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02-02-2009, 01:40 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 2, 2009: Planned GURPS Releases, Part I (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=February&y=2009&d=2)

Since I'm in Austin planning things, I thought it might be fun to share what's coming up for GURPS (http://gurps.sjgames.com). Obviously, I can't give away secrets or talk about items without contracts, but I can collect all the&#160;stuff that I've already leaked on my blog (http://dr-kromm.livejournal.com)&#160;into a couple of convenient lists. Today's installment is about hardbacks. The next one (cunningly titled "Planned GURPS Releases, Part II") will cover e23 (http://e23.sjgames.com) items. From what we project will be soonest to latest (barring all the usual things that can delay and scramble a book):</p>

The Vorkosigan Saga Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/vorkosigan/). This book,&#160;by Genevieve Cogman, will cover Lois McMaster Bujold's award-winning chronicles of science-fiction hero Miles Vorkosigan. Our intent is for this to be useful as a standalone game. To this end, we've included a version of GURPS Lite (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/Lite/) that's been adapted to the setting by Phil Masters, and a&#160;cut-down, setting-specific version of David Pulver's GURPS Spaceships (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/spaceships/), which Thomas Weigel and I developed. Steve and I spent a lot of time tweaking this one to get it just right, but now that's done. In fact,&#160;everything is more-or-less done, so it's hard to imagine it getting derailed. Look for it soon!</p>

GURPS Low-Tech. This will be the GURPS Fourth Edition version of the GURPS Third Edition classic (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/low-tech/). William H. Stoddard is reprising his role as compiler and one of the book's authors and editors. Other contributors are Peter V. Dell'Orto of GURPS Martial Arts (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/martialarts/) fame, covering weapons; Dan Howard, known for his Pyramid (http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/) articles on armor, writing about ("Drum roll, please!") armor; and Matt Riggsby, another&#160;Pyramid (http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/) stalwart, splitting Everything Else duties with Bill. I'd call that an all-star line-up. We're expecting the first draft before the end of the first quarter of 2009. It's conceivable that the hardback&#160;will squeak into the end of the year, although that's not a promise and 2010 is just as likely.</p>

GURPS Horror. This will be&#160;another GURPS Fourth Edition update of another GURPS Third Edition classic (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/horror/).&#160;Kenneth Hite&#160;is returning as reviser. Do I&#160;really need to say anything else? (Seriously,&#160;Ken is The Man for this project.)&#160;We hope to see a first draft of this one in the first quarter of&#160;the year, too. Here again, Luck might favor us with a hardback&#160;in 2009 but Fate might force&#160;it into 2010, and it's far too soon to tell which.</p>

Sean Punch (kromm@sjgames.com)</p>