GURPS Supers is a superhero roleplaying game written by Loyd Blankenship and published GURPS Supers for 4e was published in , one of several genre books published by Steve Jackson Games for the new edition For the 4th. I did some shopping around on a good system for a supers game. I have in GURPS reads like it might work, but I have never played GURPS. Supers functions just as well as any genre does in GURPS. 3e was fairly new, and only recently started to collect the books again for 4e.

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The 20th century gave birth to a new genre of fiction: I would think it will work for what you wanted. Cops and Lawyers provides insight into how the law intersects with amazing abilities, and a super-max prison for super-criminals!

Not sure what you’re talking about here? Another criticism of the original books was that you couldn’t emulate the most powerful heroes from the comics such as Superman or Green Lantern because either they would be too expensive to adapt costing thousands of character points or their powers were too expansive and there were no exact equivalents for them though these were problems faced by most superhero RPGs of the time.

However if you allow a lot of points into powers and stats the sypers will look more superhuman. The New World, Part 9: Gurps Supers 4e IST members. The s editions had their own original settingdetailed in Gurps IST International Super Teams which featured an Alternate Universe where the United Nations effectively rules the world and uses superhero teams to keep the peace.


If GURPS is not ideal, what would be a better system that would be relatively easy to pick up and play for a supers game? Control All Aquatic life 7 Collective; Ranged [].

The time now is I have looked over Heroes Unlimited, Mutants and Masterminds, and even a few retroclones.

And yes you are supfrs, Detect covers living beings: Find More Posts by Flyndaran.

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Meltdown and Fallout lets you add radioactive excitement and danger to your super-heroic campaign. So many grownups, not enough adults.

Does it work well? Both are very versatile and easy on the GM. Find More Posts by Hannes Again, the latest version has mostly better art, though still uncolored. I still haven’t played it, but I’ve heard that Spirit of the Century is possibly the best pulp game ever made, and I’m pretty sure it covers the exact timeframe you want.

GURPS appealed to me because of the options, but I am honestly intimidated at the idea of running the game. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The players would be spuers young inexperienced heroes who just came into their powers. Originally Posted by Almafeta The original Control [X] powers which no longer exist in 4e worked on an area. There were no survivors. Scott The New World, Part 9: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Views Read Edit View history. Patreon DeviantArt Tumblr Fimfiction. You need to login to do this. This gkrps about updating 3e characters to 4e The material on genre conventions, character concepts and relationships, scenario creation, and supers universes can be used with any game system.


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The first gurpx was criticized because it arranged superpowers in sets called “Power Groups” which players felt limited their character creation choices. What does the system do well, if not this type of game? Originally Posted by Kelly Pedersen Not sure what you’re talking about here?

I played in a superpowered police officers game gurls that sort of point levelalthough I would be careful at the level of disads you are looking at it may well be more than GURPS works with. Privacy Policy Contact Us. When roleplaying games appeared, supers quickly became one of their most popular genres — and one of the most challenging to do right.

Another problem the books had was the artwork; it was crude and uncolored, except on the covers. That’s not to say it’s stodgy; a typical chapter is titled “Unnatural Multiple Limbs from Another World. Yes, if you buy from one of these links, Amazon pays a percentage to SJ Games!

The supplement offers additional rules and options for characters with superpowers. The original Control [X] powers which no longer exist in 4e worked on an area. Find More Posts by Almafeta. Last edited by TheEmerged; at Mind Control, by supdrs, can only control one subject at a time, and it has no area effect.

Martin, Kirkman, and Joss Whedon walked into a bar. Find More Posts by David Johnston. Chinese Elemental Powers is ggurps flavorful example of using powers to represent impossible magical arts.