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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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Way of the Warrior — A bounty of material of interest to Martial Arts fans, including new styles, rules for Technical Grapplingand more.

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Martial Arts has two sections of advantages, skills, and maneuvers for most styles: Find More Posts by Joseph Paul. Internal and Hard vs. Likewise, I worried that GURPS would overwhelm some of my players we had one player who generally hates system and fears any game with marhial level of complexity much beyond free-formand yet, I found that between the Signature Moves and how GURPS normally handles, the game was surprisingly intuitive, people could do what they wanted, the fights played out swiftly, and even the system-phobe had a great experience.

Matial on having success with a martial arts themes game.

Find More Posts by Figleaf What’s your effective skill between Counter Attack and going after the Vitals? Tags japanmartial artsmartial arts campaignsignature movestrademark guprs Thread Tools. For example, afts I attack you with Karate and you successfully parry with Judo, then you might lock me into an arm lock or judo throw me, and thereafter start kicking me in the head.


Technical Grappling — An expansion of Martial Arts that adds lots of options and greatly expanded rules, for those who need detailed possibilities for grappling combat. Find More Posts by Kuroshima. Dell’Orto Edited by Sean Punch. Not all gurpss options map to techniques and styles, however. Foot Archery [3], Kyudo [4]. I took Toadkiller Dog’s advice about writing down the more complex moves that a fighter might use and giving them swell names.

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Moreover, having all those techiques listed on one’s sheet encouraged players to try those moves out. Yes, if you buy from one of these links, Amazon pays a percentage to SJ Games!

GURPS Martial Arts

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. Sean Punch black-and-white pages, softcover. Ages ago, I posted a thread asking questions about how to run a successful and dynamic martial arts game. As a Taekwondo instructor, I’m always interested in how game systems handle Martial Arts. It’s a subtle mechanic, but I found it made quite a difference. I found this made all three moves more interesting, but didn’t unbalance anything in particular.

You get distinct fighters within a given style, which means you can get a lot of mileage out of a single style, and that’s great. I also allowed players who were evaluating to make rolls against certain skills or IQ to understand something about martiial opponent. What I actually found is that those gjrps consequences tend to last, and once you understand how they work, you end up with a game ats chess.

From popular Asian bare-handed techniques to European combat arts to fantastic non-human training, this book balances realistic historical schools with cinematic feats from Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Hollywood. Thanks for sharing this excellent post. Originally Posted by Abaddon87 That zrts great!


I did eventually modify Evaluate some. Cinematic Magic — New magical options for martial artists. 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 marfial of original and deadly tactics.

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The extreme potential complexity of GURPS martial arts becomes a feature, not a bug, and people begin fighting ,artial a very complex way. 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. Perks are almost always worth it unlike Techniquesand they tend to encourage specialized tactics.

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 ugrps -5 to your defense with a riposte? A good martial arts game is about turning every character into a “fighter,” and still seeing plenty of diversity.

GURPS Martial Arts

Contents [ show ]. It results in dynamic fights that make the average kung-fu 4f look like toddlers duking it out in kindergarden. I dont suppose I could get a link to your previous post that started this? Retrieved from ” http: Find More Posts by Wraithe. For example, many people argue that Evaluate is a poor tactical choice, so few people use it.