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Old 05-27-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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Is there a martial arts style anywhere designed for smaller characters to be able to take down much larger opponents?
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:58 AM   #2
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Not that I know of. How much larger are we talking about here?
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:47 AM   #3
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I would say large enough that the character would be limited to hitting the legs and groin unless they jump a lot. I'd say a size difference of 3.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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The Grundemorgen Monster-Slaying style in Pyramid 3/22 is definitely aimed at some size difference (humans and gnomes who fight ogres, mainly), but the size difference isn't quite that severe.

It may be something to look at as a start in building a custom style, though.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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Here's a go:

Weapons: Spear, Shield, Rope Dart

Skills: Spear, Shield, Kusari, Acrobatics

Techniques: Targetted attacks: (Spear Thrust/Feet, Knee Joint, Groin, Armor Chinks), Entangle (Kusari), Close Combat (Spear), Evade (Acrobatics), Sweep (Spear), Springing Attack*.

Perks: Teamwork.

Tactics: Defensive Attacks.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #6
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If we're cinematic at all, something need to be done for the technique of scaling your opponent and attacking the back of the neck.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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Another thing you can look at is that, as written, I don't think there's a prohibition against using Judo Throw on much, much larger opponents. You might also look into Trip and other moves that make your giant foe fall down.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:07 AM   #8
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You'll want Targeted Attacks to chinks in armour (heel/knee) or 'vitals' (achilles tendon; between the toes; under the toenails; behind the knee, etc.) and depending on reach of your weapons and SM difference, the old groin strike.

To survive, I guess you might want Enhanced Block, Acrobatics, Shield Wall Training?

Mr Cole's post reminds me of the Hoth battle against the AT_ATs... maybe use Binding technique?!
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #9
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You'll want Targeted Attacks to chinks in armour (heel/knee) or 'vitals' (achilles tendon; between the toes; under the toenails; behind the knee, etc.) and depending on reach of your weapons and SM difference, the old groin strike.

To survive, I guess you might want Enhanced Block, Acrobatics, Shield Wall Training?

Mr Cole's post reminds me of the Hoth battle against the AT_ATs... maybe use Binding technique?!
Bolas and whips are "ethnic badness" weapons in GURPS, as are kusaris and nets. All of which are super-duper-awesome about entangling and bringing down creatures. Vyndicator's on to something here!
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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I suppose the obvious "high damage ranged weapons" is not helpful. ;)

(Though that is the usual way for real-world fights against high-SM opponents, like elephants or capital ships....)
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