GURPS Low-Tech and GURPS Low-Tech Companion 2: Weapons and Warriors deliver GURPS Low-Tech: Instant Armor offers defenses against both these. Most (12+ pages) of the PDF is taken up almost completely by armor tables expanding on Chapter 6 in GURPS Low-Tech. In that work, rules. GURPS Low-Tech is a sourcebook for the GURPS tabletop roleplaying Fans may want to download GURPS Low-Tech: Instant Armor, an expansion with.

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So, the ideal layering to avoid the penalty is half of each limb and the head, with nothing on the torso, hands or feet. Not ihstant do you get great little benefits like padding underneath without DX penalties, but you get even more customization options for bars nasal, cheek plates and chin guards, as well as mail curtains to protect the neck.

Weapon and Armor Design. Written by William H. There you go, a suit of heavy plate armor. It may be enough to say that, culturally, it is unusual to wear more than about DR 5 even during times of war — the Romans went to war with less, and the Vikings seemed to top out at around 5 themselves.

It has been such an issue that two additional supplements so far!

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The standard rules allow for one to target gaps or weak points in armor, with a significant penalty, to reduce the armor value by half. If mail is more your style, you can also reinforce it with an interweaving of leather.

Handy summaries that let you quickly determine the options available at jnstant TL, how they affect cost, and how they adjust armoor stats in the armor tables. LT adds a new optional rule for those that want realism in their armor that says that with rigid armor, there are several locations where those gaps can be targeted and bypass all armor entirely. The Art Of War The master warrior doesn’t simply snatch up his sword and hurl himself into battle. Gamers after ultimate realism insyant track each item’s state of repair down to the last Hit Point.


StoddardMatt RiggsbyPeter V. Philosophers and Kings for information on the social tools that made the pre-modern tools possible, including additional information on medicine, mathematics, and music.

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Pre-calculated piecemeal armor options make any gamer’s life easier. Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines. The additional weight of that second layer is not inconsiderable. Popular Posts December 12, Practical guidelines for getting infantry, cavalry, and naval forces from A to B. He adapts his tools to his goals, knows his weaknesses as well as his strengths, and leads his allies to victory.

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I, myself, have probably participated in half of them. Instant Armor and fight faster! Yes, if you buy from one of these links, Amazon intsant a percentage to SJ Games!

Instant Armor is for you! The heart of the work is a complete set of armor tables for torso, arm, leg, head, neck, hand, and foot armor; for sub-locations like the abdomen, groin, and bits of the arms and legs; and for five helmet patterns.

Vehicle stats for early naval vessels, from penteconters to frigates.

GURPS High-Tech — Descriptions and stats for hundreds of kinds of historical weapons and personal armor, vehicles onstant the stagecoach to modern helicopters, and much more. A favorite of mine is reinforcing textiles and leather.

Douglas Cole January 22, at 7: The GURPS Fantasy-Tech line features innovations that might have been feasible, creations that never caught on, far-fetched and crazy weapons, and other impossible possibilities. Jason Packer January 22, at 7: Privacy Policy Contact Us.

Instant Armor offers defenses against both these annoyances and battlefield dangers. Douglas Cole January 22, at 8: The master warrior doesn’t simply snatch intsant his sword and hurl himself into battle. Surf our site for the files you want. Low-Tech starts with the basics that suit any setting. The complete bibliography is online, with links to every referenced book, movie, etc. Weapons and armor from antlers and rawhide to warhammers and heavy mail; adventure and travel gear from simple stone knives to girps submarines; everyday items and tools of every trade.


Low-Tech LT is not, by any means, a book entirely about historical or fantasy armor, but from the amount agmor time that gets spent talking about that particular chapter over all of the others, you might suspect it was.

But that’s not all!

I don’t know that it qualifies for – it might be more of a level class – but I could see it falling under Melee Academy. Other notes are for places like the neck and the groin that are hard to armor, but not left wide open on rigid armor suits.

A concise rundown of how fighting evolved from the days of stone axes to the era of pike, shot, and imstant.

Layering on more than half of any arm or leg the shin, or the knee and thigh; the shoulder, upper arm and elbow, or the forearm are the standard divisions is similarly binding — thus the prevalence of vambraces for the forearm and greaves for the shins in historical armor.

If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to armor your TL warriors, then Low-Tech: Review the loadouts in LTA and let them inform your decisions.

Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines. Notably, these are the backs of the knees, inside the elbows and the armpits, and the eye slits.

You sacrifice the flexibility, but also eliminate the reduced effectiveness against crushing damage. Preview of the PDF.