~Custom Fighting Styles~
Every now and then it comes a time when you feel like creating your own special doctrine of combat, your own special fighting style. They are aditional fighting styles that may be Taijutsu Styles, Kenjutsu Styles or any other weapon styles. They can be vary variable and basically include any type of additional fighting style that fits either within the Hand to Hand Combat or the Weapons Combat.
~How to Submit a Custom Fighting Style~
Many members seem to have difficulty with creating an understandable, approvable, and original custom fighting style, so here is a short but in depth analysis on what your fighting style should consist of.
Step One: Choose a name with a Japanese translation
Use this Online Translator to help you. Be sure to name the style correctly. Don't use Japanese in Kanji form
; use standard Romanji instead.
Step Two: Choose the type of your custom style:
This section, while many people blow past it, needs to be accurate because if you want to include a certain ability in your custom fighting style, the type of your style needs to be consistent with whatever that ability may be. For example, if you create a GenTaijutsu style, then your CFS cannot include elemental manipulation unless you include Ninjutsu in the type of style. Stay consistent.
Step Three: Background
This is where you create a short background of your fighting style. Not only do you need to explain the reason that the style was created, but you also need to include anything essential to showing that this style is possible. Do not write a short story here, however. Explain the essentials: who created the style and how, when, and why did they create it. This isn't your biography’s history; we don’t need to hear every detail of the epic battle in which the style was made.
Step Four: Description and Inner Workings of the Style
Obviously, this is the most important and focused part of any good submission. First, allow me to say this, if you do not mention an ability in this section then it does not exist in your style. Second, if you mention an ability in your background but don’t mention it in here, your style will be declined for inconsistencies between the description and history. Speaking of history, this is not where you include additional history of your style. There’s a section for history, and a section for abilities; this is the latter. Everything about how your style works and the abilities included in it should be included right here.
Step Five: Example Techniques
Most of you know by now that this is now a mandatory part of submissions. How many techniques you give as an example is up to you, but a minimum of one is necessary and the checker of your submission reserves the right to ask you to make more examples if he or she does not find your current example(s) adequate.
Step Six: Additional Effects and Restrictions
What you put here is all relative to what is included in the custom fighting style. Meaning that the additional effects that you have need to make sense with the fighting style. If you were submitting a style involving slow and powerful strikes, it hardly makes sense for one of your additional effects to involve increased speed. In addition this is also not where you jam pack a bunch of speed or strength boosting abilities to make your character more powerful. As a general rule, two passive effects are a good amount. That said, you cannot make these effects too great. A custom fighting style is not the place to give your character Lee’s speed or the Raikage’s strength. Finally, if you want to have extensive additional effects, then you’d better have extensive additional restrictions as well.
Step Seven: Wait for Approval
Key word: wait. Unless you have a clear question in which you simply did not understand something that you checker said or you are explicitly asked to contact a moderator, do not message a moderator about an unapproved, unchecked, or pending technique. You are not allowed to message a moderator requesting them to discuss with you how to get your custom approved.
*Things that do not qualify a Custom Fighting Style*
Below are some very common submissions that we have seen that we have constantly told people do not qualify as Custom Fighting Styles. Read this section closely, because if your fighting style violates any of the three categories, you will be referenced back to one of these rules:
- Anything that can be done free-form is not a Custom Fighting Style. In other words, most real life styles of fighting are already encompassed by normal taijutsu. Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, boxing; these can all be done with normal taijutsu because they only involve certain movements.
- Contrary to popular belief, simply focusing elemental or basic chakra into a weapon does not qualify as a CFS. This can already be done by normal ninja both in the manga/anime and using simple custom techniques, so a CFS is unnecessary here.
- Modes are not CFSes. A Custom Fighting Style is meant to change how you fight, not allow you to enter a mode or state that temporarily increases your taijutsu/ninjutsu prowess or allows you to temporarily move at blinding speeds. There’s a clear difference in something that changes your fighting style and something that enhances your fighting style. A CFS is meant primarily to do the first of the two.
~Template for Custom Styles~
[B]Description on the Abilities and Inner Workings of the Style:[/B]
[B]Additional effects and Restrictions:[/B]
-No submission that uses font or formatting alterations such as underline, bold, allignement, color, size, spoilers, etc will be checked. The only exception is that you are allowed to Bold or underline the title of your style when you submitt and you can use spoilers for videos or images you need to post for references.
-An exception to the above rule is the requirement to bold the alterations
on re-submissions. Its required that every altered or add part is bolded. If you simply take out something, write beneath the jutsu stating "I took out the part where...".
-When submitting multiple
CFS, please do so in separate posts
-When resubmitting a custom style that was previously declined, you need to quote
the original submission and bold the parts you changed in your new submission.
-When a custom style is declined you'll need to wait 15 days
~Declined, Do Not Resubmit~
-When your style was declined with a "Do Not Resubmit" note, you can't resubmit that style without the permission of the Staff member who checked that style.
~Limit on Submissions, Teachings and Specialties~
-You need to be at least S-Class Ninja Rank
and a member of the forum for 6 months
to submit your Custom Fighting Styles.
-You can only submit 2
Custom Fighting Styles of your own.
-Each style can be taught to 6
people (according to the custom rules that each custom can be taught to 6 people each).
-To teach someone the S-Rank
moves of your custom fighting style you need to have a valid Sensei status
(as stated in the customs rules).
-Although a bio may use more than one
Custom Fighting Style, each bio can only specialize in one fighting style.
In other words, the minor boosts
that a Fighting Style gives to your bio only apply if its specialized in it
, which means only from one Custom Fighting Style
~Custom Fighting Styles Techniques/Moves~
-These are to be submitted in the Custom Jutsu Submission
Thread and should follow the normal templates for a custom technique and all the rules of that thread.
-Each Custom Fighting Style can have 10 techniques
, which can be submitted by anyone who learned the style if they have permission from the original owner of the style. Despite being submitted by different people, these techniques need to be taught to all that learned the style if approved and will still count towards the global 10 limit for the overall CFS. Only the owner of the style can give such permission and its not something that can be changed once given.
~Custom Jutsu Users~
-The posting of your approved Custom Fighting Style on your Custom Jutsu Thread is mandatory
, along side with link to the post of approval.
-Custom Fighting Styles don't
count towards your 35 own Custom Techniques limit and each style can only be taught to 6 people (exception made for all the styles pre approved before this thread)
, or empty posts (with no actual custom style being submitted) created for the sole purpose of being edited later on, are strictly forbidden and shall be considered as nothing more than spam.
-Any post that does not contain a custom style submission is considered spam
and thereby falls under the violation of the global rules of Narutobase.
~Ripping and Copying~
-You cannot copy
or bluntly base your submissions in another members submission without his or hers permission. This is strictly forbidden and is a grave offense.
-If you find a submission that you feel is too much like yours or that is clearly and bluntly a copy of any of yours, please contact one of the RP mods with the link to your style and the one that supposedly copies yours.
-No one is allowed to edit his/her post after a moderator has already edited it. Resubmit if you feel that your style needs to be altered in some way.
~The Red Rule~
-The red rule exists and you should check it if you don't know what it is. Bugging any RP mod regarding styles that were declined and to which you weren't required to contact the given mod, is a breaking of said rule. The techniques are declined for a reason which is most of the times explained even if we are not required to do so. This is never respected but I urge you to start taking this seriously.
-NB's moderators have every right to deny any style we wish without true explanation, because some styles submitted do not reach a certain criteria that we feel are needed for the submission to be accepted. Please do not complain, please do not argue, just take it as it is and please move on by creating something else. Most styles however will state a reason why it was not accepted.
-This thread follows the same basic rules of the Custom Jutsu Submission
Special thanks to Mina for the header!