Here is a bit of news that may be of interest to fans of old school dungeon crawls: there is a Kickstarter in progress for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game. This is based on GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, but it is a standalone boxed set using streamlined rules written with beginners in mind. The Kickstarter ends Sept. 30th.
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy is the leading line of supplements for the classic GURPS tabletop RPG. The Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game takes what fans love about GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, and makes it easy to get a campaign going with a minimum of preparation, and no prior knowledge of GURPS. It also improves on the original, introducing refined rules based on years of player feedback. So this has something to offer anyone from a beginner at tabletop roleplaying games to a grizzled GURPS veteran.
As one of the aforementioned GURPS veterans, I find this kind of exciting. It will make it easier than ever to introduce new people to GURPS, without scaring them with the huge GURPS Basic Set, or making them flip back and forth between books to make their characters. And by supporting this Kickstarter, we can show Steve Jackson Games that we want more GURPS products.
If you have questions about Dungeon Fantasy or GURPS, feel free to ask! I’m no expert, but I’ll do my best to help.