Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > GURPS

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2015, 07:01 PM   #21
Dustin
 
Dustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The former Chochenyo territory
Default Re: Alternative Skills

I'm trying a houserule where, instead of defaulting a melee weapon skill from DX, you can default it from your best melee skill at the same penalty as DX.
__________________
My gaming blog: Thor's Grumblings
Keep your friends close, and your enemies in Close Combat.
Dustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 10:57 PM   #22
simply Nathan
formerly known as 'Kenneth Latrans'
 
simply Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Wyoming, Michigan
Default Re: Alternative Skills

Quote:
Originally Posted by weby View Post
A roman Gladius is counted as a shortsword despite some examples being 85cm long and and some arming swords are shorter, but are pointed broadswords..
The Roman gladius and spatha were terms used interchangeably, from what I've been told. Modern scholars and weapon enthusiasts have long after the fact mostly settled on "gladius is a short Roman sword, spatha is a long Roman sword" despite the gradients between the extremes.

Likewise the Japanese terms to (from the Chinese dao), tachi, and katana all simply meaning "sword" or even "knife" depending on the context (tanto for dagger and kaigatana for penknife). This is the sort of thing I picked up on mostly from videogames.
__________________
Ba-weep granah wheep minibon. Wubba lubba dub dub.
simply Nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alternative abilities, skills

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.