That sales pitch very much sums up the setting of GURPS Banestorm, by Phil Masters and Jonathan Woodward. This setting book is the latest presentation of . GURPS Banestorm walks the line well. The basic concept is straightforward, and covered well in Chapter One, “History”. A few thousand years. GURPS, Warehouse 23, and the all-seeing pyramid are registered trademarks of Steve Jackson Games Incorporated. Pyramid, Banestorm, and the names.

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I suppose one of my main questions would be how flexible is the setting? Technology is maintained at a relatively low level by the Ministry of Serendipity, an Imperial office which hunts burps rogue technologists and victims of modern Banestorm incidents, in order to brainwash them and erase dangerous information from their minds.

A vote for charity: Find More Posts by TGryph. Divergence Point Unknown; possibly million years ago, when Banestom split differently. The last three share a common religion and it is speculated that they are different branches from a common ancestor.

GURPS Banestorm

For instance, in the 16th century, a number of gurpz were transported to Yrth from France, bringing with them dangerous knowledge of Protestantism, and gunpowder. Even if I don’t use the setting as is, is there a lot of stuff to banestorn for my own games? The assumption of scale is broken when reading the details and then comparing to the maps. Refresh and try again. Whole villages were transportedfrom such diverse locales as medieval England, France, Germany, and the Far East.

Jacob Possin rated it it was ok Aug 02, The setting seems to make a moderately big deal of there being different mana level zones, particularly the Great Desert is no mana and Caithness is low mana. Return to Book Page. Or trek south to the Muslim lands of al-Wazif and al-Haz to explore the forbidden city of Geb’al-Din. Perhaps you banestogm forgotten; they were just another few deaths among many, for a necromancer.


Various sovereignties contend for power on a magical world populated by storms blowing across the dimensions. I like it better than Fantasy, personally. Either one could easily be replaced by psionics as magic, with one catch: You could make an argument for the text superseding the map, but if that’s the case, then both the text and map are grossly missing detail — Yurps get it, I’m bbanestorm.

There’s something for everyone from Arthurian adventures to nautical and swashbuckling scenarios.

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The ‘Defender Cult’ drifted from Mainstream Elves in three ways: The geography irritates me. Whole villages were transported — from such diverse locales as medieval England, France, Germany, and the Far East.

That being said, I’m far more likely to use the political layout on a different map entirely. Blind Mapmaker rated it it was amazing Apr 15, It does help that I’m a fan of alternate history settings and this one delivers it in spades.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yrth awaits the legend banedtorm you! 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. Nathaniel Mathews rated it liked it Apr 15, Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other. Mark Z rated it really liked it Oct 08, Trentin rated it really liked it Jan 24, The company gives the book a Web page here.


Banetsorm of the best setting books for Gurps. Over time a group of Elves dedicated themselves to the task of protecting Elves from Orcs. Sign In Don’t have an account? I hoped for a little more detail in geography and climate, and expected something better than a handwaved “because magic” explanation.

Western empire with rivalsIslamic bipolarDwarven empireElvish diffuse.

GURPS Banestorm

There are also some more unusual fantastic races like the Reptile Men, bsnestorm several others which can be added in as desired by the game master. Frank Mitchell rated it liked it Oct 07, Hardcoverpages.

It was detailed in Fantasy 1st edition, expanded on in various adventure Supplements like Tredroy and Harkwoodthen recompiled in the book Fantasy 2nd edition. One significant difference this brings is that, unlike many fantasy settings, Yrth has many of the major Earth faiths as its core religions, including ChristianityIslamHinduismBuddhismJudaismand others. As a result, many of the societies and cultures are reminiscent of a Crusades-era Earth, albeit with magic.

Although the majority of Banestorm strikes occurred shortly after the initial backfire, giving the world its fantasy-medieval flavor, gkrps flare-ups have occurred since then. Brad rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Abydos — What lurks in the forbidden city of Abydos is so great a heresy, the Church suppresses all mention of its very existence.

Different areas of the world lend themselves to different game styles. Open Preview See a Problem?