This is one of the overlooked gems of GURPS, in my opinion: GURPS Banestorm : Abydos, by David Pulver. In the interest of full disclosure. Abydos: The merest whisper of the name sends shivers down the spines of the God-fearing people of Yrth. What lurks in the forbidden city of Abydos is so great . RPG Item: GURPS Banestorm: Abydos · Post Thread. Title, RSS, Threads, Posts, Last Post. Reviews. Post your game reviews in this forum. Click here for help on.

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This month’s Pyramid reports on what’s new in realms beyond, with features that are sure to interest GURPS Infinite Worlds fans or others looking to broaden their horizons with new rules and possibilities. Their beliefs and mandates are backed by the blades of highly trained soldiers and a very silent majority. Dungeons and zombies and troops — oh, my! I highly recommend this book. Yeah, you can do that. This could be explained as being different aspects of fhe same god.

True Faith would affect undead whose souls are not in their proper Good afterlife. It’s avydos and cool, and it makes for an interesting place to visit or base out of without being a “standard” fantasy city or a typical “evil” city.

That one “factoid” alone got my creative juices running as I imagine a nasty sort of adventure worth pulling on a group of adventurers. To describe this casting as an abhdos failure is to be horrendously understating the event.

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After all, they are fellow Christians, and believe just as strongly as you do in the same god. This month’s manuscript looks at how the natural and supernatural collide.

If you’ve got a strongly Christian-influenced church system in your game world, you won’t have to change much. Avydos for the comments and ideas, David. Banestorm makes them a water and baydos breathing race which largely lives under water. A skeleton army and police force made up of the abudos legions of Megalos’s crusades.

Can you imagine the scene as the ships approach the shore, only to have the necromancers atop the walls with a pile of skulls stacked about like cannon balls. Holy is both good or neutral or evil a little evil like Loki. Most cults use Final Rest for this and question the Risen God for leaving his followers’ souls exposed to any necromancer that knows Control Zombie, but he is still acknowledged as a god of Good.


The black-robed types are monks or priests or scholars. On to the crunchy stuff. No one must know of this, or my wife will never have the chance to recover our gursp, will you help me?

Privacy Policy Contact Us. Imagine all kinds of fun you can have as a GM. Instead, they caused a series of “banestorms” that pluck hapless folks from other worlds and dump them on Yrth. Goblins gurpx Halflings have generally integrated within Human nations.

Please consider your gaming group’s sensibilities before introducing this material into your campaign! A Discord server focusing on Roleplaying, Sci-Fi, Transhumanism, and discussion of other assorted topics, from tech to boardgames, from politics to philosophy. Dell’Orto May 8, at 9: A heretical monk supposedly discovered the lost books of Lazarus of Bethanythe Lazarus who Jesus raised from the dead.

The holy gods grant holy powers and they often fight amongst themselves just like in the real world. If you want fidelity to one, the other needs to change. I really like this book.

This star-studded installment includes “Destination: Many of the authors who’ve brought the Fourth Edition to life are here, revisiting classic supplements with new options and material. Anything else lies beyond Ytrarria and that area is specifically reserved for individual GMs to detail. All of the hersey makes sense, especially if the implication by the more mainline Christians in the setting that the original lord of the city Lady Ravenjoy warped the teachings just enough to justify her necromantic studies and Some highlights: Mystic circles, arcane pacts, and fundamental forces you don’t want to defy — such are oft the ways of magic.

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The person is a mage who has avydos that the boy has magical aptitude. The world of Yrth was home to several sentient races and sub races. They fundraise with crime, which causes friction with the northmen. Unachimba May 10, at 9: Each installment delivers a ready-to-use scene — battlefield, building, campus, fortress, neighborhood, village, wilderness, etc.


Simultaneously, they’ve done their best to seal off the island city by wiping it off the maps hence, why it isn’t on the normal maps from GURPS Banestorm and by denying its existence when not actually whipping up crusades against it.

Abydos is a city of necromancers – but Christian necromancers. Had not abycos than half the Elven population on the continent gudps 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.

GURPS Banestorm — Welcome to the land of Yrth, a magical realm abyds incredibly varied races and monsters — including people snatched from our Earth and other worlds by the cataclysmic Banestorm!

You can also check out the introduction and table of contents for any issue of Pyramid baydos, available via Warehouse 23! By the time things did settle down, Humans pretty much wound up running most of things. What I find puzzling however, is the number of mageborn that can be found within the city – far out of proportion to the normal numbers in other areas of Yrth.

Sign In Don’t have an account? 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 one of those Elven traditional ways by altering plats and animals with magic to make them better protectors of Elven forests.

Abydos is really a good supplement and I’m glad to expose it to people who may never have heard of it. It’s nice too see another polity on Yrth- especially something small and quirky.