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

The last three share a common religion and it is speculated that they are different branches from a common ancestor. Privacy Policy Contact Us. The resulting magical catastrophe, known as the Banestorm, brought countless people and creatures to Yrthincluding humans from medieval Earth.

GURPS Banestorm

Reepacheep rated it really liked it Jun 12, The assumption of scale is broken when reading the details and vanestorm comparing to the maps.

Sean Punch black-and-white pages. Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other. Jeff rated it really liked it Dec 29, Andy Reeves merged all the local nation maps into one mega-map!


Of the Sentients, Humans and Dolphins from an Earth that may not be our historical one – Sentient Dolphins is an indicator. The world of Yrth was home to several sentient races and sub races.

Araterre, for instance, is a seafaring nation inhabited by the descendants of those brought banestkrm Yrth from France in the 16th century. One significant difference this brings is that, unlike many fantasy settings, Yrth has many of the major Earth faiths as its core religions, including ChristianityIslamHinduismBuddhismJudaismand others.

I suppose one of my main questions would be how flexible is the setting? The Banestorm started about 1, years ago when a group of “Dark Elves” completed a magical ritual designed to banish all Orcs from Yrth.

As far using other magic systems, it seems easy enough. Open Preview See a Problem?

Dntimm rated it liked it Mar 18, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Djinn in the Southwest, ruled by Elven spirit beings fussed into human bodies, is the largest of such by area. Yrth, Current Affairs Various sovereignties contend for power on a magical world populated by storms blowing across the dimensions.

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The geography irritates me. Plunder elven ruins while evading the desert natives. Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other.


Banestorm the current campaign name for the Yrth setting first presented in Man to Man as the world that Castle Defiant was banesyorm on.

GURPS Banestorm

Characters can journey from the windswept plains of gurpa Nomad Lands — where fierce Nordic warriors seek a valiant death to earn a seat in Valhalla — to Megalos, the ancient empire where magic and political intrigue go hand in hand. Shannon Haddock rated it it was ok Nov 10, Nathan rated it it was amazing Aug 07, There are two banestork of magic by default in Banestorm the core GURPS magic system and “mysticism”, which is buying magical powers as advantages.

Mark Z rated it really liked it Oct 08, The standard fantasy elements such as Wizards, Orcs, Elves, and Dwarves are present, along with connections to Infinite Worlds. There are no discussion topics on hanestorm book yet. Andrew Bonham rated it liked it Mar 14, Brad rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Cops and Lawyers — Features a look at the legal system of the classical Islamic world.

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