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Ezra
December 31st, 2018, 05:06
Hello FG GURPS community,

I've been playing TTRPGs for ten or so years (mostly D&D, Pathfinder, WoD, CoC), but I recently picked up a set of GURPS books (4th ed.) that a friend gave me some years ago, and I'm really keen to learning the system. I'd like to run some GURPS games, but I want to get some play time in with experienced players first. VTT are my preferred format for playing RPGs, so to make a long story short, I'd like to find an online GURPS community, and someone at the SJGames.com forums directed me to FG. It just so happened, I had an old license, I'd never used, so I was happy to hear there are GURPS players here.

My preferred genres are mystery and horror, but I also enjoy fantasy and science fiction. I'm flexible regarding genres though.

My availability includes most afternoons and evenings. During the week, I'm available from around 2pm onwards (PST).

At any rate, if you're looking for a player for one of your games, and you don't mind the occasional rule question, I'd be delighted to join your campaign. :)

Hector Trelane
January 1st, 2019, 03:40
Welcome to the forums, Ezra. I’m not currently in a GURPS game myself, but it has been my system of choice (back in college), and I still have plenty of 3rd edition books.

There are a number of Traveller and Old West GMs on this forum and they have strong games going. And perhaps the GURPS community can host a game at an upcoming FG Con?

Ezra
January 1st, 2019, 08:38
Thanks, Hector. I'd be interested in either Traveler or Old West games if there are openings.

GunnarGreybeard
January 1st, 2019, 09:10
Hello FG GURPS community
You may want to message/contact HalC (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/member.php?36994-HalC). He might have something GURPS related going on.

Ezra
January 1st, 2019, 18:29
You may want to message/contact HalC (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/member.php?36994-HalC). He might have something GURPS related going on.

I will. Thank you for the tip! :)

ronnke
January 4th, 2019, 00:37
Hi Ezra, welcome to the forum. I hope you find a game soon. If not, I would be happy to organise a one shot.

Jaxilon
January 5th, 2019, 01:45
I would love to be involved in a one shot if you need an additional player. I'm always the GM but "always" is very loose, as in we play like once every 18 months. It's terrible and I feel like I lack solid rules knowledge because I'm not GURPing more often. The nice thing with GURPS is you can take what you want so maybe I've gotten away with it. Still, I do try to brush up before we play and if I know ahead of time I'll do some reading specific to what's needed.

I have used FG a couple of times to GM but that was using the previous Gurps ruleset so I haven't used your new version yet.

I am happy to learn as well as help others when and if I can. I am usually available most evenings except for Thursday especially if I know ahead of time. Also UTC-5 here and I go to bed quite early, as in the early morning (read that as night-owl).
I'm on Discord but am still a bit of a noob there.

Hector Trelane
January 5th, 2019, 02:02
I would love to be involved in a one shot if you need an additional player. I'm always the GM but "always" is very loose, as in we play like once every 18 months. It's terrible and I feel like I lack solid rules knowledge because I'm not GURPing more often. The nice thing with GURPS is you can take what you want so maybe I've gotten away with it. Still, I do try to brush up before we play and if I know ahead of time I'll do some reading specific to what's needed.

I have used FG a couple of times to GM but that was using the previous Gurps ruleset so I haven't used your new version yet.

I am happy to learn as well as help others when and if I can. I am usually available most evenings except for Thursday especially if I know ahead of time. Also UTC-5 here and I go to bed quite early, as in the early morning (read that as night-owl).
I'm on Discord but am still a bit of a noob there.

I bet you know the rules better than I remember them. However GURPS is somewhat in my DNA since my first game ever was with my older brother teaching me The Fantasy Trip, the precursor to GURPS, of sorts.

Anyways, I’d be up for a one shot as well.

Ezra
January 6th, 2019, 04:11
I can happily report I found a game. If you want to run a one-shot though, Ronnke, I'd be interested. I want to get fluent with the system, so the more practice, the better. :)

seycyrus
January 6th, 2019, 05:22
I can happily report I found a game. ...

Pray tell, who's game is it? What setting?

ronnke
January 7th, 2019, 01:21
I can happily report I found a game. If you want to run a one-shot though, Ronnke, I'd be interested. I want to get fluent with the system, so the more practice, the better. :)

Great news. The one shot is still a option as others have expressed interest in it. Just need to work out when.

HalC
January 7th, 2019, 02:12
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Pray tell, who's game is it? What setting?

Hi Seycyrus,
The game is starting this coming Thursday (Jan 10th). The era is 1920, the place is a lonely village in Spain somewhere south of the Mountain chain separating France and Spain. Ultimately, should the characters survive the first scenario, they shall return to their more comfortable surroundings. Or not.

The basic premise is that the world, still reeling from the massive casualties of the War to end Wars (later known as World War I), the sudden losses of millions to the Pandemic of 1917, 1918, and lesser incidents of influenza that would claim less lives - a resurgence in Spiritualism has risen. Ouija boards are becoming popular and many would claim to be able to contact the other side. Thousands have returned home, changed individuals, suffering from what in later times would be named PTSD. Some came home after leaving their body parts or even health in the no man's land between the trenches. Some wish they'd never come home at all.

Enter two individuals - one an investigator who debunks frauds, and another who teaches at a university for a living. Why those two start off at a remote place in Spain is the start of the tale, and it probably doesn't help that getting to this place was accomplished for both, in the dead of the night without a moon.

GM: The location is such that you're not entirely certain where you are. You know your last big city was Toledo, home to the secrets of the crafters. But once you embarked on the wagon, drove through multiple villages, and wound up in the wilds, days later - you still don't know where you are for certain, but the forbidding part of the mountains that you see to the north of you suggests you're near Northern Spain, maybe Southern France border...
GM: the night you get there, is a night with out the moon.
GM: Standing in what seems to be a totally wild place, is a lone man, in a peasant's garb, with coarse brown fabric of some kind. The fact it is dark in the night is bad enough, but the light never seems to shine directly into the man's face. Worse yet, he never utters a word, but uses hand gestures for you to enter what appears to be a rough trail leading to the foot of either a small mountain, or a big hill.
GM: normally, during the ending of Summer, the nights would be reasonably warm, but there is an uncharacteristically cold wind blowing, as if to suggest that mortality of fall leads to the death of winter time...
GM: as he takes you to a path, he gestures up towards a flight of stairs, leading up the side of the uphill climb. In the dark, it is hard to see where the stairs lead, but up the stairs you must go, and go, and...
GM: go.
GM: upon reaching your destination, you will be met by a man who will speak to you in Spanish, and then change to English saying "I am Brother Victor of the Brothers of Silence and Study. I will escort you to your cell. Please, no talking, as it will disturb the others at their studies."
GM: once he's done leading you into through a door carved into the cliff side, you're almost certain you see a pair of eyes reflecting light from inside - eyes of a child perhaps, for the height is not very high. Sadly, you can't see the child by the time you reach where you think it was.
GM: more than anything that you are aware of, you can hear your heart beating in the overly oppressive silence that has settled in.
GM: and with that, we'll leave you to the moment when you two shall meet.

Ultimately - it is a 150 point campaign for the players - who are aware that their characters have 150 KNOWN points - with the GM having an extra 50 points spent on SECRET advantages and/or capabilities. If any of you have read any of the EDEN STUDIOS products like WITCHCRAFT, MYSTERY CODEX, ARMAGEDDON, etc - you might have an idea of where I'm going.

Suffice to say - a night in Spain will begin a journey that may change them forever, or leave them in a place where those who fail, are forgotten forever.

Normally, I limit my player size to two players. This is in a large part, because the campaign progresses at the speed of the slowest typist. I unfortunately, have a hard time hearing Skype, so the game is strictly chat based. That having been said, If anyone is hard up for a campaign, a horror style (actually, think of it as a horror/modern fantasy blend) - I might be able to squeeze one more player in.

HalC
January 7th, 2019, 02:15
as I reread my screen shot attachment to the email - I note that I goofed with setting up the Story Template. The one line reads [Tarot Card] instead of [Tarot Deck]. So, the fifth card didn't show up as it should have. Always good to double check things right?

Hector Trelane
January 7th, 2019, 02:55
Great news. The one shot is still a option as others have expressed interest in it. Just need to work out when.

Hi ronnke, I’m interested in the one shot—glad it’s still an option.

One possibility is to run it as part of FGDaze, coming up in two weeks. damned just opened the thread here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?47334-FG-Daze-January-19th-Game-Announcement-Thread

I bet a GURPs game would meet the goals of FGDaze quite nicely—“Our primary Aim is to provide more opportunity to new players to get a game and meet other gamers...”

If that doesn’t work perhaps we can look at other dates?

Ezra
January 7th, 2019, 02:56
Depending on the day and time, I'd be interested in participating in a one-shot as well. Being new to the system, I want to practice as much as possible.