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Grim & Perilous Bloody Combat - Supplement for Zweihander RPG

Grim & Perilous Bloody Combat - Supplement for Zweihander RPG


This is an alternative wound resolution system for ZWEIHANDER.

Before you buy this product take a look at Leather, Steel, Blood & Bone. This newer supplement is technically vastly superior to Bloody Combat, although it is more complex in play.

The basic mechanic is that the normal attack roll and parry/dodge checks are made but these rules replace the Fury Dice, Chaos Dice and Wound checks with a single D100 roll. The GM then looks up the result on the correct table. There are separate tables for Bladed, Brawling, Crushing, Gunpowder and Missile attacks. The tables combine the combat conditions resulting from the wound as well as graphic descriptions and of each attack.
Speed is one of the most sort after aspects of combat in role playing games. A voyage that takes the characters three months by ship we can hand wave away in a couple of minutes using Narrative Time but a fight between gangs that lasts thirty seconds can take all evening to play in Structured Time. These tables are designed to be faster at the game table by combining three or more actions into a single d100 roll and therefore make your combats fast, bloody and violent.
Inspiration for this system cones from a classic 1980s ‘drop in’ set of house rules for D&D that eventually became a game in its own right. That game went on to inspire many Critical Hit systems for the biggest games in role playing. Now you get the chance to add violent and bloody combat to ZWEIHANDER. What is unique about this critical hit system is that it does not simply presume that all foes are humanoid. The tables are customized for different body shapes to account for arms, legs, shields, wings and tails.

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Nicholas C March 04, 2020 11:56 pm UTC
So this has become an essential game aid for me, however there is a mention of a "Bloody beasts" supplement to cover animals and monsters I was just wondering if this would become available in the future.
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Frank T December 16, 2019 10:05 pm UTC
I love the idea of the product but I can hardly read most of it due to the small font and size of the text in the tables. Is there a way to make a version with larger text for myopic guys like me?
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Peter R December 17, 2019 9:38 am UTC
Yes, I will put it on my list of things to do.
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Peter R January 15, 2020 9:33 pm UTC
You should have had a notification about an updated file. The print is now slightly larger. If it is still not good for you then reply here and I will continue to make improvements.
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Frank T January 21, 2020 9:05 pm UTC
Hi, thanks. I will take a look and let you know. I appreciate it!
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Frank T January 21, 2020 9:07 pm UTC
Hi again, Sorry but the print is still really too small to read on a printed page which I would use. It would have to be approximate to the rest of the document to be honest. I know that would up the page count, but then it would be legible. THanks Peter.
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Patrick B September 07, 2019 2:56 am UTC
Why can't you just say "inspired by Rolemaster" rather than "Inspiration for this system cones from a classic 1980s ‘drop in’ set of house rules for D&D that eventually became a game in its own right. That game went on to inspire many Critical Hit systems for the biggest games in role playing."
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Peter R September 07, 2019 1:50 pm UTC
Because I thought it would be a bit rude to write a supplement for Zweihander and then name drop an competing system in it. Bloody Combat is one of the most popular supplements in the G&P Library.
Rolemaster is pretty niche, a lot of older gamers played it back in the 80s and 90s, but today it is a rather minority game. Many gamers would know the name but will have never played it.
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