By Peter Dell'Orto
Inscrutable masters from hidden temples. specific Forces squaddies. Swashbuckling pirates. Bare-chested brawlers.
GURPS Martial Arts brings battling kinds from all through background to Fourth version. From renowned Asian bare-handed strategies to ecu strive against arts to incredible non-human education, this e-book balances practical ancient colleges with cinematic feats from Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Hollywood. Recreate the best combatants on this planet, or create a mode to slot a brand new crusade, Martial Arts has the strategies and directions you would like.
now not all strive against strategies map to options and types, even if. Many require extensions to the wrestle method itself, so Martial Arts expands at the wrestle and harm ideas from GURPS easy Set. a few of these additions are hugely real looking, whereas others are tremendous cinematic - yet they're all not obligatory, permitting the GM to come to a decision which ideas follow. Customizing the GURPS strive against method hasn't ever been more uncomplicated.
This booklet replaces and expands at the details and principles from the former variation of GURPS Martial Arts for 3rd version.
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45) ; Perfect Balance ; Trained by a Master . , p. 132).  Disadvantages Duty (Shining Temple of the Autumn Wind; 15 or less; Extremely Hazardous) [-20]; Shyness (Mild) [-5]; Social Stigma (Second-Class Citizen) [-5]; Vow (Fight without weapons) [-15]; Wealth (Poor) [-15]. Quirks: Believes that users of TL4+ gadgetry are weak; Finds big moustaches exceptionally silly; Humble; Incompetence (Riding); Shouts out the name of each technique before attacking (much to the puzzlement of American foes).
This level is ideal for realistic Martial Arts games. It lets the PCs be capable without being godlike or one-dimensional. Larger-than-Life (200-300 points): As the Basic Set says, this level suits the leading roles in kung fu movies! Those with ordinary jobs can afford to be world-class in their field and heroic martial artists. Both character types are only borderline-realistic, but this is a good starting level for cinematic Martial Arts games and action-movie campaigns. Legendary (300-500 points): Any character who starts out this powerful and has more than a few points in martial-arts skills will be an adept martial artist – even if ostensibly something else – unless intentionally designed to be physically incompetent.
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