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Old 04-03-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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So, recently I made a Custom Archetype. The hardest part about this archetype was not the special or the info or how to make it seem like it's own unique archetype.

But the difficulty came when trying to plot out my Stat Blocks.

I've been dying for a chance to have my character go Chakra-Physical-Mental, allowing my genin to have access to Stage Two Ninjutsu and Stage Two Taijutsu at the start of the bat.

More than anything, this is not so much about min-maxing, except in the fact that I've always wanted a Ninjutsu-specialized character with the ability to block a few punches and throw some of their own. When we reach the chuunin and jounin levels, it's not too hard to pad a few stages, but when it comes to genin, the lack of Chakra-Physical-Mental archetypes make this nigh impossible.

I get the vibe of genin still having lots of room to grow, but I am just curious, why don't we have more archetypes that fix this little issue? Is there room for more archetypes to be made? Is there a chance that some existing archetypes could have a little more of that Chakra OR Mental as Primary, and more secondary or tertiary open to being chosen per character?

Is this just a problem I'm facing?

I guess, I really just want my archetypes to match the actual archetype of my character (which is why I often make unique archetypes). Am I pursuing the unpursuable?!

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Old 04-03-2017, 10:22 PM   #2
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I think custom archetypes should be like clan archetypes, where you have free range to pick exactly what you need. 95% of the various registered characters don't need a new, custom archetype (I've made dozens of characters and been very happy with the presets), but in situations like you're describing, it's a little rough. Our system highly praises or penalizes taijutsu with a vast majority making physical either primary or tertiary.

I think grace isn't too much to ask for in a custom archetype, especially when it must be approved anyway.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:32 PM   #3
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We do have options for Chakra-Physical-Mental. You can choose Ninjutsu specialist, Elemental Specialist, or Projectile specialist. They all allow that exact set up.

In a similar set up, if you want Physical-Chakra-Mental, you have three options.

If you want Mental Physical, you get a slight edge in having four choices!

Considering you are making a custom archetype, and have said you don't care about the min-maxing, I'm confused what the issue is.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:57 AM   #4
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I mean, my main issue is that ninjutsu/elemental/projectile specialist doesn't completely fit my character but I guess one must lose some battles to win larger wars. Just wishing for some archetypes that have a different flavor for chakra-phys-mental blocks. But I guess that's why I make custom archetypes.

The question answers itself.

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Old 04-04-2017, 12:18 PM   #5
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I'd say just do your archetype the normal way for now. People can continue to discuss this here, and we can discuss a possible system change in mod lounge.
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