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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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. Douglas Cole January 22, at 7: 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.

I hit some choices on how to pick gkrps a while back as well: These can make a very istant armor light layered cloth or leather, for example a bit more durable while maintaining flexibility. GURPS Low-Tech covers the basic tools used by historical adventurers from the Stone Age to the Age amror Sail — and still used by modern survivalists and post-apocalypse survivors when the high-tech toys fail.

It also presents a number of optional rules that increase the realism at the expense of making things difficult for your players and adding to the bookkeeping associated with these armors.

Low-Tech LT is not, by any means, a book entirely about historical or fantasy armor, but from the amount of time that gets spent talking about that particular armoe over all of the others, you might suspect it was. You sacrifice the flexibility, but also eliminate the reduced effectiveness against crushing damage.

Whether the heroes are cavemen taking their first steps toward civilization, pirates on the Seven Seas, or anything in between, GURPS Low-Tech has the technology they need! Written by William H.


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Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines. The only time you can violate this rule is in headgear. If mail is more your style, you can also reinforce it with an interweaving of leather. Warehouse 23 will be closed December 24th, January 1st, Regardless of the scale of the fighting in your campaign, Low-Tech Companion 2: They have mail sewn in to the inner elbow and armpits, giving you the protection of light mail in those otherwise open spots.

Every low-tech fighter and every gamer! Rules for customizing and resizing melee weapons, shields, and armor to suit almost any purpose. Douglas Cole January 22, at 8: Instant Armor is for you! Some of that stems from the fact that there are just so darned many options to choose from. Philosophers and Kings for information on the social tools that made the pre-modern tools possible, including additional information on medicine, mathematics, and music.

Welcome to the Past! Not only do you get great little benefits like padding vurps 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.

It can also make a heavy leather or cloth into something nearly as effective as scale armor with less weight and at a lower cost.

Answers to a variety of questions, from “How much does it cost to armor only my vitals? The Art Of War The master warrior doesn’t simply snatch up his sword and hurl himself into battle. A grps rundown of how fighting evolved from the days of stone axes to the era of pike, shot, and cannon.

Practical guidelines for getting infantry, cavalry, and naval forces from A to B. Privacy Policy Contact Us.

Allowing your players to use the rules in LT without some decisions made ahead of time is likely asking for trouble — gurpps to telling them they have points to spend, handing them Powers, and telling them to knock inxtant out.


The benefits of layering added DR are quickly met with drawbacks. For game masters, the discussions of past technologies — based on up-to-date historical and archaeological research — will be valuable no matter what system is used. And still, even in the face of all that support, there are regular posts on the official forum with questions. If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to armor your TL warriors, then Low-Tech: 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.

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. Surf our site for the files you want.

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Vehicle stats for early naval vessels, from penteconters to frigates. Ready-to-use examples of complicated historical headgear, illustrating how the system can be used to create some classic helmets.

Pre-calculated piecemeal armor options make any gamer’s life easier. Weapons and Warriors deliver handsomely in that department.

And started a full third of them. Battles are hard on gear. Jason Packer January 22, at 7: Preview of the PDF. The complete bibliography is online, with links to every referenced book, movie, etc.

StoddardMatt Riggsby inxtant, Peter V. Written by William H. 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. Sean Punch 21 pages.