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Character sheets from past games: GURPS

This is a character sheet for the Generic Universal Roleplaying System (aka GURPS) that I found in my three-ringed binder containing my old character sheets that I had discovered in a storage box. In my previous character sheet entries I posted characters from Dungeons and Dragons, the FASA Doctor Who RPG, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk, Vampire: The Masquerade, WEG Star Wars and the Star Trek RPG by FASA.

I believe this was the third-edition of the GURPS rules. I don’t recall much about the rules other than all of the adding and subtracting I had to do in order to create a character. I was playing with a group of friends that I had in my early 20’s that enjoyed geeky things. I bump into one of those friends every once in a while. Another friend is a person who, I believe, ended up trading a lot of my early Dungeons and Dragons stuff with. Looking back, I wonder what would have happened if I had kept more of that stuff?

The character is David O’Shey. The campaign was set in the 1990’s and we were all characters from different backgrounds. Mine was a gun-smuggler for the Irish Republican Army. Why? I don’t recall exactly. I think I just needed something and I didn’t want to make someone from the UK or US who had a reputation with guns and a shady background. Looking at the date I noted down, this was the second GURPS character I had created. The first was used/planned for a sci-fi campaign. The adventures that David went on involved running into cultists who were trying to use blood sacrifices to bring some other-world entity to this planet/realm. We were not aware of this at the start of the campaign, I so I think we all prepped for some sort of paramilitary style campaign. We ended up putting aside our differences to counter this evil threat. The GURPS character sheets at the time had a basic outline for a character image that you could fill in to represent your character. The gun I tried to draw was the MAC-10. I’m sure that I had been inspired by it’s use in various shows.

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