Aug
17
2019
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Professor Planck [GURPS 4e]

Professor Planck [250 pt]

Attributes [160]: ST 10, DX 11 [20], IQ 17 [140], HT 10

Advantages [122]: Appearance (Beautiful) [12], Charisma (1) [5], Gadgeteer (Quick) [50], Gizmo (3) [15], Magery (3) [30], Magery 0 [5], Versatile [5]

Disadvantages [-60]: Code of Honor (Comics Code) [-15], Curious (12 or less) [-5], Honesty (12 or less) [-10], Secret Identity (Serious Embarrassment) [-5], Sense of Duty (Humanity) (Entire Race) [-15], Trademark (Uses tech gear as a prop for magic) (Simple) [-5], Truthfulness (12 or less) [-5]

Quirks [-5]: Delusion (I am doing regular science.) [-1], Distractible [-1], Imaginative [-1], Likes Fiddling with electronic and mechanical junk. [-1], Vow (Stay optimistic and friendly.) [-1]

Skills [33]: Boxing DX/A – DX+1 12 [4], Computers! IQ/WC – IQ-3 14 [3], Diplomacy IQ/H – IQ-2 15 [1], Guns/TL8 (Pistol) DX/E – DX+1 12 [2], Inventor! IQ/WC – IQ-2 15 [6], Magic! IQ/WC – IQ+1 18 [6]*, Performance IQ/A – IQ-1 16 [1], Piloting/TL8 (Flight Pack) DX/A – DX+1 12 [3], Scholar! IQ/WC – IQ-3 14 [3], Science! IQ/WC – IQ-3 14 [3], Scrounging Per/E – Per+0 17 [1]

*Includes: +3 from Magery.

Stats [160] Ads [122] Disads [-60] Quirks [-5] Skills [33] = Total [250]

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Aug
15
2019
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Mearganta [Martial Art] [GURPS 4e]

Meargánta

Skills: Brawling, Wrestling

Techniques (Common): Ground Fighting (Brawling), Headbutt (Brawling), Kicking.

Techniques (Polladh): Aggressive Parry (Brawling), Counterattack (Brawling), Disarm (Brawling), Ear Clap (Brawling), Elbow Strike (Brawling), Jam (Brawling), Knee Strike (Brawling), Two-handed Punch (Brawling), Uppercut (Brawling).

Techniques (Fáscadh): Breakfall (Wrestling), Choke Hold (Wrestling), Drop Kick (Wrestling), Feint (Wrestling), Head Lock (Wrestling), Knee Drop (Wrestling), Leg Grapple (Wrestling), Leg Lock (Wrestling), Trip (Wrestling).

Optional Traits:

Secondary Attributes: Increased HP, Increased Will.

Advantages/Disadvantages: Destiny (required, as long as it’s about how you’re going to die), Hard to Subdue, High Pain Threshold, Rapid Healing.

Skills: Boxing, Karate (note that Brawling will still be necessary, even if the other two skills are available).

Meargánta is a martial art that one might find in worlds where somebody can absolutely and unquestionably learn how they’re going to die.  In this particular case, it comes from a Celtic-themed culture whose members routinely receive geasa which prophesy that they will be killed by a one-handed man with an axe, or something along those lines; this encourages a certain recklessness among those fighters currently not facing their ultimate bane. Meargánta perhaps encourages said fighters to be even more reckless.  Meargánta is a martial art for the grimly stoic; and while it is not deliberately cruel, its fighters tend to be ‘dour.’

Traditionally, all Meargánta initiates are taught the basics of screaming, rushing their opponents, and striking them at very close range, with casual disregard for their own defense.  After this is learned, students of the art will concentrate on either Polladh, which teaches even more ways to hurt people directly; or else Fáscadh, is mostly about to how to have leverage and stress points do the hurting for you.  In either case (or both), defensive techniques are rarely taught. If this is the person who is going to kill you, then why prolong matters?  And if this is not the person who will kill you, why bother?  

There is no cinematic version of Meargánta.  The entire style is a cold-bloodedly pragmatic way to take full mundane advantage of a wondrous condition.  And its practitioners tend to have a personal grudge against the esoteric anyway, as befits people who more or less labor under an unshakeable curse.

The material presented here is my original creation, intended for use with the GURPS system from Steve Jackson Games. This material is not official and is not endorsed by Steve Jackson Games.GURPS is a registered trademarks of Steve Jackson Games, and the art here is copyrighted by Steve Jackson Games. All rights are reserved by SJ Games. This material is used here in accordance with the SJ Games online policy.

Aug
11
2019
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Sue Junkskunk [300 points] [GURPS 4e]

Sue Junkskunk [300 points]

Attributes [140]: ST 11 [10], DX 12 [40], IQ 14 [80], HT 11 [10]

Advantages [149]: Appearance (Attractive) [4], Artificer (4) [40], Business Acumen (1) [10], Charisma (4) [20], Common Sense [10], Single-Minded [5], Smooth Operator (1) [15], Social Regard (Respected) (1) [5], Social Regard (Venerated) (1) [5], Status (+1) [0], Versatile [5], Visualization [10], Wealth (Wealthy) [20]

Perks [1]: Honest Face [1]

Disadvantages [-50]: Bad Sight (Nearsighted) (Glasses) [-10], Code of Honor (Professional) [-5], Curious (12 or less) [-5], Honesty (12 or less) [-10], Obsession (“Fix all of this.”) (Long-Term Goal) (12 or less) [-10], Sense of Duty (Settlement) (Large Group) [-10]

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Aug
10
2019
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Two-Fisted Talents for Adventure! [GURPS 4e]

Two-Fisted Talents For Adventure!

Field Explorer

This Talent is for the more energetic sort of archaeologist or researcher.  It covers the skills used to get to and around the ruined temple, rather than why the temple existed in the first place — or why it’s ruined. If the GM wishes to add Gesture, Melee Weapon (Whip), and Traps to the Talent, raise the cost to 10 points/level.

Field Explorer: Area Knowledge, Climbing, Hiking, Jumping, Streetwise, and Survival.  Reaction bonus: students, people inclined to romanticism, anyone you’re currently rescuing. 5 points/level.

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Aug
07
2019
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Denver Slipstick [TL4+2]

Denver Slipstick [TL4+2] 

Description: a precisely calibrated and etched aluminum slide rule, with a reversible slide and T-bar.  The slide is actually doubly reversible; turning the slide over deosil, widdershins, and then deosil again will reveal a new set of markings that glow faintly blue and seem to be derived from alchemical symbols and other medieval occult markings.  Needless to say, the Denver Slipstick registers as magical on standard scans.

Use: Aside from the usual benefits of having a slide rule, use of the Denver gives a +1 to all Thaumatology or Ritual Magic rolls (no defaults!).

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Aug
06
2019
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Infinity Thumbnail: Mod (Quantum 3) [GURPS 4e]

Mod (Quantum 3)

This timeline has yet to be discovered by Homeline: it’s a combination of a shifted echo and the site of one of Centrum’s greatest parachronic disasters.  Centrum’s been searching for Reality Mod for some time, in fact; it has a quite romantic status among Interworld operatives. The Lost Timeline! An entire Intervention mission, exiled forever from their civilization!  But they’re probably all dead, of course. This all happened decades ago, after all.

But the Intervention mission team is still alive — well, except from the people who died for various reasons, of course.  The survivors and their children are still there, though; and still making Reality Mod safe for Centrum. As the mission team itself defines ‘safe.’  Or, for that matter, ‘Centrum.’ There’s been some cultural drift.

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Aug
01
2019
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Called Shot [GURPS 4e]

Called Shot [Protection and Warning]

Regular; Resisted by DX

This spell shifts all attacks to a specific Hit Location on the target.  That Hit Location does not receive extra protection!  Any attempt to aim at a different Hit Location will take double the usual penalty to hit, while aiming at the spell’s designated Hit Location ignores the usual penalty to hit.  Attempting to hit chinks in armor is at an additional -4, before doubling the penalty.

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Jul
27
2019
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Solomon Grant VIII [GURPS 4e]

Solomon Grant VIII [300 pt]

Attributes [112]: ST 10, DX 10, IQ 15 [100], HT 10, HP 10, Will 15, Per 15, FP 14 [12]

Social Background: 

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Languages: English (Native) [0]; French (Native/Native) [6].

Advantages [121]: Destiny (Major) [10], Eidetic Memory [5], Magery (3) [30], Magery 0 [5], Patron (Order of the Eagle) (9 or less; Secret; Special Abilities: extensive social or political power) [25], Reputation (Military Writer) (1) (All the time; Almost everyone) [5], Sage (3) [30], Status (+1) [5]

Disadvantages [-65]: Bad Sight (Nearsighted) (Glasses) [-10], Code of Honor (Professional) [-5], 

Curious (6 or less; 12 or less) [-10], Duty (Magician for the Order) (9 or less (fairly often)) [-5], Duty (Teaching) (9 or less (fairly often)) [-5], Fanaticism (The United States of America) [-15], Secret Identity (Utter Rejection) [-10], Truthfulness (12 or less) [-5]

Quirks [-5]: Chauvinistic [-1], Drinks only historical beers [-1], Obsession (Learn everything about American military) [-1], Peppers speech with archaic sayings [-1], Reads most fantasy fiction for laughs [-1]

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Jul
11
2019
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Armatura Restaurada [GURPS 4e]

Armatura Restaurada 16/20

Skills: Axe-Mace, Broadsword, Crossbow, Hiking, Polearm, Shield, Spear

Optional Skills: Skills: 2-H Sword, Karate, Soldier, Wrestling

Techniques: Close Combat (Broadsword), Counterattack (Broadsword), Feint (Shield), Hook (Polearm), Retain Weapon (Shield), Sweep (Polearm), Targeted Attack (Broadsword/Vitals)

Cinematic Skills: Breaking Blow (Polearm), Kiai, Mental Strength, Power Blow

Perks: Shield-Wall Training, Teamwork (Armatura Restaurada)

Weapons: Bastard Sword, Crossbow, Duelling Halberd, Legionnaire Shield

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Jun
28
2019
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Neutron [Quantum 6] [GURPS 4e]

Neutron (Quantum 6)

This alternate timeline is unique in that both Homeline and Centrum were firmly convinced that in 1936 the other had intervened in Neutron’s General War, via the sudden and strategic use of neutron bombs against the Frankish Empire.  Certainly both sides had some reason to think so; the crippling of the Franks gave the English-speaking British Empire and the USNA more power in the postwar period (which would please Centrum), while ending a fairly nasty regime that seemed determined to reduce Eurasia to a series of slave states (which would please Homeline).  However, a recent operation managed to prove to both organizations that neither of them can take ‘credit’ for the intervention.

Which leads to the question: then who did?

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