So decided to get a few books from my “maybe” list this weekend on a splurge, and among them was Talents. Talents as I’ve said in a previous. I supported because “It is a free tool to track my gameplays and games collection.” – Steven Hykes (Archive77). +. Please Support The Geek! Learn More . ) [5/level]; Allure (GURPS Fantasy, p. ; GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents, p. 6 ) [5/level]; Animal Friend (GURPS Basic Set, p. 90; GURPS.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. Written by Sean Punch. If you want to make an interesting character and save a few points by keeping to a focused poaer, this is a good resource.

Benjamin Gauronskas August 9, at 4: Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines.

Now Dungeon Fantasy Inside you’ll find power-ups for every profession and race in Dungeon Fantasy — and for every budget. Talnts now, thanks to this new supplement, GURPS comes with options that can enhance certain action-oriented playing styles: Wildcard Skills greatly amplifies on the few words in the GURPS Basic Setgiving you all of the “official” wildcard skills published up to November more than 65 of thempiwer.

Power-Ups raises the stakes again, bringing more — and more-powerful — power-ups to the table that will really boost your heroes’ kill counts and bank accounts! They are also, mechanically speaking, pretty easy to put together with only a paragraphish amount of text needed to adequately describe it in the basic set.

Gueps PDF for this book is 28 pages, the guprs chapter starts on page 4, and the last ends on page 26, giving us 23 pages of stuff. Next, it goes into Anti-Talentskinda the reverse of a talent, with penalties to skill and reaction, with a careful justification for the pricing of the talent.

The book is mostly guidance for GMs on how to make talents useful for a campaign, and content in the form of several pre-statted talents that players and GMs can peruse for quick, cheap boosts.


Monday, August 8, Review: I refer to this book often even though I generally only use the traditional Talent rules. Optional rules for wildcard skills poser relax penalties, combine multiple wildcards, grant bonuses that reach beyond skill rolls, enhance critical successes, and even bend the story itself! Wildcard Skills — Replace standard skills with cinematic wildcard skills that can do more! If you like Gueps, then you’ll love all the examples and options that Gurpa 3: But so many Talents appear in so many GURPS supplements that choosing among them can involve tiresome amounts of page-flipping.

Talents solves this problem by collecting all the “official” Talents in one place, noting their point costs, skill lists, and reaction modifiers — and their original sources, for campaigns that use only certain GURPS supplements.

Let’s take a deeper look then.

GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents

Power-Ups 3 – Talents. Alternative Cost – a more granular pricing method that requires a bit more calculation, but possibly fairer prices, shifting a lot of talents up or down 1 to 3 points, and more interestingly, an alternative benefit to the typical reaction bonus that most talents give.

It offers poewr on what counts as a unique skill for Talent purposes, how Talents interact with defaults, and how to include combat skills in Talents without breaking the game. Imbuements — Your weapon doesn’t need to be magic when YOU are.

In all honesty I don’t think I’ve ever had a player take a talent. Replace the reaction bonuses granted by Talents with a wide range of other possibilities. Sean Punch 28 pages. Perks — Over different one-point Perks to add flavor to your character.

GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents

The illustration quality is fine, but a little anachronistic; this might be because the book is a bit of a “greatest plwer compilation so the art probably comes from several previous releases, though it is appropriate and doesn’t feel like lazy recycling. Preview gur;s the PDF. Also, it proposes many entirely new optional rules for Talents, such as: Impulse Buys — Discover new and different ways to spend character points to give you a crucial — but temporary — edge!

Develop your Talent in play. Advice on defining new wildcard skills in terms of high concept, skill count, and skill breadth, with extra detail on those that simplify character templates, martial-arts styles, and supernatural abilities. Channel a supernatural ability into whatever weapon you pick up. Warehouse powe will be closed December 24th, January 1st, BookPower-UpsReview.


Let’s now take a deeper look at the book. If you like reading about rules and options, this is a decent book, and it’s not terribly expensive.

And even in the vanilla form, the talents are often a pretty good deal for character points. Surf our site for the files you want. Privacy Policy Contact Us. Limitations — Talenta more with less! This chapter talks to ways to make talents more powerful, more flexible, and introduces the concept of anti-talents. And that’s not even counting hundreds of minor abilities and suggestions, several new spells, and more. The chapter begins with a discussion of why a player might like a talent, for both objective mechanical reasons and for subjective semantic reasons, and points out some interesting edge case rulings to keep in mind if you use a lot of talents.

That said, how could such a simple idea actually fill out a full supplement?

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Fortunately for the GM, these power-ups come with guidelines for acquiring and using them. Price Talents more precisely, whether to curb abuse or to encourage use.

Surf our site for the files you want. So decided to get a few books from my “maybe” list this weekend on a splurge, and among them was Talents. Adapt Talents to work as intensive training instead of as natural gifts. If you want a catalog of a lot of talents, this is as good as it gets. Pkwer out GURPS Powers for everything you need to create every kind of amazing, off-the-chart superhero you can imagine.

Chapter 1 covers the vanilla approach and the meat of talents, and includes a catalog of several talents.