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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Closing out the magic chapter are the Paths and the vooodoo themselves. Ochosi doesn’t Mount people, but is willing to impart his power to Spirit Warriors, giving them greater strength, agility, durability, and spatial awareness, skills in surviving in the wilderness and tracking both creatures and people alike, and adeptness at using throwing weapons.

Everybody plays In-Betweeners trying to make their place in the supernatural world or stand up to the Corruptors and their frequently kinfolk servants, often with the angst that comes with being a horrible monster. Spirit Warrior base 73 pts.

A Dominican friar by the name of Bartolome de las Casas was part of growing opposition to this mistreatment, however, and suggested that the Spanish plantations and mines be worked by slaves taken from Africa instead. Street samurai melee fighting In-Betweeners and netrunners vs. Lists with This Book. You guessed it, Corruptor.

This is where the Whoopi Goldberg namedrop from above gets made. Learn more about Amazon Prime. For something that’s so marginally controllable or accessible, it might be more reasonable to stat it as a Patron or Ally rather than as an alternate form.

All of these powers require Fatigue Point usage at various levels. There’s also the new tidbit that certain Corruptors pretend to be European demonological entities to trick Satanists into being their pawns.

Good to see that the Lodges have the sensibility of an elementary school student.


Fleshing out these various groups in between the Lodges and the Vodounistas would be an interesting thing to delve into. As with animae, daemons cannot bestow power upon a Spirit Warrior, and their possession grants minor strength, agility, and endurance boosts.

Interracial people, referred to collectively as mulattos, were a middle class between the purely white and purely black, and racial animus between the mulattos and the black slaves was and still is heated. If you need something done with fire, electricity, firearms, or explosives, he’s your loa. Will 16; Per 17; Speed 7. Academics often get caught up in the Shadow War by poking their nose into the wrong cultural studies, messing with the wrong quantum dealybobbies and tapping into the spirit world, or digging up some artifact of ancient evil.

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.

A new magic system is presented, designed to replicate the way Voodoo priests and the shamans of many ancients cultures voocoo it works. No, I’m gjrps not over that quote. The Spanish Empire in the New World fell apart island by island, and the French-owned Haiti underwent the Haitian Revolution, where slaves and Maroons escaped slaves who formed their own communities in the wilderness overthrew the aristocracy of the islands and formed their own sovereign nation.

Find More Posts by PK. Some nkisi also strike out on their own, possessing the head honchos of street gangs and drug cartels. Preview of the PDF. The essential soul is the spark of life that animates the body and goes through the cycle of reincarnation, while the individual soul is the thing that gives gurpe personality, opinions, and memory. Will 16; Per 14; Speed 6.

GURPS Voodoo: The Shadow War

God of destruction and war, Zarabanda became a Corruptor through worship by Red Sects. In retaliation, the colonials massacre black Haitians en mass, “making little distinction between rebels and innocent people of vooeoo wrong color”. Duvalier actually did name his special enforcers the Tontons Macoutes, though I have the feeling that none of them in real life were supernatural beings. We’ll ultimately never know. The loa of fire, volcanoes, and lightning, Chango is said by some Voodoo Initiates to be one of the gods of modern science as well.


Furps 10; Per 10; Speed 6. The goal of having a roleplaying game focused around people of color and vodooo group of religions that are often demonized in European and American pop culture is a laudable one. Papa Doc Duvalier named the enforcers of his dictatorship after these monstrous In-Betweeners, and some of the real deal were even in his service.

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Even a Spirit Warrior cannot fully overcome the urge of the serpent, and speaks in slurred hissing sentences. If you have Spirit Warrior, however, you are both able to exert your will enough to stay mostly yourself as a Horse and channel some of the riding spirit’s powers that don’t get transmitted to just any old person they possess. This is also when you can learn how to channel spirits, so genuine mediums are at least Second Level.

One becomes Initiated through either extensive mystical study and rituals, getting lucky and awakening to a past life that was an Initiate, or the good ol’ traumatic spontaneous Initiation. Unsurprisingly, the humanoid cats are exceedingly flexible, agile, clever, and sadistic, and have the ability to take the form of a human or boodoo.