Aight. So I have added the blank one Vex was so kind as to paste into a post of hers.
I've added points to attributes and all that... now I am just doing my best not to make my head go bald as I figure all this out. I think I have 6 points or something left.
Would it be possible for any of you two to add me on skype or AIM or whatever it is called? Would certainly make communicating easier. I am already bothering poor Kee so I need some more victi-- I mean teachers. If that is possible of course. >.<
I'm sorry, but I don't really do AIM. I'm rarely at my computer long enough to get a post or two in anyway. But, I'm willing to help you as best I can. Do you have any experience with d20 systems, like D&D 3.5e or Modern d20? If so, it's really not that hard to adjust. If not...well, I suppose we need to cover more basic elements of the game as well. I'm not exactly sure what mechanics you need to know, but I think I have a pretty solid understanding of most all of them, so don't hesitate to ask what you need. Even PM me, if you want.
You do have 6 points left, which you should put into Cha to max it out to 18. Most genjutsu are an "all-or-nothing" affair, either they save and you've wasted your effort, or they fail and suffer the full effects of the jutsu, so it's important to max out her charisma to give her the highest chance of success. That said, those physical stats of hers are dangerously low. Poor strength you can live with if you're not melee-oriented, but poor dexterity hurts everyone, and poor constitution is literally a killer. I would lower either Int or Wis to 14 and use the points to shore up her Con to at least 10, and her Dex to 14. However, Con governs your chakra, which is the life-blood of a Ninjutsu/Genjutsu specialist, so I would only go with that if you're willing to take the Will Over Flesh feat (making chakra governed by her Wisdom instead), so at least you're not hurting in bonus chakra. If not, get Con to 12, and leave Dex to 12 (sucks, but that Con is more important). Or, alternatively, if you're willing to lower both her Int and Wis to 14, you could raise both Dex and Con to 14 as well, which will even out her stats much better. If you don't expect to invest too heavily in offensive Ninjutsu to supplement your Genjutsu, this might be the best route, as it gives her HP, Defense, Initiative, and Saves a much needed boost.
Both routes that Zaer suggested are good ones, although I think his rationale is a little off on first one. First, I don't think the Genjutsu talent tree in Charismatic is all that good. I think, even if you're going Shinobi Adept first, you're still better off, thematically speaking, going down the Charm tree, even in that case (Charm and Capitvate are solid pick ups). Second, I don't think Shinobi Adept is particularly all that awesome for focusing on techniques. Only the first level of Shinobi Adept really helps you do that (in which case, you could easily just go Charismatic 5/Shinobi Adept 1/ Genjutsu Master 2). Rather, what makes Shinobi Adept a solid pick up is it's overall battle stats. It offers three good saves, a higher defense bonus, strong bonus chakra, and for all three levels, Evasion, which is a nice pick up for nearly anyone. It gives her much better survival stats than simply going Charismatic. That, I feel, is the strongest appeal for going that route.
The second route is slightly weaker, admittedly, but it's probably the most thematically appropriate build, and the one I actually like the most. If you want your character to ooze charisma and sexiness, even without using her genjutsu, this is most definately the route to go. +6 to Conversation and Deception checks against a single gender is nothing to sneeze at, and Capitvate isn't as reliable as genjutsu, but fits a seductive mistress perfectly. I actually don't think a second investment in Charm is worth it, and would instead pick up Favor, as it fits "having pull with influential people" idea that you were going for. She knows a lot of people, and can ask them aid her in various ways (possibly with sexy consequences
). Even if you go this route, though, it might be worth taking the aforementioned route, stopping at Charismatic 5 to detour briefly into a level of Shinobi Adept, if just to get a little bit of both worlds before dedicating to Genjutsu Master.
Vex: Char looks good so far, love the images! Last two though I think I'm hijacking for myself... who is she though? That character looks familiar...
Glad you like her! Of course you can use those images, but seeing as I'm likely using those in this game, I'd prefer you save those for another.
If you're familiar with the last two images, then you might be familiar with the work of Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja. That's Momoji
, a part of the the Ninja Gaiden
series, apprentice to series protagonist Ryu Hayabusa, but has also followed her master onto the Dead Or Alive
fighting series as well. Or you could be familiar with the tons of hentai that have been released of the character since becoming a part of DOA, because every female character in that series is.
Zaer: Byakugan CAN see through clothes, but it's one of those things that it's really easy to see PAST clothes and skin. It's like saying 'yes, you can shoot a 9mm bullet through a T-shirt, but can you stop it from going through the flesh behind it?' As such you're more often to see into someone than you are 'onto' someone's skin through clothes...
...but that's insofar as the canon/realistic portrayals go; I personally LOVE the idea of the Hyuuga being able to watch naked bodies all day every day, especially since the other team has Himawari Uzumaki - whom canon has the Byakugan - as their captain!
It's a good analogy, but most people aren't capable of controlling the speed and power of their bullet while it's in flight. That's a pretty big difference that doesn't work with the whole bullet angle. Though, I will say that it is probably very easy to go through the skin with that sight. It probably takes an awkward adjustment period before they could actually get that right. I imagine plenty of pubescent Hyuuga male attempting the feat get get some unexpected frustration and maybe even some horror in finding a faceless skeleton looking back at them where that pretty girl used to be. There's also indiscriminate nature of it. 359 degree vision means you see everyone
naked, including people you'd rather not (grandma, Gai-sensei, your annoying teammate, etc). It's as much a curse as it is a blessing. Maybe that's why they don't have much interest in doing it. Every young Hyuuga has had that one experience that make them go "Yeah, I can't take that anymore!".
Himawari Uzumaki does have the Byakugan, true! Although, I found that rather curious myself. Why doesn't her brother have it as well? I've never seen a Hyuuga that doesn't have the white eyes, so presumably, it's a pretty strong trait. Or, maybe it really does take some fairly selective breeding to maintain it, which would also explain the rather homogeneous look of the clan. Maybe it's actually a recessive trait, so it gets lost easily through generations without working to propagate it. That would actually make a lot of sense. Maybe the clan has been operating off arranged marriages as well, to help assure it. It could be a neat avenue to explore.
EvilMegaCookie: Not really 'bothering' me as much as 'oh god I have so many things to do to get this, that, and the other started up oh dear gods where is my time?!' >.> Once this starts up, and the other thing I'm working on is settled, MUCH better...
I'm also faced with a conundrum; 5 good characters, and I REALLY don't want to have 3 games of this going...
Three games? I thought this was groups of three plus a NPC jonin? That would work out to two, I think. Heck, if I'm right, we'd be one short.
Although, Zaer's idea certainly has merit. It seems like Chunnin aren't as bound by the rules as Genin are to stick to the four-man cell. We've seen plenty of examples where they completely skip that dynamic. It's certainly an option here. Having more characters also means we can split them up in flexible fashion. Sending three characters to engage one set of enemies, while the other three continue on with the mission objective, for instance.