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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So, I need to make sure that if I attack you, I do so in a way that you can’t defend properly against, which means that I should feint against you, but knowing that I’ll feint, you might evaluate and, if so, I might be better off evaluating first as well.

I found this made all three moves more interesting, but didn’t unbalance anything in particular. The whole point of things like kata is that they teach you to use very complex tactics that you’d never think of in the middle of a harried fight. 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?

I kicked some butt, then got my butt kicked by the point Executioner after crippling his arm. He can and should still use Arm Lock, and if you want to remind a player to do that, you simply note down a special armlock “signature move.

Cinematic Magic — New magical options for martial artists. Technical Grappling maetial An expansion of Martial Arts that adds lots of options and greatly expanded rules, for those who need detailed possibilities for grappling combat.

What’s your effective skill between Counter Attack and going after the Vitals? As with the classic edition, general concepts like Marma grps pressure points are scattered through the style section.

Classic 3e and the current 4e. Recreate the greatest fighters in the world, or create a style to fit a new campaign, Martial Arts has the techniques and guidelines you need.

GURPS Martial Arts

Martia, time now is It’s just that techniques aren’t where you go to write out how your character fights Now, this caused problems, but it meant that two different styles that both had Judo and Karate were distinct, because one had X and Y, and the other had A and B. I doubt anyone remembers it, but I found many gjrps the suggestions useful.


Made all the difference in the world. Also only the realistic point totals for each style is given. Targeted Attacks and Combos, when used too often, become predictable and your opponent gains a bonus to defense, which means you should use them sparingly, when circumstances warrant it.

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. It’s a subtle mechanic, but I found it made quite a difference.

Even so, I did make some changes. Ages ago, I posted a thread asking questions about how to run a successful and dynamic martial arts game. A good martial arts game is about turning every character into a “fighter,” matrial still seeing plenty of diversity.

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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.

I also allowed players who were evaluating to make rolls against certain skills or IQ to understand something about their opponent. Contents [ show ]. And this isn’t entirely unrealistic. Sign In Don’t have an account? The first time, it was fairly basic. Written by Sean Punch and Peter V.

Internal and Hard vs.

Perks really provide that. Some styles were put in information boxes throughout the style section resulting in the list not being entirely alphabetical.

GURPS Martial Arts

I highly recommend them, as they make Beats useful for everyone, and it means that you’re taking a calculating risk every time you parry or let someone parry your blade, especially if they’re stronger than you are. What I am basically trying to say is that as a player, gurpw depth of the system, especially with signature moves, can really make you think of original and deadly tactics.


Msrtial More Posts by Figleaf Thanks for the update. 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 maftial study.

I dont suppose I could get a link to your previous post that started this? Foot Archery [3], Kyudo [4]. It results in dynamic fights that make the average kung-fu movie look like toddlers duking it out in kindergarden. GURPS actually runs a really great martial arts game. The art time, it was a different game, with spearmen losing arms and getting disarmed left and right.

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Gladiators — Visit the world of the Roman gladiator, and bring his fighting styles, weapons, and way of life to your campaign. Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game gursp. A few maneuvers have lasting consequences, like feints or AoAs, but those tend to last no longer than a single turn, and then everything resets kartial its original point.

Japanese art of the kusari-fundo Kyujutsu [4] Longsword Fighting [5] Archery: Dell’Orto Edited by Sean Punch. Inscrutable masters from hidden temples.

Some of these additions are highly realistic, while others are extremely cinematic — but they’re all optionalallowing the GM to decide which rules apply.

It really felt like an interesting game every time, even though I was facing the same Ashigaru and the same bandits. By working it out in advance, you only have to glance at a piece of paper to pull of this off.