• More Star Frontiers goodness

    Ooh, here’s an accomplishment most trivial: This site’s Star Frontiers to GURPS 4e Conversion Notes page ranks #1 on a Google search for “star frontiers gurps”. That just might be my first first ever. There’s even more Dralasite-steeped goodness out there than I realized, though. Check out Star Frontiersman Magazine, a slick-looking magazine of all-new fan material, plus remastered versions of all the original books. That’s some serious fandom at work! For the GURPSters, there’s another conversion page out there, GURPS Star Frontiers Conversion, a PDF that starts with this site’s conversion but makes changes where the author disagrees. (What items those would be, I don’t know; I don’t see who made the conversion.)…

  • Star Frontiers to GURPS 4e Conversion Notes

    History v1.0: Created 1997. It’s the oldest thing on the GURPS Diner! v2.0: 2006.11.23. Updated for new site and for GURPS 4e. v2.1: 2009.07.30. Some clean-up. Credits: Dralasite notes enhanced with comments by Art Wendorf. Note: Also see More Star Frontiers goodness for additional resources, including links to altermate character conversion ideas.   Star Patrol wants YOU! Got a Star Frontiers game you’d like to bring over to GURPS? (Okay, so that proposition made more sense in 1997. But do please play along.) Here are some notes to help those characters make the jump. First, a bit of intro It’s hard for me to say what I liked so much about…

  • GLAIVE Weapon Design System for the d20 System

    d20 version and article by Tail Kinker ( http://tailkinker.batcave.net ) Based on GLAIVE, by Tbone. Call me a traitor. I don’t care. I’ve grown to really like the d20 system. Doesn’t mean I’ve given up on GURPS. Far from it; my GURPS library remains central to my gaming needs. Not just for running, but as a bridge to other systems – like d20. But the weapon system for Dungeons and Dragons is just plain dreadful. So here I go, trying to update it. This system will not faithfully reproduce the weapons from Dungeons and Dragons, but if used consistently, will give a good play-balance while fixing some of the more…

  • GLAIVE conversion notes

    Simple first steps toward 4e compatibility Here are some comments made in the SJG GURPS forums, on updates required to bring the GLAIVE weapon creation system up to 4e speed: Treat any reference to “Load ST” as “BL/2”. The “unbalance modifier” should probably be changed, in light of the way 4e unbalanced weapons have become faster. Change from x1/x2/x3, to x1/x1.5/x2. Some missile weapons rules may need tweaking, if 4e weapon stats vary much from 3e.  The bow rules state that they’d work better under “quad ST” — which 4e now provides.  No, no plans yet to actually rewrite GLAIVE.