GURPS Ultra-light is actually a two ” by 11” page PDF where one page is the assembly instructions for the other. The actual working copy is. So, what do you think of Gurps ultra-lite? Personally, I am a fan of simple game systems and I’d like to give it a try some day. The only problem I. I supported because ” because those boardgames aren’t going to play themselves” – Matt Mason (CiviliTalismaniac). +.

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Please browse through our FAQ before posting. We try to keep the lists below up to date with active subreddits and prune it from time to time. The above image is licensed under GPL 2. I’ve been fairly obsessed over the last couple months with trying to create a free, small, very playable package that shows new players why GURPS is fundamentally awesome without exposing them to all the options, which can be kind of overwhelming. Any ultr-alite you have on the rework or the adventure would be awesome!

I guess I should explain my motivations a bit better. A while back, I ran across gurpps thread turps this very forum and got into a discussion about what the “bare bones” of GURPS actually entails. I also decried GURPS Ultra-Lite for being TOO “lite” at 1 page, and suggested then that if they’d just gone with 2 pages they could have had the “real” character creation rules and basic combat rules.

So I did it myself. The point of my version of Ultra-Lite is to take away the cruft, leaving just the true basics of GURPS – attributes, skills, success rolls and combat maneuvers. Gups, I ended up needing 2. I also wanted to bundle it with a simple adventure that would allow GMs to break new players into GURPS quickly and easily; I recently finished it and that’s why I’m posting about this again.


My main philosophy of design was “nice surprises”.

Oh, wow, I can aim for specific body parts now! Oh, wow, there are so many more skills to choose from! Oh, wow, look at all these new combat manuevers! I specifically decided to use only rules that would work for a simple fantasy campaign.

I locked the tech level at 3 and only allowed appropriate weapons and armor. This allowed me to cut a lot of stuff out of the equipment tables.

It also meant I didn’t need any rules specific to firearms. I cut all the Advantages and Disadvantages. Nice surprise, and all that. These are both just attribute rolls against IQ. Didn’t feel the need to include their specific rules.

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Since we’re abstracting ranges there’s only Melee and Missile rangeit’s cut. Even though I mention it, there are no rules that use it since I can’t get magic in. Minimum ST for weapons: I’ve kind of waffled on this, but it’s not in right now. Ultra-lkte may put it back in later. I wanted the skill list to be mostly IQ skills since every single weapon skill is a DX skill. I also wanted an HT skill in there; fortunately Carousing fit the bill perfectly.

Can you give us a tldr of what aspects you tweaked? I don’t know ultralight and may be out of the loop ultra-lit I wasn’t aware it needed a reboot.

And have you listened to the film reroll? They play a very quick-and-dirty rules light GURPS and do a great job making GURPS sound like it’s easy and fun rather than the over complicated crunch that it got unfairly stereotyped as.


I edited my post with my design choices. And no I hadn’t heard of Film Reroll! I’ll have to check that out. I’ll second The Film Reroll. Lots of fun to listen to, and it totally sold me on how exciting and fluid Gyrps can be if you only use what you need from the rulebooks. Absolutely love it, I’ll probably try and use this gutps introduce some people to Gurps!


Can’t wait for more sample characters, if there was anything I wanted more for Gurps it would be simple NPC and monster stat blocks. Really, really nice job, I like your simplification of the Gurps system.

Second, you want shields since that is another expectation for players ultga-lite fantasy genre. I’m glad you like it. I’ll keep your suggestions in mind for the next version. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement ultra-liye Privacy Policy.

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Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Good Lord, there’s a lot of cross-referencing there. Damage bonus for high skill: Want to add to the discussion?