GURPS Celtic Myth, softback sourcebook, by Ken and Jo Walton
“Isles of the Mighty
Standing stones. Headhunting and human sacrifice. Lusty kings and cattle-raiding queens. Naked warriors painted blue. Mysterious druids and crafty Sidhe. The Celtic world was full of strange enchantments and bloody battles.
Enter a world of feasting and fighting, where magic is everywhere and glory is everything. In this book you’ll find:
- Tales of the ancient Irish and Welsh heroes.
- A wealth of Celtic character types, with plenty of new advantages and disadvantages – including gaeas, the mystic prophecies and taboos that ruled the life and death of every Celt.
- The Druids: their arcane teachings and enigmatic magic. A new Druidic tree-magic system includes the standard GURPS spells, plus new Celtic ones, grouped according to ancient natural categories.
- The uncanny powers of the Sidhe, children and fathers of gods, and rules for creating characters with Faerie blood and powers of their own . . .
- Willful weapons, magical and powerful, with their own personalities and motives.
Return to a time when a battle or a wonder was around every corner, and the Otherworld was only a step away . . .”
Interesting trivia: Co-author Jo Walton had just published her first novel, The King’s Peace, when this supplement’s second printing came out in 2000. Since then, she’s become a very notable fantasy and SF writer. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002 and the World Fantasy Award (for Tooth and Claw) in 2004. Ha’penny was a co-winner of the 2008 Prometheus Award for Libertarian SF while Lifelode won the 2010 Mythopoeic Award. Most notable of all, her novel Among Others won the 2011 Nebula Award and the 2012 Hugo and is one of only seven novels ever to have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards.