Seize Everything
Seize Everything

Gutterpunk Grit

I am currently running a playtest for this game system I’m making. This post is meant to tell my players, who are all sitting around with laptops, what the attribute and skill list is.

Attributes:

Body (BOD): How healthy and strong the character is.

Finesse (FIN): How agile and coordinated the character is.

Intuition (INT): How quick-thinking and aware of the world the character is.

Knowledge (KNO): How much the character knows and how quickly they learn.

Charisma (CHA): How commanding the character’s presence is.

Magic (MAG): How mystically inclined the character is.

Skills (with associated attribute in () next to it)

COMBAT SKILLS

Weapons: (FIN)

Weapon Categories: Swords, Knives, Clubs, Axes, Bows, Firearms.

Brawling (BOD)

Improvising (Special)

Dodge (FIN)

PHYSICAL SKILLS

Athletics (BOD)

Slight of Hand (FIN)

Stealth (FIN)

SOCIAL SKILLS

Bluff (CHA)

Negotiation (CHA)

Intimidate (BOD)

Empathy (INT)

Charm (CHA)

WILDERNESS SKILLS

Ride (INT)

Track (INT)

Navigation (KNO)

Handle Animal (INT)

CUNNING SKILLS

Translate (KNO)

Lockpicking (FIN)

Perception (INT)

Alchemy (KNO)

Healing (KNO)

Devices (KNO)

Lore (KNO)

Investigate (INT)

MAGIC SKILLS

Sorcery (KNO)

Elementalism (INT)

Ego (CHA)

Enchantment (KNO)

Kinetics (INT)

Will (CHA)

(The following is unfinished and cannot be picked yet)

Necromancy

Demonology

Traits (UNFINISHED)

All traits are listed as follows: Name (point cost): Description

POSITIVE TRAITS

Chink in the Armor (5): You have a working knowledge of armors, to the extent that you know where to put the knife in order to slip between the metal plates. All piercing weapons have -1 AP in your hands.

Horseman (3): Whether it’s from work on a farm, training as a knight or service as a dragoon, you know your way around horses and other riding animals. You get a +2 competence bonus to all Ride checks, as well as all Handle Animal checks that have to do with horses.

Rage (4): When the battle fury is upon you, no foe can stand in your way. A character with this trait can enter a berserker rage at any point for 1d6 rounds. During the rage state they get +2 to Finesse and Body, but cannot dodge or parry. After the rage ends, the character immediately takes 5 unresisted Stun damage.

Unflappable (2): You are not easily shaken by sudden frights or unfathomable horrors. You get +2 against any fear-based mental attack, including Intimidation attempts.

Rich Upbringing (3): You have mad cash.

Well Equipped (3): You may choose two more pieces of your own gear, or roll on the gear chart four more times.

 

NEGATIVE TRAITS

Red Right Hand (-4): Something about you immediately identifies you as a villain to the common and superstitious man. Whether it’s a scarred face, thief-marks burned into your skin by a magistrate or some sort of demonic curse, you are pretty much immediately assumed to be the bad guy. All Charisma-based skills are at -2, and NPCs will generally assume you to be evil unless proven otherwise. The local police force, if any, will be twice as likely to single you out of a crowd. On the other hand side, your strange appearance gives you +2 to Intimidate.

Large Ego (-2): You have an inflated ego.

 

GEAR

 

Fantasy Grit: Gear

 

Damage:

Speed:

Reach:

Traits:

 

 

Weapons:

 

BLADES SKILL

 

Dagger

Damage: 1 + STR/2 Piercing, STR/2 Slashing

Speed: 4

Reach: 0

Traits: Daggers lunge at range 1 instead of 2, and can be thrown range 2 using the throwing weapons skill.

 

Stiletto

Damage: 1 + STR/2 Piercing

Speed: 3

Reach: 0

Traits: Stilettos lunge at range 1 instead of 2. AP -2

 

Shortsword

Damage: 2 + STR/2 Piercing, 1 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: 2

Reach: 0-1

Traits: At range 0, Speed changes to -1.

 

Longsword

Damage: 3 + STR/2 Piercing, 3 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: 1

Reach: 1

Traits: None. Standard sword.

 

Rapier

Damage: 3 + STR/2 Piercing

Speed: 2

Reach: 1

Traits: AP -1

 

Saber

Damage: 2 + STR/2 Piercing, 4 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: 1

Reach: 1

Traits: None.

 

Cutlass

Damage: 1 + STR/2 Piercing, 5 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: -1

Reach: 1

Traits: None.

 

Greatsword

Damage: 6 + STR/2 Slashing, Piercing, 2 + STR/2 Impact

Speed: -4

Reach: 1

Traits: Can only be used if your Strength is 4 or higher. If the target attempts to parry an attack by this weapon, add the Speed penalty to the dice pool instead of subtracting it unless they are parrying with another weapon that has this trait.

 

 

POLEARMS SKILL

 

Any polearm may also deal Impact if the butt end is used as a bludgeon.

 

Shortspear

Damage: 4 + STR/2 Piercing, 1 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: 0

Reach: 1-2

Traits: Polearm bludgeon 1 + STR/2

 

Pike

Damage: 4 + STR/2 Piercing

Speed: -3

Reach: 2-3

Traits: Polearm bludgeon STR/4

 

Halberd

Damage: 3 + STR/2 Piercing, 2 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: -2

Reach: 1-2

Traits: Polearm Bludgeon 1 + STR/2

 

Glaive

Damage: 2 + STR/2 Piercing, 3 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: -1

Reach: 1-2

Traits: Polearm Bludgeon 1+ STR/2

 

 

 

CLUBS SKILL

 

Mace

Damage: 1 + STR Impact

Speed: -1

Reach: 1

Traits: If the target attempts to parry an attack by this weapon, add the Speed penalty to the dice pool instead of subtracting it unless they are parrying with another weapon that has this trait.

 

Morningstar

Damage: 1 + STR Impact and 2 Piercing (this damage is dealt together)

Speed: -2

Reach: 1

Traits: If the target attempts to parry an attack by this weapon, add the Speed penalty to the dice pool instead of subtracting it unless they are parrying with another weapon that has this trait.

 

Warhammer

Damage: 3 + STR Impact

Speed: -4

Reach: 1

Traits: If the target attempts to parry an attack by this weapon, add the Speed penalty to the dice pool instead of subtracting it unless they are parrying with another weapon that has this trait.

 

Quarterstaff

Damage: 2 + STR/2 Impact

Speed: -1

Reach: 1-2

Traits:

 

 

OTHER MELEE

 

Battleaxe

Damage: 6 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: -3

Reach: 1

Traits: If the target attempts to parry an attack by this weapon, add the Speed penalty to the dice pool instead of subtracting it unless they are parrying with another weapon that has this trait.

 

Hand Ax

Damage: 3 + STR/2 Slashing

Speed: -2

Reach: 1

Traits: Can be thrown at range 2 for 3 + STR/4 Slashing.

 

 

RANGED WEAPONS

 

Damage:

Accuracy:

Range:

Traits:

 

BOWS

 

Longbow

Damage: 4 + STR/2 Piercing

Accuracy: 0

Range: 180 ft

Traits: AP -1. Cannot be used on a horse, while prone, or in cluttered environments. Gets a -2 Accuracy penalty instead of a bonus at range 2, and cannot be used at range 1 under any circumstances.

 

Shortbow

Damage: 3 + STR/3 Piercing

Accuracy: 0

Range: 60 ft

Traits: Cannot be used while prone. No penalty for being used while on horseback.

 

Crossbow

Damage: 4 Piercing

Accuracy: 0

Range: 50ft

Traits: AP -2. At point-blank range (range 2), this increases to -5.

 

Hand Crossbow

Damage: 2 Piercing

Accuracy: 0

Range: 5 ft

Traits: Can be used at range 1 with no penalty.

 

 

 

FIREARMS

 

Misfire and Accuracy Modifier by Mechanism

Matchlock: 6, -4

Wheellock: 5, -3

Snaplock: 4, -2

Flintlock: 3, -1

Emberlock: 2, 0

 

Derringer

Damage: 2 Piercing

Accuracy: By mechanism

Range: 5 ft

Traits: +4 to conceal this weapon. Can be used at range 1 without penalty.

 

Pistol

Damage: 5 Piercing

Accuracy: By mechanism

Range: 10 ft

Traits: AP -1. Can be used at range 1 without penalty.

 

Musket

Damage: 7 Piercing

Accuracy:

Range: 30 ft

Traits: AP -2. Gets a -2 Accuracy penalty at range 2 instead of the point-blank bonus.

 

Rifle

Damage: 7 Piercing

Accuracy:

Range: 50 ft

Traits: AP -2. Gets a -3 Accuracy penalty at range 2 instead of the point-blank bonus. Takes longer to reload than a standard firearm.

 

Carbine Musket

Damage: 6 Piercing

Accuracy:

Range: 20 ft

Traits: AP -2. No penalty for being used on horseback.

 

Blunderbuss

Damage: 7 Piercing

Accuracy:

Range: 10 ft

Traits: Can hit everyone in a cone in front of the shooter. Range penalties are -6 instead of -2. AP +2

 

Dragon Gun

Damage: 8 Impact

Accuracy:

Range:

Traits: AP -3

 

 

 

 

WEAPON MODIFICATIONS

 

Melee Weapons

 

Custom Grip: The hilt or handle of this weapon is shaped specially to fit your hand, giving you +1 die to all actions performed with the weapon.

 

Break Down: The weapon can be broken down into component parts, which can then be hidden and carried separately. The weapon takes 3 turns to put back together.

 

Brace Bar: (Spears only) A metal bar is added at the base of the blade, interfering with people trying to reach your precious body. -1 Speed, +2 dice to intercept charge attacks or lunges.

 

Hand Guard: (Blades only) Metal curves over your hand, protecting your fingers from impacts and sharp things. -2 Speed, +2 against disarm attempts. Also, you may now punch people with the guard for STR/2 Impact damage.

 

Barbed: (Bladed only) The blade of this weapon has barbs that tear through flesh. +1 Slashing damage, +2 Piercing, but parry attempts gain +2 dice.

 

 

Ranged Weapons

 

High Tension: (Crossbows Only) The string of the weapon is replaced by one made of corded steel wire, and the arms reinforced. +2 damage, but the weapon takes a full extra turn to reload.

 

 

 

ARMOR

 

P/S/I:

Mobility:

Traits:

 

Ordinary Clothing

P/S/I: 0/1/0

Mobility:

Traits:

 

Leather Armor

P/S/I: 2/3/2

Mobility: 0

Traits:

 

Chainmail Shirt

P/S/I: 3/5/3

Mobility: -1

Traits:

 

Padded Armor

P/S/I: 2/3/3

Mobility: 0

Traits:

 

Plate Mail

P/S/I: 7/9/5

Mobility: -4

Traits:

 

Scale Mail

P/S/I: 6/7/4

Mobility: -3

Traits:

 

Full Plate

P/S/I: 12/12/9

Mobility: -6

Traits:

 

Breastplate

P/S/I: 5/5/3

Mobility: -2

Traits:

 

 

SHIELDS

 

P/S/I:

Mobility:

Traits:

 

Buckler

P/S/I: +2/+2/+1

Mobility: 0

Traits: Can be used to parry

 

Wooden Round

P/S/I: +3/+3/+2

Mobility: -2

Traits:

 

Kite Shield

P/S/I: +3/+4/+3

Mobility: -4

Traits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMOR MODIFICATIONS

 

Lance Cup: (Round and Kite Shields only) Gives the shield a notch to balance a lance on in order to stabilize it. +2 to charge attacks on horseback with a lance.

 

 

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