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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And defenses are derived from DX.

This is a hard subject to get a hold on, however; volumes have been written about leverage alone. The biggie here is Constriction Attack, which formerly seemed redundant with Wrestling skill but now confers double control points, a benefit it shares with Trained by a Master.

Learn Jacket Wrestling or Shuai Jiao — and distinguish between between bear and lion attacks — with six classic styles plus four specifically for animals. Yet the examples of play I’ve read on Gaming Ballistic have made sense to me and seemed like fun.

I also like how it handles weapons, and I’m looking forward gurs trying that out with Doug next time. Which is cool with me, because that means a grapple-and-bite threat can be even more serious in a game like DF. The book itself is 51 pages dense with crunch, organized in favor of reference rather than presentation.

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. Now that I’ve got a better handle on the rules after a run-through, I feel a lot more comfortable with the rules set and I’m even more pleased to have them handy. 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.


The organization of chapters is 1 grappling general concepts, 2 important subcategory of grappling with weapons, and 3 actual grappling combat. My own campaign emphasizes these, as I have fantasy world that makes gladiators of races like centaurs and scorpion-men.

The big change here is that you can now perform an armed grapple with a weapon held in one hand. 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.

Achieve leverage by jockeying for not only posture, but also facing and orientation. Doug whipped up a knife-armed strong thug, and I grabbed a BJJ fighter we’d cut from the main text and put into the Designer’s Notes. Instead of a flat effect, binary, grappled-or-not grappled -4 to DXyou grab and roll “damage” that gives you Marhial – control points. Monday, October 14, Taking Technical Grappling for a spin.

Transform grappling from an all-or-nothing affair to a matter of degree. Since I technjcal this campaign specifically to teach the msrtial system to new players, I decided to incorporate the new supplement from the beginning, rather than change downstream. First, it introduces some granularity.

I found it intimidating at first, but after actually gaming a few scenes with it, I found it easy to assimilate, certainly no more difficult than the combat system in general, in part because it organically extends concepts already present in that system. All times are GMT Newer Post Older Post Grapplihg. Some fighters even specialize in such tactics!

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling

Technical Grappling makes a couple of things more clear: Once you grapple someone, you can basically do two things: Surf our site for the files you want. You grab, you get some Control Points CPsaccumulate enough to make it hard for the opponent to escape, then go for moves to finish the job. Tags martial artstechnical grappling Thread Tools.


There is a lot to digest – You need to know a lot. Until you spend them, they have a persistent effect: Mostly “my” guy got in trouble when he got overly aggressive. 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.

These are manageable if you know the system: Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines.

Narrow your focus with the One Foe option, exploit Committed Attack to force a posture change, pass a limb to trap your opponent, and more.

Dungeon Fantastic: Taking Technical Grappling for a spin

I’ve read those, and the ” introduction “, and I still can’t grappking through the supplement. Grab, roll to see how well you’ve grabbed and how much grapplig you’ve achieved. Doug and I talked about how to automate the process, and about some ideas for winging it a simple one-calc penalty instead of a detailed calculated penalty. That always increases complexity, but in this case, you get a lot of bang for the complexity buck, mainly because the control point roll parallels the general case of damage rolls.

So it didn’t feel simple. Your size modifier, relative weight, and relative ST can change how the rules apply to you. 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.

Originally Posted by Gef. As someone with little real-world experience of grappling sports, I found this especially daunting.