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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Yrth awaits the legend banestoem you! This is my review of Banestorm on RPGnet: Technology is maintained at a relatively low level by the Ministry of Serendipity, an Imperial office which hunts down rogue technologists and victims of modern Banestorm incidents, in order to brainwash them and erase dangerous information from their minds.

Robert Dennis rated it really liked it Apr 18, Find More Posts by LoneWolf23k. The Elves retain the Great Forest, the Dwarves, their northern mountain holdings, but not the southern ones.

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Absolutely you should get it, even if you don’t use the world and my group never will. An outstanding setting that takes the medieval roots of fantasy seriously, and a huge improvement over the Fantasy sourcebook for GURPS 3rd Edition. This setting book is the latest presentation of Yrth, the oldest fantasy world originally designed for GURPSwhich was originally detailed in the first edition of GURPS Fantasy though technically it first appeared in Orcslayer as the setting for nine combat scenarios.


Araterre, for instance, is a seafaring nation inhabited by the descendants of those brought to Yrth from France in the 16th century. Unknown; possibly million years ago, when Pangaea split differently. 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.

I like it better than Fantasy, personally. Banestorm makes them a water and air breathing race which largely lives under water. Retrieved from ” https: Find More Posts by MrId. As a result, many of the societies and cultures are reminiscent of a Crusades-era Earth, albeit with magic. There are also some more unusual fantastic races like the Reptile Men, and several others which can be added in as desired by the game master.

Lists with This Book. Abydos — What lurks in the forbidden city of Abydos is so great a heresy, the Church suppresses all mention of its very existence.

Scott Andrews rated it liked it Apr guros, It does help that I’m a fan of alternate history settings and this one delivers it in spades. The world of Yrth was home to several sentient races and sub races.

Possession of the land surface was a constant war between Orc tribes and Banesgorm communities. Only a few regions are not under at least nominal human or humanoid control. 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.


Although the majority of Banestorm strikes occurred shortly after guurps initial backfire, giving the world its fantasy-medieval flavor, occasional flare-ups have occurred since then.

GURPS Banestorm

Andy Reeves merged all the local nation maps into one mega-map! Particularly, if you’re interested in running a monsters-and-grave-robbing game, I suggest setting the campaign in the migh mana ring islands, as there are lots of magical creatures there. Mark Vurps rated it really liked it Oct 08, Sign In Don’t have an account? No trivia or quizzes yet.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Justin Colby Cox rated it really liked it Aug 08, The assumption of scale is broken when reading the details and then comparing to the maps.

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Joey rated it really liked it Dec 09, There’s something for everyone from Arthurian adventures to nautical and swashbuckling scenarios. Have other types of games been successful? Phil MastersJonathan Woodward. Gurpz rated it liked it Mar 18, Nearly a thousand years later, Ytarria is now more or less a Standard Fantasy Settingdominated by The Empire of Megalos, surrounded by various other nations on all sides.

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