GURPS Martial Arts brings fighting styles from throughout history to Fourth Edition. GURPS Martial Arts for 4th edition is a mature product that embodies the. GURPS Martial Arts is a source book for the GURPS role-playing game, published by Steve Jackson Games; the most recent edition was scheduled to be . or point your World Wide Web browser to: ~ftp/GURPSnet/www. The GURPS Martial Arts web page is at

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Arst dont suppose I could get a link to your previous post that started this? That’s where Perks come in. Find More Posts by Kuroshima.

Thanks for sharing this excellent post. Nobody made straight attacks, because they had customized their fighting styles to support far better tactics, and clever opponents martiall exploit the weaknesses of a given move with their own tactics, which would lead to rapid exchanges of constantly flowing and evolving gurpss.

Congrats on having success with a martial arts themes game. Tricks like Iron Body PartTeamwork, Resistant to Chi PowerSchticks, Drunken Fighting, Sexy Feints, and so on, all shift and change the nature of the character in neat little ways or provide him powerful advantages that, if he’s clever, he can really exploit.

Scattered through this section is information on the Belt system and other ranking systems as well as information on specific styles and thinking like External vs.

Psi-Warsa step-by-step exploration of building your own Space Opera setting, inspired by Star Wars. Nobody’s going to think of that move in the middle of a fight, and there are numerous things that you need to calculate can you take a -5 to your defense with a riposte? Marttial the Designer’s Notes for free on Medium!

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Also only the realistic point totals for each style is given. Find More Posts by Wraithe.

Mailanka put me and another friend of his through the same tactical situation several times. Perks really provide that.

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Take my example above about the Judo 18 guy who doesn’t bother with Arm Lock because his Judo is more than high enough. Written by Sean Punch and Peter V. Perks are where it’s at! However, I found that there are so many consequences to attacking a capable foe Counterattacks, ripostes, judo throws, arm locks, exposing the trick to your secret Combo awesomeness that people often fell into Evaluate when it became obvious that their opponent was more powerful than expected.

All times are GMT What I am basically trying to say is that as a player, the depth of the system, especially with signature moves, can really make you think of original and deadly tactics. The first time, it was fairly basic. What you currently have is that Hard techniques are easier to pull off by default than Average techniques That is, both a Hard technique at -2 and an Average technique at -3 cost 3 points to max out, but the Hard Technique is paradoxically easier to pull off by default, and less worth your time to study.

I found this made all three moves more interesting, but didn’t unbalance anything in particular.

If you want to charge 1 point more for a trick, make it -1 more difficult. A good martial arts game is about turning every character into a “fighter,” and still seeing plenty of diversity. Margial japanmartial artsmartial arts campaignsignature movestrademark moves Thread Tools. I took Toadkiller Dog’s advice about writing down the more complex moves that a fighter might use and giving them swell names.


Moreover, in 3e, you were required to take every technique in a martial art to “know” that martial art. I did eventually modify Evaluate some. Yes, if you buy from one of these links, Amazon pays a percentage to SJ Games! I also allowed players who were evaluating to make rolls against certain skills gurs IQ to understand something about their opponent. Made all the difference in the world. Inscrutable masters from hidden temples.

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Sean Punch black-and-white pages, softcover. The complete bibliography is online, with links to every referenced book, movie, etc.

By giving the player’s signature moves and including signature moves with the NPCs, I found that my fights exploded with details and rich tactical depth. Chinese Elemental Powers — An extensive and flavorful example of using powers to agts Chinese-inspired magical arts. Many of these styles have realistic and cinematic totals.