Dungeon Grappling is the DriveThruRPG Deal of the day today. This means it’s 70% off – on sale for $2.85 in the PDF format.
These are the best grappling rules that DnD-flavored games have seen to date. Bold statement? Yeah, but don’t take my word for it: Read the reviews.
And at $2.85, what are you waiting for?
Grappling in one form or another, from fighting using active shield manipulation to a lion strangling a foe in its jaws to a giant ape holding a victim over its head, should be part of nearly every fight. Getting dogpiled by kobolds is a time-honored tradition. But mostly, the rules have gotten in the way of the fiction. Until now.
Resolve grappling with the same basic mechanical flavor as the rest of the game: roll to hit against a target number; if successful, roll damage. That damage can accumulate to restrict and impair the foe, or even traded for injury.
I ran the Dungeon Grappling rules at GenCon for 15 folks who had never used them before, including a few skeptics and a few folks who were eager to try out grappling rules that finally didn’t suck. Two game sessions, and the most common feedback was the rules made grappling both worthwhile and fun.
Try ’em out – and then in a week or so, you can sign up to try that same adventure yourselves . . . but more on that later!