With GURPS, you can be anyone you want — an elf hero fighting for the forces of good, a shadowy femme fatale on a deep-cover mission, a futuristic swashbuckler carving up foes with a force sword in his hand and a beautiful woman by his side. Thanks to its flexibility, quality writing, and ease of use, GURPS has been the premiere universal roleplaying game for over three decades! More than 1,, copies are in print — not counting foreign editions. Here are the last 15 GURPS supplements including reprints and new editions we have released , either in print or electronically. At least I have some news to lighten things up. It offers more foes in the form of six monsters and 14 villains, more magic items in the shape of 16 rare or unique artifacts, and a whole lot of extras in the boxes in and around the main features, including more character abilities, more professions, more racial templates, and even more pieces of mundane gear.

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Maull Recreate the greatest fighters in the world, or create a style to fit a new campaign, Kartial Arts has the techniques and guidelines you need. Ages ago, I posted a thread asking questions about how to run a successful and dynamic martial arts game.

If you want to charge 1 point more for a trick, make it -1 more difficult. Find More Posts by Mailanka. AFI PDF Nobody made straight attacks, because they had customized their fighting styles to support far better tactics, and clever opponents would exploit the weaknesses of a given move with their own tactics, which would lead to rapid exchanges of constantly flowing and evolving tactics.

Written by Sean Punch and Peter V. Perks really provide that. Tags japanmartial artsmartial arts campaignsignature movestrademark moves Thread Tools.

I kicked some butt, then got my butt kicked by the point Executioner after crippling his arm. Sean Punch black-and-white pages, softcover. 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.

Gladiators — Visit the world of the Roman gladiator, and bring his fighting styles, weapons, and way of life to your campaign. The extreme potential complexity of GURPS martial arts becomes a feature, not a bug, and people begin fighting in wdition very complex way. The time now is Made all the difference in the world. Find More Posts by Joseph Paul. GURPS actually runs a really great martial arts game. Technical Grappling — Margial 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 Wraithe. Even so, I did make some changes. Not all combat options map to techniques and styles, however. If you want to support me, check out my Patreon! Inscrutable masters from hidden temples. 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 ,artial great experience.

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Shakalmaran Originally Posted by Abaddon87 That sounds great! I doubt anyone remembers it, but I found many of the suggestions useful. The extreme potential complexity of GURPS martial arts becomes a feature, not a bug, and people begin fighting in a very complex way. GURPS actually runs a really great martial arts game.


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Originally Posted by Abaddon87 That sounds great! Find More Posts by Wraithe. 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. For example, if 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. By working it out in advance, you only have to glance at a piece of paper to pull of this off.



GURPS Mass Combat [41] [42] Gives rules for large-scale battles between military units, as well as allowing for the actions of player characters. GURPS Powers [43] Extends the basic character creation rules to better handle high powered characters, and allow highly detailed customization of powers in which each power consists of a range of abilities ie, advantages and a talent, with a "source" and a "focus", adding color and helping to tie together the abilities, and an additional "power modifier" that acts like an enhancement rare or limitation to the power as a whole. Extends further the rules about magic, adding ceremonial, spirit, runic, freeform, material alchemy, herbalism , and real-world-inspired magic. Genre toolkits[ edit ] These books describe how to design and play campaigns in a particular genre , such as fantasy , science fiction or detective fiction. Zeigler and James L. A basic premise of the setting is that magical banestorms pick up people, whole villages, etc.

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