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Author Topic: There will not be a Gurps 5th Edition  (Read 6085 times)

Ghostmaker

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Re: There will not be a Gurps 5th Edition
« Reply #105 on: September 20, 2021, 01:54:33 PM »
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Was this pre-2012? It clearly wasn't permanent as Masters's account has no big red banned marker. But there's nothing on the Infractions board.

It may have pissed him off enough to no longer post, as he hasn't posted publicly on TBP since 2009. He did respond to an inquiry on his profile in 2020, but no new posts.

I suppose I could be wrong about all this though.
April 2021. I will try to find link.

edit: Found it

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/lets-read-gurps-banestorm.877919/page-45
Huh. Their search function must be completely fucked from that crash. Hitting up his profile for postings shows nada since 2009.

Jaeger

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Re: There will not be a Gurps 5th Edition
« Reply #106 on: September 20, 2021, 04:03:35 PM »
For that to happen there would have to be evidence of a surge in GURPS sales and a massive drop in Munchkin sales, and absolutely nothing else in sight.  Even then, they'd probably try to make GURPS 4e go rather than doing a new edition because, if you've got a spike in sales, why would you mess with that?

Correct me if I'm wrong, But I believe you are replying to my statement:
 "I think that they just don't have it in them to take a step back, re-evaluate the system from the top down, and then take the plunge with a properly focused and supported game."

If so...

The whole point of taking that step back, re-evaluating the system, then coming out with a properly focused and supported game; is precisely because GURPS sales are flatlining.

Yes it is a risk, but at this point I think Opaopajr is right - SJG is just not gonna do anything that might have an impact on ye 'ol retirement fund.

And quite frankly, given the way they handled a money making IP like Conan in the past; that is the right call for SJG to make.
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