I bought Voodoo when it first came out a couple years back. At the time I bought it out of curiousity about the alternate magic system Carella developed for. After hearing many good things about it, especially from A&Ers, I went out and purchased GURPS Voodoo, only the 3rd GURPS supplement I own (the other two. GURPS Classic: Voodoo – GURPS Voodoo: The Shadow War takes the myths of the mystical religions known as Voudoun and Santeria and.

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Beneath that struggle, some Initiates have begun to realize, lies a battle between Humankind and beings that have no use for power or wealth — only destruction. Ritual magic is subtle but powerful, relying on going through the motions to invoke a specific end result gueps than casting Magic Missile at your problems.

Still, it comes from a right-minded heart, and in spite of my ire at some of its material I would ultimately give GURPS Voodoo the stamp of a flawed work with good intentions, and its underlying framework could be salvaged. I might voodo it in to all of them that don’t already have it, since it seems like an oversight rather than an intention.

Spirits can also appear as a corporeal entity in the dream world, possess someone, use telekinesis, warp someone’s luck, and manifest itself either audibly, visually, or through temporarily becoming fully corporeal. When taking human form, bird people usually disguise themselves as homeless vagrants, allowing them to slip through society mostly unnoticed.

No trivia or quizzes yet. These are points you’re just some slightly above-average schmuck, usually having just learned of the Shadow Vkodooto points First to Third Level Initiates; more on levels of Initiation in a bitto points Fourth and Fifth Level Initiates, as well as lower tier ghosts and In-Betweenersand to points powerful magicians and playable supernatural beings.

Voodooo of this section, however, relates to the Golden Age of Piracy and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade onward. No, I’m still not over that quote. Initiates of all creeds and backgrounds draw on these same five forces, though some rituals are called different names by vodooo groups even though they are ultimately the same thing.

She can also take the form of a mother whose “beauty is marred by savagery and madness” and a vengeful crone who dual-wields snakes as part of a maiden-mother-crone triad — these are references to actual loas in the Erzulie family, albeit reductive in nature — but rarely does so.


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Nkisi’s the collective term for any spirit in Kongolese religion and Cuban Palo. You also get a paragraph on making your own rituals that can be summed up as “I dunno, just make stuff up Gurpz guess, just remember to have the three elements and a skill penalty if it’s particularly hard to do”. Will 16; Per 14; Speed 8. Some of these kids are actually their past lives reawakened through whatever caused their Initiation, leading to an adult from another age having to deal with being in a child’s body.

Mounts of Obatala get some extra Strength and Health, damage resistance, and immunity to disease, and only wear white clothing. Rather amusingly, this also means they can’t normally ride in vehicles, but can tie their essence to one just gursp to “sit” by expending a Fatigue Point per hour of travel.

Eugene Nomura rated it liked it Jan 19, Cost Possession by Ogun: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Kennedy suspending financial aid to Haiti, Papa Doc used a powerful curse to force Lee Harvey Oswald to make the now infamous fatal shot in Grups on August gurpz, A quick scan of GURPS Monster Hunters revealed that it is possible to play a Crusader who channels loa, but the GM or player must hand-assemble the specific powers from those available under Mysticism.

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Template [Total pts. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Back From the Dead: The Spirit Warrior template base cost is pts. Read more Read less. Vvoodoo 17; Per 18; Speed 5. It first surfaced in the latest edition in with the publishing of GURPS Thaumatology, a book of various magic tweaks and alternate magic systems, where it commanded an entire chapter and was renamed Path Magic.

The Sea Voodooo, by contrast, were a warrior culture descended from mainland South American tribes that engaged in both widespread slavery and ritual cannibalism. The wedded serpents bring forth prosperity through material wealth, passionate love, and fertile water and plants.

Fifth Level Initiates are instinctively drawn to situations that offer them an opportunity to use their powers in a way that both challenges and rewards them and can optionally gain the powers of faith healing or astral projection, Sixth Level Initiates can optionally buy the ability to no longer age, Seventh Level Initiates get a bunch of spirit hangers on as an innate rather than optionally-bought trait, and Eighth Level Initiates can now just make a Will vs.


After she and Ingrid counterspelled the corrupted Lodgeman to death, ggurps left her family behind and became a full time member of her aunt’s Lodge. What we have here are suggestions on integrating other settings entirely. What I’m saying is that sometimes you should just let humanity’s evil be entirely human and not pawn things off on otherworldly forces. Other special abilities a Second Level Initiate can learn are Mystic Symbol, which lets the Initiate channel magic and resist supernatural forces better when they are holding a holy symbol of their belief system, and Spirit Advisor, which lets the Initiate have a non-combatant spirit that can be consulted on various matters.

Will 16; Per 16; Speed 7. Those Mounted by the Guedes gain prodigious strength and durability and vodoo party animals who love to make obscenities, steal food and drink away from people holding them, and generally enforce the idea that life’s too short to not live it up.

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While not as numerous as stage magician Initiates, there are some spiritualist mediums and New Age mystics who know true magic.

The vast majority of Spirit Warriors within the Lodges utilize the power of their own genius, grantin them significant boosts of Strength, endurance, and agility. They have gigantic, monstrous forms with super-damage resistance and vooroo that would impress even a skin-changer, the ability to grow violent emotions in people for miles around their lairs, and deal double damage to spirits as a fuck you to any loas or other deities that try to oust them.

Now he’s a Wild Hunt member in biker leathers who mercilessly uses his powers of spirit magic and projection-based possession to puppeteer those he sees as deserving targets into being pawns in his war against the Corruptors.

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He is both a lover and a fighter, going at both with full force, and is usually wielding a sword or double-headed axe. The players are directly hunting the Corruptors and their servitors to make the world a safer place, one stopped cult or slain In-Betweener at a time.