Character Creation Information
You can find the character application here
The first step in character creation is to choose a village. Then, you may register a character for one of the open shinobi ranks in that village.
All characters start with a certain amount of Experience (and for higher ranks, Renown), based on their shinobi rank;
- Genin (D-rank): 1,000 Experience
- Chuunin (C-rank): 2,500 Experience
- Jounin (B-rank): 4,000 Experience, 250 Renown
- ANBU (A-rank): 5,000 Experience, 500 Renown
- Kage (S-rank): 7,500 Experience, 1,000 Renown
Once you have determined your starting Experience, it is time to determine your stats. You begin with Average in Awareness, Reflex, Constitution, Stamina, and Strength. For Skill, you choose three Skill Categories (one each from Combat, Ranged, and Finesse) to begin with at Average. You can acquire more Skill Categories later via the [Diverse Training] Trait. Next, calculate the number of stat tiers you get to distribute among your stats (this is equal to your Total Experience divided by 500). Then, distribute them appropriately among your stats.
Next, purchase Traits using your available Experience and Renown.
Characters begin with all techniques, up to their own letter rank, trained in the technique classes to which they have access. All characters have access to the ninjutsu class (and any elements purchased through Traits) by default. Access to other classes of techniques must be obtained through the appropriate Skill Category (for comparative classes such as Taijutsu) or through the appropriate Trait (for non-comparative classes such as Genjutsu). After creation, you can still learn additional techniques later, provided you meet their prerequisites, via wordcount-based training. To learn a technique via wordcount the costs are: 50 for D-Rank, 100 for C-Rank, 200 for B-Rank, 300 for A-Rank, and 500 for S-Rank.
Each character begins with three choices from the list of starting equipment. You may pick the same item more than once. The items you choose refresh at the start of a new topic, provided the new topic is not immediately linked to a preceding one. The list is as follows (you cannot choose items that the Item List specifies as needing to be crafted in-character);
Note: You can always change your selection of pouches through your updates while in a friendly village.
- A quiver of twenty arrows or bolts
- A pouch of twenty senbon
- A pouch of twelve shuriken
- A pouch of ten makibishi
- A holster of six kunai
- A pouch of five smoke bombs or flash bombs
- A pouch of three exploding tags
- A holster of three scrolls
- Two fūma shuriken
- A length of rope, wire, or chain
- A vial of Generic Poison
- A bow or crossbow
- A melee weapon of your choice
Next, if this is your first character, you get to pick a selection off of the Restricted List for them.
With these mechanical choices complete, finish filling out your character’s personal information, such as name, age, personality, features, and appearance. Then, your character is complete! Wait for a staff member to review your application, and, once approved, you may begin roleplaying.
Note that while the choices you make do
have impact, you can always change your mind later. By expending 500 unspent Experience (this cost removes it from your Total), you may remove a Trait that you know and choose a different Trait of the same price, provided you meet all prerequisites. Alternatively, you can move one stat raise to a different stat. If you are at cap, you may keep track of an additional 500 Experience to use for retraining.
Once your character is complete and approved, their further progress must be kept track of and recorded in their update thread. This includes EXP gains and expenditures, learned techniques, and et cetera.
The Character Cruncher
is great way to help with the creation of your character and any future builds! Simply make a copy of the sheet and fill it in as you see fit. If you have any questions, @Rivu in the discord chat.