Weapons, Armor and even Items are human tools... but what if the heroes aren't human? I am looking for simple ways to allow players to customize their stats without the use of traditional weapons and armor. It could be a long-term system like Pokemon "Natures" which change the balance of stat growth during level-up, or it could be a short-term adjustment using non-traditional equipment, like FF7's Attack+ materia. Open to new or old ideas! Also welcoming ideas for how to substitute traditional Item usage.