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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While intended for Dungeon Fantasythese power-ups are suitable for any GURPS campaign involving dungeon crawls, and are sure to provide players and GMs alike with new ideas no matter what genre they prefer! Limitations — Do more with less! This chapter talks to ways to make talents more powerful, more flexible, and introduces ttalents concept of anti-talents.

Also, it proposes many entirely new optional rules for Talents, such as:. 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.

So decided to get a few books from my “maybe” list this weekend on a splurge, and among them was Talents. Pull-quotes are fine, but not extraordinary. And even gurp the vanilla form, the talents are often a powwer good deal for character points. And that’s not even counting hundreds of minor abilities and suggestions, several new spells, and more. Crank Talent up to Check out GURPS Powers for everything you need to create every kind of amazing, off-the-chart superhero you can imagine.

Next, it goes into Anti-Talentskinda the reverse of a talent, with penalties to skill and reaction, with a careful talenta for the pricing of the talent. Overview Table of contents.

Let’s now take a deeper look at the book. That said, how could such a simple idea actually fill out a full supplement?

GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents

Perks — Over different one-point Perks to add flavor to your character. I’m kinda surprised, but this book defies all my expectations in terms of what I would expect from the premise, and delivers something pretty interesting and useful.


The PDF for this book is 28 pages, the first chapter starts on page 4, and the last ends on page 26, giving us 23 pages of stuff. Written by Sean Punch.

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 themplus:. I bought this on a whim and I was pleasantly surprised. BookPower-UpsReview. The illustration quality is fine, but a little anachronistic; this might be because the poweer is a bit of a “greatest hits” compilation so the art probably comes from several previous releases, though it is appropriate and doesn’t feel like lazy recycling.

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I think anyone that likes GURPS can enjoy this book, especially if you enjoy the character creation aspect and get a kick out of building gameplay efficient characters while also trying to tell a story.

The book then goes into a catalog of all talents gurpps currently existed as of the time of the writing, sometime late I think.

If you like Talents, then you’ll love all the examples and options that Power-Ups 3: It offers clarifications 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. 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.

If you are brand new to the system, a less generic toolbox style book might be a little bit more helpful, though at the same time, it has a lot of food for thought for neophyte players as well which I might naively boil down to: Wildcard Skills — Replace standard twlents with cinematic wildcard skills that can do more!

Answers to questions about how wildcard skills interact with such fundamental concepts as bonuses, controlling attributes, defaults, and techniques. Preview taelnts the PDF. Check out the entire Power-Ups series! Training is good, but being a “natural” is better! Privacy Policy Contact Us. Adventurers gave you powerful delvers who could cut a swath through the world and take its stuff.


At one end are more than 50 perks to modify your spells and combat moves; at the other are more than 80 significant new abilities, priced at up to piwer. This leads to rules about learning and how talents with their inborn ability to shorten training schedules can be modified, and how to balance the concept of potentially learning talents.

Michael Eversberg II August 9, at 5: And now, thanks to this new supplement, GURPS comes with options that can enhance certain action-oriented playing styles: From the silliness of Combat Haberdashery through the sheer power of the Secret Teleportation Spell, a true munchkin is sure to see something he powdr. The organization is mostly sensible, though having the catalog of talents in the middle of the book leads to some mechanics in the final chapter being referenced early, and I think that might have been prevented with a slightly different organization.

I refer to this book often even though I generally only use the traditional Talent rules. Preview of the PDF. 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.

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.

Maybe they are something of a not-so-secret secret for newcomers. Surf our site for the files you want. 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!