The Hellboy Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game (abbreviated as RPG) was produced in line with GURPS Third Edition, focusing on the Lite Ruleset. It introduce. I just found out this thing existed and my preliminary probings seem to point towards this being based solely on the comics, which peaks my. Ritual Aptitude (aka Magery (Path/Book) in 4e) was not necessary to do rituals in the Hellboy setting. In GURPS Thaumatology page ‘s “Limited Non-Mage.

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Welcome to the land of Yrth, a magical realm of incredibly varied races and monsters — including people snatched from our Earth and other worlds by the cataclysmic Banestorm!

People there will believe anything and put up webpages about it. Abydos — What lurks in the forbidden city of Abydos is so great a heresy, the Church suppresses all mention of its very existence. These things attack plans or floor plans never last ten seconds in Hellboy ‘s knockdown fights, anyway. It’s also a world in which a small number of heroes have existed since the s to fight these forces wherever they post a threat.

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Instead, for these purposes only, the Clerical Investment advantage removes the -5 penalty, though the maximum Path skill limit of 12 still applies.

It was destroyed during the ritual on Tarmagant Island p. Now humans struggle with dwarves, elves, and each other. George’s Cathedral — a structure that’s majestic even when nonmagical, and a perfect project for the faithful of Yrth. What would happen if Hellboy dies while still wearing the hand is unclear; Ualac pp. This is basically the anti-old-school-dungeon-crawl mindset. According to myth and rumor, Hellboy’s hsllboy hand created the Odgru Jahad, imprisoned them, and can release and control them.

Frank and I had a conversation recently; Frank pointed out that the failing of Hellboy: Of course, this simplicity can go too far. Ancient History Invincible Overlord Joined: If you were tasked with designing a Hellboy RPG from scratch what would you focus on, system-wise, and would it look anything like this?

Yours, if you can get it to work. Hel,boy provides GMs with a complete world background — history, religion, culture, politics, races, and a detailed, full-color map — everything needed to start a GURPS campaign. Ideas for weirdness in gurpa modern world or pretty much at any bellboy. In short, just read everything you can find by Kenneth Hite and steal as many ideas as you can. In game terms it has Damage Resistance ; damage greater than this would injure Hellboy through transmitted shock, but would not damage the hand.


Playing the Game One of the downsides of having an all-in-one game is that, well, the better portion of the space is given over to basically regurgitating GURPS Lite rules verbatim. Tags hellboy Thread Tools. The nice thing about doing a sourcebook for an existing franchise is plenty of re-usable art assets! Tome item system and expanded Wish Economy rules. Or is he constantly going to be sidelined.

Does bolting it onto an existing game system work? The given examples are things like, oh, you slug a mummy and the mummy stumbles against its sarcophagus which the GM never mentioned and falls flat on its back; or “We’re exploring this pyramid, we can’t be the first, there must be skeletons of previous explorers, one of them comes to life and points the way. It’s neither the best nor the worst introduction you could have. If I did, I’d probably focus on the B.

Sadly, my players were less hellbboy. Whole villages were transported — from such diverse locales as medieval England, France, Germany, and the Far East. You can spend the same number of points slightly differently and end up with characters where one is obviously better than the other; here we’ve got an amphibian, an ecotplasmic medium, and a firestarter who have the same points-cost of an SAS guy that knows Karate and Judo.

On the other hand, most games probably won’t have you playing Big Red himself. SAS dude is no Jenkins; he can do a lot of basic survival and combat-type stuff competently, and on any straight roll with a pistol or rifle is guaranteed to hit, but that’s basically it. I also recommend columns from the the Pyramid webzine The Surpressed Transmission.

While the metaphysics of Hellboy’s universe are complex and somewhat obscure, onre thing that is clear is that there is a place called Hell, which is much as that names suggests, and which is occupied by numerous malevolent beings gur;s fully qualify to be called demons.


Sean Punch black-and-white pages. Originally Posted by Icelander People there will believe anything and put up webpages about it. D today, it’s headquarters, organization, and relations with other agencies. Disproportionate really doesn’t even begin to describe it. But don’t knock yourselves out over the fine print.

The Nazis Today There have been several different kinds of Nazis active in the world over the heolboy decade. Available via Print on Demand. Privacy Policy Contact Us. Andy Reeves merged all the local nation maps into one mega-map! There’s a sidebar with an optional rule at the end I’m not sure I quite like.

So this RPG only really covers the gurpps fraction of the Hellboy universe, and that’s okay Even Hellboy art includes details, especially when they’re important to the plot, and in any case, some players and GMs like thinking stuff through. Or trek south to the Muslim lands of al-Wazif and al-Haz to explore the forbidden city of Geb’al-Din. I’m on the fence as to whether or not the layout guy was used to the reduced page format, because the index seems long breaking things down to 3rd-level headers but it’s really just two facing pages and rather a snug fit.

Hellboy Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game

The Ragna Rok Engine Perhaps the ultimate accomplishment of Project Ragna Rok, this was an extremely complex piece of equipment designed to focus occult energies and place them at Rasputin’s disposal for use in an empowering ritual. Without having much knowledge about the Hellboy comics, I suspect that many plots ultimately involve Nazis.

Nazis and Other Human Foes One of the characteristic elements of Hellboy is that it gurp no bones about punching Nazis, whether they be Neo- or Original flavor. TO ensure that the discussion of game-related matters makes sense, we’ve put them early in the book.

It appears to be made of stone, but the BPRD has never successfully analyzed it or even scratched it.

I’m eagerly waiting for more of this.