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Grim-n-Gritty Hit Point and Combat Rules, Version 4.0

Grim-n-Gritty Hit Point and Combat Rules, Version 4.0

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Writer: Kenneth S. Hood

49 pages, 100% open game content

 

Tired of players who lack fear of death and wade into the thick of battle without batting an eye? Want to add a sense of danger to your game? Do you want your monsters to be MONSTERS?

For years, the Grim-n-Gritty Hit Point and Combat Rules have provided a realism-based alternative to the standard cinematic combat rules of the world's most popular fantasy RPG. Now updated for use with the 3.5 edition rules, GnG 4.0 provides the following:

  • Alternative rules for figuring hit points based on the size of a creature, making massive monsters truly terrifying.
  • Injury penalties which hamper your character's performance as he suffers damage.
  • Armor that reduces damage, rather than lowering the chance to be hit in combat.
  • Opposed rolls for combat, using a Defense statistic.
  • A "Relative Degree" mechanic that replaces critical hits and increases the damage you inflict based on the success of your combat roll, rewarding skill rather than weapon selection.
  • Effect-based called shot rules.
  • Some support for psionic, modern, and future characters.
  • Epic-level rules.
  • Guidelines for adjusting a creature's CR based on its size.
  • A new action type and new defensive actions.
  • New automatic fire, suppressing fire, and energy weapon rules.
  • Over 50 new and revised feats for use with the system, including psionic, metapsionic, and metamagic feats.
  • Martial arts feats for nerve strikes, breaking strikes, and grappling.
  • Four new spells and three psionic powers.
  • New and revised magical and psionic items.
  • Suggestions for implementing the rules in a high-magic setting.

 

Note: The Grim-n-Gritty Hit Point and Combat Rules, Version 4.0 are not the same rules as the Grim and Gritty: Revised and Simplified rules.

 
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January 20th, 2006
This makes combat much more interesting and realistic. LIKED: Clear and concise. Includes d20 Modern stuff too. DISLIKED: The fact that the system requires changes to existing PHB feats. I would prefer that the system wor [...]
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September 27th, 2005
This is a very solid core of rules to make combat as nasty as you want to. The changes to hit points, armor class, and critical hits are all very useful in running a more serious, deadly game. The author's supposition that skill is more important in deter [...]
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July 16th, 2005
This rough and harsh optional game mechanic well put together. The writer keeps making his point about realistic like combat. I understood the frst time. And if the reader doesn't get it by page 3. He's not going too. Thank to one mans obsession. We have [...]
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49
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1.0
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