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Old 05-04-2021, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default [MH] Inhuman Templates: Yōkai

I'm making a couple of Inhuman templates for MH campaign set on Japan and I want to share it with others, and ask for feedback for any perceived flaws.
Here's the first template for Oni. I'm also planning to make templates for Tengu, Yuki Onna, and Tsukumogami but I'm not sure I'll be able to complete the task this week...
For those with Youma Yakou, I'm not using anything from it (like the Yokai meta-trait) on purpose.


ONI
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Your name is synonym with strength and it couldn't be more fitting. You're towering titan of muscle, more than a match for dozen men, unafraid of anything and tough as nails. You are a brute, a blunt intrument with the grace of a sledgehammer and you take pride in that. Just don't call you a Demon. Unlike those freaks from another world your kind has been living and warring with humanity since time immemorial. At least until the incident almost drove them to extinction and forced to go into hiding... Unlike the others who still dream of the day of reckoning, you don't mind to work for humans if it means you get to fight mighty opponents. Being paid enough to binge drink the best sake is just a (significant) bonus.


Attribute Modifiers: ST+7 [70]; DX+1 [20]; HT+3 [30].
Secondary Characteristics Modifiers: SM+1 [0]; Will+2 [10]
Advantages: Damage Resistance 4 (Tough Skin, -40%) [12]; Fangs [2]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Striker (Horns; Large Piercing) [6]; Recovery [10]; Regeneration (Fast) [50]; Resistant to Metabolic Hazards (+3) [10].
Perks: Focused Fury [1].
Disadvantages: Impulsiveness (12) [-10]; Overconfidence (12) [-5]; Social Stigma (Monster) [-15].
Quirks: Alcoholism [-1].
Note: I use KYOS so the ST+7 from this template combines with ST+3 from the Inhuman template for a total ST 20, making the character ten times stronger than an ordinary man.
First question: How do you feel about racial talents being included in the racial template itself? I've considered adding "Raging Spirit" talent (covers Polearm, Two-Handed Axe/Mace, Two-Handed Flail, Intimidation and Forced Entry) to this one but I decided against it because: 1) It doesn't play well with Wildcards; and 2) I'm hesitant of creating tailored talents.

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Old 05-05-2021, 08:02 AM   #2
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Looks good, I think I'd add Discriminatory Smell though. As for racial talents - you can do that sure. Just note that inhuman oni exchange X talent for points in Y wildcard when they take a wildcard skill that covers them and you should be good.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:17 PM   #3
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I'm starting a MH campaign in a few weeks. Two PCs have Japanese backgrounds so this is good.
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:43 PM   #4
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Looks good, I think I'd add Discriminatory Smell though. As for racial talents - you can do that sure. Just note that inhuman oni exchange X talent for points in Y wildcard when they take a wildcard skill that covers them and you should be good.
Thanks for the advice!
Why do you suggest Discriminatory Smell? On one hand I like the idea, it would add a "wild" flair to the template and being a good tracker would make it more fearsome, but on the other hand I'm not sure where to get the points for it.
My current intention is to reduce Regeneration to Regular and buy Discriminatory Spell with 10 points left to spend on something else. Fast Regeneration is good, but I felt it was somewhat crass so replacing it with Discriminatory Smell is probably a good idea.

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I'm starting a MH campaign in a few weeks. Two PCs have Japanese backgrounds so this is good.
Thanks! I'm currently working on Tengu (Karasu Tengu variant, to be precise) and it's almost done, I just need to figure out the best way to represent their Jintsuriki (registered as Abhijñā or Rddhi on Wikipedia) so I might be able to post it tomorrow.
Is there some youkai in particular you'd like to see? I was just going to make the most iconic ones because I don't know if there would be demand among my players but if you have any suggestion I can make it instead of Yuki Onna or Tsukumogami.
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Thanks for the advice!
Why do you suggest Discriminatory Smell? On one hand I like the idea, it would add a "wild" flair to the template and being a good tracker would make it more fearsome, but on the other hand I'm not sure where to get the points for it.
My current intention is to reduce Regeneration to Regular and buy Discriminatory Spell with 10 points left to spend on something else. Fast Regeneration is good, but I felt it was somewhat crass so replacing it with Discriminatory Smell is probably a good idea.
That's what I'd do. Regenerating 1 HP/hour is pretty great overall and adding enhanced perceptive capability is a good idea in general. Besides, you can allow them to purchase it as a power-up later on.
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:13 PM   #6
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That's what I'd do. Regenerating 1 HP/hour is pretty great overall and adding enhanced perceptive capability is a good idea in general. Besides, you can allow them to purchase it as a power-up later on.
I will modify the template that way then. I'll post it later together with the Tengu one. Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:49 AM   #7
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for a total ST 20, making the character ten times stronger than an ordinary man.
Wouldn't that make it 4 times?

ST10 is 20lbs Basic Lift
ST20 is 80lbs
ST45 is 202lbs Basic Lift (thus 10x stronger than a normal human)

Unless I'm misunderstanding the system?
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:53 AM   #8
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Wouldn't that make it 4 times?

ST10 is 20lbs Basic Lift
ST20 is 80lbs
ST45 is 202lbs Basic Lift (thus 10x stronger than a normal human)

Unless I'm misunderstanding the system?
From the beginning of the same line you quoted:

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I use KYOS
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From the beginning of the same line you quoted:
That would be the something I'm not understanding. I'm not even sure where that comes from. I did a search of my pdfs, but it's not coming up.

I still don't know why ST20 is ten times as strong as ST10?
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That would be the something I'm not understanding. I'm not even sure where that comes from. I did a search of my pdfs, but it's not coming up.

I still don't know why ST20 is ten times as strong as ST10?
Optional rule called 'Know Your Own Strength' that scales ST differently.
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