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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GURPS Banestorm

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. Mark Z rated it really liked it Oct 08, Of course, hurps The setting, politically and socially, works well and I enjoy it.

Andrew Bonham rated it liked it Mar 14, gkrps Have other types of games been successful? Either one could easily be replaced by psionics as magic, with one catch: Yrth, Current Affairs Various sovereignties contend bsnestorm power on a magical world populated by storms blowing across the dimensions. Nathaniel Mathews rated it liked it Apr 15, They considered the other races to be inferior and beings not worth dealing with, took the attitude that traditional Elven ways were Superior and thus unchangeable and they then changed a major banestodm of those Elven banestorn ways by altering plats and animals with magic to make them better protectors of Elven forests.


In the Yrth equivalent year of ce, the Defenders took a step they’d been preparing for centuries and cast a spell designed to hanestorm about the extinction of the Orcish race. Get Known if you don’t have an account. GURPS Banestorm revises the setting material from that book, advances the setting date in parallel with the real-world publication dates, and updates the rules material from GURPS 3rd edition to 4th edition.

Frank Mitchell rated it liked it Oct 07, The assumption of scale is broken when reading the details and then comparing to the maps. Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other. As a result, many of the societies and cultures are reminiscent of a Crusades-era Earth, albeit with magic.

GURPS Banestorm

Oneiriad rated it liked it Feb 03, Lists with This Book. Djinn in the Southwest, ruled by Elven spirit beings fussed into human bodies, is the largest of such by area. All times are GMT Welcome to the 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!

The spell backfired horribly, and instead brought people from other worlds. Sign In Don’t have an account? Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other.

Abydos — What lurks bxnestorm the forbidden city of Abydos is so great a heresy, the Church suppresses all mention of its very existence.

Emory Susar rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines. Of the Sentients, Humans and Dolphins from an Earth that may not be our historical one – Sentient Dolphins is an indicator.


It provides GMs with a complete world background — history, religion, culture, politics, races, and a detailed, full-color map — everything needed to start a GURPS campaign. It is an excellant example of world building, plus it has many extras you can steal, like Race Templates, Profession Templates, monsters, etc.

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I hoped for a little more detail in geography and climate, and expected something better than a handwaved “because magic” explanation. Dntimm rated it liked it Mar 18, The company gives the book a Web page here. Absolutely you should get it, even if you don’t use the world and my group never will.

Of course, as a GM, I am free to alter things as I like. Characters can journey from the windswept plains of the Nomad Lands — where fierce Nordic warriors seek a valiant death to earn a seat in Valhalla — to Megalos, the ancient empire where magic and political intrigue go hand in hand.