Combat Styles Combine And Go Encyclopaedic

Combat Style Cards have been gathered into a single Encyclopaedia that is now 830 1032 pages long. There are now almost 720 Combat Styles and almost 120 Combat Style Traits in the Encyclopaedia. The Encyclopaedia contains Combat Style Traits and all the new indices in a single volume.

Combat Style is a combination of weapons that a culture or organisation trains to be effectively used together. Combat Style usually include one or much more rarely more than one Combat Style Traits. Combat Style Cards are quick reference cards which show examples of such styles together with weapon statistics and how this combination of weapons interacts with Combat Special Effects. At the start of this document there are indices showing what styles are used in what areas and what organisations etc. Pick a combat style from these for your character or NPC and use this as a quick reference during the game.

There is a table of content by area and table of contents is clickable so one can easily reach the combat style wanted.

This encyclopaedia contains following parts

  • table of contents for encyclopedia
  • combat style traits list
  • Combat style indices to browse by different ways for inspiration
    • Styles by kind
    • Combat Style Traits by kind and combat styles used
    • Combat Style Traits by area and combat styles used
    • Weapons and Areas and Combat Styles where they are used
    • Combat style traits and combat styles which use them
    • Combat styles by kind and area
  • Areas and their combat style cards

These will now update always together and you will know the latest version by the date in the cover.

Separate combat style card files in the folders will be phased out.

30 Combat Style Cards added for Tozer – Old Bones Stomping Grounds

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Combat Style Cards aim to give players (and GMs) an easy way to access all the special effects and other info associated with their weapons and combat style at a glance.

There are some very nice sword and sorcery scenarios and additional tools material available from the stalwart Old Bones. Many of them are placed in Tozer, an area that can be readily transplanted to most any Sword and Sorcery campaign.

I created combat style cards for the 30 currently existing combat styles in those publications.They are of course indexed as the already existing styles. They include also couple of nifty Combat Style Traits that I will add to the encyclopedia of Combat Style Traits soon.

Here are the styles and they can be found in the Combat Style cards directory

Briarwood Thief
Claurin Knife-Thrower
Claurin Mercenary
Crafton Commoner
Dureshi Commoner
Dureshi Herder
Dureshi Mercenary
Grath Herder
Heavy Pit Fighter
Hilimyan Householder
Light Pit Fighter
Mountain Forester
Mountain Guard
Mountain Herder
Mountain Miner
Mountain Smith
Mountain Villager
Pit Keeper
Street Rat
Tinisford Villager
Tough Temptress
Tozerian Charioteer
Tozerian Commoner
Tozerian Farmer
Tozerian Infantry
Tozerian Socialite
Traveling Ground Fighter
Traveling Herder
Traveling Horse Warrior
Wealthy Fop

Combat Style Cards Goes Beyond 550 Combat Styles and Gets Indexed

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Combat Style cards, a player (or GM) aid for Mythras has been updated.

There are now 551 Combat Styles and 107 Combat Style Traits. The output has been tweaked with additional comments and weapons and the new Distract special effect (from Destined) has been added.

There is now a few indexes to find a style suited for you stored in the _Common Lists and Summaries folder

You can find the combat style cards here

Areas And Combat Styles Practiced There
Combat Style Traits And Combat Styles Which Use Them
Combat Style Traits By Area And Combat Styles Which Use Them
Combat Style Traits By Kind And Combat Styles Which Use Them
Weapons And Areas And Combat Styles Where They Are Used

New Combat Style Cards include

Eastern (Japanese) Combat Styles from Gramnaster’s Sengoku Mythras campaign

Yari Ashigaru
Yari Samurai
Nodachi Samurai
Eastern Bandit
Mounted Samurai
Travelling Monk

Renaissance styles from Mjollnir’s Medieval Renaissance campaign

Arte del combattimento del Maestro Fiore de Liberi 
Arte dell’Abbraccio 
Common Defense 
Dagger Fighting,Italian (Arte della Daga) or German (Dolchfechten)
Fechten und Ringen von Meister Liechtenaur 
Knife Fighting, Spanish (Lucha con Cuchillo) 
Knife Fighting,Italian (Arte del Coltello)
Knightly Art of Combat 
Manus Nigrum
Peasant Levy 
Renaissance Pugilism
Stick Fighting,Quarterstaffing 
Swordsmanship, Hungarian 
Swordsmanship, Spanish (La Verdadera Destreza) 
Swordsmanship,French (Lutte des Épée) 
Swordsmanship,German (Fechten) 
Swordsmanship,Italian (Arte della Spada) 
Trained Guard
Trained Mercenary, Balkan (Stratioti) 
Trained Mercenary, German (Landsknecht – Doppelsöldner) 
Trained Mercenary, German (Landsknecht) 
Trained Mercenary, Scottish (Gallóglaigh) 
Trained Mercenary, Swiss 
Trained Militia, Archer 
Trained Militia, Infantry 
Trained Militia, Turkish (Akinci) 
Trained Militia, Turkish (Sipahi)
Trained Soldier, Turkish (Janissary) 
Woodland Hunter 

Styles from John Holmes’s Bird in the Hand scenario for Monster Island

Jungle Explorer
Grimsand Mercenary
Hired Thug
Grimsand Street-Tough
Long Arm of the Law

The styles from Book of Quests

Beast Handler
City Guard
Dirty Rotten Scoundrel
Gartharis Assassin
Gartharis Hunter
Gartharis Scout
Gartharis Sworn Warrior
Gartharis Warrior
Glorified Soldier
Imperial Knight
Moor’s Warrior
Never Fight Fairly
Noble Layabout
North Vale Warrior
Realm Thug
Street Fighter (Daggers)
Street Scum
Streetwise Bruiser
Vale Crossbow Skirmisher
Vale Light Infantry
Vale Longbow Skirmisher
Vale Men-At-Arms infantry
Vale Mounted Knights
Vale Warrior

Styles from scenarios Arakoline Tribute and Khaki Shrugs – Thennla

Beastman Warrior
Kismek Archer
Kismek Lancer
Taskan Citizen Infantry
Taskan Swordsman
Thennalt Hunter
Thennalt Skirmisher
Thennalt Thane

Some missing ones from Perceforest

Perceforest Huntsman
Perceforest Tilting
Yeoman Militia

Some from my own campaign

Way of the Iron Fist
Beaked Dragonewt Bodyguard
Beaked Dragonewt Spirit Warrior

And a few built for Vikings from RQ Vikings

Viking Berserker
Viking Raider
Dane Raider