First, I had a couple questions about weapons. Can the character pick any weapon as a starting weapon, such as an arquebus? Also, are these starter weapons free or, in the case of the arquebus, would the character have to spend 500GC? Also, is this starter weapon considered a module, and if so could a charecter take an archetypical module at a discount instead? My last weapon question is is the DP you spend on modules from your allotted attack pool or your secondary dp?
1. You can certainly pick any weapon, though I would ask for reasons myself (having a street-rat type character know how to use an Arquebus is...odd, but possible). Starter weapons CAN be free, but I think that's up to the GM. If someone starts with skill in Arquebus, for example, the GM should decide if they SHOULD have one based on their background and social position. Someone dirt-poor? No.
2. Yes, modules, like martial arts and Ki, are paid for by Primary Combat.
My next questions are about ki. I have read on the forums that a person with ki detection plus erudition can completely negate the blind penalties. This is nice because I would love to play the blind swordsman type of character. However, I have seen some posts were people say that things like arrows would still be "invisible" to the blind ki user. But, on page 94 the book talks about the origin of ki, and it mentions that things like stones also have souls. My question is, does this mean a stone has ki even though it might not completely "blend their body and soul?" And, if things like stones do have ki, could a blind ki user see an arrow coming at him, or a sword, etc.?
My vote on that is yes. Intent has part of it - the blind character could see the intent of the person loosing the arrow at the moment of loosing, and yes, if all things carry some kind of ki they should be able to sense the arrows.
It's really up to the GM, though.
Also, I wanted to know if you roll to use ki detection or erudition, or if it just treats your final ability score as your role. For instance, would a person who's score is 120 always see 30 feet, or do they roll and add 120 to the roll? Also if you do need to roll, how often do you need to roll to say that you are always using it? After all, this is how my character would "see?"
This one has come up.
For me, I take the base level as a constant for someone just walking around, and ask them to make notice rolls to pick up stuff in that radius if they're not paying attention (so yes, it's possible for someone they know to wander through their 'sense' radius without being spotted, just like it's possible for someone to wander through a field of vision without being recognized if the person isn't paying attention). If the character FOCUSES, they add the dice roll in to expand their radius, and also have a better chance of 'spotting' stuff they know or stuff that's going on.
Other people have different viewpoints.
Finally, the text for the technique Ki Transmission is a little vague. I understand that two people with this technique can exchange their ki points. But what about people that don't have it, can you forcefully take their ki? Do you need to be touching? Can you gather ki from nature like Goku from DBZ forming a spirit bomb?
My Ruling - someone with Ki Transmission can give to someone else, that's it (because the rules specifically state that it requires two people with the ability to 'exchange' points freely). They can't TAKE from someone (that's an actual Ki Dominion from Dominus Exxet). They also can't pick it up from nature, either, DBZ style. And yes, I would say they would have to be touching.
Sorry for the very long noob questions. Once again I apologize if the answers to any of these are under my nose and just overlooked. Thank you for reading my post.
No worries, man. Welcome to the boards. :)