I'm looking for more people to play in a campaign I will start soon after the holidays. I currently have 3 interested players. I'd like to have at least 5 before I start. I'm going to run the games at my house in Mount Prospect (about 2 or 3 miles from Games Plus). Mount Prospect is accessible from Chicago via Metra (and we can pick people up from the train station). Experienced GURPS players or players new to the system are welcome. I do have several copies of the Basic Set: Characters book which you can use if you don't already own a copy.
My world, Vallaya, has high-powered magic which is widespread and well integrated into the society. It also has realistic mundane technology similar to Earth between the 1770s and the 1830s. The world is peopled by a wide variety of standard fantasy races, animal-like humanoids, mythological creatures, humans, and aliens. This setting vaguely similar to "steam punk" with imagery from the colonial era.
The campaign is called "The Lost City of Light and Science" and will begin in alien jungles on the continent of Na. There are ruins of an extremely old non-magical, futuristic civilization which you will explore. The entire ecosystem in the jungle is completely unrelated to anything from Earth. The "plants" have dark purple leaves with tinges of bright, almost fluorescent blue-green. The beings who once ruled the civilization have 4 elephant-like trunks, no arms, scale-like natural armor, and dinosaur-like legs. The current alien society tends to be extremely insular, has medieval technology, and is broken into city-states and small principalities. The overall flavor I'm striving for is a mix of a Jules Verne novel, an Indiana Jones adventure, and a high-powered fantasy TV show.
I'm running the game using GURPS 4th edition rules. For those of you who are unfamiliar with GURPS, this system is probably the most flexible and realistic set of roleplaying rules on the market, even though it is arguably no more complex than d20 3.5.
If you are interested, reply to this post or contact me at mark (dot) adair (dot) stevens (at) gmail (dot) com and we can arrange to meet.