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This is one of the overlooked gems of GURPS, in my opinion: GURPS Banestorm : Abydos, by David Pulver. In the interest of full disclosure. Abydos: The merest whisper of the name sends shivers down the spines of the God-fearing people of Yrth. What lurks in the forbidden city of Abydos is so great . RPG Item: GURPS Banestorm: Abydos · Post Thread. Title, RSS, Threads, Posts, Last Post. Reviews. Post your game reviews in this forum. Click here for help on.

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I enjoy cities like this that are functional and where the “evil” guys have more to do than just wipe out the abydks of good. Unachimba May 10, at 9: The main 4 races being DragonsElves, Dwarves and Orcs. The undead are the greatest resource of the necromantic priests who practice their dark heresies in that city. It’s set up well enough to be played light or bleak.

For example, “Skeletons cannot be turned while their Raven commanders are alive,” say, or “Undead are turned at 2 levels higher,” or just make it impossible.

Dungeons and zombies and troops — oh, my! Thanks again for the detailed review! But the moon is different, too. It is also a ‘Sargasso’ parallel that will let Conveyors enter, but not exit and the escape by the first team of explorers was achieved by Yrthian Magic. Had not more than half the Elven population on the continent of Ytarria been erased from existence by the appearance of the Great Desert, the newcomer problem might have been put under some sort of control earlier on.

I actually prefer them to be indifferent towards good. Each installment delivers a ready-to-use scene — battlefield, building, campus, fortress, neighborhood, village, wilderness, etc. Those books extol the raising of Lazarus, expose Peter and Paul as revisionists, and exonerate Judas St.


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I love real world religions in games too. This book describes Abydos’ history, its religious and temporal organizations, and key features within abydoz city itself.

George’s Cathedral author Michele Armellini. Anything else lies beyond Ytrarria and that area is specifically reserved for individual GMs to detail. Thanks for the comments and ideas, David. This can be counter argued that the “Eternal” they all worship once was directly active on Yrth in it’s ancient past and that the three always distinct races acquired their beliefs from that contact.

These abydox a wide selection of people from Earth, who brought their own cultures and religions with them. Originally Posted by Moe Lane Another mode of play I think might work well with Abydos is a “young magical students at the academy” game, as the setting already covers the university in some detail, complete with a few rival factions, and this would be a good way to get foreigners into the city.

Many issues of Pyramid gurpx exciting locales, and these installments are of particular interest to Locations readers. Simultaneously, they’ve done their best to seal off the island city by wiping it off the maps hence, why it isn’t on the normal maps from Abyddos Banestorm and by denying its existence when not actually whipping up crusades against it.

Retrieved from ” http: So Abydos is a medieval-cum-Renaissance city, similar to those of Italy, but with a magical bent, a lot abbydos undead, and a strong Christian tradition albeit a heresy.

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You can also check out the introduction and table of contents for any issue of Pyramidavailable via Warehouse 23! It’s abhdos too see another polity on Yrth- especially something small and quirky.

David Pulver May 9, at 3: Please consider your gaming group’s sensibilities before introducing this material into your campaign! Playing in Abydos It’s very abyfos set up for a Abydos-based setting, especially for either a cop-based game as Ravens or a private investigator game.


Perhaps there are rumors of a powerful artifact that generates this, or maybe it’s just the abydls of accumulated necromancy.

I am willing to pay you six months wages if you will carefully sneak in, overpower the family’s guardsman or two, and bring my son back to me unharmed. Plus it’s not just black-robed necromancers trailed by zombies rubbing shoulders with demons and whatnot – demons are evil, and demon-summoners are actively hunted down as sinners! Surf our site for the files you ggurps. Sign In Don’t have an account?

I kept the old playtest document around for years until this finally came out in PDF. The conceit of that setting is that the world is magical, and dark elves accidentally triggered a magical backlash while trying to summon up an apocalypse against their enemies, the orcs. The undead would have to be created by wizardly magic because holy clerical powers would not be able to create undead. On to the crunchy stuff.

But such loathing has no meaning for the shambling, silent bodies who roam the streets of Abydos. All times are GMT GURPS Banestorm — Welcome to abgdos land of Yrth, a magical realm of incredibly varied races and monsters — including people snatched from our Earth and other worlds by the cataclysmic Banestorm! In that setup, all spells – healing, necromancy, fire, earth, illusion, etc. You can move mountains if you put your mind to it.

That’s adapting DF to Abydos, not the other way around.

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Fortunately, this month’s Pyramid will help ensure you’re not caught empty-handed and star-struck! There can even be different sects fighting one another. The time now is