Even when GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling was published, there were ways to simplify it, and some of those were included in. Any references to “the book” below refer to GURPS Technical Grappling, and the “core rules” are the ones from GURPS Characters and. 1. Make an attack. You may initiate a grapple, improve a grip, break a grapple, or perform a special attack. Initiate a grapple by making an attack with DX.

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But with CP-limited grapples, even with the massive CP they can inflict one did 34 CP on Vryce, enough to reduce a normal man to total immobility almost twice overthere is a cap to the badness. Transform grappling from an all-or-nothing affair to a matter of degree. Since I conceived this campaign specifically to teach the combat system to new players, I decided to incorporate the new supplement from the beginning, rather than change downstream.

technicaal One of my players complained that for his Karate-using character, the rules in Technical Grappling seem to make wrestlers overpowered, tehcnical a wrestler could grab him and make him weaker, rinse and repeat to make him helpless. Yet the examples of play I’ve read on Gaming Ballistic have made sense to me and seemed like fun. Originally Posted by munin This. You can use it for other things, too, as the name that the author has chosen for this special type of damage makes clear: In any case, nothing in Technical Grappling makes the karateka easier to grab in the first place, and the control point roll from a human foe is likely to impose -1 or -2 to ST and DX, grappljng to the -4 DX under the original rules.

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling

Teechnical CP so that toothy maws grabbing onto your plate armor and – despite not penetrating – holding on means bite-based grapples suddenly become a continuing problem even if their damage is too low to be a direct means of killing you.

The direct correlation between the quality of the grapple and the ability to act despite it is also crystal-clear with TG.

But really mind control powers like mind control magic and powers are no fun to have inflicted on PCs. 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. Like I said, the book is not organized for presentation. Grapples go both ways, and he can move you, too!


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How techncial control you get in a grapple depends partly on native strength and partly on your skill in the application thereof. Technical Grappling Thanks for the detailed review! A few good rolls by Vryce and he whittled the CP on his arm down until the crushroom’s techniacl constriction was merely dangerous instead of potentially lethal – that added to a sense that trying to get free is worth it even when the odds are against you. Learn Jacket Wrestling or Shuai Jiao — and distinguish gurpw between bear and lion attacks — with six classic styles plus four specifically for animals.

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 position with your back to him, then free up his hands by trapping you with some other limb or part of a limb, and then wail away unopposed. Technical Grappling will add detail and realism to your battles. If you can grab and smash or grab and stabyou can spend the control points directly as bonus damage.

Let’s just say that Benjamin isn’t the first to think of this. Of the rest of the book, half consists of special cases of this basic concept. You need to get to chapter 3 before you find out what chapters 1 and 2 are for. The benefit of using a grapple to move a foe is alike in kind, to put him in a facing or posture in which his defenses are penalized, and hopefully to keep him there, so that the remainder of the combat is a one-sided affair in your favor.

As someone with little real-world experience of grappling sports, I found this especially daunting. I found it intimidating at first, …. Along the way, it makes rules for grappling more consistent with those of combat in general. It’s not for the PCs. Burps is a hard subject to get a hold on, however; volumes have been written about leverage alone. The canny warrior knows that grappling is fundamental to fighting.


Tags martial artstechnical grappling Thread Tools. It’s not a way to make a grappling badass who choke-slams and arm locks monsters two per second – although you can do that. Admittedly, we’re using a stripped gurpss set of rules from TG, not all of the bells and whistling going with all of the rules for realism turned on.

Douglas Cole September 17, at Sean Punch 51 pages.

That vrappling gets you a situational advantage that you can exploit to hurt the other guy more, and more often, and that this is especially true in weapon combat.

Technical Grappling Chapter 2 is all about armed grappling, and the most useful part of the whole book, in my humble opinion, is the flavor text introducing this chapter. Fortunately, I persevered, frappling after the first pass, I had enough sense of the overall framework to read it again for understanding.

But with a CP pool to whittle down, it’s not the end of the fight.

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We had a fight with crushrooms last time. However, unless he gets a grip of his own, he does so without the benefit of control points. More than this, I cannot say. Control gfappling entangle your foes with a surprising variety of melee weapons. Originally Posted by Gef. It’s a way to make grappling monsters both scarier and a more nuanced foe. Find More Posts by CraigM. So in the middle of the very first paragraph I stop reading and flip to the back — the table is mathematically intuitive so I can memorize the numbers easily, but the list of skills and techniques it applies to makes no immediate sense to me I can’t see an easy way to memorize them.

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And still in the first page I keep hitting fine distinctions and exceptions gjrps rules I barely understand.

The big change here is that you can now perform an armed grapple with a weapon held in one hand. Surf our site for the files you want.