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GURPS Basic Set: Characters

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GURPS is the most flexible roleplaying system ever created. With just this book, you can adventure in any world you can imagine. Use all types of weapons from clubs to lasers . . . magic and martial arts . . . psionics and superpowers.

Create exactly the character you want to play . . . your favorite fictional hero, or your own invention. Choose from over 400 advantages and disadvantages, over 350 skills, spells, and techniques. Customize your character with individual perks and quirks, and you're ready to go.

No more switching game systems when you change campaigns! GURPS gives you one set of clear, comprehensive rules to cover any background. This new Fourth Edition is based on 16 years of gamer feedback from the Third Edition, and is faster and easier to play than ever before.

GURPS makes the Game Master's job easy and fun. All rules are carefully organized, indexed, and cross-referenced. Charts and tables are clear and legible. And to help you introduce new players to the system, there's a "Quick Start" section which covers the basics in a few pages.

This is Book 1 of the two-volume Basic Set. Only this book is necessary to play. Game Masters, and players wanting more detail, will find Book 2 valuable.

GURPS Characters is the companion book to GURPS Basic Set: Campaigns. The two provide everything you need to play or run a GURPS campaign.

 
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November 18, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Why did they set the prices so high? If it wasn't for that I would buy quite a bit.
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Aaron W November 18, 2017 6:39 pm UTC
It's the same price it's always been, to my knowledge. I bought my copy for the same price from Warehouse 23 a few months ago.
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Aaron W November 18, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
EDIT: I misread your comment. I thought you asked why they increased the price.
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Aaron W November 14, 2017 12:45 pm UTC
Does anyone know if these PDF's are watermarked like other Drivethru stuff? I already have most GURPS books that are on here from e23 so the answer doesn't affect me much, but it would be nice to know if I can recommend this version to anyone looking into the system (which I won't do unless these PDF's are DRM free).
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Chris B November 14, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
If the PDFs came with watermarks, the little red tag next to the price would say "Watermarked PDF" instead of just "PDF".
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Joshua S November 14, 2017 5:04 am UTC
Wow, Steve Jackson comes to DriveThru!
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Kai S November 14, 2017 7:15 am UTC
My guess is: Drivethru came to Steve Jackson ...
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Peter C November 16, 2017 3:18 am UTC
Yes, when your product can’t even justify killing a tree you go digital. 3rd Edition was the golden age of this game, but the 4th for all its excellent production values just didn’t capture the imagination. “Let’s dump our back catalog onto drivethru.” I think people want living, breathing games these days.
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Tomi K November 16, 2017 7:43 am UTC
If people want "living, breathing games", then they probably want GURPS. How many systems outside of D&D/Pathfinder get as much support in terms of regular, new supplements? A new supplement comes out every one or two months. Pyramid, the periodical, comes out every month. SJGames has people working full time creating stuff for the system. Not nearly all the GURPS stuff is on DriveThru (yet). Also, many of the 4th edition books are available on POD from Amazon/Createspace. Many, many people just prefer books in digital format nowadays.
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James M November 16, 2017 8:18 am UTC
Yes exactly. What's great about GURPS is that even though there's a wide range of stuff available for it, it's pretty easy to narrow down what you are going to want for what you are trying to do. Although it should be said that the Characters and Campaigns are by themselves pretty complete in terms of a broad and flexible system.
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