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10-29-2011, 10:32 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

October 29, 2011: Call For Playtesters: GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=October&y=2011&d=29)

GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling puts the current grappling rules in an arm bar until they bang on your desk in submission! The supplement introduces a few new rules that allow grappling to be treated as a continuum of control rather than being "grappled" and "not grappled," and seeks to find pressure points in the rules for posture and position.</p>

It explains how to model increasing control over an opponent, a different approach to grappling with different parts of the body, and a completely new top-to-bottom take on grappling with weapons. It adds new perks and techniques where appropriate, and revisits existing rules to ensure compatibility with the new ones!</p>

Playtesters must be registered e23 customers who have spent more than $50 at e23 in the past 12 months. We expect you to know the GURPS Basic Set (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/basic/) and GURPS Martial Arts (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/martialarts/) very well indeed.</p>

We&#39;ll give preference to playtesters who have experience with or access to some or all of:</p>

Real grappling and martial arts experience, be it wrestling, submission grappling, MMA, or police and military training.
A dedicated gaming group that actually uses the rules in a game. The more sessions you can run, the better!

A number of slots will be reserved for people who expressly do not know how to grapple, to check the rules and descriptions for clarity.</p>

The playtest is currently scheduled to run from November 7 through November 28.</p>

Prospective playtesters should e-mail kenclary@gmail.com with [TG] (for "Technical Grappling") in the subject. Include your preferred e-mail address for the closed playtest mailing list, correct spelling of your name as it may appear in print, your e23 login name, and a few words on why we should pick you: qualifications, experience, current gaming group(s), etc. Information about the preferred submission format is in the forums post (http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=84309"") for this playtest call.</p>