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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: One player or multiple player? Reply with quote

Is GURPS prime directive a one or multi player game, or both? I'm considering getting it and want to know how many people you need.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prime Directive (all flavors; GURPS, D20, etc.) is a role-playing game (RPG), like Dungeons & Dragons, Traveller, etc.

You need one person to run the adventure (the Dungeon Master in D&D) for other people. Having only one player other than the game master really wouldn't work. The point of RPG's is to adventure with a group.

There is no "normal" size for a play group, but it typically is at least three people besides the GM.

All that said, the PD books are nice to have, even if it is just as a reference tome. They do more to describe the background of the SFU than anything else in-print.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay, thank you
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To expand on Will's comments just a bit... while 3 or 4 players and a GM are best - I have ran game sessions for a single player. They take a bit more work to plan and run, but they can be done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To make that work, you'll need a GM as willing to work to entertain you as Tony must be!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only I lived in Tennessee...

okay, well mabey I wouldn't like to see all those wrecked hydran starships, or what's on the resteraunt menus, or being a federation officer in lyran territory...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

djdood wrote:
To make that work, you'll need a GM as willing to work to entertain you as Tony must be!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, Will... I am helping with the creation of the Prime Directive D20 Modern rulebook and when it comes out, I intend to start what (in my opinion at least) will be the greatest SFU adventure ever conceived...

I'll post updates on it as it progresses.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As lyran/kzinti anger therapist?
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