I was recently forunate enough to find the third edition of the GURPS Basic Set on sale. I paid a whopping two dollars for the book- albeit with a large tear on pages 129-130. Then I started reading it.
I had known beforehand what GURPS was (Generic Universal Role Playing System, and all that). But it was not until I started reading that I realized all the possibilities. Everything could be done with GURPS.
I like movies and video games as much as any other and there always seems to be something that I want to try role-playing. Whether it’s the Halo universe or some sort of Transformers game, I want to try it. The hard part is attempting to find a system buit to accomadate these. I could write one, of course. It might even be playable. But that usually takes more time to write than I want to spend.
When I get an itch to play somethign like a Halo RPG it only lasts for so long. I only want to play a one-shot, anyway. That’s where GURPS comes in. With enough experience with the system- so that I can apply the rules correctly- I can play any sort of genre or setting without having to make up or learn new rules. It could allow me to explore all sorts of new games.
However, I haven’t actually played GURPS yet, so I don’t know if I even like half the rules. It’ll take some playing before I decide whether that’s the only thing I want to use as a system. But I’m looking forward to the research.
Goodnight, and keep rollin’.