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GURPS Compendium II (GURPS: Generic Universal Role Playing System) Paperback – December 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: GURPS: Generic Universal Role Playing System
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Steve Jackson Games; First Edition edition (December 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556343272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556343278
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
I find this volume much less required than Vol. I. It's good stuff for a GM to have around ("The PCs have really done it this time. Let's see how long it takes them to freeze to death...Oh, here's a rule for that!), but really, really not important for players. There's a list of poisons and what they do in game terms, which might be handy, but it's largely ways for GMs to tweak their roleplaying environment toward greater/lesser realism, make up random societies (that's a table I hope to never use.)
It's still worth its 4 stars, but only as a GM. There are no ads, disads, or skills, nor are there background systems or anything else like that. It's all about environment hacking via rules.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard B on March 4, 2013
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I purchased this as a supplement to GURPS 3rd Edition, Revised and Expanded. There was very little to recommend it for general usage. There are a few corner cases one might find it useful for, but much of the useful bits can be found in the Revised and Expanded Edition. I got it at a good price and in very nice condition, so I count this as a good purchase, but ultimately not a must have.
Amazon does not give the option of half stars or I would rate it at 2.5 stars. Not a waste, but not useful enough to be it's own supplement.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Garrett on January 11, 2007
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for ideas for a game, this is the book for you. Looking for advice, this is the book for you. Trying to find one of the many optional rules of GURPS, this is the book for your. Trying to find some obscure advantage or skill, sorry but that is Compendium I. This is the book for the Game Masters out thier. It is full of detailed rules from everything from poisonous gas to characters getting drunk (a necessity when the party includes dwarves). I would consider it a core book for the game, not necessary to play but very useful.
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