Steve Jackson's Man to Man

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Steve Jackson's Man to Man
Cover for Man To Man
Publisher(s) Steve Jackson Games
Publication date 1985 (1e)
System(s) GURPS

Steve Jackson's Man to Man is a sourcebook for GURPS.


Man to Man is a subset of GURPS, that is just the combat rules, as used in fantasy milieus. The basic rules are simple and flexible; the advanced rules are detailed and complex. The pack includes an introductory scenario.[1]

Man to Man shared some elements with Steve Jackson's previous role-paying game, The Fantasy Trip, as they both centered on tactical combat played out on a hex grid, both used a point-based character creation system, and both used only six sided dice.[2]:105

Publication history[edit]

Man to Man: Fantasy Combat from GURPS was written by Steve Jackson, and published as an 80-page book with cardstock miniatures by Steve Jackson Games in 1985.[1]

As the GURPS system was still being developed at the time, SJG initially released the combat system, rather than the entire game, in order to meet the deadline for Origins 1985; the result was Man to Man: Fantasy Combat from GURPS.[2]:105 Man to Man was soon followed by a single supplement, Orcslayer (1985).[2]:105 The original GURPS Basic Set (1986) included the combat rules of Man to Man.[2]:107


Man to Man was reviewed in Different Worlds #43.


  1. ^ a b Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 394. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.