GURPS Monsters

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GURPS Monsters
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GURPS Monsters cover
Designer(s)Hunter Johnson
Publisher(s)Steve Jackson Games
Publication dateMarch 1, 2002
Genre(s)Horror
System(s)GURPS

GURPS Monsters (ISBN 1-55634-518-6) is a 128-page soft-bound book compiled by J. Hunter Johnson and published in 2002 by Steve Jackson Games as a supplement for the GURPS role-playing game system. It contains biographies and gaming statistics for forty-eight monsters for various campaign settings.

Contents[edit]

A Mythological Menagerie[edit]

The Cryptozoo[edit]

Legends of Literature[edit]

Original Monsters[edit]

Publication history[edit]

GURPS Monsters is a 128-page soft-bound book compiled by J. Hunter Johnson and published in 2002 by Steve Jackson Games as a supplement for the GURPS role-playing game system.

Writer/compiler[edit]

Hunter Johnson is a freelance game designer, author, and translator, he has translated many game rules and websites from German for Mayfair Games. He authored or co-authored six books for Steve Jackson Games, including GURPS Monsters, GURPS WWII: Frozen Hell, and the second edition of GURPS Japan. Johnson served for five years as the first coordinator of GURPS errata for Steve Jackson Games,[1] he has also designed a few computer games, including gToons for Cartoon Network.[2] (published by White Wolf Publishing) and Quizgle.com.[3]

Reception[edit]

GURPS Monsters won a rating of A in a review published in Games Unplugged.[4] John G. Snyder of gamingreport.com rated the book at 4 1/2 stars, saying, "You will be pleasantly surprised and not a little disturbed."[5] Freelance writer Craig Oxbrow says in a 2001 review of the book for rpg.net, "GURPS Monsters is a wealth of ideas and inspiration for monsters as characters," and that it "will see use beyond the GURPS system."[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographie : J. Hunter Johnson (French)". Guide du roliste. Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  2. ^ J. Hunter Johnson. "Hunter Johnson — Gaming". Hunter and Lori Johnson. Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
  3. ^ Coots, Danielle (June 20, 2013). "Centerville resident develops word game on web". Centerville-Washington Times: 10A.
  4. ^ "Review: GURPS Monsters". Games Unplugged (17): 39. June 2002. Retrieved 13 August 2014. Print magazine contains review. The url given in this reference directs to an rpg.net site, which reports only the score of the review. The actual issue is reported to be available at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-05-06. Retrieved 2014-08-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) , but as of August 13, 2014, the link is not responding.
  5. ^ Snyder, John G. "GURPS Monsters Reviewed". Gamingreport.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ Oxbrow, Craig. "GURPS Monsters Capsule Review". rpg.net. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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