Post by Shun Minamoto on Jan 27, 2018 14:31:33 GMT -5
So, Kyojin, right away I'm going to tell you that the point of powers isn't just to make things stronger. It's to give you access to a unique function that you're normally not capable of, as opposed to just being "I'm better now". We reserve that for Second Release and beyond, and it's represented by the Release Bonuses.
If there's anything else your power can do, I'd strongly recommend putting some thought into it. Alternatively, perhaps ask in Player Help for some volunteer help revisiting your power entirely.
So, you saying that you don't like the power or that there is some rule that speaks against it?
The power itself, that it makes a big, badass sword stronger, is only one side. As written in the background story f.e. it is only after Kyojin learned the name.of his Zanpakuto, formed the bond and therefore achieved Shikai, he gained that much control over himself that he can function like a normal, deceased human soul.
To be honest, I don't really understand what is wrong with this shikai. I mean it's bleach, so it's about power and being stronger. At least I had that impression after reading the manga and watching the anime twice. And on the other hand it is a roleplay here, so I didn't pit all my thought in how I can define my character through his powers, more like how can I play him and develop him and his powers along with it. If I'm not free to choose whatever powers I like for my char, it would have been nice to put that into the rules.
However, if the power like this is rejected I will again put thoughts into it how I can use the metaphor I wanted to use. I'll come up with something, though it may take me a few days.
Description: Gekido transforms into a large, old and worn looking broadsword. It has no handguard to speak of and the long grip of a bastard-sword. The pommel is the small head of a wolf, snarling. On the blade are etched runes that spell 'wolf'. Blue flames, the same st-elmo-fire-color as Kyojins reiatsu, run along the blade.
The blade and the wolf symbolise the base of his powers, his ancestry and his first training. Also it hints at the norse mythology. At this point the shikai doesn't look like much, but I feel it fits and I have already plans how to evolve my character in the future.
Special ability: The flames on the blade itself don't have any additional effect, aside from looking cool. However, Kyojin can create a vague, flame-like wolf figure out of the flames, that stays attached to the blade. The wolf can either be fired in an instant at an enemy for a ranged attack (normal attack action, single target, no splash damage) or be kept at the users side to strike with him at the next attack (no attack amplification but double strike. Can be dodged like a regular strike. Rule of thumb: if the initial attack is dodged, the wolf will also be dodged). The latter application of the flame-wolf is rarely used, as it is far more difficult and strenuous to manifest the wolf for the relatively long time it has to exist to double the next attack.
If both applications of the 'wolf' aren't approved I'd stick with just the ranged attack.
Post by Genki Ogawa on Feb 11, 2018 21:38:56 GMT -5
Hello! The flavor of your power is very cool and you're setup well thematically, but as you suspected at the end there is a bit of a problem. There is no issue with the wolf thematically striking with you, or attacking from range with the wolf, but we cannot do the free 'extra hit thing'.
However, the above proposition with the ranged attack is peachy keen and approvable as it is written now.