New? Here's how to get started.
Welcome! The first steps to getting started are:
- Read the Server Rules.
- Join the Discord Server.
- Join the Kanka Campaign.
- Use this link to start working on your character. Just enter a tentative character name, put your player name in "Title," ignore everything else, and hit save. From there, you'll see what to do next!
- How to Play GURPS
- All Server Rules and Guides
- Playable Races
- Public Google Doc - for any time you want to collaborate on writing something with other players.
- Anything else you want added here?
The isolated Isle of Luachmhar (pronounced like 'Lockmer') sits now in the Irish Sea, a thin barrier against the progress of Norman expansion. The Vikings settled this land long ago, and still lay claim to its soil; but no king has truly conquered the teeming wilderness and independent spirit of its peoples. Longships often dash against the rocks which guard the island's shores, and far travelers speak quietly about the unspeakable dangers that lurk deeper into the land.
Residents of the island, though, find these tales laughable; it's a place to live, like any other. A number of small communities populate the island: Tullach Port, Inishmore, and Ballingort, made of a handful of clans each. There are also some eccentric and accepting folks in Glaisinkyl. If one uses their wits, and trusts the wisdom of their fathers, they can avoid all of nature's pitfalls and reap her bounties.
Reality, however, falls somewhere in the middle. The island's isolation makes it the ideal home for any folk who wish to avoid prying eyes; Faerie, Cambion, Nephilim, Genie, Werewolf, and even Vampire may be found along its shores (just to name a few). This has long been the case, and many otherwise mortal natives of the island have "supernatural" ancestors somewhere along their family line, even if they don't know it.
However, wherever those of the "other side" congregate, so too do any number of maledictions, beasts, and demons. Far from the prying eyes of the mainland hunters, dangerous beings do indeed roam the island and its surrounding waters. Many wish the same as the human residents - for peace in isolation - but others seek strong prey, whether by way of flesh or of innocent souls. Such is life, though; if you're crazy enough to wander in the wilds at night, only God knows where you'll turn up.
And, of course, the Mountain holds its secrets; The Monastery guards the entrance to a Nexus, which The Slingers, a loosely organized cadre of mages, help to keep watch over. It calls upon otherworldly energies, allowing spirits to pass through into our world, as well as spreading Mana for mortal use. This Nexus is a battleground for power in the spiritual realm, and these beings often involve mortals in their struggles for control over the endless fountain of energy.
Medieval fantasy RP! Drama! Intrigue! Romance!
The system we're using is GURPS 4e, but we've tailored the experience to be a breeze for newbies and experienced players alike! Pretty much all source material is contained within Kanka (exception: spellcasting), so finding what you want will be a breeze.
Play-by-post. Living World. You know you're the hero in your own story, but are you the villian in someone else's?
The GMs will love to read any amount of description you want to write, but other players just want a TLDR... This section is for the other players. You can fill in any additional information below! About 50-150 words will do it (no, no one's going to count). Tell us what the character is like, as if you're explaining them to a friend who can only talk for a minute before they have to go.
Delete this later:
- Description above doesn't need to be done now, just hit Save and you can come back to it later.
- Name = the character's name.
- Title = the player's name.
- Family = leave blank unless you want to be part of one of one of these families or make your own important family.
- Race = choose one by going here: Playable Race
- Location = where you live. Leave blank if you're not sure. The Badger Den: Tenement Building is a good default starting home.
- Tags = leave blank.
- Type = PC (Hero) or PC (Buddy)
- Age/Gender/Pronouns = self-explanatory.
You can detect a specific substance or condition, even when it is shielded from the five human senses. This requires one second of concentration, after which the GM will secretly make a Sense roll for you (see Sense Rolls, p. 358). The range modifiers from the Size and Speed/Range Table (p. 550) apply. You may buy a special Acute Sense (p. 35) to improve the roll, thereby increasing your effective range.
On a success, the GM tells you the direction to the nearest significant source of the substance, and give you a clue as to the quantity present. On a failure, you sense nothing.
Detect also includes the ability to analyze what you detect. This requires an IQ roll; the better the roll, the more precise the details. For instance, if you had Detect (Metal), you could tell gold from iron on a successful IQ roll, and might learn details – such as whether the gold is in the form of ore or bars, and its precise purity – on a critical success.
The base cost of Detect is as follows:
- Rare (sorceresses, fire magic, zombies, gold, radar, radio): 5 points.
- Occasional (spellcasters, magic, undead, precious metal, electric fields, magnetic fields, radar and radio): 10 points.
- Common (humans, supernatural phenomena, supernatural beings, metal, electric and magnetic fields): 20 points.
- Very Common (all life, all supernatural phenomena and beings, all minerals, all energy): 30 points.
Note that the ability to detect certain phenomena can often justify other advantages. For instance, Detect (Magnetic Fields) could explain Absolute Direction.
Precise: On a successful Sense roll, you also learn the distance to whatever you detect. (double the cost)