Thread: Low-tech traps
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:16 AM   #13
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Default Re: Low-tech traps

Originally Posted by a humble lich View Post
I don't know of a list of traps in GURPS (although you could get some good idea looking at Pathfinder or D&D). However, to forget the lethality of a pit to a 7 foot deep pool of water. Given how few PCs put points in swimming and the difficulty of swimming in armor, drowning can be really nasty.
I'm not looking to build lethal traps. In low-magic campaigns, healing is at a premium, and any damage can be consequential. For one thing, the setters of the traps can't always know who will trigger them, and it would be ... inconvenient ... if they triggered them themselves accidentally.

One nice thing about pit traps is they are easy to build and don't need much in the way of maintenance, which makes them more plausible to my way of thinking.
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