Blast from the past: june 1996 project GURPS preview

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  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    PCXL-Fan, an avid collector of videogame magazines, registered to share with us an old preview of project GURPS in the now-defunct NG magazine. In it, they discuss Steve Jackson's GURPS and Tim Cain explains what he wants to do with it in the game. It includes a short mention of one of the original setting ideas for project GURPS (time-travelling) and a very broad application of GURPS' massive skill system to the game.

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  2. xdarkyrex

    xdarkyrex Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 28, 2006
    I still can't get over just how beautiful those heads are.
    goddamn.
     
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    lol seth's clay head was pretty cool.
     
  4. MapMan

    MapMan It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 23, 2007
    Wow, just wow! :shock:
     
  5. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    And Steve Jackson's Lord of the Rings?
     
  6. monsharen

    monsharen Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 2, 2005
    That actually got me thinking for a few seconds. The guy's intellectual spectra would have been truly amazing... :roll:
     
  7. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Amazing stuff, great find!
     
  8. TheSHEEEP

    TheSHEEEP It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 22, 2007
    Freudian :)
     
  9. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    There was no mistake citizens.

    nothingtoseehere
     
  10. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Wow !!!
    Amazing...all those details !!!
     
  11. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Oh no, scans! We're so banned1!
     
  12. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Oh yeah. Lulz.

    12-year old scans from a defunct magazine...total crime against humanity :mrgreen:

    Also, this does rock indeed. Provides some new quotes for history of Fallout, too.

    But other than that: cue Sorrow saying "Fallout died when they lost GURPS"
     
  13. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Nah, this time he will claim Fallout died when Meantime was cancelled.
     
  14. I'm sad that the "Color Blind" Trait did not make it into the final product. That would have made my sniper characters so fuxing awesome.

    This is one of those nolstagic moments that depresses the soul, and makes one stand in awe, staring at the sky, as if to realize that the world is on a downward spiral towards the apocalypse, from remembering what was, what wasn't, and what is now.
     
  15. Dougly

    Dougly It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 13, 2007
    Wow, that was really cool to read. Thanks for posting it!

    I personally don't mind the fact that GURPS was dumped for SPECIAL. Really, I didn't play role playing games much (or at all) before Fallout, so I wouldn't have known what GURPS was anyway. And, while I recognize that it does have some flaws, I actually rather like SPECIAL.

    The article did make me think about the end product that became the Fallout we love so much. Aside from making me want to sit down and play F1 or F2 a bit, it also made me sad that more CRPGs using SPECIAL were never made.
     
  16. Nim82

    Nim82 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 5, 2007
    Nice article, love the clay heads. Don't recall seeing pictures of them before (not that I looked, mind).

    Hope someone kept them, be a shame if they got binned.
     
  17. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Here, here, and here. Interview with the guy who made them here (I think he's also the guy you see on the third page of this article).

    I think Interplay still has 'em, but I guess they could've shipped to Bethesda.
     
  18. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Can't wait to see Bethesda's take on Deathclaws. I foresee epic lulz.
     
  19. Probably something like this.



     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Plenty of inspiration for deathclaws



    Or y'know. This

    You know how Bethesda is...loves to mix and match with genres and setting. Blend, baby, blend.