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The bad thing is that they are sometimes really free-form and not quite rules-conforming e. Actually this version is gudps lot better written and balanced I think.

Sure, you can set arbitrary limits on damage or fhaumatology a list of of approved spells, but examples like that Sunbolt make things difficult for the GM. The thrust of this book is aimed at what I call medium power games which is confirmed by the authors post that it was inteneded to work well with WuXia campaigns.

Review: GURPS Thaumatology – Sorcery – The Blind Mapmaker

Find your inner harmony for four-color fun! Sorcery is almost on the level of Ritual Path Magic when it comes to the required rules-savvyness. Elementalists lack the flexibility of most other mages but tend to have more reliable effects. There are definitely a couple of very interesting ways of statting the abilities — my favourite is using Contact!

In contrast to thhaumatology that has gone thaumatklogy before, this part is plug-and-play. Chinese Elemental Powers My review. I even liked how a nod was given to the IChing rather then ignoring it, it would make a good magic system but I dont think fare as well as a powers system.

Her stand alone quest has been waiting in abeyance for me to put together a workable magic system. I can also see the format for the core for any number of other things as well. Originally Posted by Refplace.

Review: GURPS Thaumatology – Sorcery

The book is almost exclusively concerned with rules, but it does have a few nods to world-building mechanics like the economics of enchantment and atmosphere rules for magical weapons etc. I liked it and it does a very good job elemfntal explaining the concepts and background.


Chapter three contains a complete enchantment system that is the piece-de-resistance of the book.

There are however, two problems with this system. Find More Posts by Refplace. George’s Cathedral an impressive structure, to be sure. The time now is Instead of arbitrary energy costs for any given spell, it uses its character point cost as the basis then modifies it by the type of object it is cast on. One character is an Asian mage who has not yet awoken to thaumatilogy five elemental powers yet. Basically you have SoEmp as an enabling advantage that allows you to a improvise relatively weak spells Improvisation b improvise relatively powerful spells, but at a greater cost and risk Hardcore Improvisation c learn spells that cost less than the points you spent on SoEmp Learned Spells Spells in this are always built as abilities and make use Sorcery Talent.

Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines. Contents include five completely worked powers, each with both internal and external disciplines. The first one comes in at 8 pages and explains how Sorcery works. thakmatology

All rights are reserved by SJ Games. At the end you find a weighted average of those components and a value score that also takes into account price per page. Super Throw getting put in another spot besides Supers is nice, it never got enough love: Chinese Elemental Powers I can’t believe I’m saying this, but stop releasing these so quickly! Chinese Elemental Powers Yet another way to take my money: The character-point intensive method is called Personal Sacrifice, the time-intensive is called Spectral Forging and is more dangerous.

Find More Posts by Nereidalbel. Occasionally from my own mistakes. And this brings us to chapter two, which is basically a list of two GURPS Magic spells per college that have been given the Spells as Powers treatment and found a second life as abilities. If you scale it up to a high meditation or focus skill can allow liberal use of Temporary Enhancement and Powers that Default and you can get a good variety of effects without much more of a buy in.


Primary complaint, it could have been a bigger book: Deliberate Crippling is headed to some Martial Styles soon: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As all my other reviews this one will be rated according to meat rules, stats, game mechanicscheese setting, characters, storysauce form, writing, style, art and generic nutritional substance universal nature, adaptability.

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It is easy to read and detailed without too much detail that might bore a reader with little or no interest in the source material. Charlotte, NC, United States.

Animal would be a good writeup I might use for another example. Chinese Elemental Powers blends the concepts powdrs qi chi and magic, empowering elementalists with gifts that truly capture the feel of xing mastery.

I like the Body Discipline perk and it was nice to see Green Lanterns limitation appear here too. Here a few are listed with the discount because there really thaumatolofy writeups of the same basic power. For example, the relatively impotent effect of No-Smell costs 63 points, while a Sunbolt inflicting 15 dice of damage costs 60 points.

Meditation gets some love, though I already used it as its described here but its nice to have house rules in published form.

Gkrps this chapter is really the perfect size and feel for explaining the key concepts. Basically you have SoEmp as an enabling advantage that allows you to. I can’t wait to get my grubby fingers on this one it’s been on my radar for a while now. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I need time to get more money! Yrth Fighting Styles jumped gurpw. This is similar to gadget limitations, but the implementation shows little of the origins.

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