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Mixed Martial Arts Guide For 5e (Feats Book and General Grappling System Revision)

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This is a feat book designed to make the art of grappling and unarmed fighting compare and compete well with other character options at the higher levels. It is a full revamp of the Grappling system for the 5th Edition. It is extremely accurate and gives great incentives for being an unarmed combatant, Monk, Pugalist, or even any other class! This feat book and system for integrating MMA into D&D 5E is the product of a full year of working and research into the ideas within.

  • Six Fully Made and Balanced Feats focused around Unarmed Combat
  • A fully integrated system for working and implementing real world Martial Arts into your D&D campaign
  • Full system for how training, quests, and conflicts based around Martial Arts and Dojos
  • New and Exciting combat techniques, unique DCs, unique system for limits and points to perform martial art techniques
  • Two real life martial arts implemented into 5th Edition D&D
  • A few Optiional and Variant Rules to use while implementing this system

This is only my Second work that I have published and hope you enjoy it! It has been heavily play tested for over a year by my own group and my PCs (Some of whom are actually practitioners of combat sports) love the material. But as always I love to hear feedback on what you guys think of my work and any updates that I could possibly make! This is officially only part 1 of my work. I plan to make a second guide that will feature more arts and more feats for this system, all for working towards making the Martial arts system in D&D less flat and more engaging and much more rewarding. Enjoy!

Also Check out my other work, The Assassin Background that is based off the John Wick Franchise!

*2/21/2019* Little Update. I have now added in new clarifications on certain moves and the difference of grappler vs grapplee. I also rebalanced the martial artist points to make the game and feats more balanced for your worlds. Lasty, I finally elaborated on the integration of this material with sneak attack. Enjoy!

 
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Bailey H February 24, 2019 2:26 am UTC
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Hey guys. To everyone that has my material, thank you so much for your support, and there is an updated version, be sure to check it out! Also be on the lookout for more material soon!
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chris G September 25, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
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also with the lingering injuries of the moves (something i love having there by the way) for example the crucifix and internal injury does that give some sort of status effect or is it narrative?
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Jeffrey L September 25, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
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It's in the dmg as an optional rule. They do have effects.
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Bailey H October 24, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
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Yes, that was a flavor option to heighten realism.
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chris G September 25, 2018 1:38 pm UTC
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would you say the monks martial arts feature to use dex intsead of strength applies to the grapples? was thinking of making a character with this, but im worried about how MAD it is.
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Bailey H October 24, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
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I would definitely say for realism purposes that yes the dex would be the one to apply for the grapples since monks would seem to have more finesse. But it is really up to your DM. I feel that is something to talk out with them.
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Jeffrey L December 05, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
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I would like to say that I have read through this and like the looks of it. I do have a question though. It says that these moves may be used on a grappled target as an action. Is the intent that the player use these actions the round after the target is grappled or did I misread this and I can grapple and rear naked choke the target?
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Bailey H December 06, 2017 1:59 am UTC
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The original intent was for the character that is grappling has to establish the clinch (Grapple) first and then is able to do moves. There are some moves that are directly stated as being able to be performed outside of the grapple. Also I plan to update this work and address how moves work on targets that are surprised and and also possibly a list of moves that are able to be performed outside of the grapple but by rouges. (I.E. I plan to add the realism of a rouge being able to sneak up behind someone and slip in a rear naked choke without grappling)
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Jeffrey L December 06, 2017 2:44 am UTC
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Thank you. I thought that was it I just wanted to make sure. These are going to be used with my fighter who ends up without weapons a lot.
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Bailey H December 06, 2017 6:58 am UTC
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Awesome to hear and always happy to help!
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