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All times are GMT I couldn’t follow the playtest too closely, so much as lurk on it and pay attention when Doug needed a specific answer on things from the authors of GURPS Martial Arts. I think effect-based grappling is a good idea. Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines. Shall I rate the book with X out of Y stars?

My first experience with the supplement was that I hit that first crunch paragraph telling me to refer to a table in the back of the book. Find More Posts by Gef. Use an Escaping Parry to break a clinch, or Change Position to establish a tedhnical advantage.

It needs to start with some simple mechanic that’s easy to remember and called out, not buried in endless prosethen add in complexity for specific maneuvers as an option. Whether your campaign features athletes wrestling for prizes and honor, lawmen who must control and disarm suspects, or historical warriors trained to fight to the death, Martial Arts: To call what we did a “fight” overstates it a bit. Originally Posted by munin. Achieve leverage by jockeying for not only posture, but also facing and orientation.


Since I conceived this campaign specifically to teach the combat system to new players, I decided to incorporate grapplibg new supplement from the beginning, rather than change downstream. Which is fine, of course, just worth noting.

Posted by Peter V. Way of the Warrior — Featuring two articles from the author of Technical Grappling: Ideally, if you do nothing effective to stop him, he can pile up enough control points to make you all but helpless, then force you into a disadvantageous furps with your back to him, then grapplnig up his hands by trapping you with some other limb or part of a limb, and then wail away unopposed.

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling

I read the book a couple of times – both in total and in pieces. In TG, the effect-roll based control means it’s going to really get a good hold on you and it’s hard for you to really inconvenience it. For hurting them, you spend control points to set bounds on damage. The book itself is 51 pages dense with crunch, organized in favor of reference rather than presentation.

He’d have been better off achieving knife control and hurps the throw for later, but my goal was to get entry and martail rolls in, and establish how it would start, not “win.

Grab, roll to see how well you’ve grabbed and how much control you’ve achieved. Control and entangle your foes with a surprising variety of melee weapons.

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I also like how it handles weapons, and I’m looking forward to trying that out with Doug next gurpd. Very realistic – grappling is time-consuming compared to throwing a successful strike, which either hits or doesn’t, finishes him or doesn’t. Chapter 3 is the cool stuff, combat.

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The time now is You can use it for other things, martual, as the name that the author has chosen for this special type of damage makes clear: But the first chapter especially could also have used a “roadmap” — an overview of how the material was going to be presented and how the mechanics were going to be introduced.

Surf our site for the files you want. High Risk Is High Risk – a quickie grab-and-throw with Judo is good, and still works very well in TG, but doesn’t give you much control. I like the idea and the mechanic, but trying to remember how many APs each maneuver or action cost is too much trouble. Grabbing is pretty straight-forward and defenses work against it just as they would against any other attack, so this chapter is mainly about what happens after that.