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Old 07-19-2023, 09:35 AM   #11
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Default Re: Fantasy Martial Arts Starting Abilities

Looking at what you are doing, appears you want to create a Wuxia or Xianxia world.

You may want to consider instead of using external/Internal as the divider for abilities Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth. With wood or water being healing, earth being defense, fire and metal being attack based (sharpness for Metal, DR and injury tolerance for earth).

I'd start it around 300 points but especially if you use 10 levels per each stage will SOON get into multiple 1000's of points.
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Old 07-19-2023, 10:12 AM   #12
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Default Re: Fantasy Martial Arts Starting Abilities

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Originally Posted by Ughbash View Post
Looking at what you are doing, appears you want to create a Wuxia or Xianxia world.

You may want to consider instead of using external/Internal as the divider for abilities Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth. With wood or water being healing, earth being defense, fire and metal being attack based (sharpness for Metal, DR and injury tolerance for earth).

I'd start it around 300 points but especially if you use 10 levels per each stage will SOON get into multiple 1000's of points.
There is also the 5 elements.

Everything is split between Internal and External, Greater Yin and Lesser Yin and Greater Yang and Lesser Yang, and the 5 elements.

Basic abilities are simply the control of Chi through your body and environment. They are either internal or external and not link to a specific element and thus usable by anyone.

So, all abilities fall under:


Internal None None
Internal Greater Yin None
Internal Greater Yin Metal
Internal Greater Yin Wood
Internal Greater Yin Water
Internal Greater Yin Fire
Internal Greater Yin Earth

Internal Lesser Yin None
Internal Lesser Yin Metal
Internal Lesser Yin Wood
Internal Lesser Yin Water
Internal Lesser Yin Fire
Internal Lesser Yin Earth

Internal Greater Yang None
Internal Greater Yang Metal
Internal Greater Yang Wood
Internal Greater Yang Water
Internal Greater Yang Fire
Internal Greater Yang Earth

Internal Lesser Yang None
Internal Lesser Yang Metal
Internal Lesser Yang Wood
Internal Lesser Yang Water
Internal Lesser Yang Fire
Internal Lesser Yang Earth

External None None
External Greater Yin None
External Greater Yin Metal
External Greater Yin Wood
External Greater Yin Water
External Greater Yin Fire
External Greater Yin Earth

External Lesser Yin None
External Lesser Yin Metal
External Lesser Yin Wood
External Lesser Yin Water
External Lesser Yin Fire
External Lesser Yin Earth

External Greater Yang None
External Greater Yang Metal
External Greater Yang Wood
External Greater Yang Water
External Greater Yang Fire
External Greater Yang Earth

External Lesser Yang None
External Lesser Yang Metal
External Lesser Yang Wood
External Lesser Yang Water
External Lesser Yang Fire
External Lesser Yang Earth

Starting characters are 150pts, I have a template made that players would use. It has the following Lens:

Quote:
Cost: 40 points (Included in Basic Character Template)
You have been studying the ways of the Martial Artist for years. You have developed some talent with manipulating your chi and have trained yourself enough to be able to vaguely sense the chi of others and cultivated enough to create a chi pool which is the true first step to being recognized as a Martial Arts Practitioner.


Advantages:
Chi Talent 1 [10]
Chi Reserves (CR) +3 [9]
Power Talent 1 [10]
Sense Chi 1 [8]


Disadvantages:
Disciplines of Faith (Contemplation) [-5]

Skills:
Breath Control (H) HT+0 [2]*
Meditation (H) Will+0 [2]*
Sense Chi Per+0 [2]**
Savoir-Faire (Academy) (E) IQ+1 [2]
*(includes bonus from Chi Talent)
**(includes bonus from Power Talent)

Last edited by zoncxs; 07-19-2023 at 12:31 PM. Reason: cleaned up list
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