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Gurps Talents

Compiled by SandmanBr Originally posted at

The material presented here is the original creation of the referenced submitters, intended for use with the GURPS system from Steve Jackson Games. This material is not official and is not endorsed by Steve Jackson Games. I would like to thank all those who contributed to this project in one form or another: Kromm arcady Perfect Organism warmachine thastygiax DryaUnda GoatRider Ellie the Technomancer Elfwreck Importance CharlesGriswold Rev. Pee Kitty Jkelly Mlangsdorf

In this document, you’ll find a number of Talents for use with Gurps 4E. Remember that Talents are only a suggestion, not a hard rule. You can change or adapt as you see necessary for your own needs.

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Riding. Diplomacy. Teamster. Your sly and underhanded perspective of machines is too bizarre for other engineers to second-guess. Leadership. Reaction bonus: drivers and pilots. Reaction Bonus: anyone below you in a hierarchical social structure (members of your squad. Erotic Art. Connoisseur. Engineer. Your perception seems to be wired for scenery moving at 100mph. Sociology. [10 CP level] Physiology. Reaction bonus from soldiers and military types. Politics. Computer Operation. Panhandling. Piloting (RC). Computer Hacking. Combat Engineering. Acting. Detect Lies. Merchant. Reaction bonus: detectives and psychologists. Skiing. Disguise. Mimicry. Psychology. Engineer (Electronics). Parachuting. Carousing. Teaching. Poisons. Mechanic (sabotague only) and Traps. etc). Physician. Electrician (sabotague only). Knot Tying. Fast Talk. Garrote. Computer Operations (hacking only). Armoury (sabotague only). Reaction bonus applies to computer programmers and hackers. terrorists and the unhinged provides strange insight but it probably isn't healthy. Driving (RC). Leadership. Politics. Steetwise. Thrown Weapon. Hobby Skills. Acting. Leadership. Knife. Reaction Bonus: anyone funding or critiquing your work. Administration. Public Speaking.1000 Ways to Kill: Memetic Engineer: Military Genius: Born to Conquer: Perverted Mind: Blagger: Hobbyist: Computer Wizard: Devious Wrecker: Natural Leader: Blowpipe. Sex Appeal Bonus opposite sex. Body Language. Photography. and Soldier. [5 CP level] [10 CP level] [5 CP level] [10 CP level] [5 CP level] [5 CP Level] [10 CP level] [5 CP level] [5 CP level] [5 CP level] Fleshworker: Diagnosis. Teaching and Writing. Reaction bonus:sabouteurs. your secretary. burglars and Luddites. Pilot. Surgery. Strategy. apprentices. Public Speaking. Reaction Bonus: anyone who doesn't know you. 359) or to influence a group in the long term. Market Analysis. impersonators and disguise artists. Current Affairs. Propaganda. Driving. Reaction Bonus: any reaction roll made under the rules for Psychological Warfare (p. Pharmacy. Gambling. Search and Streetwise. and Veterinary. Bioengineering. Reaction bonus from soldiers and military types. Carousing. Explosives (traps and anti-tamper circuits only). Tactics. Intelligence Analysis. Electronic Operations (Security). Criminology. Strategy. Electronics Repair (sabotague only). Interrogation. Your obsession with criminals. Boating (RC). Research. Fast Talk. Public Speaking. Machinist. Tactics. Soldier. [5 CP level] Impersonator: Speed Freak: [5 CP level] Seducer/Seductress: [5 CP level] . Intimidation. and Traps. Biology. and SavoirFaire (Military). Administration. Computer Programming. Acting. Psychology. Artist. Electronic Operations (Electronic Warfare). Bonus applies to actors. Savoir-Faire (Servant). Sewing.

Body Control. [5 CP level] . The timing of a joke. Climbing. Current Affairs. Geography. theorise. Detect Lies. Criminology. and Mental Strength. orators. Reaction [5 CP level] Bonus: anyone you eat with or prepare food for. more importantly. Intelligence Analysis. senior civil servants and elder statesmen. Biology. Diplomacy. Sex Appeal. Politics. You absorb huge amounts of trivia and. Administration. Guns (unaimed only). you follow [15 CP level] the scientific process of observe. Reaction bonus: trivia fans. Riding. Cooking. Conoisseur. experiment and explain. Finance. Paleontology. Free Fall. Reaction bonus: rebels without a cause. [10 CP level] Geography. History. Administration. Sociology and Veterinary. comedians. Reaction bonus: Generals. Reaction Bonus: anyone in a purely social situation. Psychology. Physics. Politics. presenters and other stage artists. Space or Hyperspace). Geology. Public Speaking. Research and Theology. Area Knowledge. Research [5 CP level] Bonus: Historians. Strategy. No matter the temptation to jump to conclusions. Pharmacy. Meditation. Literature. Carousing. Connoisseur (Wine). Reaction Bonus: scientists. [5 CP level] Autohypnosis. Knife. Piloting. Skills: Anthropology. violent sociopaths and Tank Girl fans. Bonus: anyone who's impressed by that sort of thing. Running.Master Planner: You have an uncanny knack for seeing which slow plans will succeed and making sure they pay off at the right time. Saviour-Faire. Current Events. Chemistry.Forensics. Streetwise. Metallurgy. Acrobatics. Driving (offensive and evasive only). Hidden Lore. Anthropology. Skills: Area Knowledge. Skills: Carousing. Finance. Aquabatics. Strategy. Piloting (offensive and evasive only) and Wrestling. can [10 CP level] spot relationships between facts. Occultism. Navigation (Air. Dreaming. History. retort or profound phrase cannot be [5 CP level] explained. Jumping. Performance. The Autotrance perk goes well with this talent. Sociology. Intimidation. Law. Physician. Space or Hyperspace). Games. Throwing. Reaction bonus: actors. Tactics (Air. Economics. Physiology. [5 CP level] Trancer: Occultist: Encyclopaedic: Mastermind: Perfect Timing: Scientist: Gourmet: Chaotic: 3D: Social Butterfly: Natural Athlete: You are good at putting yourself into altered states of mind. Meteorology. Psychology. Expert Skill. [5 CP level] Savoir-Faire. Reaction Bonus: spaceship captains and zero-g athletes. Bioengineering. and Merchant (Food). Nobody can counter your style or techniques because you're [5 CP level] too chaotic to have one. yet you know it. Researchers. Most people envisage direction in relation to a surface but [5 CP level] your perception is free. Propaganda. Skills: Aerobatics. you nutter! Skills: Brawling. Fast-Talk. Intelligence Analysis. anyone with ties to (or experiences with) the supernatural. Leadership.

Intimidation. In an age of information overload. callous sadists and other. sentient computers and statisticians. Law. Mathematics (Statistcs). Whether the critics call it lowest common denominator or [10 CP level] understanding the collective consciousness. Sociology. Brawling. Detect Lies (violence and perversions only). Criminology (violent sociopaths and perverts only). Knife. Research. Engineer. Judo. Propaganda. Skills: Armoury (complex and ultra-tech only). Just stay away from me. Reaction bonus: children and their stressed parents. spot mistakes and react [10 CP level] faster. Driving (dogfighting only). Sports. fear or despair only). Reaction bonus: researchers. Speed Reading. Interrogation. Poetry. Diplomacy. Complete [censored]: One half of you has a deep. Reaction Bonus: Artists. Mechanic. Tactics. Opinion Former: . When people grow up. Fast Talk.. Body Language. Skills: Boxing. Interrogation. Piloting (dogfighting only). Performance. Computer Operations. Skills: Body Language (violence and perversions only). they no longer understand a child's [5 CP level] perspective but you haven't forgotten. Reaction Bonus: technicians and those that depend on the machines you maintain. fear or despair only). complete [censored]. Skills: Acting. Reaction bonus: torturers. Whereas the other half just enjoys focusing on ways to hurt people. Sex Appeal (perverted subjects only). Interrogation. Intimidation. fear or despair only). Interrogation (violence and perversions only). Politics. Skills: Artist. Sociology and Writing. Musical Instrument. Fast Talk (causing panic.Blackguard: Child Empathy: Data Processor: Tussler: Systems Engineer: You see the dark desires that few people even admit to [5 CP level] themselves. Public Speaking (incitement to hatred only). Detect Lies. Criminology. fear or despair only). Psychology and Teaching (children only in all cases). Economics. Reaction bonus: fascist demagogues. Karate. violent sociopaths and filthy hedonists. Propaganda (inciting panic. Leadership (undisciplined mob only). Administration. Intelligence Analysis. Electronics Repair. You [5 CP level] comprehend the complex synergies and glitches of interdependent systems. Performance (incitement to hatred only). Wrestling (locks and pins only). Brainwashing. Market Analysis. Freudian need to focus on ways of [5 CP level] hurting people. Electrician. Public Speaking. Judo (locks and pins only). Musical Composition. Intimidation. Psychology (violent sociopaths and perverts only). stage performers. Skills: Accounting. Intimidation. your work touches a very broad range of people. You get in close. Propaganda (incitement to hatred only). Wrestling. fight furiously. orators and politicians. Reaction bonus: street fighters and combat pilots. Performance. Skill: Acting (lying to cause panic. you can sift and locate the [10 CP level] gems at breathtaking speed. Most technicians learn techniques but never truly understand. Public Speaking (causing panic.

Reaction bonus: Faithful and servants of Necros. Savoir-Faire. Reaction bonus: Those successfully deceived. Professional Skill: Mortician. judges. Mimicry. and Theology. Disguise. Occultism. Interrogation. Religious Ritual. and Search. Expert Skill: Thanatology. Forensics. and Streetwise. Reaction bonus: Inquisitors. [5 CP level] [5 CP level] [5 CP level] .Gift of Necros: Impersonator: Truth-Seeker: Exorcism. and the truthful. Observation. Body Language. Criminology. Acting. Detect Lies.