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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Djinn in the Southwest, ruled by Elven spirit beings fussed into human bodies, is the largest of such by area.

In the Yrth equivalent year of ce, the Defenders took a step they’d been preparing for centuries and cast a spell designed to bring about the extinction of the Orcish race. No trivia or quizzes yet. Additional information on Yrth has appeared in various published scenarios, magazine articles, and secondary supplements.

Sahud is the Asian mish-mash country, and would be suitable for a wuxia style game, or even something akin to Legend of the Five Rings.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Plunder elven ruins while evading the desert natives. Araterre, for instance, is a seafaring nation inhabited by the descendants of those brought to Yrth from France in the 16th century. Welcome to the land of Yrth, a magical realm of incredibly varied races and monstersincluding people snatched from our Earth and other worlds by the cataclysmic Banestorm!

What sorts of games have people run successfully with Girps The resulting magical catastrophe, known as the Banestorm, brought countless people and creatures to Yrthincluding humans from medieval Earth. As a result, many of the societies and cultures are reminiscent of a Crusades-era Earth, albeit with magic.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was detailed in Fantasy 1st edition, expanded on in various adventure Supplements like Tredroy and Harkwoodthen recompiled banestork the book Fantasy 2nd edition.


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banestirm The Orcs are largely penned up in the North west, protected by the Desert. The setting works well in other games, so there is no Standard Magic system requirement. I suppose one of my main questions would be how flexible is the setting? The Dwarves moved underground and their surfaces dwelling cousins became Gnomes.

GURPS Banestorm

So prepare to make your own mark on Yrth. It is also a ‘Sargasso’ parallel that will let Conveyors enter, bsnestorm not exit and the escape by the first team of explorers was achieved by Yrthian Magic. Have other types of games been successful? Possession of the land surface was a constant war between Orc tribes and Elven communities.

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Find More Posts by beholdsa. A basic premise of the setting is that magical banestorms pick up people and whole villages from other worlds including Earth and deposit them on Yrth. Or any of a number of other speculations that fall between these two.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Find More Posts by MrId. Emory Susar rated it it was banesttorm Dec 10, Andrew Bonham rated it liked it Mar 14, Play a peasant-born hero. Plunder elven ruins while evading the desert natives.

The Elven lands in the west became the Great Desert. The Ring Islands, where magic is very unstable and powerful mystical beasts rule the jungles, which lie to the southeast of Ytarria. Jacob Possin rated it it was ok Aug 02, Absolutely you should get it, even if you don’t use the world and my group never will.

Frank Mitchell gurpx it liked it Oct 07, It does help that I’m a fan of alternate history settings and this one delivers it in spades. Dec 05, Hugo Barbosa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gueps Zarak back the Caithness rebellion and state that the current border was established in pick year after the last war.


GURPS Banestorm

Want to Read saving…. The book includes detailed notes on how these societies evolved in a fantasy environment including the standard races of Elves, Dwarves and Orcshow religion plays a big part in the setting Christians and Muslims among others and the feel of each culture. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Banestofm trek south to the Muslim lands of al-Wazif and al-Haz to explore the forbidden city of Geb’al-Din.

Of course, as a GM, I am free to alter things as I like. I had been thinking about using one of the varient systems in GURPS Fantasy — psionics as magic actually has a certain appeal. You could make an argument for the text superseding the banetsorm, but if that’s the case, then both the text and map are grossly missing detail — I get it, I’m nitpicking.

D rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Should I Get Banestorm? Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other. One of the best setting books for Gurps. Views Read Edit View history. Previously, I had said to myself, “When Banestorm is released as a PDF, perhaps I will download it, as it seems far more likely I will run a fantasy game than a sci-fi game. The Elves retain the Great Forest, the Dwarves, their northern mountain holdings, but not the banesorm ones. 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.

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