05 November 2015

Repeat Purchase

In three Steve Jackson Games GURPS titles...  High-Tech, High-Tech: Pulp Guns (two volumes), and High-Tech: Adventure Guns...

First things first.  Pulp Guns and Adventure Guns require High-Tech to explain many of the stats, lots of things aren't explained in the Basic Set.  They are not stand alone products.

Yet... going off the main weapon description and not a sub-variation described in the text...

For "Non-Repeating Pistols"

Remington Model 95: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.

For Revolvers

Allen Pepperbox: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Colt No. 5: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Colt M1848 Dragoon: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Colt M1851 Navy: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Beaumont-Adams Mk I: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Lefaucheux Mle 1854: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
S&W Number 1: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
LeMat: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Remington New Model Army: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Webley RIC No 1: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
S&W No. 3: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Colt M1873 SAA: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.
S&W Safety Hammerless: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.
Nagant R-1895: High Tech, and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
Webley-Fosbery Mk I: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
S&W Model 10/M&P: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
S&W .44 Hand-Ejector: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
Webley Mk VI: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
S&W Model 27 / .357 Magnum: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.

For Semi-Automatic Pistols:

Mauser C96: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.
FN-Browning Mle 1900: Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.  (* Dupe that isn't in the prerequisite High Tech!)
Luger P08: High Tech, and Pulp Guns Vol 1.  Adventure Guns lists the Luger in its P04 version.  The text entry is largely redundant and the entry in High-Tech will suffice.
Colt Government (1911): High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
Nambu 14 Shiki: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
Walther PPK: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
FN-Browning HP: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.

For Shotguns:

Colt Model 1855: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Remington-Whitmore Hammer Lifter: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
H&H Paradox Gun: Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.*
Winchester 1887: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.
Winchester 97: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 1 and Adventure Guns.
FN-Browning Auto-5: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
Ithaca Auto & Burgler: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.

For Rifles:

Enfield P/1853: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Spencer 1860: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Remington Rolling Block: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Martini-Henry Mk I: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Winchester 1873: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Sharps 1874: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Greener Elephant Gun: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Lebel Mle 1886: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 2 and Adventure Guns.
Mannlicher-Carcano M91: Pulp Guns Vol 2 and Adventure Guns.*
Winchester 92 / 1892: Pulp Guns Vol 2 and Adventure Guns.*
Winchester 1894: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 2 and Adventure Guns.
Mauser Gew98: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 2 and Adventure Guns.
H&H Royal Double-Express: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Remington Model 8: High Tech, Pulp Guns Vol 2 and Adventure Guns.
Springfield M1903: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Arisaka Meiji 38 Shiki: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Enfield SMLE Mk III: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Mauser T-Gew: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Browning M1918 BAR: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.

For Submachineguns:

Bergmann MP18/I: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
Auto-Ordnance M1921: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.
Tikkakoski KP/31: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 1.

For Mechanical Machine Guns

Gatling M1874: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Hotchkiss 1-pdr: High Tech and Adventure Guns.

For Machine Guns:

Maxim 1-pdr: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Maxim Mk I: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Colt 1895: High Tech and Adventure Guns.
Maxim MG08: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Vickers Mk I: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Hotchkiss Mle 1914: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Browning M1917: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Madsen M/03: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
Lewis Mk I: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
ZB ZB26: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.
ZiD DP: High Tech and Pulp Guns Vol 2.


It would not be so bad if the stats were identical.  There's some variance between books and no guidance as to which is best used where.

There's just no excuse for requiring we buy High Tech and then repeating a weapon listed there.  Maybe if the repeated entry expanded on the weapon, like the Luger entry in Adventure Guns, I'd be more sanguine.

Since Steve Jackson has gone to an all-pdf format for their new GURPS releases, I can't even browse the book in the store to see if it's all repeat.

Another quibble about Pulp Guns and Adventure Guns... Some of the new entries are extra esoteric.  The scarcity is not stressed on some guns and it would be unusual for a single party to have more than one.

Or like the case that happened with my SEALs in Vietnam game:  Every player took a gun that was only observed singly in the teams in the time-frame the game was set.  No platoon went to the field with all of them at once, but my players...

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