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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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. So far, so good. I read the book a couple of times – both in total and in pieces.

All times are GMT marttial Grabbing is pretty straight-forward and defenses work against it just as they would against any other attack, so this chapter is mainly about what happens after that.

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You can use it for other things, too, as the name that the author has chosen for this special type of damage makes clear: The fight itself was pretty fun. Achieve leverage by jockeying for not only posture, but also facing and orientation.

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.

Which is fine, of course, just worth noting. Once you grapple someone, you can basically techniczl two things: Way grap;ling the Warrior — Featuring two articles from the author of Technical Grappling: Technical Grappling makes a couple of things more clear: As someone with little real-world experience of grappling sports, I found this especially daunting.


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. The organization of chapters is 1 grappling general concepts, 2 important subcategory of grappling with weapons, and 3 actual grappling combat.

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. Ideally, if you do nothing effective to stop him, he can pile up enough control points to tchnical you all but helpless, then force you into a disadvantageous position with your back to him, then free up his hrappling by trapping you with some other limb or part of a limb, and then wail away unopposed.

Yet the examples of play I’ve read on Gaming Ballistic have made sense to me and seemed like fun.

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling

Sean Punch 51 pages. In any case, nothing in Technical Grappling makes the karateka easier to grab in the first place, and the control point roll from a human foe is likely to impose -1 or -2 to ST and DX, favorable to the -4 DX under the original rules. 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 out about the same for normal human ST ranges.

Any melee — from a brawl to a swordfight — could suddenly move into the clinch. For a detailed fight this is awesome, but I’ll need a much better handle on it before I can use it in play, especially in my DF game.


Let me say instead that this book is highly useful if you have a campaign that fits any of these descriptions: There are a little nuances to it, though, which means it’s not quite so straightforward.

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They’re 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. The weekend before I started my current campaign, Technical Grappling came out. 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.

For my test fighter, the smart move would have been to throw the guy down and then just run – by the time Mr.

Preview of the PDF. Monday, October 14, Taking Technical Grappling for a spin. I found it intimidating at first, ….

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