Martial Arts Styles and Related Rules...
Martial Arts Styles in AD&D
Frequently it is necessary to select a style (as for Kensai Challengers or other non-player characters) by form and method. This chart is used for that purpose. Roll d3 for form, d8 for method. Then roll a die one greater than the number of styles present. If the result is the number one greater than the number of styles listed for that form and method, create a new one. If there is no style at that form and method, create a new one.
If in the course of examining this material, you want to know more about AD&D, there are at least hundreds of sites on the web which may help; I'll just recommend my own two:
M. J. Young's Dungeons & Dragons Materials as source material for many campaigns and situations;
and all you need to create a character, Character Creation for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition.
And if in the course of examining this material you want to know more about Multiverser, check it out at:
The Multiverser Information Center.
Index: The introductory page to the material.
Introduction: Gives an overview of the contents of the web site.
Creating a Martial Arts Style: Describes the way styles are designed.
Attacks per Round/Attack Multipliers: How frequently the martial artist may attack.
Learning Martial Arts: Rules and training techniques.
Martial Arts Titles: A MyWorld variant and Multiverser concept substituting for "belts".
Use of Multiple Styles: How to change between styles within the game.
AC for Special Maneuvers/Modifiers for Special Maneuver Attacks: Clarification of how to use special attacks.
Special Maneuvers Summary: The available maneuvers are listed with all information.
Stun and Incapacitate: AD&D rules incorporate this into standard attacks; for Multiverser, this would be a separate skill.
Translating a Player Style: Multiverser allows a player to bring his actual martial arts skills into the game through these rules.
The Style Collection: Our imaginary styles are offered for your use.
Other Links of Interest: A collection of sites related to this material in one way or another.