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Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« on: (12:23:26/06-14-17) »
I remade my bio adept oni. I'm a bit overspecialized. I wanted to get rid of guns for this adept, and focus on secondary Breaking and Entering. Once I make money I'm buying Platelet Factories.

Oni Adept Bio Samurai
Composure: 7
Judge Intentions: 4
Lift/Carry: 12 (135 kg/90 kg)
Memory: 7
Nuyen: 1,350

== Priorities ==
Metatype: A,4
Attributes: C,2
Special: D,1
Skills: E,0
Resources: B,3

== Attributes ==
BOD: 3
AGI: 7 (10)
REA: 2 (5)
STR: 6 (9)
CHA: 2
INT: 2
LOG: 2
WIL: 5
EDG: 4
MAG: 4

== Derived Attributes ==
Essence:                   4.12
Initiative:                7 +4d6
Rigger Initiative:         7 +4d6
Astral Initiative:         4 +3d6
Matrix AR:                 7 +4d6
Matrix Cold:               2 + DP +3d6
Matrix Hot:                2 + DP +4d6
Physical Damage Track:     10
Stun Damage Track:         11

== Limits ==
Physical:                  9
Mental:                    4
   Medkit [+3] (Only for First Aid and Medicine)
   Vision Enhancement [+2] (Only for visual Perception)
Social:                    5
   Custom Ballistic Mask [+2] (Only for intimidation, Must be visible)
   Securetech PPP: Legs Kit [-1] (Must be visible)
   Securetech PPP: Vitals Kit [-1] (Must be visible)
Astral:                    5

== Active Skills ==
Blades                   Base:  6          Pool: 19
Flight                   Base:  0          Pool: 14
Gymnastics               Base:  0          Pool: 14
Locksmith                Base:  0          Pool: 11
Palming                  Base:  0          Pool: 11
Perception               Base:  6          Pool:  9
Running                  Base:  0          Pool: 13
Sneaking                 Base:  0          Pool: 13
Swimming                 Base:  0          Pool: 13
Throwing Weapons         Base:  6          Pool: 16

== Knowledge Skills ==
English                  Native
Blade Design             Base:  3          Pool:  5
Small Unit Tactics       Base:  5          Pool:  7

== Contacts ==
Fixer; Seattle; Fixer (3, 3)

== Qualities ==
Accident Prone
Agile Defender
Hawk Eye
Incompetent (Firearms)
Low-Light Vision
Mentor Spirit (Stag)
Poor Self Control (Combat Monster)
Poor Self Control (Thrill Seeker)
Striking Skin Pigmentation
Superhuman Psychosis

== Powers ==
Combat SenseRating: 1
Improved Reflexes 3
Light BodyRating: 2

== Lifestyle ==
Low ("Low")  1 Months

== Cyberware/Bioware ==
Muscle AugmentationRating 3
Muscle TonerRating 3
SynthacardiumRating 3

== Armor ==
Armor Jacket                       14
   + Fire Resistance 6
   + Gel Packs
   + Insulation 6
Custom Ballistic Mask               2
   + Camera, MicroRating 1
   + Flare Compensation
   + Image Link
   + Micro-Transceiver
   + Trodes
   + Vision EnhancementRating 2
Forearm Guards                      1
   + Concealed Pocket
Securetech PPP: Legs Kit            1
Securetech PPP: Vitals Kit          1

== Weapons ==
Ceramic/Plasteel Knife
   + Personalized Grip
   Pool: 19   Accuracy: 6   DV: 10P   AP: -1   RC: 4
   + Personalized Grip
   + Sling
   Pool: 19   Accuracy: 8   DV: 12P   AP: -3   RC: 4
   Pool: 16   Accuracy: 9   DV: 0 (3m Radius)   AP: -   RC: 4
Throwing Knife
   Pool: 16   Accuracy: 9   DV: 10P   AP: -1   RC: 4
Unarmed Attack
   Pool: 10   Accuracy: 9   DV: 9S   AP: -   RC: 4

== Martial Arts ==
   + IaijutsuRGRG

== Commlink ==
MCT Blue Defender (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 1, FWL: 5)
Meta Link (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 1, FWL: 1) x2

== Gear ==
Bug Scanner Rating 6
Climbing Gear
Datachip x10
Duffel Bag (Good)
Fake License (Adept License) Rating 4
Fake License (Large Blades License) Rating 4
Fake License (Driver's License) Rating 4
Fake License (Talismonger License) Rating 4
Fake License (Restricted Bioware License) Rating 4
Fake SIN (Ken Tachibana) Rating 4
Flashlight, Low-light
Gecko Tape Gloves
Jammer, Area Rating 4
Lighter (Good)
Medkit Rating 3
Restraint, Metal
Restraint, Plastic x10
Slap Patch, Stim Patch Rating 6
Slap Patch, Stim Patch Rating 1
Slap Patch, Trauma Patch
Smokebomb x5
Stealth Tags x10
Tag Eraser
Telescoping Mirror on a Stick
Throwing Knife x40
Weapon Focus (Bonded Foci) (Katana) Rating 3

== Vehicles ==
Suzuki Mirage (Racing Bike)       
   + Anti-Theft System Rating 3
   + Morphing License Plate
   + Spoof Chips
   + Sensor Array Rating 2

*Updated, changed mentor spirit from Beserker to Stag, took out one trick pony and 1 level of karma con to change synthacardium to used, and get a weapon focus
« Last Edit: (03:58:12/06-16-17) by FrowningMirror »


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #1 on: (17:38:26/06-14-17) »
I think your losing efficiency and value by taking the magic hit, i'd recommend dropping the cyberware,  if your going blade adept, pickup Stag Mentor Spirit, get a weapon focus (I'd recommend hitting a pool of  at least 21), and Elemental Weapon. Drop one trick pony finished out your primary Martial art. Double poor self control lacks imagination Consider maybe Tough and Targeted, or swapping out superhuman psychosis for a code honor.
This character is extraordinarily unsubtle, and i would consider it unplayable in the long term it's far to unstable as written. But Focus it down and  take out some of the instability and I could see it going places.
A minimum of etiquette, would also help round it out.                 


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #2 on: (20:33:57/06-15-17) »
IMO you're overdoing the "Bio" part in "Bio adept". Is +3 strength really worth losing 1 Magic and 4 attribute points?
*I have problems with clarifying my point in English, so sometimes I might sound stupid or rude.*


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #3 on: (21:33:39/06-15-17) »
Totally think its worth it actually. Thats 3 extra dv for throwing and katana attacks, extends range of throwing by 15 and +3 extra dice on most of the athletics group followed by another +3 on the athletics group for synthacardium.

However I realized if I set synthacardium to "used" I can buy a level 3 weapon foci for my katana if I give up pinning people with one trick pony.

Which brings me to my main concern. I'm going to give up beserker for the new stag, its just too good to pass up, with the new katana I'll potentially have 5 dice and kill spirits. Now I have less composure dice, this was missions legal, what do I give up for my 10 karma combat monster quality?
« Last Edit: (04:11:59/06-16-17) by FrowningMirror »


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #4 on: (22:03:15/06-15-17) »
Why would you want an Oni when going melee? You are losing attribute points both in Strength and Body.
Also, being able to go first and to dodge are important and you are dumping both Reaction and Intuition! Edge and Synthacardium are not worth that sacrifice. Get them later.

My build: (Standard ork)
Priorities:  A Atts, B Meta, C Resources, D Magic, E skills
Attributes; Bod 7, Agi 6(9), Rea 5(8 ), Str 7(9), Cha 2, Int 5, Log 2, Wil 5, Edge 1, Init 13+4d6, Magic 4, Essence 4.65
Adept Powers: Improved Reflexes 3, Combat Sense 1
Augmentation: Muscle Toner 3, Muscle Augmentation 2, Datajack
Positive qualities: Agile Defender, Catlike, Mentor Berserker, Perceptive
Neg Qualities: tbd

pools Skills: rating
15(17) Blades 6 + spec swords
12 Perception 6
14 Throwing 5
6 Disguise 1 (karma Stealth Group)
10 Palming 1 (karma Stealth Group)
12 Sneaking 1 (karma Stealth Group)
3 Etiquette 1 (karma)

Gear:  26000 to spend
« Last Edit: (22:18:13/06-15-17) by drakir »


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #5 on: (22:52:49/06-15-17) »
4 body isn't a good attribute. You want an odd number, and if you put in a point of charisma anyways, the question becomes 1 agility versus 1 strength

Agility is the better attribute overall

but mainly, I like oni, I did it for flavor

What I like about the build, is getting 13 dice on so many things with decent edge allows me to sneak almost as well as I can melee, and I can be quiet too.
« Last Edit: (22:57:27/06-15-17) by FrowningMirror »


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #6 on: (03:16:40/06-16-17) »
Drop the bio, get the magic back

Consider  Agi 7 + blades 6(+2)+2 Stag + 3 weapon focus + 1 improved ability =21 pretty easy, add elemental weapon and you get the same damage, which will scale more easily given that it runs with magic.
 In most combat situations throwing 21 die is over kill, finish out kendo and you split the pool int two pools of 11, should be plenty for lower profession raiding targets. There are lots of good adept powers.

It will also give you very effective parry pool.

Pick some qualities if your mission legal, i don't recall if Code of Honor is missions legal, its one of my favorite qualities, most GMs like it. There's lots of codes, find one that fits your character image.


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #7 on: (03:31:34/06-16-17) »
Superhuman Psychosis prevents me from taking codes of honor, I lose a single melee dice and the suppressive fire bonus, also they are banned in things like missions settings.
If I were to add the specialization, it would bring me to 24 dice already
Agi10 + blades 6 (+2specialization) +2 Stag +3 weapon focus + 1 Superhuman Psychosis

Martial arts are already easy enough to get during play. Elemental weapon is also fairly easy to obtain during play, will be the first thing I obtain after getting a way

I can consider losing the muscle augmentation like suggested, but becoming a pure adept is overkill.
« Last Edit: (04:40:21/06-16-17) by FrowningMirror »


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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #8 on: (05:59:43/06-16-17) »
Look, if you like Oni for whatever reason- go for it.
It's a mechanically weaker choice for a physad melee master
Troll at A gives you a higher STR cap so you don't need muscle toner.
But I'll use Oni since that's what you want

B) Oni
C) Resources
D) Magic
E) Skills

B5 A7[1] R5[7] S6 W5 L2 I5 C2

Qualities: Restricted Gear

Augmentation Used Muscle Toner[4], that's it.

Adept Powers
ImpRef[2]   (Initiative 12+3d6 for 22.5avg vs your character 7+4d6 for avg 21)
Combat Sense[5]*
*if you're going to be a melee character, you need to close, combat sense should always be equal to your MR

 (Initiative 12+3d6 for 22.5avg vs your character 7+4d6 for avg 21) so about par but I'm less likely to roll 19 or less)
(standard defense 15 Dice vs yours 7)

plenty of money left for your stuff

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Re: Bio Adept Oni Samurai remake (No Firearms)
« Reply #9 on: (10:24:58/06-16-17) »
If I were to take your advise, I'd do 3 used toner and get prototype transhuman over restricted gear. I mean 1 point of agility for 10 extra karma and a loss of magic is pretty severe.

Also gives me reason to take one point of elemental strike or go to level 3 reflexes, because I'd exceed my combat sense rating (well, at an odd number, for background count reasons)

Unfortunately it also makes karma really tight, I'm 2 karma short from taking prototype transhuman or restricted gear, even if I take out all the 2 karma agility skills and hawk eye and just do blades

I'd also have to buy 10 karma in play to get 2 edge before any skills
« Last Edit: (10:53:56/06-16-17) by FrowningMirror »