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=== House Rules ===
=== Resources ===
=== Articles ===

Here is where my thoughts, ramblings, and pontifications on GURPS end up. Many are of a rules-related nature, but don't really count as house rules, either because they're only guidelines or they focus on examining a rule rather than changing it. Others are just opinions or experiences that I felt were worth sharing. In all cases, I hope you find them useful.

1. Yes, Virginia, You CAN Afflict Yourself.

In an attempt to put an end to the confusion about using Affliction to give yourself an advantage, I got to the bottom of how it's really supposed to work. Read why you can zap yourself with your own shrink ray, but why you may not want to.

2. Innate Attacks, Wuxia, and You.

My thoughts on Martial Arts and allowing Innate Attacks in a cinematic wuxia game, along with some guidelines and limits that work well for preventing such things from harming the flavor of the campaign.

3. Just Say No to Mass Combat Systems.

Mass combat systems have their place -- specifically, when the PCs initiate a huge battle with another sizeable force. But not when the PCs are just soldiers in a larger war. Read on to see why the question of "who wins" is a meaningless one -- and why the battle itself should never take center stage.

4. Nipping Problem Allies in the Bud.

While few people actively set out to abuse the Ally advantage, certain designs can prove quite problematic if the GM isn't prepared for it ahead of time. After sparking a discussion about this with several veteran gamers, I've tried to condense the key issues (and solutions) down to a single article.

5. Preserving the Polarity of Weirdness Magnet.

One of my pet peeves is the persistent meme that Weirdness Magnet is hardly a disadvantage. Both players and GMs often seem to treat it like anything from a minor inconvenience to an actual advantage. For those gamers, this part-rant, part-article attempts to present Weirdness Magnet in a new light.

6. Gun! Versus Pistol.

A short article, based on a playtest email, which addresses the utility of Wildcard skills. Some gamers see each Wildcard skill as restricted to a fixed list, instead of as a cinematic "uber-skill." This is especially prevalent with the Gun! skill, which I address specifically here.

=== Dungeon Fantasy ===
=== Monster Hunters ===
=== Traveller ===
=== GCA Files ===
=== Reviews ===

I've reviewed several GURPS books, and a few other related products, on RPGnet. They are listed in reverse chronological order.

GURPS Martial Arts

Style: 5 (Excellent!)
Substance: 5 (Excellent!)

An enjoyable and comprehensive book, covering everything from unarmed combat to knights dueling on the battlefield. A wealth of advice and history coexists with crunchy rules, which are easily adjusted from gritty realism to outright wuxia.

GURPS Fantasy (PDF)

Style: 4 (Classy & Well Done)
Substance: 5 (Excellent!)

An amazingly in-depth toolkit to help any GM create and run a campaign in a fantasy world. Explores all of the tropes that make fantasy fun and translates them into gaming. Recommended even if you don't run GURPS.

GURPS Magic (PDF)

Style: 3 (Average)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)

An electronic version of the GURPS sourcebook which expands the magic system and updates hundreds of spells to Fourth Edition rules, along with a new magic system and expanded rules for alchemy. Packed full of goodies.

GURPS Powers

Style: 4 (Classy & Well Done)
Substance: 5 (Excellent!)

A valuable expansion for the Basic Set that adds new modifiers, rules, and concepts to GURPS, along with a hefty dose of advice on running a game with powers. Useful for every fantastic genre, not just supers.

GURPS Banestorm

Style: 4 (Classy & Well Done)
Substance: 5 (Excellent!)

A well designed world, lovingly crafted with plot hooks and adventures galore, merging the fantastic with the all too real, Banestorm has something for everyone.

SPANC (a SJG card game)

Style: 5 (Excellent!)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)

What's better than a catgirl? A ninja catgirl! But what's better than that...? How about a card game with a great sense of humor that doesn't sacrifice good gameplay for the laugh? An easy to learn game with plenty of replay value and plenty of Phil Foglio catgirls.

GURPS Casey & Andy

Style: 4 (Classy & Well Done)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)

A faithful and well-done adaptation of the Casey & Andy webcomic. Fans of the strip will find much to like here, as will any gamer that enjoys settings, characters, and adventures with a bizarre sense of humor.

GURPS 4th Edition GM's Screen

Style: 4 (Classy & Well Done)
Substance: 5 (Excellent!)

Well designed and laid out, this screen is an indispensable aid for any GM. What makes it a great value, however, is the useful supplemental material that it comes with.

GURPS Dragons

Style: 5 (Excellent!)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)

A very promising preview of things to come with the new GURPS line -- a FULL treatment of the subject packed into a well-crafted, beautiful book.

GURPS WWII: Return to Honor

Style: 2 (Needs Work)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)

An informative and readable sourcebook for the Battle of France, the French Resistance, the Free French, the French Foreign Legion... actually, anything involving France and WWII is covered here. Amazing, considering the small size and price tag...

GURPS WWII: Hand of Steel

Style: 4 (Classy and well done)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)

Well written, well layed-out, packed with everything you need to know to run a commando (special forces) game in a GURPS WWII campaign.

Vigilante (a SJG non-RPG product)

Style: 4 (Classy and well done)
Substance: 1 (I Wasted My Money)

Unique and interesting, but only as a form of artistic expression. Nothing gameable here, I'm afraid.

=== Other Games ===
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