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 ยท 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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If you like Talents, then you’ll love all the examples and options that Power-Ups 3: Check out the entire Power-Ups series! 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.

Price Talents more precisely, whether to curb abuse or to encourage use. The one annoyance I have here gurp that the entries refer to two mechanics that aren’t even introduced until the next chapter: 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 to 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, powed the traditional 4 levels of talent, though nice, feels a bit limited.

If you like reading about rules and options, this is a decent book, and it’s not terribly expensive. Newer Post Older Post Home. Replace the reaction bonuses granted by Talents with a wide range of other possibilities. The organization poder 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.

Chapter 2 includes some new optional rules for getting more life out of them, and using them in different ways. Flip Talents on their head for characters who suffer from broad-based incompetence. Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS โ€” as well as many of our other game lines.


Talents solves this problem by collecting all the “official” Talents in powdr place, noting their point costs, skill lists, and reaction modifiers โ€” and their original sources, for campaigns that use only certain GURPS supplements. GURPS Fourth Edition brings this real-life adage to the gaming table with Talents โ€” advantages that improve groups of related skills and make them easier to learn. And even in the vanilla form, the talents are often a pretty good deal for character points.

The only reason I might not recommend this book to someone is because it might be a bit superfluous; a lot of the talents are pre-existing, though there is a bit of new content too. 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 pus players as well which I might naively boil down to: This chapter talks to ways to make talents more powerful, more flexible, and introduces the concept of anti-talents.

Talents is more than a catalog, though. Michael Eversberg II August 9, at 5: Crank Talent up to Privacy Policy Contact Us. I bought this on a whim and I was pleasantly surprised. So decided to get a few books from my “maybe” list this weekend on a splurge, and among them was Talents.

GURPS Power-Ups 3: Talents

Monday, August 8, Review: 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. Sean Punch 28 pages. Adapt Talents to work as intensive training instead of as natural gifts. Power-Ups 3 – Talents.

Let’s GURPS: Review: Power-Ups 3 – Talents

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. I refer to this book often even though I generally only pwoer the traditional Talent rules. But so many Talents appear in so many GURPS supplements that choosing among them can involve tiresome amounts of page-flipping. Also, it proposes many entirely new optional rules for Talents, such as: Maybe they are something of a not-so-secret gur;s for newcomers.


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.

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Chapter 1 covers the vanilla approach and the meat of talents, and includes a catalog of several talents. Check out GURPS Powers for everything you need gurpps create every kind of amazing, off-the-chart superhero you can imagine. That said, how could such a simple idea actually fill out a full supplement?

If you want to make an interesting character and save a few points by keeping to a focused concept, this is a good resource. Training is good, but being a “natural” is better!

Let’s now take a deeper look at the book. 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.

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

Surf our site for the files you want. Pull-quotes are fine, but not extraordinary. 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 poower talents, and strategies for doing so, and advice on where it may or may not be appropriate.