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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Sean Punch black-and-white pages. Find More Posts by PK. The spell backfired horribly, and instead brought people from other worlds. All times are GMT Play a peasant-born hero.

baneetorm Nathaniel Mathews rated it liked it Apr 15, Yrth awaits the legend of you! An outstanding setting that takes the medieval roots of fantasy seriously, and a huge improvement over the Fantasy sourcebook for GURPS 3rd Edition.

Perhaps you have forgotten; they were just another few deaths among many, for a banewtorm. The Dwarves moved underground and their surfaces dwelling cousins became Gnomes. The world of Yrth was home to several sentient races and sub races.

By the time things did settle down, Humans pretty much wound up running most of things. Characters can journey from the windswept plains of the Nomad Lands — where fierce Nordic warriors seek a valiant death to earn a seat in Valhalla — to Megalos, the ancient banesttorm where magic and political intrigue go hand in hand.

Reepacheep rated it really liked it Jun 12, Dntimm rated it liked it Mar 18, It solves the problem with many fantasy settings which are really Earth banesyorm societies with their numbers filed off.

GURPS Banestorm by Phil Masters

Divergence Point Unknown; possibly million years ago, when Pangaea split differently. And as humans tend to do, they soon expanded to take over most of the continent of Ytarria, displacing the native elves and orcs the dwarves remained safe in their mountain fortresses. This setting book is the latest presentation of Banesyorm, 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.


Dan Gabrielson rated it really liked it Nov 03, Andy Reeves merged all the local nation maps into one mega-map! Return to Book Page.

Even if I don’t use the setting as is, is there a lot of stuff to steal for my own games? Over time a group of Elves dedicated themselves to the task of protecting Elves from Orcs. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Want to Read saving…. Phil MastersJonathan Woodward. Jeff rated it really liked it Dec 29, Zach Edwardson rated it liked it Jul 09, This page was last edited vurps 13 Decemberat The company gives the book a Web page here. Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other. The setting, politically and socially, works well and I enjoy it.

Sign In Don’t have an account? A basic premise of the setting is that magical banestorms pick up people and whole villages from other worlds including Earth and deposit them on Yrth. Surf our site for the files you gurpw. Cops and Lawyers — Features a look at the legal system of the classical Islamic world. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It does help that I’m a fan of alternate history settings and this one delivers it in spades.

One of the interesting things about the setting is that a different flavor of fantasy campaign can be had depending on which banetsorm of Yrth one uses. 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. 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 gursp a sci-fi game.


But that village was home to the woman who owned my heart. And peoples and animals from other worlds began appearing in vast numbers.

Trentin rated it really liked it Jan 24, That being said, I’m far more likely to use the political layout on a different map entirely. The main 4 races being DragonsElves, Dwarves and Orcs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They considered the other races to be inferior and banestrom 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.

Brad rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Andrew Bonham rated it liked it Mar 14, Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other. The “Fantasy” book title was used in 4th edition as a tool kit source for GMs to build gkrps settings and the Yrth setting was released under the more marketable name of Banestorm. The setting works well in other games, so there is no Standard Magic system requirement.

Some countries are almost entirely human-dominated, and others are mixed, banestprm there are still some area completely under the control of Elves, Orcs, Dwarves, or Reptile Men.