AR7) Stat Boosting, Debuffing and Specialist Stats

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AR7) Stat Boosting, Debuffing and Specialist Stats

Post by NSRP » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:35 am

Statistic Boosting Rules The stats you have on your character sheet are actually not the hard limit on your character's abilities. NSRP's system contains an element known as 'Stat Boosting' which allows your character to increase certain stats in exchange for other stats, or certain disadvantages. These exchanges and disadvantages are always appropriately balanced so that for every '+' there is an equally weighted '-'.

A stat cannot be boosted beyond 50 without a [Specialist Stat]
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AR7) Stat Boosting, Debuffing and Specialist Stats

Post by NSRP » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:35 am

Statistic Boosts Stat boosts follow the following general rules:
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Boost Amount by Rank Stat boosts are restricted in how much they can boost by the rank of the jutsu used.
RankBoostDrawback
D+3-3
C+6-6
B+9-9
A+12-12
S+15-15
  • Additional requirements (such as 40 Willpower or 45 Control) can be used to increase the boost past +15 for S-rank techniques.
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Drawbacks The values listed in the "Drawback" column in the above table indicate how many stat points you would have to subtract from among your other stats in order to create a balanced stat boosting jutsu. Stat Boosts may boost more than one stat, and may decrease more than one stat as payment. For example, a B-rank technique could give +3 to strength, speed, while taking a -3 from, control and chakra pool. Please note that every drawback, and every boost, must make logical sense and moderators will inform you if it does not.

Additionally, you must drawback from less than or equal stats from what you boost to. If you boost Speed and Strength by 12, you can't have a drawback be -3 in will power, control, endurance and chakra pool to balance out. Boosting only two stats require your subtract from only one or two stats.
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Boosting Caps There are a few relationships between stat boosting and several 'caps' that have been implemented to prevent those who use stat boosting techniques becoming overwhelmingly better than those who do not. The following limitations apply:
  • You cannot boost a single stat more than +20.
  • Stat Boosts do not stack, a +3 to Speed from one jutsu and a +4 Speed from another jutsu would not make +7 Speed. However, you could use two separate jutsu to boost both strength and speed..
  • A stat cannot be boosted beyond 200% (2x) of it's original value, rounded up. This means someone with 3 speed cannot boost beyond 6 speed, nor can someone with 20 speed boost beyond 40. This cap occurs passively and does not need to be included in jutsu descriptions.
  • Stats cannot be boosted to be above 50, unless you are a utilizing a Specialization Stat.
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Miscellaneous
  • Genjutsu can neither boost nor decrease stats.
  • Boosting Chakra Pool can be done through the use of a Specialist Stat.
  • If one character is using a buff on another character, the character receiving the buff must assume the debuffs.


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AR7) Stat Boosting, Debuffing and Specialist Stats

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Statistic Decreases

Stat decreases or 'de-buffs' are another important part of the stat boosting system. Alternatively to boosting your own or ally's stats, you can decrease the stats of your opponent.
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Flat Debuffs Simple, flat de-buffs occur at the following Rank/Effect ratio:
RankDebuff
D-1
C-3
B-6
A-9
S-12
    • Additional requirements (such as 40 Willpower or 45 Control) can be used to increase the boost past -12 for S-rank techniques.
    Please note that statistic decreases do stack

    Debuffing at a range incurs a +1 rank boost, and requirement for the jutsu. So debuffing at a range would be minimum C-rank, and would only do -2. The only exception is Continuous debuffs.
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Continuous Debuffs Continuous Debuffs are Debuffs which occur over a period of time. For example, a technique which removes x amount of a stat for the amount of time that a person remains in a selected area, or remains in contact with the user. Please note that these types of jutsu will only be accepted under conditions where the debuff's method of application to the target is sufficiently difficult (Mod discretion is applied to determine this). Please note that this is the maximum debuff per post, and moderators will be willing to negotiate lower debuffs per post for a longer duration where balance-able.
RankDebuff per postMaximum Duration
DDebuff Impossible -
C -1 2 posts
B-33 posts
A-54 posts
S-85 posts
Please note that if at any moment the target breaks contact with the jutsu during the 'continuous debuff', the debuff will only count up to the amount of posts that contact was maintained.

As stated above, the debuff per post can be increased by +2 per post by a +5 requirement after S-rank. (i.e, 40 Control requirement would allow for -10 per post.)
Effective Debuffs
In certain situations your techniques may confuse, disorient, or subdue an opponent in a way that reduces their ability to fight effectively. This is called an effective debuff. Effective debuffs are situationally oriented, meaning they don't actually reduce anyone's stats except in a very specific situation. If you had a special way of throwing a weapon that makes it harder to dodge, that would be an effective debuff to anyone who is thrown at's speed, presuming they do not have a technique that lets them perceive or counter it easier. Effective debuffs can be utilized against any of the 6 stats, only if it is appropriate for the technique. Effective debuffs follow standard debuffs for their rank, but are not modified by the range reduction.

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AR7) Stat Boosting, Debuffing and Specialist Stats

Post by NSRP » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:36 am

Specialist Stats Specialist Stats are an additional stat field typically reserved for more advanced characters. A Specialist stat is always an ability slot, and is functionally an expanded ability slot. Most commonly seen in Jinchuurinki of the Legendary Beasts, Specialists Stats are used for a variety of skills and abilities of great prestige and power. This page helps in understanding how exactly a specialist stat works and what you’re capable of doing with it.

The Stat Itself
The Specialist stat, like every other stat, goes up to 50. However, unlike other stats, the Specialist Stat does not count against your maximum total of 250 stats. This means you can have 250 stats between you main 6 stats and still pay into buying 50 stats for a specialist stat. You may only have 1 Specialist Stat at any given time. Most often the specialist stat is listed with the main 6 however, though some members choose to keep it in the ability description or elsewhere on the application. This stat is increased like the others, by buying for 3 points each, or by training it. Training your specialist stat counts against your 75 stat trainings, however. You are allowed to have it so your specialist stat is capped before 50, but it must be in increments of 10 (meaning it can only be 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50).

Having a specialist stat gives you access to two things; Stat Boosts and/or Expanded Abilities. Below we’ll explain each one.

Stat Boosts
Stat Boosts from the Specialist Stat are different from the one mentioned on this page because they do not require debuffs. Meaning the boosts created by a Specialist stat actually increase your stat total. Any stats can be increased, as much as you would like. If your specialist stat is 50, you can increase your stat total by +25, however if it has a max value less than 50, it can only boost by ⅓ it’s value (a Specialist Stat capped at 30 could only do +10). However, the stats being increased is locked at creation, meaning when you are creating your specialist stat you must decide in advance how the stat boosts will look, and annotate this on the app. The Legendary Beasts can be referenced on how to format this.

Additionally, the boosts from these stats can break the maximum individual cap, and the total stat cap on your character. One[1] stat can be boosted to 55, and your stat total can be boosted to 265. That means if you are at 240 or below and use a specialist stat, your stat total could reach 265. If your stat total is above 240, when you activate the boost you can decide which boosts you take (it can be partial to the values). If multiple stats would be boosted past 50, you may only allow 1 to break the cap in that topic, and you cannot change it during that topic. That means if you have +5 Control, +10 Speed and +10 Willpower, and your stats are 50 Control, 40 Speed, 40 Willpower, you could end at 55 Control, 50 Speed and 50 Willpower.

Expanded Abilities
Because the additional stat means more work for you, the ability slot that you place a Specialist Stat on is “worth” slightly more than a normal ability slot. This means you have slightly more leeway in what you can put in the ability. The standard example would be to have Regeneration, the aforementioned Stat Boosts, and then a unique concentration. For others, potentially powerful and potent abilities can be made workable by including an ability stat (like the Soul Genma’s revival power).

It is also worth noting that Stat Boosts are not required, and in fact, by taking on a Specialist Stat you gain even more leeway. One of the best examples of this is the Synch Stat for Swarms, which function as if their entire stat layout is equal to their Synch stat, functionally giving the swarm a stat total of 300 (that’s more than what’s possible even with boosting!!)

The Expanded Abilities granted by Specialist Stats are handled on a case by case basis, when designing one it is strongly recommended you work with staff in order to come out with a design that is functional and acceptable. Following the framework set by other examples is a good way to ensure your Specialist Stat can get accepted.

Time Limits

Of course for every boon, there is a bane. And for Specialist Stats, it is the endless march of time that gets to them. Specialists Stats can only be activated for five [5] posts in a thread. Once turned on, that is the one shot you have. The posts must be consecutive, that means you cannot turn it on for 2 posts, turn it off, then turn it on again for 3 more. At a minimum, what you’re turning on is the stat boosts, and skills granted by the Specialist Stat may be useable beyond five posts. However, you are given even more space if it is limited to the 5 posts. Meaning an ability that you can use all the time with a specialist stat will be weaker than an ability that is only accessible for 5 posts a thread. Keep this in mind when designing!
  • You may only have 1 Specialist Stat
  • The Specialist Stat is the only way to recover chakra, and a boost to the chakra pool stat effectively increases the amount of chakra you have. This can be a boost for the duration of the thread, or for the allotted time, depending on how the ability is balanced.
  • You may start with a Specialist Stat. If you do so, you can either distribute from your starting stat points to it (reducing your stat total), or spending points from your starting points on it. If you do the former, you will retain the title you started with, but will not rank up until you hit the next stat total.
  • Any skills you gain from a Specialist Stat must still be powered by one of your main 6 stats. This means you can't grow a 3rd arm that has [Specialist] Strength, or gain control of magic black orbs that fly around at [Specialist] speed. They would instead be [Strength] for the arm, or [Control] for the orbs, for example.

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