Tools of the Trade

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You possess a mastery of melee ninja weapons.
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The ninja is a master of a wide variety of martial weapons. They kill quickly and quietly.


You gain the following benefits as long as you are engaged in combat with melee ninja weapons.

+2 dice to all rolls with melee ninja weapons. You may Defend against firearm attacks from any range using melee ninja weapons.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Assassin: If your attack Injures your target, they cannot make a sound, even incidentally, for a single Round. Even the sound of their body and equipment dropping to the ground is silenced.
  • Fancy Footwork: You may move your full Dash distance and attack in the same Round without penalty. You may also split your movement before and after your attack.

  • Reminder: Bonus Damage stacks with Weapon Damage, but does not stack with any other Bonus Damage. Instead, the highest Bonus Damage is used.

Community Melee Mastery Gifts

You gain the following benefits as long as you are in shadows or darkness and you are engaged in combat with melee weapons.

Your attacks with melee weapons deal +3 Bonus Damage. Armor is fully effective against this damage. You may React to and Defend against firearms and other projectiles.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Assassin: If your attack injures someone, they cannot make a sound, even incidentally, for a single Round. Even the sound of their body and equipment dropping to the ground is silenced.

  • Reminder: Bonus Damage stacks with Weapon Damage, but does not stack with any other Bonus Damage. Instead, the highest Bonus Damage is used.

You gain the following benefits as long as you are engaged in combat with Mining tools.

+2 dice to all rolls with Mining tools. You may Defend against firearm attacks from any range using Mining tools.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Heavy Strikes: If you are attacking with a blunt weapon, if your attack causes an Injury you may choose to knock the target down and back 15 feet. Standing up is typically a Quick Action.
  • Quick Draw: You may draw and equip yourself with any melee weapon on your person or within arm’s reach as a Free Action, as long as it is not being wielded by someone else.

You gain the following benefits as long as you are engaged in combat with Gardening Tools.

+2 dice to all rolls with Gardening Tools. You may Defend against firearm attacks from any range using Gardening Tools.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Dismember: If one of your attacks causes a Battle Scar, you may choose for it to be some form of dismemberment, depending on the Severity of the Injury you caused.
  • Two Swords are better than One: If you are wielding more than one melee weapon, you may Attack with all using the highest Weapon Damage, plus 1 for each additional weapon. If you reserve a weapon, any Clash or Defend roll you make is -1 Difficulty, and mob penalties are ingored.

You gain the following benefits as long as you are engaged in combat with swords.

+2 dice to all rolls with swords. You may Defend against firearm attacks from any range using swords.

Possession of this Power grants the following Battle Scar: Cloaked In Shadow: You are visually supernatural, possessing the appearance of a dark, shadowy figure. Stealth rolls in social situations are made at +2 Difficulty.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Point Control: Called Shots that you attempt only require a Contested Outcome of 2 for small targets and 4 for tiny targets.
  • Quick Draw: You may draw and equip yourself with any melee weapon on your person or within arm’s reach as a Free Action, as long as it is not being wielded by someone else.
  • Two Swords are better than One: If you are wielding more than one melee weapon, you may Attack with all using the highest Weapon Damage, plus 1 for each additional weapon. If you reserve a weapon, any Clash or Defend roll you make is -1 Difficulty, and mob penalties are ingored.

You gain the following benefits as long as you are engaged in combat with Japanese weapons.

Your attacks with Japanese weapons deal +3 Bonus Damage. Armor is fully effective against this damage.

Possession of this Power grants the following Trauma at all times: delusion that guns are not dangerous to people wielding edged weapons.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Bullet Parry: You may React to and Defend against firearms and other projectiles with Japanese weapons.
  • Fancy Footwork: You may move your full Dash distance and attack with your Melee weapon in the same Round without penalty. You may also split your movement before and after your attack.

  • Reminder: Bonus Damage stacks with Weapon Damage, but does not stack with any other Bonus Damage. Instead, the highest Bonus Damage is used.

Stock Melee Mastery Gifts