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DnD4e to GURPS: some on-line resources.

I’m reworking my fantasy campaign, called Eldemy, for GURPS. The game started in DnD 4th Edition.

One of the stumbling blocks I’ve encountered is the lack of a Monster Manual-type product for GURPS. DnD4E has three volumes of monsters (at last count), and since the next part of my campaign happens in an area very similar to DnD’s Elemental Chaos, I need a lot of strange creatures to populate my new plane.

Some of you might say, “just make the monsters you need. It’s GURPS — you can do anything.” Yes, I could make all of my monsters, and were I younger with more time, I would do just that (and relish the opportunity). But with time constraints being what they are, I rather not recreate what someone else has already created (and kindly shared on the intertubes).

Here’s what I’ve discovered so far:



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5 Responses to "DnD4e to GURPS: some on-line resources."

  1. JulietNo Gravatar says:

    I’m curious how you deal with the spell lists. My main beef with playing magic users in point-buy systems is that the player of the character has to design and buy every spell individually, which means you generally have only a small handful of spells to pick from as opposed to the nice long, interesting lists in D&D.

    1. VanNo Gravatar says:

      In GURPS, you don’t have to design the spells – that’s what GURPS: Magic is for. It’s got loads, something like 800+. Quite a few more than D&D :).

      1. JulietNo Gravatar says:

        But you still have to buy each spell individually, I assume? Again, in my experience, it’s hard for point-buy characters to afford many spells.

      2. ToadNo Gravatar says:

        I’ve got 3,000+ of gurps spell now if you want them email at and tell me you like them.

  2. JulietNo Gravatar says:

    But you still have to buy each spell individually, I presume?

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