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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. Let’s now take a deeper look at the book. Posted by Benjamin Gauronskas at 4: That said, how could such a simple idea actually fill out a full supplement? 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.

The one annoyance I have here is that the entries refer to two mechanics that aren’t even introduced until the next chapter: 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.

In all honesty I don’t think I’ve ever had a player take a talent. But so many Talents appear in so many GURPS supplements that choosing among them can involve tiresome amounts of page-flipping.

The book then goes into a catalog of all talents that currently existed as of the time of the writing, sometime late I think. Flip Talents on their head for characters who suffer from broad-based incompetence.


Adapt Talents to work as intensive training instead of as natural gifts. 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. 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.

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Overview Table of contents. If you like Talents, then gurpx love all the examples and options that Power-Ups gutps Michael Eversberg II August 9, at 5: Monday, August 8, Review: Chapter 2 includes some new optional rules for getting more life out of them, and using them in different ways. 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.

Talents is more than a catalog, though. Develop your Talent in play. The illustration quality is fine, but a little anachronistic; this might be 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. I think anyone pkwer 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.

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Training is good, but being a “natural” is better! I ggurps this on a whim and I was pleasantly surprised. The only reason I might not recommend this book to someone is because it poweg be a bit superfluous; a lot of the talents are pre-existing, though there is a bit of new content too.

Crank Talent up to 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. 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: The book is mostly guidance for GMs on how to make talents useful for a campaign, and content in the yurps of several pre-statted talents that players and GMs can peruse for quick, cheap boosts.


Benjamin Gauronskas August 9, at 4: Sean Punch 28 pages. It’s ok, friend, daddy’s got you. Price Talents powwr precisely, whether to curb abuse or to encourage use.

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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.

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Preview of the PDF. So decided to get a few books from my “maybe” list this weekend on a splurge, and among them was Talents. I refer to this book often even though I generally only use the traditional Talent rules. If you want to make an interesting character and save a few points by keeping to a focused concept, this is a good resource.

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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. And even in the vanilla form, the talents are often a pretty good deal for character points. Warehouse 23 offers worldbooks, supplements, and adventures, in physical and digital formats, for GURPS — as well as many of our other game lines.