One of the joys of RPGs is the ability to solve a whole range of problems with good old-fashioned battle. This month's Pyramid -- the PDF magazine for roleplayers -- looks at matters great and small, past and present in relation to GURPS combat. This action-packed issue includes:
"Combat Writ Large," a detailed compilation and expansion of all things size-related, from GURPS guru Sean Punch. Finally, the rules you need to battle giants, dodge deadly face-eating aliens, or grapple gremlins are in one place!
"Low-Tech Armor Loadouts for the New World," a peek behind the curtain at GURPS Loadouts: Low-Tech Armor from that supplement's author Dan Howard, plus new historical armor loadouts covering Spanish conquistadors, Shoshone warriors, Aztec war leaders, and more.
"Ancient Egyptian and Roman Armies," this month's Eidetic Memory offering from author David L. Pulver, adding to his GURPS Mass Combat with two detailed real-world forces of interest to historical or time-traveling heroes: armies of the Egyptian New Kingdom and early Imperial Rome.
"On Target," an optional mini-supplement from Douglas H. Cole (GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling) that adds choices, strategies, and new rules to the venerable Aim maneuver. Take advantage of an All-Out Aim, use a Quick Aim technique, or roll on the Aiming Critical Success Table!
"It's a Threat!" -- a guide to determining how deadly GURPS Dungeon Fantasy monsters are (with all Dungeon Fantasy critters up through Pyramid #3/76: Dungeon Fantasy IV). See each creature's Offensive Rating, Protective Rating, and Combat Effectiveness Rating, or calculate ratings for your own monsters. Never deliver too small a threat or too great a danger to those meddling heroes . . . unless you want to!
This issue also presents a Random Thought Table with tips for speeding up combat, plus Odds and Ends featuring a Murphy's Rule whose aim is true. Whether you're a Bronze Age general, a modern-day sharpshooter, or a designer of deadly dungeons, this Pyramid helps you fight the good fight like never before!