Sean Punch

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Sean Punch (born July 27, 1967) is a Canadian writer and game designer. He is the author of the fourth edition of the GURPS role-playing game. Before he turned to writing he was a student of particle physics.[1]

History with GURPS[edit]

After writing, editing, and contributing to dozens of books for GURPS, he took on the task of re-designing the entire rule system. He was assisted by David L. Pulver, another Canadian and veteran role-playing game designer. The original design for GURPS is by Steve Jackson.

Sean Punch took over from Steve Jackson as the GURPS Line Editor in 1995, and slowly reshaped the line.[2]:110 Punch and Pulver oversaw a new edition of GURPS beginning in September 2002.[2]:112

Sean Punch is currently the Line Editor for GURPS. This is equivalent to being editor-in-chief of a book series, and the key decision-maker for new rules expansions.

He lives in Montréal, Québec.

In an attempt to acknowledge the quality and quantity of his work, some GURPS players have used his online nickname ("Kromm") to create a tongue-in-cheek cult.[3] They leave messages in discussion groups pretending to "praise Kromm."

Writing credits[edit]

For the Fourth Edition of GURPS[edit]

  • GURPS How to be a GURPS GM (2014) with Warren Wilson
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 16: Wilderness Adventures (2014)
  • GURPS Power-Ups 6: Quirks (2014)
  • GURPS Power-Ups 5: Impulse Buys (2012)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 15: Henchmen (2012) with Peter V. Dell'Orto
  • GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents (2011)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 1 (2011) with Peter V. Dell'Orto
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 14: Psi (2011)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 11: Power-Ups (2010)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 6: 40 Artifacts (2009)
  • GURPS Gun Fu (2009) with Hans-Christian Vortisch and S.A. Fisher
  • GURPS Thaumatology: Magical Styles (2009)
  • GURPS Action 3: Furious Fists (2009)
  • GURPS Action 2: Exploits (2008)
  • GURPS Action 1: Heroes (2008)
  • GURPS Power-Ups 2: Perks (2008)
  • GURPS Power-Ups 1: Imbuements (2008)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 4: Sages (2008)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 3: The Next Level (2008)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 2: Dungeons (2008)
  • GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 1: Adventurers (2007)
  • GURPS Martial Arts (2007) with Peter Dell'Orto
  • GURPS Powers (2005) with Phil Masters

For the Third Edition of GURPS[edit]

As sole author[edit]

  • GURPS Horror GM's Screen (2002)
  • GURPS Y2K (1999)
  • GURPS Lite (1998)
  • GURPS Undead (1998)
  • GURPS Wizards (1998)
  • GURPS Fantasy Folk, 2nd Ed. (1995)

Compilations and contributions[edit]

  • GURPS Horror, 3rd Ed. (2002)
  • GURPS Low Tech (2001)
  • GURPS Monsters (2001)
  • GURPS WWII (2001)
  • GURPS Steampunk (2000)
  • GURPS Bio-Tech (1998)
  • GURPS Traveller (1998)
  • GURPS Compendium I: Character Creation (1996)
  • GURPS Compendium II (1996)
  • GURPS Martial Arts, 2nd Ed. (1996)

Media mentions[edit]

Sean Punch has appeared in the following newspaper and magazine articles, websites and podcasts.

Podcasts[edit]

  • RPG Countdown:[4] Sean appeared on these episodes: 18 December 2009[5] (GURPS Thaumatology: Urban Magics).

Magazine articles[edit]

  • "The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall" in Pyramid #28 (Nov/Dec 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ e23: Author Info: Sean Punch
  2. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  3. ^ Steve Jackson Games Forums - So, how great is Kromm anyway?
  4. ^ RPG Countdown. RPG Countdown on Facebook.
  5. ^ RPG Countdown (18 December 2009). Retrieved 18 December 2009.

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