user summary Blood & Guts is a line of sourcebooks published by RPGObjects detailing military careers, weapons and vehicles for the modern D20 setting. Download D20 Modern – Blood & Guts – Modern Military. Game: Blood and Guts: Modern Military Publisher: RPGObjects Series: d20 Modern Reviewer: Wyrdmaster Review Dated: 19th, August
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In an instant messenger conversation an American friend recounted the heroics from his tabletop RPG the previous night, his commando had leapt from a roof, slit the throat of a terrorist on guard duty, moddern machine gun fire through the window to kill two more and then, since the terrorists had already killed their hostages, he blew the whole building up and made sure that there was no one left alive.
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As a roleplayer I recognise that, in truth, RPGs all over the world contain plenty of gore but rarely swear. The juxtaposition of European and American values strike in a different way at the start of Blood and Guts. The supplement is there to support a character fighting officially to defend American interests. The rules present roles and positions within the American army as prestige classes. Before the long list of prestige classes gets going Blood and Guts introduce two new allegiances, active duty and reserve duty.
These two really define what the character can expect to receive from his association with the armed forces and what the armed forces expect from him. An allegiance represents what the character believes in, not his current employment status.
Revenge, a double agent, family pressure or a religious conviction all 2d0 equally likely to me.
However, these requirements do is make it clear when a character has to actively be on blooe in order to maintain a rank within a special forces role. Hollywood seems to pick a unit to make popular every decade and so players will want to find their favourite military role available for play.
The War on Terror might. Chapter Two is all about special training.
Blood and Guts: Modern Military
There are some new skills and new uses for current skills. I prefer the latter. Sonar Operation, for example, fits snugly into the Listen skill. So in this case this new use for a skill helps to justify it as a skill in the first place. There are dozens of new feats.
On a similar note, some of the Feats represent special permissions and boons from the military; Military Police Powers means the character has the limited ability to arrest soldiers who may have broken military regulations. The advanced training section represents such success as Artic, Desert or Jungle training. This is a good thing. The Elite Unit Assignment feat means that, at one time, the character has served with an elite unit.
The 75th Ranger Battalion is an elite unit; not every Ranger in the Battalion is of the Ranger prestige class. These assignments have prerequisites and benefits.
Modern Military has feat style rules for: The same chapter explains how ranks work within the military, why and how medals are handed out. Dealing with rank in an RPG can be tricky.
A 1st level Lieutenant Ranger? A 20th level Private? Modern Military help sorts this out for you and offers rules to help keep things easy. Rather nicely, this role is Charisma modified. Chapter Three is all about military combat. As this chapter offers combat options; friendly fire, air support, combat fatigue, injuries, suppression fire, etc, each is labelled with which style is suits best.
We move on to look at military equipment. Chapter four has stats for guns, aircraft, helicopters, subs, ships, vehicles with wheels mkdern tracks. There are also rules for modern cannons and missiles.
Before reading Blood and Guts: Modern Military I had no idea how tricky it is modenr unit leaders to requisition extra equipment for missions.
D20 Modern – Blood & Guts – Modern Military
In essence the Battlefield Unit ,odern System adds specialities and equipment quality to the quality of the fighters together adding a d20 role and comparing the total to what their rivals have rolled. Hits suffered reduce this value for the next round of combat. The sample combat that pits guerrilla fighters against peacekeepers makes it clear just how effective the rules are. The supplement finishes with a chapter of advice and discussion for the GM.
Do you want to run a cinematic game? Does that include letting one of the characters carry a sword around? Blpod one of the characters actually be a Ninja? The compromise option between cinematic and deadly rule is an important discussion for Blood and Guts: Blokd Military to have. Modern Bloodd does what it wants to do. Modern Military is more likely to swing you in favour of the idea than put you off. If the idea of using your roleplaying time to include the US armed forces fills you with horror the Blood and Guts will probably only reinforce that.
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