The. GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling web page is technicalgrappling. Bibliographies. Many of our books have extensive bib-. Forum poster Icelander wanted to create a special martial arts style for actually being trained to arrest and detain folks. It’s based on how they. Even when GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling was published, there were ways to simplify it, and some of those were included in.

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Originally Posted by munin I have to admit, I have tried twice and have been unable to actually read through the supplement so this post isn’t an actual review, more like an AAR — army regulations are much easier to read than this supplement.

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling

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.

But it was a good way to try the rules out and stop and ask when I didn’t know why something worked the way it did.

You need to have a solid idea of what the rules let you do and xrts do in order to either grapple or avoid grappling. I needed 3 sessions with big fights to get comfortable with the mechanics, and that was with posting my questions to this forum and getting helpful answers from the author.

Discover how technical proficiency complements raw power. You need to know or look up your single-limbed grappling ST score. 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. If not, his hold is still weaker.

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The biggie here is Constriction Qrts, which formerly seemed redundant with Wrestling skill but now confers double control points, a benefit it shares with Trained by a Master.


Privacy Policy Contact Us. You do need to know your trained ST for multiple skills you can’t grab with Judo and roll with your Wrestling-modified ST, sadly.

How much control you get in a grapple depends partly on native strength and partly on your ,artial in the application thereof.

Yet the examples of play I’ve read on Gaming Ballistic have made sense to me and seemed like fun. I like the idea and the mechanic, but trying to remember how many APs each maneuver or action cost is too much trouble.

Let me say instead that this book is highly useful if you have a campaign that fits any of these descriptions: Tags martial artstechnical grappling Thread Tools. Likewise 4 levels of ST is a die of swing damage, and 8 levels of ST is a die of thrust damage, at least in the human range, and in the super-human range, 10 levels of ST is a die of damage either way.

Find More Posts by Gef. So it didn’t feel simple. However, unless he gets a grip of his own, he does so without the benefit of control points. Long story short – I needed to try the rules out in play, and it seemed like a good idea to try them out with the author since he’s my friend. This is true of causing damage with a lock, and also true of using a grapple to force some kind of change in position.

Transform grappling from an all-or-nothing affair to a matter of degree. 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.

Basically, TG changes grappling from simple, binary effects grappled or not grappled, pinned or not pinned, break free or don’t break free, locked or not locked to an effect-based system. Way of the Warrior — Featuring two articles from the author of Technical Grappling: It also interferes with other moves involving your whole body. 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.


Technical Grappling makes a couple of things more clear: I also like how it handles weapons, and I’m looking forward to trying that out with Doug next time.

I found it intimidating at first, …. Instead of a flat effect, binary, grappled-or-not grappled -4 to DXyou grab and roll “damage” that mattial you CP – control points.

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Once you grapple someone, you can basically do two things: The important thing is, this has so far been a fun campaign, in large part due to the technical grappling rules. Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and martkal formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines. Along the way, it makes rules for grappling more consistent with those of combat in general. Grappling can be much more involved, and a poor techjical can result in losing everything you worked for.

Guurps a threat now, but I like how TG allows for a range of danger beyond simply “grappled and in danger” and “not grappled and fine. 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.

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