FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 18, 2001
Austin, TX – Steve Jackson Games announced that it will launch a new roleplaying line covering World War II, beginning with the publication of the 176-page core book, GURPS WWII, in December 2001.
The GURPS WWII line will maintain GURPS' traditional excellence in supporting gaming that crosses genres or rules systems. The core book will provide a sweeping overview of the 20th century's defining conflict, while the following 128-page and 32-page supplements will contribute additional detail on nations that took part in the fighting, particular battles, etc.
"The second World War may be the most documented event in history," said Gene Seabolt, GURPS WWII line editor. "The GURPS WWII books will distill all that documentation, framing it in a gamer-friendly manner, and use that as a launching pad to explore all the dramatic possibilities that the war provides."
The first supplements will include GURPS WWII: Hand of Steel, a 32-page book on special forces, and GURPS WWII: Iron Cross, 128 pages on Germany and its armed forces.