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Edited by Steve Jackson and Susan Pinsonneault Cover art by Rowena * Illustrated by Sam Inabinet. GURPS Line Editor: Sean Punch. pages. PDF. * . GURPS Arabian Nights! This PDF is a scanned copy of the last printed edition of GURPS Arabian Nights. No changes or updates from that edition were made. There are a thousand and one journeys in GURPS Arabian Nights! This PDF is a scanned copy of the last printed edition of GURPS Arabian.


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Pyramid, GURPS Arabian Nights, and the names of all products published by Steve Jackson Games Incorporated are registered trademarks or. GURPS Arabian Nights! This PDF is a scanned copy of the last printed edition of GURPS Arabian Nights. No changes or updates from that. GURPS Classic PDF reprint available on e GURPS Arabian Nights · GURPS (3rd Edition) Format. Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.).

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A cumnt catalog is available for an SASE. Errata Everyone makes mistakes, including us - but we do o w best to fix our errors. We do our best to answer any game question accompanied by an SASE. Gamer input.

We value your comments. We will consider them, not only for new products, but also when weupdate this bwk in later printings! For those of you who have comoutem. Much of the playtest f e d back for new products comes from the BBS. It's UD 24 hours a day at Give us a call! Third Edition. Any page reference that begins wiUl a B refen to a page in the Basic Set e.

B means p. Paee references beeinnine -.

Then again, the original distorts both reality and older tales. This chapter is about the world from which the stories came. Many changes occurred in the Islamic world during that time; but much also remained the same. Islam, a religion with strong ideas on how society should be run,acted as a stabilizing factor. Islam is not as wrapped up in its own past as is China, but much about the Islamic world is consistent.

Even the suicide bombers and terrorists of modem Beirut have their predecessors in the Khawarij of the 8th century and the Assassins of the 12th-and all are equally unlike most ordinary Muslims. It is perfectly possible to run campaigns set outside this period, and much that is said in this chapter applies to them.

However, more ancient settings have many differences; the lack of the laws and assumptions of Islam underlies most of them. Similarly, the modem Islamic world is a complex place, frequently in ferment as tradition, foreign ideas, and oil wealth combine and clash. GMs who wish to use such backgrounds should be prepared to do more research.

The framework is well-known. King Shahriyar invites his brother, King Shahzaman, to visit. Shahzaman sets out, then returns to his palace for some forgotten luggage. There he discovers his wife in bed with a slave, and kills the pair. He then travels to Shahriyar's court, where he subsequently discovers that his brother's wife is also unfaithful, and tells his brother the facts.

The pair leave to travel the world to discover if they are uniquely unlucky, only to encounter a great djinni carrying a human woman. They hide, but the woman sees them, and demands that they have sex with her or she will turn the djinni on them.

Concluding that all women are thus, they return home.

Shahriyar decides that the only way to save himself from betrayal is to take a virgin bride every night - and put her to death on the following morning. This continues for thee years. Then Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, comes up with a plan.

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GURPS 3rd Ed - Arabian Nights

Confront a shapeshifting djinn, or cast spells that move mountains and tame fantastic beasts. Voyage with Sinbad or ride with Marco Polo in search of the riches of the Orient. Fight in the Crusades, when Western chivalry sought to free the Holy Land. This fascinating book describes both the real and the fictional world of the Arabian Nights, its tumultuous history, the religions that define its culture, beasts of fact and fantasy, outlandish magic, and unique campaign ideas.

No changes or updates from that edition were made, but we have appended all known errata to the end of the document. All rights reserved. The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this material via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal, and punishable by law. Please download only authorized electronic editions, and do not participate in or encourage the electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. All names of other products published by Steve lackson Gamw Incorporated are registered hadanarks or w a d e d of Steve J a h n Games Incorporated or used under license.

AU righls reserved. Printed in the U. SO New Advantages Nirom the Fat. Back in Town Beneath the waves, a djinni waits in a bottle for a mortal to release it and suffer the inevitable consequences. Far across the sea, a sailor stares in awe at an egg as big as the domes of the great mosques of Baghdad. This book is about stories, and history. In the Middle East, a conquering religion, Islam, absorbed ancient empires. The result was a sophisticated culture, a center of trade and a target for more conquerors.

All this brought together many tales, which writers and poets in other lands took up. The result is a vast tangle of fantasy and truth. Roleplaying games have used both, but especially the fantasy; very few games have gone back to the source of what they portray, which is a pity. Part of the problem is that the myth-making has confused many facts.

But that's not surprising; it's a great, rich myth, and no one can hope not to be a little seduced by it. The defmitive word, appropriately, belongs to a poet: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. Language and Spelling The Arabic language has its own alphabet and style of writing running from right to left, incidentally , which is nowadays used for other languages as well such as Swahili.

This book has compromised. I have attempted to use the most up-to-date Latinizations that I could find, except for a number that are simply too familiar in older fonns. This should be easiest for the non-specialist; I apologize to any purists reading this, but they already know better. A glossary appears in the back. Calendars and Dates Islam uses a lunar calendar see p. However, for the convenience of Westem readers, this book uses the solar, Christian-Era calendar.

Born in , he studied Economics at Cambridge University and random trivia in various locations. He has contributed pieces to several games magazines, such as White Dwaif when it was a magazine. Phil currently works as a freelance programmer when necessary and writer when possible.

He is married, and lives in a small town which was founded by the Knights Templar and named after Baghdad. Please include a self-addressed. R e s o w s now available include: This bimonthly magazine includes new rules, variants, new races, beasts, information on upcoming releases, scenario ideas and more.

Gurps Arabian Nights

Ask your game retailer, or write for subscription information. We're always working on new material, and we'll be happy to let you h o w what's available. A cumnt catalog is available for an SASE. Errata Everyone makes mistakes, including us - but we do o w best to fix our errors. We do our best to answer any game question accompanied by an SASE. Gamer input. We value your comments.

We will consider them, not only for new products, but also when weupdate this bwk in later printings! For those of you who have comoutem. Much of the playtest f e d back for new products comes from the BBS.

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It's UD 24 hours a day at Give us a call! Third Edition. Any page reference that begins wiUl a B refen to a page in the Basic Set e. B means p. Paee references beeinnine -. Then again, the original distorts both reality and older tales. This chapter is about the world from which the stories came. Many changes occurred in the Islamic world during that time; but much also remained the same.

Islam, a religion with strong ideas on how society should be run,acted as a stabilizing factor. Islam is not as wrapped up in its own past as is China, but much about the Islamic world is consistent. Even the suicide bombers and terrorists of modem Beirut have their predecessors in the Khawarij of the 8th century and the Assassins of the 12th-and all are equally unlike most ordinary Muslims. It is perfectly possible to run campaigns set outside this period, and much that is said in this chapter applies to them.

However, more ancient settings have many differences; the lack of the laws and assumptions of Islam underlies most of them. Similarly, the modem Islamic world is a complex place, frequently in ferment as tradition, foreign ideas, and oil wealth combine and clash.

GMs who wish to use such backgrounds should be prepared to do more research. The framework is well-known. King Shahriyar invites his brother, King Shahzaman, to visit. Shahzaman sets out, then returns to his palace for some forgotten luggage. There he discovers his wife in bed with a slave, and kills the pair. He then travels to Shahriyar's court, where he subsequently discovers that his brother's wife is also unfaithful, and tells his brother the facts.Steve Jackson Games. My Library.

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Beneath the waves, a djinni waits in a bottle for a mortal to release it and suffer the inevitable consequences. He was popular in Persia, despite the fact that part of his core myth - his sacrifice of a bull - was anathema to the Zoroastrians for its pollution of the pure earth with blood. We do our best to answer any game question accompanied by an SASE. Battle them for glory and remembrance.