Tooley1chris you have done a fair bit of work with your martial arts powers. I think if you buy Dragon Lines you will find that some of the martial arts effects you created are already covered in that book, although you can probably incorporate some of the other ones as techniques under your own Martial Arts styles. You could use Dragon Lines Martial Arts styles as a base, and if you need more then just follow the template there provided for Martial Arts styles and create a few new ones to your liking. You can come up with a nice homebrew that is using ideas already playtested, its not all that different from the path you were going down.
Having said this, I think I personally find the Martial Arts presented in Celestial Empire pretty good as well. There is an option for having Wushu Powers, which is basically some of the Super Power rules attuned for Martial Arts, and some new Powers as well. I find the approach in Celestial Empire much clearer in some ways and more consistent with the BGB. Even though the flavour of the book itself is very historical, the optional Wushu rules work quite well and are simple to grasp. I slightly prefer these rules, but either Celestial Empire or Dragon Lines will certainly be a good buy for you.
Zomben I have the old RQ3 Land of Ninja and the Ki Skills were a cool concept for its time. I think I tinkered with it at one stage to see if it could be widened in scope, but I have since lost those notes, it was mid 90s or so.
Anyway it sounds like the new 'Arete' system in the upcoming Advanced Magic book is something that increases the scope of skills to beyond mundane effects, and this will be something I'm keenly interested in. I'm sure you could also create 'Pulp' Feats as well using such a system, which would be good if transposed onto the Astounding Adventures setting rules.
I am also interested in seeing some examples of using Allegiance in cults, so this also raises my interest in the Chronicler's Companion. Sounds like both titles will be a worthwhile BRP purchases, I'm looking forward to these books Ben.
Edited by Mankcam, 08 April 2014 - 06:12 AM.