GURPS Discworld


GURPS Discworld

Infobox RPG
title= GURPS Discworld


caption= "Discworld Roleplaying Game" rulebook cover, art by Paul Kidby
designer= Phil Masters
publisher= Steve Jackson Games
date= 1998 ("GURPS Discworld") 2002 ("Discworld Role-Playing Game")
genre= Comedic Fantasy
system= GURPS Lite
footnotes=

"GURPS Discworld" and the related supplements are role-playing game sourcebooks set in Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" fantasy universe using the GURPS role-playing game system.

History

"GURPS Discworld" was written by Phil Masters and Terry Pratchett. Cover and illustrations were done by Paul Kidby. It was published by Steve Jackson Games in 1998.cite book |last=Masters |first=Phil |authorlink= |coauthors=Pratchett, Terry |title=GURPS Discworld |year=1998 |publisher=Steve Jackson Games |location= ] It was the first GURPS supplement to be published with the "GURPS Lite" rules as an appendix, meaning it was not necessary to purchase "GURPS Basic" in order to play.cite book | title=Review of GURPS Discworld | year=|publisher=InQuest Gamer (February 1999)]

The game included a lot of detail about Discworld, appealing to both roleplaying and Discworld fans. [cite book | first=Dave | last=Higgins | authorlink= | year=1974 | title=Ramtop to Rimfall |publisher=Discworld Newsletter] It has also been attributed to introducing roleplayers to the series of Discworld books. [cite book |last=Hite |first=Kenneth |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Review of GURPS Discworld |year=1998-09-11 |publisher=MANIA Magazine] [cite web |url=http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworld/comments.html |title=What people are saying about GURPS Discworld |accessdate=2007-09-15 |last=Weiss |first=Phillip |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=] [cite web |url=http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/reviews/rev_0915.html |title=RPGnet review of GURPS Discworld |accessdate=2007-09-15 |last=Lindsay-Levine |first=Sam |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=RPGnet]

In March 2001, Steve Jackson Games published a sequel under the title "GURPS Discworld Also". [cite web |url=http://www.warehouse23.com/item.html?id=SJG6061 |title=GURPS Discworld Also (Steve Jackson Games)|accessdate=2007-09-15 |author= |date= |work= |publisher=Warehouse 23] It was written by Paul Masters, again with the assistance of Terry Prachett. Cover and illustrations were done by Sean Murray. [cite book |last=Masters |first=Paul |authorlink= |coauthors=Pratchett, Terry |title=GURPS Discworld Also |year=2001 |publisher=Steve Jackson Games |location= |isbn=1-55634-447-3 ] The supplement covered recent events in the book series,cite web |url=http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/reviews/rev_4241.html |title=GURPS Discworld Also |accessdate=2007-09-15 |author=Robert A. Rodger |date=2001-07-05 |work= |publisher=RPGnet] including details about the Unseen University. [cite web |url=http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworldalso/ |title=Discworld Also |accessdate=2007-09-15 |author= |date= |work= |publisher=Steve Jackson Games] Among the scenarios included is "EckEckEcksEcksian Cart Wars", based on the "Mad Max" parody segments of "The Last Continent" and Steve Jackson Games' own "Car Wars" and "GURPS Autoduel" setting. It also included the first detailed rules for mechanical semaphore telegraphy, based on the "clacks" network in the books. [cite web |url=http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/reviews/rev_5525.html |title=GURPS Discworld Also |accessdate=2007-09-15 |author=Phil Masters |date=2001-12-15 |work= |publisher=RPGnet]

The original book was republished in 2002 by Steve Jackson Games with the "GURPS Lite" rules integrated throughout the text. The title was changed from "GURPS Discworld" to "Discworld Roleplaying Game" to reinforce its stand-alone capabilities.cite book |last=Masters |first=Paul |authorlink= |coauthors=Pratchett, Terry |title=Discworld Roleplaying Game |year=2002 |publisher=Steve Jackson Games |location= |isbn=1-55634-687-5 ] Illustrations were once again done by Paul Kidby.

Books

*"GURPS Discworld" (1998), Steve Jackson Games
*"GURPS Discworld Also" (2001), Steve Jackson Games
*"Discworld Role-Playing Game" (2002), Steve Jackson Games

ee also

*GURPS
*List of GURPS books

External links

* [http://www.philm.demon.co.uk/Discworld/ Extra (Sometimes Highly Unofficial) Material Pertaining to the Discworld Roleplaying Game] by author Phil Masters.
* [http://www.byenighte.com GURPS Discworld bye Nighte]

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