|Publisher(s)||Steve Jackson Games|
GURPS Swashbucklers is a GURPS supplement of rules for musketeer and pirate camapaigns. The book includes a historical overview of the era 1559-1815, rules for sailing ship design, travel, combat, and info on famous pirates and musketeers.
GURPS Swashbucklers was written by Steffan O'Sullivan, with a cover by Jean Elizabeth Martin and illustrations by Donna Barr, and was published by Steve Jackson Games in 1988 as a 96-page book. GURPS Swashbucklers was published in 1990.:319
GURPS Swashbucklers was one of the smaller subgenre books published after the first broad genre GURPS books.:107
Jim Bambra reviewed GURPS Swashbucklers for Dragon magazine #152 (December 1989). Bambra said: "Extensive background notes define the historical setting, but they fall short of really bringing the fictional worlds of pirates and Musketeers to life. As a basis for establishing swashbuckling campaigns it does a good job, but more detailed development of the individual settings is really needed to bring out the true potential of the genre."
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- Bambra, Jim (December 1989). "Role-playing Reviews". Dragon (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: TSR) (#152): 35.