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On the SJG Forums, a poster threw down a few simplified rules that also tried to bridge the distance between the fairly bland basic grappling rules of GURPS all successful grapple attacks are a -4 to DX and the full-on glory ahem of Technical Grappling.
Minor Tweaks to Grappling Rules phayman53 The poster phayman53 came up with a couple really good suggestions that should be both fun and playable, and worth sharing. A good concept, even with a simple halving like that. Both of these concepts are simple and good. Pass Limb could also be used to add a second location to the list of those at So you could say grapple the torso -4 and limbs are One limb per attack.
Being able to slowly pull more and more of the foe into your clutches is dramatically cool, and gives a good reason to re-attack. Even with all that, you could also add the ability to continue to simply attack to grapple again, ratcheting up penalties by an additional -4 per successful attack. That regular contest is annoying to me for several reasons. Allowing -4 per successful grappling attack means that you can bypass all of that.
Good stuff. That make these tables possible: Generic.
GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling
Goltigar If not, his hold is still weaker. Tags martial artstechnical grappling Thread Tools. These are manageable if you know the system: The change from a binary grappling system to a CP-based system has made grappling better. When you hit with a grappling attack, roll damage thrust-based. Douglas Cole September 16, at 9: Chapter 3 is the cool stuff, combat. Benjamin Morley September 16, at 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. This is where the control point mechanic shines.
GURPS TECHNICAL GRAPPLING PDF
Nim Grabbing is pretty straight-forward and defenses work grapoling it just as they would against any other attack, so this chapter is mainly about what happens after that. This is where the control point mechanic shines. But with CP-limited grapples, even with the massive CP they can inflict one did 34 CP on Vryce, enough to reduce a normal man to total immobility almost twice overthere is a cap to the badness. Fortunately, I persevered, and after the first pass, I had enough sense of the overall framework to read it again for understanding. This can be a big deal when hechnical a foe in heavy armor, the kind who thinks he can All-Out Attack with impunity.
More than 30 of them — some new, some modified. You need to get to chapter 3 before you find out what chapters 1 and 2 are for. But with CP-limited grapples, even with the massive CP they can inflict one did 34 CP on Vryce, enough to reduce a normal man to total immobility almost twice overthere is a cap to the badness. Shall I rate the book with X out of Y stars?
I asked for permission to repost it here on the blog, which he granted. For more discussion, go here. Arrest Techniques 6 points This represents the training police officers or other law enforcement personnel receive in arrest techniques, control tactics and the use of force continuum, excluding tactical shooting and the handling of firearms, which will usually be considered its own style. Teamwork is a vital part of this style and the Perk can be chosen as soon as the style has been learned, even if the character does not have 10 points in its skills. This write-up is skewed toward the arrest techniques taught by the Icelandic police, as that is what I had the best access to, but will describe many typical British, Danish, German, Norwegian and USA training programs as well. Staff as an Optional skill is rare in Europe and the US, but more common in Asia, where the lathi stick and other long staves are common law enforcement tools. Shield is a primary skill for riot police and their batons are often long enough to use Broadsword skill.