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GURPS Thaumatology (GURPS Fourth Edition)

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Fantasy settings are defined by their magic . . . so different worlds need different magic systems. GURPS Thaumatology has GURPS Fourth Edition updates of the best Third Edition magic variants, plus many all-new options. This mighty tome includes:

* Minor tweaks for the spell-based magic of the Basic Set: restructuring prerequisites and colleges, modifying Magery and mana,
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Steve Jackson Games
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Apr 22, 2009 Christopher rated it really liked it
Shelves: gaming
This is not a gaming source book.

It's a meta-gaming source book.

No that doesn't sound right either.

If you are playing a game of GURPS (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, just skip the rest of this review)in a magical world, you probably only need GURPS Basic Set Characters to build and run your magician. As you get a little deeper, or if you are GMing a magical world, you want to get your hands on GURPS Magic and GURPS Fantasy to refer to in the middle of the game.

Thaumatology is not
Feb 11, 2014 Rindis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gaming, fantasy, gurps
A common problem with generic role-playing systems is that they often have non-generic answers to important questions.

For instance, Traveller was originally meant as a generic SFRPG, before it started generating a setting that pretty well took over the line in later iterations. But even sticking with the early, non-setting specific materials, it still has a number of assumptions built into the basic rules. Most notably, a severely range-limited hyperspace FTL system keeps it from feeling like, s
Apr 05, 2012 Phillip rated it really liked it
A book of fun options for GURPS (tm). The book is fairly mechanical, and does not as much background as other GURPS books.
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Dec 04, 2011 Scott wachter rated it liked it
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some ideas, but it's still GURPS
Oct 09, 2011 Dustin rated it liked it
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Like all gurps rule books this is a well written take on the subject. This one is a look at magic systems and how to best use them in your game.
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