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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Newer Post Older Post Home. Of the rest of the book, half consists of special cases of this basic concept.

Instead of a flat effect, binary, grappled-or-not grappled -4 to DXyou grab and roll “damage” that gives you CP – control points. Very realistic – grappling is time-consuming compared to throwing a successful strike, which either technucal or doesn’t, finishes him or doesn’t.

And still in the first page I keep hitting fine distinctions tedhnical exceptions to rules I barely understand. The canny warrior knows that grappling is fundamental to fighting.

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The rules are robust enough to handle these cases plausibly. 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.

The biggie grpapling is Constriction Attack, which formerly seemed redundant with Wrestling jartial but now confers double control points, a benefit it shares with Trained by a Master. Use an Escaping Parry to break a clinch, or Change Position to establish a weight advantage.

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling

Find More Posts by CraigM. However, Wrestling skill gives no direct bonus to the damage control point roll; instead it gives a bonus to the ST score used to derive thrust-based damage. You need to know or look up your single-limbed grappling ST score.

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And if you grab a foe in different places, then he may have ttechnical penalties for each limb. 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.

Gladiators — Visit the world of the Roman gladiator, and bring his fighting styles, weapons, and way of life to your campaign. Find More Posts by DouglasCole. Grab, roll to see how well you’ve grabbed and how much control you’ve achieved. Shall I rate the book with X out of Y stars?

Posted by Peter V. It needs to start with some simple mechanic that’s easy to remember and called out, not buried in endless prosethen add ars complexity for specific maneuvers as an option. Any melee — from a brawl to a swordfight — could suddenly move into the clinch. Originally Posted by Gef. I really liked how much the results made sense – moves I could really do really work, and the patient, control-first martial arts style I marttial Kachin Bando makes even more sense in play since piling on CPs is nothing but good.

There is a lot to digest – You need to know a lot. So now I try to go back to reading, but I’m already starting to think I won’t be able to use this, so my heart is no longer in it.

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling

This is one of those areas where there is just a lot of work, even if what you get out of it is great stuff. 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.


One of my players complained that for his Karate-using character, the rules in Technical Grappling seem to make wrestlers overpowered, that a wrestler could grab him and make him weaker, rinse and repeat to make him helpless.

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As a consequence, you roll damage control points based on half your ST, but you get a bonus from using a weapon instead of bare hands, so it works ,artial about the same for normal human ST ranges. 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. Yet the examples of play I’ve read on Gaming Ballistic have made sense to me and seemed like fun.

So it didn’t feel simple.

The time now is 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. Chapter 1 introduces the basic concept and many more besides, like the idea that if someone grabs you, their weight with gear affects your encumbrance, and your weight affects theirs.

These vrappling manageable if you know the system: