GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents contains every Talent that effect skills published for GURPS as of July The Power Talents which affect the use of. GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents · GURPS (4th Edition). Nickname. PDF version. Version Publisher. Steve Jackson Games. Alternate Names. Year Published. along the stinky stream, past the giant billboard for Dr Humayun’s Hair Transplant . O Malalai I am Malala: The Story o Growing Up Spiritually By Kenneth E.

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It then goes into rules about how to potentially use the optional rules to extend the traditional max talent level of 4 to maximally 10 for talents, and strategies for doing so, and advice on where it may or may not be appropriate.

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. Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines.

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Check out the entire Power-Ups series! But so many Talents appear in so many GURPS supplements that choosing among them can involve tiresome amounts of page-flipping. Posted by Benjamin Gauronskas at 4: 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.

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: 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 gueps the typical reaction bonus that most talents give.


If you want to make an interesting character burps save a few points by keeping to a focused concept, this is a good resource. 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. Michael Eversberg II August 9, at 5: Privacy Policy Contact Us.

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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. 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.

Let’s now take a deeper look gurpz the book. It’s ok, friend, daddy’s got you. Preview of the PDF.

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

That said, how could such a simple idea actually fill out a full supplement? Maybe they are something of a not-so-secret secret for newcomers.

BookPower-UpsReview. Overall, this chapter was really fun for me because I like just chewing through mechanics and thinking about pros and cons of dialing a little gurp the left or a little to the right of default, and I like the idea of having high level talents because I like high powered games, and the traditional 4 levels of talent, though nice, feels a bit limited.

Check out GURPS Powers for everything you need to create every kind of amazing, off-the-chart superhero you can imagine. The organization is mostly sensible, though having the catalog of talents in the middle of the gurpd leads to some mechanics in the final chapter being referenced early, and I think that might have been prevented with a slightly different organization.

Let’s take a deeper look pwoer. Monday, August 8, Review: Chapter 1 covers the vanilla approach and the meat of talents, and includes gkrps catalog of several talents. Sean Punch 28 pages. The one annoyance I have here is that the entries refer to two mechanics that aren’t even introduced until the next chapter: Develop your Talent in play.


Benjamin Gauronskas August 9, at 4: Talents is more than a catalog, though. GURPS Fourth Edition brings this real-life adage to the gaming table with Talents — advantages that improve groups of related skills and make them easier to learn. Also, it proposes many entirely new optional rules for Talents, such as:. I bought this on a whim and I was pleasantly surprised.

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In all honesty I don’t think I’ve ever had a player take a talent. Overview Table of contents. 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. Power-Ups 3 – Talents. If you want a catalog of a lot of talents, this is as good as it gets. The illustration quality is fine, but a little anachronistic; this might gurpw because the book 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.

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.

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Chapter 2 includes some new optional rules for getting more life out of them, and using them in different ways. Pull-quotes are fine, but not extraordinary. Price Talents more precisely, whether to curb abuse or to encourage use. Adapt Talents to work as gugps training instead of as natural gifts.

I like them, mechanically, but for whatever reason the handful of times I’ve actually had people generate GURPS characters, it seems like a trait type that gets a pass.