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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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.

Targeted Attacks and Combos, when used too often, become predictable and marrtial opponent gains a bonus to defense, which means you should use them sparingly, when circumstances warrant it.

Some styles were put in information boxes throughout the style section resulting in the list not being entirely alphabetical. I took Toadkiller Dog’s advice about writing down the more complex moves that a fighter might use and giving them swell names. Moreover, having all those techiques listed on one’s sheet encouraged players to try those moves out. Moreover, in 3e, you were required to take every technique in a martial art to “know” that martial art. I’ve finally finished my playtesting and actually run the damn game, and I thought I would share my experience.

Originally Posted by Abaddon I dont suppose I could get a link to your previous post that started this? Even so, I did make some changes. What I actually found is that those one-second consequences tend to last, and once you understand how they work, you end up with a game of 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.

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. 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.

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Use Techniques Sparingly I honestly find 4e’s treatment of techniques slightly frustrating. Not all combat options map to techniques and styles, however. Privacy Policy Contact Us. Contents [ show ]. Foot Archery [3], Kyudo [4].

Inscrutable masters from hidden temples. GURPS actually runs a gkrps great martial arts game. Mailanka put me and another friend of his through the same tactical situation several times.

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Tags japanmartial artsmartial arts campaignsignature movestrademark moves Thread Tools. Find More Posts by Figleaf Retrieved from ” http: 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. Find More Posts by Abaddon Turps a subtle mechanic, but I found it made quite a difference.

GURPS Martial Arts

Chinese Elemental Powers — An extensive and flavorful example of using powers to represent Chinese-inspired magical arts. Internal and Hard vs. Way of the Warrior — A bounty of material of interest to Martial Arts fans, including new styles, rules for Technical Grapplingand more.

By working it out in advance, you only have to glance at a piece of paper to pull of this off. And this isn’t entirely unrealistic.

All times are GMT Likewise, I worried that GURPS would overwhelm some of my players we had one player who generally hates system and fears any game with any 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.


Cinematic Magic — New magical options for martial artists. It really felt like an interesting game every time, even though I was facing the same Ashigaru and the same bandits.

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. Psi-Wars,artial step-by-step exploration of building your own Space Opera setting, inspired by Star Wars.

If you want to support me, check out my Patreon! April Japanese edition. Surf our site for the files you want. The first time, it was fairly basic. Perks really provide that. The extreme potential complexity martiql GURPS martial arts becomes a feature, not a bug, and people begin fighting in a very complex way. 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.

I didn’t mention how often I thought a rule needed to be changed, when it didn’t.

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. It’s just that techniques aren’t where you go to write out how your character fights Sean Punch black-and-white pages, softcover. Many of these styles have realistic and cinematic totals. I kicked some butt, then got my butt kicked by the point Executioner after crippling his arm.

GURPS also has other tricks, as it turns out. All costs are per 4e rules:. 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.