GURPS Supers

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Men Like Gods

The 20th century gave birth to a new genre of fiction: the super-powered adventure. Men and women with strange powers gave a visible expression to the reader's sense of wonder, as they protected ordinary mortals from a variety of threats, from street crime to world-shattering disasters. When roleplaying games were invented, supers quickly became one of their most popular genres - and one of the most challenging to do right.

GURPS Fourth Edition provides the game mechanics and tools for the job, and GURPS Supers is your guide to applying them: a comprehensive playbook to the supers genre and to capturing it in your campaign. Focused on drama and characterization, it provides:

  • A history and analysis of the supers genre, its precursors and variations
  • A guide to character creation, including powers and other abilities, codes of conduct, dual identities, and personal relationships
  • More than 20 new wildcard skills
  • 22 templates for super characters, each customizable to higher or lower power levels
  • Rules for creating equipment, vehicles, bases, automata, and magical spells
  • A guide to creating and running supers adventures
  • Continuity creation guidelines and tools, so your supers universe can have the same depth as published worlds
  • New game mechanics for character creation, including new interpretations of advantages, disadvantages, and skills and newly defined perks, quirks, enhancements, limitations, and techniques
  • Guidelines for running superhuman feats and combats under existing rules or adjusting those rules to fit the genre, and new game mechanics specifically for superhuman action

GURPS Supers is a new work, but it draws inspiration from the previous editions of GURPS Supers. Using it to run a GURPS campaign requires the GURPS Basic Set: Characters, GURPS Basic Set: Campaigns, and GURPS Powers. The material on genre conventions, character concepts and relationships, scenario creation, and supers universes can be used with any game system.

This is a softcover version of the GURPS Supers PDF offered at printed using "print on demand" technology.

Written by William Stoddard.