- Basic Style Training - You're familiar with a style that was self-taught, learned through painful experience on the streets, taught to you by a fraud, or just stripped to its essentials. You may be very able at executing the attacks and defenses you know, but your repertoire relies on the simplest of moves. You can ignore -1 in Feint and Deceptive Attack penalties from co-stylists with the Basic quirk. Anyone who knows your style without the Basic Quirk, and anyone who knows a style that covers all the weapon skills in your style, can ignore -1 in Feint and Deceptive Attack penalties from you! Basically, anyone who has enough training to pick up a full Style Familiarity knows all of your limited number of moves, even if they've never fought anyone from your style before.
- Aggressive Style - You were taught an extremely aggressive form of your style that concentrates on overwhelming attacks but neglects defending. Whenever you make an Evaluate, Wait, Defensive Attack, or Attack maneuver, you have a -1 on all defenses. The defense penalty on the Wait maneuver goes away if you convert it into a Committed Attack. If you ever learn a style without this quirk, you must buy off this quirk for all your styles.
- This perk is especially appropriate for ABA Bando,
Kachin Bando, Italian School Fencing, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Kenjutsu, Krav Maga, MCMAP, Sambo, Muay Thai, and Naginatajutsu.
- Defensive Style - You were taught a defensive style that waits for an opening before making an attack. You have -1 on any attack roll made during a Move and Attack, All-Out Attack, Committed Attack, or Attack maneuver, unless you chose to Evaluate your target on your previous turn or you converted your maneuver from a Wait on this turn. If you ever learn a style without this quirk, you must buy off this quirk for all your styles.
- This perk is especially appropriate for Aikijutsu, Boxing, Chin Na, Dagger Fighting, La Verdadera Destreza Fencing, Kajukenbo, Goju Ryu Karate, Isshinryu Karate, Kusarijutsu, Longsword Fighting, Pa Kua Chuan, Pankration, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Shortsword Fighting, Sojutsu, Sword and Shield Fighting, and T'ai Chi Chuan.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Quirks for Martial Arts Styles
Martial Arts Styles include Perks to represent the additional training that some stylists get: a pole-arm fighter learns how to instantly change grips to adjust the reach of his weapon, while a Roman legionnaire knows how to fight in formation and defend the next man over with his shield. It seems to me there should also be style Quirks, to represent the downsides of specialized training.