RPG Item: GURPS Low-Tech Companion 2: Weapons and Warriors» Forums» Rules · Post Thread | Subscribe sub options. So, for my previous article, I reviewed Low-Tech Companion 1, and now I’ll review Low-Tech Companion 2. From the subtitle, it is obvious that. Low-Tech Companion 2: Weapons and Warriors expands on the already- encyclopedic information on TL warfare in GURPS Low-Tech, adding: History.

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It ends with a multiple page guide and reference on mechanics for handling damage to weapons and equipment. Elbow-length versions were common: A metal ver- sion of the companioh fan carried by men and women alike.

Details about many common jobs, complete with new Professional Skills and practical advice on thriving as a merchant. Answers to a variety of questions, from “How much does it cost to armor only my vitals?

A project of JetStyle. Several weapons here count as combination weapons, including the martel-de-fer see PICKpoleaxe, and versions of the kusarigama, kusarijutte, tomahawk, and warhammer. Sometimes called a butterfly knife.

Page 1 of compsnion. The pikes provided shelter from enemy cavalry while the guns killed the opposition from afar.

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Each section is roughly given equal treatment in terms of lengthwith the heavily mechanical second chapter getting a bit more than the other three. Late in TL4, socket bayonets appear; these fit into a special socket outside the muz- zle, allowing the firearm to be fired with bayonet fixed. Work out how long it takes to make that nifty new sword and how much it costs — and learn secrets that would make it better!


Wednesday, January 27, Review: As I mentioned earlier, the balance of mechanics and information hits a sweet spot for me that Low-Tech Companion 1 does not. A short, single-edged sword with an open-framed basket hilt, favored by sailors and pirates. It explains the evolution of transportation technology and the effects on exhaustion and fatigue to the common soldier in GURPS mechanics. This section includes many customization options one can apply towards weapons to nudge a stat here or there and an associated cost factor as well.

GURPS Low-Tech Companion 3: Daily Life and Economics

Chronicle your exploitsassisted by the rules for scripts, shorthands, and copying books. I’m guess that it’d work by using the Damage 0 or less table but that’s just a guessaccuracy would be the same, if I had to guess multiply range multiplier by the the reach multiplier, apply the same weight rules for both missile and ammunition, RoF and Shots remains the same I assume?

When a toiling populace daydreams, its thoughts can turn to gear, equipment, and achievements that are as far as we know impossible. The heavy version includes the bisento Japan, Okinawa.

A studded or spiked leather hand covering; treat as a gauntlet DR 4. Aristoboulos gave the signal, and a trumpet sounded.

GURPS Low-Tech: Instant Armor

Two interlocked, yech shaped blades with a handle in the center of one of the blades, creating a four-pointed cutting weapon capable of trapping weapons between its points. Infinity Is Comingby maximara, has been posted. Find More Posts by Prince Charon.

The Edge of Reality for more possibilities of what could have been. Daily Life and Economicsyou can bring life to your low-tech settings by detailing the everyday compznion that make the world run. Usually has a wood or leather handguard, but not always.

GURPS Low-Tech Chapter 5

A blade with only a flexible sheath has -1 on Fast- Draw rolls, and on HT rolls to avoid corrosion and incidental damage p. The crook yurps use of the rules under Hook p.


A look everything from hasty ditches to walled cities. The Edge of Reality. Philosophers and Kings puts power in your hands. Originally Posted by weso12 I might sound like an idiot but where is this spreadsheet i can’t find it anywhere? Instant Armor is for you! A small, weighted truncheon made of cloth or soft leather, designed to deliver a beating without obvious bruising Diagnosis-2 to notice the injury on a casual examination.

Why don’t you want to start to translate this material? Written by Matt Riggsby and William H. With it, you can: Lack of familiarity with a particu- lar gun-bayonet combination gives -2 to hit; see Familiarity p. Low Tech Companion 2: Privacy Policy Contact Us. Other entries are functionally similar enough to one of these weapons to use the gufps statistics, even if they differ radically in appearance.

Public All can see and participate is translation. The master warrior doesn’t simply snatch up his sword and hurl himself into battle. Your foe may attempt to break free normally. Through history, people have killed each other using armaments ranging from simple clubs to complex devices incorporating elements of many pow weapons.

The first shields turned loq him, the glare on their surfaces threatening to dazzle him. Practical guidelines for getting infantry, cavalry, and naval forces from A to B.