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Old 05-01-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default [MA] Ultimate Techniques

I need some Ultimate Techniques to go with my Ultimate Style to pitch to my GM...

Anybody got cool ones in their toy box they would like to share?
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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TL? Style? Cinematic? Weapon?
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:45 PM   #3
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TL? Style? Cinematic? Weapon?
Yeah, it's Ultimate Style (with weapons), which is about as cinematic as it gets... Weapon or unarmed.

MA p. 144 "It may also contain a few “invincible” or “unstoppable” moves with ludicrously steep default penalties; design these using Creating New Techniques (p. 89-95)."

Just figured there must be a few rolling around someone has made.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:38 AM   #4
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Crane Technique
Default: Karate-8, cannot exceed Karate

"When done right, no defense." - Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid (1984)

Do I need to elaborate? :)
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:25 AM   #5
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Crane Technique
Default: Karate-8, cannot exceed Karate

"When done right, no defense." - Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid (1984)

Do I need to elaborate? :)
I assume it's the similar my Deceptive Technique with the math error (lol), from "Unpredictable Attacker" (Fixed and renamed below) But I would hardly call -2 "no defense"

Otherwise, yeah, please elaborate. A technique isn't any good to me if I can't break it down to see the nuts and bolts... You haven't even provided a description.

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Speed Blow: Your attack moves so quickly that opponents suffer a -2 penalty to all active defenses, your speed can be a detriment however, if you fail to connect, you must roll VS DX or fall.

Custom Technique:

Opponent's Defenses; Dodge -2 Penalty (-4 to default), Parry -2 Penalty (-2 to default), Block -2 Penalty (-2 to default)

Drawbacks: Must Roll vs DX or fall on a miss. (If a combined with a maneuver (ie. kick) that has this drawback already, apply a -1 Penalty to the existing DX Roll)

Deceptive Technique, Defaults to Skill-7

(Note: Cinematic Technique guidelines allow for Opponent Defense penalties of up to -4. A similar technique with a -3 or -4 to defenses would default to Skill-11 and Skill-15 respectively.)
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:48 AM   #6
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The Crane Kick he means is this one... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYE4fNQKTs4

It's every teenager's ultimate ultimate move :)
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:07 AM   #7
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"When done right, no defense." - Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid (1984)

G&A's Crane Technique
Default: Karate -9; Cannot Exceed Karate

This is a Kicking Technique (-2) with all the normal benefits and drawbacks of that except as noted below (Reach 1, DX roll or fall on a miss, etc). It must target the Upper Body (+1), from a Standing Posture (+1), in an Attack, Committed Attack, or All-Out Attack following a Wait (Crane Kick X When X Moves Within Reach) Maneuver (+1) with no Step (+1) and no Retreat (+1), but the victim gets -4 to Parry (-8) and -4 to Dodge (-4) the kick (it's actually not that hard to block if you have a decent shield, considering its predictable trajectory - it defeats dodges and parries by sheer cinematic speed and power). Often combined with Targeted Attack (Crane Kick / Jaw) or (Crane Kick / Face), and often (but not necessarily) performed as an AoA (Determined), dumping the bonus for another -2 Deceptive.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:12 AM   #8
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The Crane Kick he means is this one... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYE4fNQKTs4

It's every teenager's ultimate ultimate move :)
ASSuming that clip is from the original Ralph Macchio/Pat Morita movie (I didn't click on it to find out; this computer hates youtube), yes, that one. It's presented in the movie as an "ultimate, no defense" move. Admittedly, the movie treats tournaments as "real" fights; the technique's usefulness would probably be limited in actual real-world fights, but we're talking about a move that was practically an internet meme before the internet had been commercialized.

Mind, I actually haven't seen the movie in over 20 years, so I doubt I could describe it with any real accuracy.

Edit: I see G&A has. It pretty much fits my memories. :)
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:23 AM   #9
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Crane Technique
Default: Karate-8, cannot exceed Karate

"When done right, no defense." - Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid (1984)

Do I need to elaborate? :)
I'd add Telgraphic Attack, but bonus to defend against it is negated if user has previously taken a beating.

He only ever seemed to use it after having the crap kicked out of him.


Actually I reckon that kick is better shown as some kind of stop thrust/kick as his opponents did seem to want to run on to it in their attempt to finish the fight.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:40 AM   #10
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Mind, I actually haven't seen the movie in over 20 years, so I doubt I could describe it with any real accuracy.

Edit: I see G&A has. It pretty much fits my memories. :)
I watched the clip. ;]

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It's presented in the movie as an "ultimate, no defense" move.
By Mr. Kesuke Miyagi, an individual who is not at all slightly unstable or prone to hyperbole. It is merely a very good move in extremely-limited circumstances (ie: for whatever reason the other guy has to come at you) that somebody in a game with lots of varied fights in different terrain and conditions might occasionally see a huge payoff from, but frequently see no payoff from.

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Admittedly, the movie treats tournaments as "real" fights; the technique's usefulness would probably be limited in actual real-world fights, but we're talking about a move that was practically an internet meme before the internet had been commercialized.
I wouldn't say that The Karate Kid treats tournaments as "real" fights. The movie depicts a real fight where Daniel gets his ass completely kicked (kind of, but y'know, PG-style) by like five guys early on when they attack him using sensible tactics, and then he redeems himself and gets the hot girl by proving himself in a structured, one-on-one tournament fight against their leader after he uses an Ally's very high Savoir-Faire (Dojo) to set it up as a fair (ie: not-real) fight opportunity that Johnny couldn't avoid without risking major subcultural Reputation loss.

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G&A's Karate Kid Crane Kick Technique: THE POINTS ARE NO OBJECT! Crazy-Pants Cinematic-Plus Version:
Default: Karate -20; Cannot Exceed Karate

This is a Kicking Technique (-2) with all the normal benefits and drawbacks of that except as noted below (Reach 1, etc). It must target the Upper Body (+1), from a Standing Posture (+1), in an Attack, Committed Attack, or All-Out Attack following a Wait (Crane Kick X When X Moves Within Reach) Maneuver (+1) with no Step (+1) and no Retreat (+1), but the victim gets -4 to Parry (-8), -4 to Dodge (-4), and -4 to Block (-4) the kick, and the attacker doesn't have to roll DX to avoid falling on a miss (-1) and gets +3 damage (-6). Often combined with Targeted Attack (Crane Kick / Jaw) or (Crane Kick / Face), and often (but not necessarily) performed as an AoA (Determined), dumping the bonus for another -2 Deceptive. May be improved to Karate +4 with the addition of the Technique Mastery (Crane Kick) Perk; by this point you've probably already spent about [20] on it anyway...

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