|Self-Defense Template from GURPS Action 4: Specialists|
As an example, I'm going to create the Parkour specialty package from GURPS Action 4: Specialists.
The parkour package is the following:
- Basic Move +1 
- Compact Frame Perk
- Acrobatics, Climbing, Escape, Jumping, Running, and Urban Survival at various point totals
- Evade Technique
- A choice of Techniques
Begin by drag-and-dropping stuff onto the template, as if you were building a character. GCS handles stat boosts via an 'Increased X' advantage. Perks can now generally be found in the Advantages->Power ups library.
|Before you ask, I've already reported the skill level error with Evade within GCS|
Now for the 'select one/two/4 points of' sections in GURPS talents, you'll want to create a container.
Then just drag and drop the options to choose from into the container. A little red line will indent when you're placing it into a container.
|If the red arrow isn't indented to the right, you're not placing whatever you're dragging into a container|
Make sure the sheet you want to apply the template to is the last tab you've clicked on before clicking on the template tab. Notice how the Parkour template is highlighted yellow, while untitled sheet is colored grey.
Using the Apply Template to Character Sheet button will have you determine CR rating of advantages, type in specialties, and so on. To pick one from the container, I usually drag my choices out of the container and then delete the container, which will delete all remaining items inside the container.
As a note, making a template for a single character you intend to build is likely a waste of time. Now putting all of action 4's specialties into templates so I as a GM can someday send them to my players to use, that's much more efficient.