chaosnet wrote:I guess I just don't see the difference between having "Enhanced Reflexes D8", or "Enhanced Strength D8" and "Combat Expert D8". This would give me 2D8 in my die pool everytime I'm in combat, the same as I would have if I had "Ninjitsu D8" and "Combat Expert D8".
Maybe I'm just overthinking it.
For me, it comes down to this: What does the Ninjitsu power do?
If the answer is, "It adds to combat rolls," then the system already has something that does that. It's a Combat Specialty. Perhaps this is my urge for minimalism speaking, but if something in the system already does exactly what you want, I don't see a reason to reinvent the wheel. Just take Combat Master, and you can either do the d10 or split it into 2d8. Done and done.
On the other hand, if your answer is more, "It represents my supernatural speed, strength, and toughness," there's other stuff you can do. Namely, you take Strength, Reflexes, and Durability. Maybe Stamina, too. Because that's how the system represents those things. Then if you want to use your great physical prowess to lift cars off of people and such, you don't cause the game to grind to a halt as you explain what you meant by Ninjitsu, and the other players don't have to roll their eyes every time it seems like you're trying to get your one power to do absolutely everything.
So at the end of the day, you take a Distinction that represents your training, you take some powers that represent your physical prowess, and you take the level of Specialty to represent the skill from your training. It does exactly what you want it to, and it's clear to the other people at the table exactly what you mean by your powers and stuff.