Dice of Doom Podcast 025: GURPS First Impressions and Playing Heros and Sidekicks

Dice of Doom PodcastIn this fun packed episode of the podcast we discuss our first impressions of GURPS, the General Universal Role Playing System from Steve Jackson Games and we also look at playing heros and sidekicks in your roleplaying games.

If we look at the majority of fantasy fiction (up until recent times) the main protagonist in the story tends to be a loner, and if there is any one else in the story, they tend to be sidekicks. We discuss how to run sidekicks in a game, how to balance story share and ways to make the sidekick role fun for the players. We also discuss the possibilities created by taking a ‘cast of characters’ approach to running a game – giving players the ability to take on multiple roles and characters throughout the campaign.

Running Sheet

  • 03:28 – GURPS First Impressions
  • 26:14 – Playing Heros and Sidekick Characters
  • 40:00 – Cast of Characters Roleplaying

All music provided by Rupert Goes Shopping.


About RupertG

RupertG has been playing roleplaying games ever since he discovered Dragon Warriors at the age of 12. Since those days he has played many different RPG's, collected not insignificant Dwarf and Tomb Kings armies for Warhammer Fantasy Battles and even worked as a games designer in the heady days of the late 90's building a CCG. Now he runs a gaming blog and is a participant in the Grand Gaming Experiment
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