]

Attributes [130]: ST 10, DX 13 [60], IQ 12 [40], HT 12 [20]

HP 10, Will 12, Per 14 [10], FP 12

Damage 1d-2/1d

Advantages [292]: Autoteleport (Psi) (10) [80], Charisma (1) [5], Combat Reflexes [15], Combat Teleport (Psi) [15], Exoteleport (Psi) (10) [91], Gizmo (10) [50], Portersense (Psi) (4) [16], Teleportation Talent (4) [20]

Perks [9]: Castling [1], Coin Trick [1], Expulsion [1], Inertia [1], Style Adaptation [1], Style Familiarity (Jeet Kune Do) [1], Technique Adaptation (Counterattack) [1], Technique Adaptation (Feint) [1], That Extra Inch [1]

Disadvantages [-65]: Code of Honor (Comics Code) [-15], Delusion (Teleportation plus Martial Arts fixes everything.) (Minor) [-5], Honesty (12 or less) [-10], Impulsiveness (12 or less) [-10], Obsession (Reach black belt) (Short-Term Goal) (12 or less) [-5], Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5], Sense of Duty (“The good people.”) (Large Group) [-10], Workaholic [-5]

Quirks [-5]: Embarrassed that he doesn’t speak Chinese [-1], Goes shirtless when possible [-1], Imaginative [-1], Likes one particular kind of soft drink [-1], Trademark (Teleported items) [-1]

Packages [0]: Student (Martial Arts) [0]

Skills [89]: Acrobatics DX/H – DX-1 12 [2], Autoteleport IQ/H – IQ+4 16 [4]*, Body Sense DX/H – DX+2 15 [12], Bulk Compensation (Autoteleport) Tech/H –  16 [6], Careful (Autoteleport) Tech/H – 15 [3], Connoisseur (Visual Arts) IQ/A – IQ+0 12 [2], Cooking IQ/A – IQ+0 12 [2], Counterattack (Karate) Tech/H –  9 [2], Ear Clap (Karate) Tech/A – 11 [1], Elbow Strike (Karate) Tech/A – 12 [1], Exoteleport IQ/H – IQ+4 16 [4]*, Eye-Poke (Karate) Tech/H – 5 [2], Feint (Karate) Tech/H –  14 [2], Head Butt (Karate) Tech/H – 13 [2], Intimidation Will/A – Will-1 11 [1], Judo DX/H – DX+0 13 [4], Karate DX/H – DX+0 13 [4], Kicking (Karate) Tech/H – 12 [2], Knee Strike (Karate) Tech/A –  13 [1], Leadership IQ/A – IQ+0 12 [1]**, Lifting HT/A – HT+0 12 [2], Mass Port (Exoteleport) Tech/H – 16 [8], Observation Per/A – Per+0 14 [2], Portersense Per/H – Per+2 16 [1]*, Running HT/A – HT+0 12 [2], Savoir-Faire (Dojo) IQ/E – IQ+2 14 [4], Search Per/A – Per-1 13 [1], Stamp Kick (Karate) Tech/H –  11 [2], Stealth DX/A – DX-1 12 [1], Streetwise IQ/A – IQ+0 12 [2], Tactics IQ/H – IQ+0 12 [4], Tracking (Autoteleport) Tech/H – 15 [2]

*Includes: +4 from ‘Teleportation Talent’

**Includes: +1 from ‘Charisma’

Stats [130] Ads [292] Disads [-65] Quirks [-5] Skills [89] = Total [450]

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Mar
24
2019
3

IOCANE Powder [GURPS 4e]

IOCANE* Powder

*Invasive Operations (Clinical, Advanced Nano-Engineering)

(TL 11)

It typically comes in powder form; why, yes, it can be fairly said that IOCANE powder is odorless, tasteless, dissolves instantly in liquid, and can certainly be programmed to be among one of the more deadly poisons known to Man. It can be programmed to do a lot of things, in fact. That’s sort of the point.  Each dose of IOCANE Powder is programmed to duplicate the effects of any drug or poison known at TL9 or below. Changing the ‘load’ on a dose of IOCANE Powder requires a Complexity 6 computer (this would be a high-end supercomputer at TL9, and a cufflink-sized computer at TL11) and the right program. $150 per dose, LC 4: it’s supposed to be regulated, but getting a permit for use on primitive planets is dead easy.

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Mar
14
2019
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Betty Sparkle [250 pt] [GURPS 4e]

OK? Can I now work on the thing I’m supposed to be working on, brain?

Betty Sparkle [250 pt]

Attributes [105]: ST 10, DX 11 [20], IQ 14 [80], HT 10, HP 10, Will 14, Per 15 [5], FP 10

Social Background: TL: 8 [0]

Cultural Familiarities: Languages: English (Native/None) [0]; Japanese (Native) [6]; Strine (Accented) [4].

Advantages [172]: Appearance (Attractive) [4], Claim to Hospitality (Swagmen) (3) [5], Contact (in home city) (Effective Skill 18) (9 or less; Somewhat Reliable) [3], Magery (3) [30], Magery 0 [5], Mana Enhancer (2) [100], Smooth Operator (1) [15]

Disadvantages [-95]: Bad Sight (Nearsighted) (Glasses) [-10], Code of Honor (Swagman’s) [-5], Greed (12 or less) [-15], Obsession (The big score) (Short-Term Goal) (12 or less) [-5], Secret (Criminal) (Imprisonment or Exile) [-20], Secret (Mage with Mana Enhancer) (Possible Death) [-30], Sense of Duty (Swagmen) (Large Group) [-10]

Quirks [-5]: Attentive [-1], Careful [-1], Chauvinistic [-1], Imaginative [-1], Nosy [-1]

Skills [56]: Acting IQ/A – IQ+1 15 [2]*, Archaeology IQ/H – IQ-1 13 [2], Area Knowledge (Homeline) IQ/E – IQ+1 15 [2], Carousing HT/E – HT+2 12 [2]*, Connoisseur (Visual Arts) IQ/A – IQ+2 16 [8], Criminology/TL8 IQ/A – IQ+0 14 [2], Detect Lies Per/H – Per-1 14 [1]*, Diplomacy IQ/H – IQ-1 13 [1]*, Fast-Talk IQ/A – IQ+1 15 [2]*, Filch DX/A – DX+1 12 [4], Forgery/TL8 IQ/H – IQ+0 14 [4], Gambling IQ/A – IQ-1 13 [1], Gesture IQ/E – IQ+0 14 [1], Guns/TL8 (Pistol) DX/E – DX+1 12 [2], Hidden Lore (Confidence games) IQ/A – IQ+0 14 [2], Hobby Skill (Comics/Manga) IQ/E – IQ+0 14 [1], Merchant IQ/A – IQ+0 14 [2], Panhandling IQ/E – IQ+1 15 [1]*, Research/TL8 IQ/A – IQ-1 13 [1], Savoir-Faire (Swagmen) IQ/E – IQ+1 15 [1]*, Search Per/A – Per+1 16 [4]

Sex Appeal (Human) HT/A – HT+2 12 [2]*/**, Stealth DX/A – DX+0 11 [2], Streetwise IQ/A – IQ+2 16 [4]*, Urban Survival Per/A – Per+0 15 [2]

  • *Includes: +1 from ‘Smooth Operator’
  • **Includes:  +1 from ‘Appearance’

Spells [17]: Apportation IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Clean IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Colors IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Copy IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Dye IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Find Weakness IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Ignite Fire IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Light IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Purify Air IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Rejoin IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Repair IQ/H – IQ+2 16 [2], Restore IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Seek Earth IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Seek Water IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Soilproof IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Weaken IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1]

Stats [105] Ads [172] Disads [-95] Quirks [-5] Skills [56] Spells [17] = Total [250]

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Mar
12
2019
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Also, the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 Kickstarter is at 69%.

More specifically, the Powered by GURPS: Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 & Game Reprint Kickstarter. It’s getting a little close to the wire, there. I suppose that maybe I should internally commit to running GURPS at WashingCon. Especially if I skip 2020 to go do DragonCon instead.

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Mar
12
2019
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The Citadel at Nordvorn Kickstarter is *so* close.

The Citadel at Nordvorn Kickstarter (GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, third party) is so very close. It may even clear by the time this posts, which would be nice. I had fun running its predecessor at WashingCon; haven’t decided yet whether to run GURPS again this year, but if I do this it will probably be from this module.

…On second thought, why wait? I know I’m getting the hardcopy anyway.

Mar
05
2019
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Reminder: ‘The Citadel at Norðvorn’ Kickstarter is live.

Douglas Cole’s The Citadel at Norðvorn RPG supplement Kickstarter should fund with no trouble — it’s at 83% funded with 19 days to go — but just in case you missed it the first time.

Licensed third-party content for Steve Jackson Games’ Dungeon Fantasy, same world as Doug’s last Kickstarter. I’m currently debating whether or not to up my pledge. Dinero ain’t exactly tight but I got BFGCon coming up in a couple of weeks and that might get expensive.

Mar
04
2019
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Garner [Quantum 6] [GURPS 4e]

Garner [Quantum 6]

In Reality Garner, President-Elect Franklin Roosevelt was assassinated in 1933 by Giuseppe Zangara, just like in the highly dangerous Reich-5 timeline.  But unlike on Reich-5, Vice-President Elect John Nance Garner then went on to have two reasonably effective terms before handing over the Presidency to Republican Wendell Willkie in 1940.  It’s now 1942, and Willkie is busy fighting World War II. The war is going roughly the same as it did on Homeline, and there’s no real indication that the Allies are going to lose the war against the Axis.

So it’s amazing how flat-out nasty the out-time interference is getting.  There’s already been sabotage, skullduggery, corruption, and even a couple of suspicious deaths among Infinity personnel, with no end in sight.  And note that this is all internal; the usual fight between Infinity and Centrum over the Garner timeline is positively civilized by comparison.

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Feb
23
2019
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The ‘The Citadel at Norðvorn’ Kickstarter.

Gonna be interesting if the title works under the new WordPress regime:

Anyway, The Citadel at Norðvorn was done by the same guy who did Hall of Judgment, and I kind of have a vested interest in encouraging SJG to do third-party GURPS stuff. Besides, Hall of Judgment was fun. My players had a good time with it at WashingCon.

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