GURPS War Against the Chtorr (Steve Jackson Games) [C. J. Carella] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What do the Worms Eat? Bushes. fully understood. Below there are the stats for a Chtorr of 2 tons They are the main villains of the book “War against the Chtorr” By Gerrold. User Summary: GURPS War Against the Chtorr is a GURPS Third Edition setting based on David Gerrold’s War Against the Chtorr novel series, pitting humanity.
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Also, thanks to all who contacted us about sponsorship. I was shown it by a random anon a while ago and thought it made for a good environment. Similar to Fallout but with eldritch aliens that take over a planet and seduce the remaining native ecology into assimilating itself into the Chtorr ecology.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first fhe, and then the others were tragically disappointing. Interesting series, I always awr I was the only one who read it. It’s been 20 years since the fourth book was published, and we were left with sort of a hctorr. The excuse is that because the novels are written in the first person, and the main character is supposed to go crazy, he had to figure out how to write in ‘first person insane’.
In the process of doing this he came to the conclusion the he will need two more agaist after that one to finish the story. The author is now I anticipate another writer will be brought in to finish the story from his notes after he dies.
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My worry is that I will die of old age before I get to see the end of the story I have enjoyed so much. As for role playing the War Against the Chtorr there is this: He’s pretty great at writing and I like the double edged sword direction the books took. You should always try to get i a mood before you write from it.
Also, the book itself is supposed to be pretty meaty, aroundwords. They show the infestation getting vastly worse with each book and the main character becoming more apathetic toward Humanity in his search for a place of love and security.
You could make a game where the only way for humanity to survive is through our creations: Five million years later our Von Neumann machines are wiping out the last trace of the Chtorr from the universe. The question is, whether your people s want to resist it at that point. For instance, finger babies apparently grow up to be gorps! It seems being part of the Chtorran ecosystem isn’t all bad.
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I read the book series actually a short while ago for the first time, and I thought it was good. Agaisnt actually thought of a bit fanfic where the assimilated humans get divided up into several castes. So far, I thought about 4 castes. I was searching for stuff to read.
GURPS War Against the Chtorr
Is reading only the first book give me mostly all the lore about the setting? IIRC only a few fragments are reveled in book 1. The general direction of the books, is that the infestation gets worse as it goes on and new types of lifeforms show up as the series progress. Book 5 hasn’t been released yet, but I think it’s been implied there are god-like beings behind the works and might show up later. Book 1 follows the initial invasion, nobody takes it seriously thinking its a hoax or overblown until the end where the main character has to use the training he gave himself to kill a worm.
Book 2 has the invasion progress to include more lifeforms, hives called mandalas start forming, and the character comes in contact with the alien lifeforms and it changes him on a personal level. Book 3 has his military unit get trapped and killed off, except for him, and he gets forced into a cult that worships the ecology. Probably something like that happens. The Chtorr itself is an interesting ecology.
It’s deadly but beautiful and seductive at the same time. They got a look at book 5 and wrote about it. It was approved by the writer. Jim later on from what I heard in the teaser chapters mutates having several different growths like feathers and bug antennae so methinks he was turning into some kind of aerial based caste. We’d probably be the bottom of the food chain and nothing more.
If the finger babies grow up to gorps giant ferocious bear things then there’s some warped hope for humanity because we might achieve something similar. In short, we don’t have to just be food. It’s a minor detail, and based on what they discover later with the traitors and captured humans, I’m not sure it really applies.
The last book started to talk about captured humans being changed and the idea that every Chtorr organism is connected. The GURPS book clarifies what’s happened to those humans, what the bunnymen might be, and it throws in a lot of details that aren’t spelled out clearly. I’m going to binge the books this weekend and then hunt down those teasers. He just grows feathers and a bunch of other stuff in the teaser chapters before he’s “rescued” yurps the military.
I actually have an idea for fanfic in my head where I split off an assimilated humanity into 4 different castes. This thread is making want to read chtlrr of these books. There’s a thread on co I think with the books that some anon linked a while back here on this website. The worms seem pretty adapt at defending themselves and electricity isn’t a big concern for them. Instead of electricity, why not something like a big speaker?
It could amplify the worm song to help keep things calm and help the worms communicate over great distances. Part of the big satisfaction is putting things together.
I’d suggest only glancing at it when they start to study the mandalas in the last book. I mean if you’re protecting your capital in war you don’t just want soldiers there you want tanks and all that jazz. A motif I think I noticed is that the hives as they get bigger become more and more fascinating and unpredictable.
I-it’s trying to brainwash me. When I try to trust, it just backfires, b-backfires. Yes yes The military, Jason, the airship crew, all of them! Liars and traitors So, how could this be any aggainst How would I know I’m not being baited for something? In the middle of my rambling thoughts, the worms moved in sync to form a giant space in the center of the mandala.
The worms were singing again, just like when I was in that airship studying them back in the Amazon.
Or at least I tried to. Sometimes, sometimes I just wanted to be back home.
Back home in a place, a place of love and security. The singing grew stronger. More worms, bunnydogs, even the gorps and other chtoer which normally didn’t participate in these events were swaying to the rhythm.
Now chord progressions, so many. It became an orchestra that the likes of Beethoven would envy. Out of the center this enormous pink, orange, violet, red, and light blue swirl formed. It rose, and the singing became more chforr. Everything was in awe. Even I, who agaibst he couldn’t trust anymore, was becoming influenced by this rhythm. I knew better though.
No matter how much you think you can trust anybody. There wasn’t much love, if any, in anything. Could I be wrong? A mass, a sweet tasting mass came to from the swirl. Everything, everything tasted so I could sense the love. It wanted to love me. There was this vibration from it in the air.
One againet emitted a sense of belonging. Agalnst form took it’s final shape in the center of the mandala. I see it now, it looked like this giant bee creature. Its head was triangle shaped.
I wanted to resist at this point. There was no reason to distrust this loving, epitome of being. God I wanted to resist. T-trust and love doesn’t exist, but I collapsed to my knees instead. It was just too much, the singing, the feeling of oneness, being in the very presence of this being, whatever it was.
It stood cchtorr tall, about feet or so into the air. It was a bit haunting. Just, how you had all this singing going all around for the worship of this being and poof, it was gone. It gazed its giant black compound bee-like eyes toward me. I was the black sheep of the group.
Everything else was covered in pink and red. I was still tan and I only had some of the symbionts on me.