GURPS Martial Arts brings fighting styles from throughout history to Fourth Edition. GURPS Martial Arts for 4th edition is a mature product that embodies the. GURPS Martial Arts is a source book for the GURPS role-playing game, published by Steve Jackson Games; the most recent edition was scheduled to be . or point your World Wide Web browser to: ~ftp/GURPSnet/www. The GURPS Martial Arts web page is at

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Targeted Attacks and Combos, when used too often, become predictable and your opponent gains a bonus to defense, which means you should use them sparingly, when circumstances warrant it. A few maneuvers have lasting consequences, like feints or AoAs, but those tend to last no longer than a single turn, and then everything resets to its original point.

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April Japanese edition. It’s just that techniques aren’t where you go to write out how your character fights I also allowed players who were evaluating to make rolls against certain skills or IQ to understand something about their opponent.

I didn’t mention how often I thought a rule needed to be changed, when it didn’t. As a Taekwondo instructor, I’m always interested in how game systems handle Martial Arts. Even so, I did make some changes. Recreate the greatest fighters in the world, or create a style to fit a new campaign, Martial Arts has the techniques and guidelines you need.

Congrats on having success with a martial arts themes game.

I’ve finally finished my playtesting and actually run the damn game, and I thought I would share my experience.

I doubt anyone remembers it, but I found many of the suggestions useful. So, I need to make sure that if I attack you, I do so in a way that you can’t defend properly against, which means that I should feint against you, but knowing that I’ll feint, you might evaluate and, if so, I might be better off evaluating first as well.

What I am basically trying to say is that as a player, the depth of the system, especially with signature moves, can really make you think of original and deadly tactics. Read the Designer’s Notes for free on Medium! Sign In Don’t have an account? Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines.


What I actually found is that those one-second consequences tend to last, and once you understand how they work, you end up with a game of chess. Moreover, in 3e, you were required to take every technique in a martial art burps “know” that martial art.

Written by Sean Punch and Peter V. Made all the difference in the world.

Way of the Warrior — A bounty of material of interest to Martial Arts fans, including new styles, rules for Technical Grapplingand more. I did eventually modify Evaluate some. As I said before, Techniques aren’t the best way to add lots of character to your fighter, because you can only really take so many and eventually you’re better off simply making him a better, all-around fighter.

The whole point of things like kata is that they teach you to use very complex tactics that you’d never think of in the middle of a harried fight.

Internal and Hard vs. That’s where Perks come in. A Maneuver is a specific type of attack or defense and is treated like a skill with each one each one defaulting to one or more prerequisite skills, or to DX “Kicking, for instance, is a Hard maneuver defaulting to Karate-2”.

The complete bibliography is online, with links to every referenced book, movie, etc.

[Martial Arts] What I learned running GURPS Martial Arts is – Steve Jackson Games Forums

Cinematic Magic — New magical options for martial artists. Chinese Elemental Powers — An extensive and flavorful example of using powers to represent Chinese-inspired magical arts. You get distinct fighters within a given style, which means you can get a lot of mileage out of martia single style, and that’s great.

However, I found that there are so many consequences to attacking a capable foe Counterattacks, ripostes, judo throws, arm locks, exposing the trick to your secret Combo awesomeness that people often fell into Evaluate when it became obvious that their opponent was more powerful than expected.


Japanese art of the kusari-fundo Kyujutsu [4] Longsword Fighting [5] Archery: The time now is From popular Asian bare-handed techniques to European combat arts to fantastic non-human training, this book balances realistic historical schools with cinematic feats from Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Hollywood. What you currently have is that Hard techniques are easier to pull off by default than Average techniques That is, both a Hard technique at -2 and an Average technique at -3 cost 3 points to max out, but marital Hard Technique is paradoxically easier to pull off by default, and less worth your time to study.

Psi-Warsa step-by-step exploration of building your own Space Opera setting, inspired by Star Wars. All costs are per 4e rules:. Privacy Policy Contact Us. I found this made all three moves more interesting, but didn’t unbalance anything in particular.

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GURPS actually runs a really great martial arts game. Originally Posted by Abaddon Foot Archery [3], Kyudo [4]. Moreover, having all those techiques listed on one’s sheet encouraged players to try those moves out. For example, many people argue that Evaluate is a poor tactical choice, so few people use it.

Take my example above about the Judo 18 guy who doesn’t bother with Arm Gurls because his Judo is more than high enough. Classic 3e and the current 4e. Sean Punch black-and-white pages, softcover. A good martial arts game is about turning every character into a “fighter,” and still seeing plenty of diversity. It’s a subtle mechanic, but I found it made quite a difference. By giving the player’s signature moves and including signature moves with the NPCs, I found that my fights exploded with details and rich tactical depth.

Thanks for the update.