Player Resources: Character Creation.   Posted by System Contoller.Group: 0
System Contoller
 GM, 2 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 03:41
Player Resources

Step One: Choose Point Buy, or Random Generation

Characters can use either the standard random method of generation, or choose to generate a character by point buy method. To encourage players to take a chance and see what happens, I will be giving bonus character points to randomly rolled characters to use to Improve Stats, or Improve skills.


Basic character generation uses the following steps:

1.  Roll characteristics and determine characteristic modifiers. Apply Racial modifications
2.  a. Choose a homeworld.
    b. Gain background, Racial  skills. 3+Edu bonus(This is a maximum)
3.  a. Choose a career. You cannot choose a career you have
      already left.
    b. Roll to qualify for that career.
    c. If you qualify for that career, go to Step 4.
    d. If you do not qualify for that career, then you can go to
      the Draft or enter the Drifter career. The Draft can put
      you back into a career you have been forced to leave, at
      your old rank. You can only apply for the Draft once.
4.  If this is your first time on this career, get your basic
    training. this means you receive all service skills for your career at 0, for your first career. for any second or latter career you may pick one service skill to receive at 0
5.  Choose a specialization for this career.( you may switch specializations within a career during any term if you have passed a promotion check, on the next term you may roll on your new specialization skill chart)
6.  Choose one of the Skills and Training tables for this career
    and roll on it.
    a. Roll for survival on this career.
    b. If you succeed, go to Step 7.
    c. If you did not succeed, then events have forced you
      from this career. Roll on the Mishap table, then go to
      Step 5 for your next four-year term, or Step 12 if you
      wish to finish your character.
7.  a. Roll for Events.
    b. Optionally, establish a Connection with another player
      character.
8.  a. Roll for Advancement
    b. If you succeed, choose one of the skills and training
      tables for this career and roll on it. Increase your Rank
      and take any bonus skills from the Ranks table for this
      career. Go to step 9 if you wish to leave the career, or
      step 5 to continue with this career.
    c. If you roll less than the number of terms spent in this
      career, you must leave this career.
    d. Military characters (Army, Navy, Marines) can roll for
      commission instead of rolling for advancement.
9.  Increase your age by 4 years. If your character is 34 or older,
    roll for Aging.
10. If you are leaving the career, roll for Benefits.
11. If you have left your current career, then go to Step 3 to
    choose a new career, or to Step 12 if you wish to finish your
    character. Otherwise, go to Step 5.
12. Finalize any Connections with other characters.

POST GAME START
13. Choose a Campaign Skill Pack and allocate skills from that
    pack.
14. Purchase starting equipment and, if you can afford it, a
    spacecraft.

House Rule:
Additionally if the Player is willing to accept an automatic Mishap roll for which gains a and additional Event, or life event roll. This additional mishap will not eject yuou from the career but the other effects of a mishap will be enforced..



Point Buy Generation
Point Allocation

Instead of rolling on the career tables, you can buy a character’s
characteristics and skills using points.


CHARACTERISTICS
Characteristic
Point
Cost

2 –3
3 –2
4 –1
5  0
6  1
7  2
8  3
9  5
10 6
11 8
12 10
13 12
14 15
15 18

House rule: No character using point Buy may start with a Characteristic below 5

Rank costs two points per level, and gives the normal skills and
benefits for that rank. Military characters using the Point Allocation
rules may gain a commission automatically.

Benefit Rolls cost two points each. A character may only buy two
benefit rolls per term.


Point Allocation characters do not receive background skills or roll
on the Events tables
, but may still benefit from the Connections rule
by deciding on a backstory that includes other player characters.

House Rule: Point buy Characters may purchase a roll on the Events or life events Chart at a cost of 1 point per roll, all event roll results are final. (And must be approved by the GM before rolls are made.)To gain the benefit of an Event that requires a Skill Check the character must succeed at that check.


The number of points available varies depending on how powerful
the Referee intends the characters to be:

House Rule: characters may have up to Six terms if Using Point Allocation, default Number of terms is Four. Additional terms will be awarded according to the background given for the character, or for a character concept that the GM feels deserves more points...GM Decisions Final, you can make an appeal, but if you antagonize/annoy the GM he may not be happy with you.


One Term:      24 points, minimum 10 points spent on characteristics.
Two Terms:     30 points, minimum 12 points spent on characteristics.
Three Terms::  35 points, minimum 14 points spent on characteristics.
Four Terms:    40 points, minimum 16 points spent on characteristics.
Per term thereafter: +10 points.


Career Worksheet
Character Name			
Species					
Gender					

Homeworld ________________   ________________
Bonus Skills:    ________________   ________________   ________________
Education Skills ________________   ________________   ________________

Training/racial package  ( if allowed)
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Draft						][Draft						
Survival	Required	Rolled		][Survival	Required	Rolled	
Promotion	Required	Rolled		][Promotion	Required 	Rolled		
commission	Required	Rolled		][commission	Required 	Rolled		
Rank						][Rank					
Service Skills					][Gained Skills					
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Draft						][Draft						
Survival	Required	Rolled		][Survival	Required	Rolled	
Promotion	Required	Rolled		][Promotion	Required 	Rolled		
commission	Required	Rolled		][commission	Required 	Rolled		
Rank						][Rank					
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Draft						][Draft						
Survival	Required	Rolled		][Survival	Required	Rolled	
Promotion	Required	Rolled		][Promotion	Required 	Rolled		
commission	Required	Rolled		][commission	Required 	Rolled		
Rank						][Rank					
Service Skills					][Gained Skills					
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Promotion	Required	Rolled		][Promotion	Required 	Rolled		
commission	Required	Rolled		][commission	Required 	Rolled		
Rank						][Rank					
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Caracter Name			
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Gender	

Skill				Skill Level Tracker
                                0	1	2	3	4
Admin 				0	0	0	0	0
Advocate			0	0	0	0	0
Animals			        0	0	0	0	0
Animals			        0	0	0	0	0
Athletics 			0	0	0	0	0
Athletics			0	0	0	0	0
Athletics			0	0	0	0	0
Art 				0	0	0	0	0
Art				0	0	0	0	0
Astrogation			0	0	0	0	0
Battle Dress			0	0	0	0	0
Broker				0	0	0	0	0
Carouse			        0	0	0	0	0
Comms				0	0	0	0	0
Computers			0	0	0	0	0
Deception			0	0	0	0	0
Diplomat			0	0	0	0	0
Drive				0	0	0	0	0
Drive				0	0	0	0	0
Engineer			0	0	0	0	0
Engineer			0	0	0	0	0
Explosives			0	0	0	0	0
Flyer				0	0	0	0	0
Flyer				0	0	0	0	0
Gambler			        0	0	0	0	0
Gunner				0	0	0	0	0
Gunner				0	0	0	0	0
Gun Combat			0	0	0	0	0
Gun Combat			0	0	0	0	0
Gun Combat			0	0	0	0	0
Heavy Weapons	                0	0	0	0	0
Heavy Weapons		        0	0	0	0	0
Investigate			0	0	0	0	0
Jack of all Trades		0	0	0	0	0
Language			0	0	0	0	0
Language			0	0	0	0	0
Leadership			0	0	0	0	0
Life Sciences			0	0	0	0	0
Life Sciences			0	0	0	0	0
Mechanic			0	0	0	0	0
Medic				0	0	0	0	0


Character Name			
Species					
Gender					

Melee				0	0	0	0	0
Melee				0	0	0	0	0
Navigation			0	0	0	0	0
Persuade			0	0	0	0	0
Pilot				0	0	0	0	0
Pilot				0	0	0	0	0
Physical Sciences		0	0	0	0	0
Physical Sciences		0	0	0	0	0
Recon 				0	0	0	0	0
Remote Operations		0	0	0	0	0
Seafarer 			0	0	0	0	0
Seafarer			0	0	0	0	0
Sensors			        0	0	0	0	0
Social Sciences			0	0	0	0	0
Social Sciences			0	0	0	0	0
Space Sciences			0	0	0	0	0
Space Sciences			0	0	0	0	0
Stealth				0	0	0	0	0
Steward		                0	0	0	0	0
Streetwise			0	0	0	0	0
Survival			0	0	0	0	0
Tactics				0	0	0	0	0
Tactics				0	0	0	0	0
Trade 				0	0	0	0	0
Trade				0	0	0	0	0
Vacc Suit			0	0	0	0	0
Zero Gee			0	0	0	0	0

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:50, Mon 04 July 2016.

System Contoller
 GM, 3 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 03:43
Player Resources:Skills
Skill Level, a with all thing some people have more experience and training in certain areas. kill ranking is a rough measure of the experience and training of an individual in a specific skill. while under most circumstances anyone with any training at all can succeed at most taks given time and resources, under pressure, in dangerous or stressful situations, or when attempting dangerous tasks a characters skill level may be very important.

for a rough idea of the competence and experience of an individual in a skill, the following levels can be a good guideline to the expertise in a skill of the character, and NPCs


Skill level.
0 = Trained, with little practical experience
1 = trained with practical experience
2 = Trained professional with a good deal of practical experience
3 = Trained Professional with a lifetime of experience..
4 = Elite: One of the best currently active in the field.
5 = Elite:One of the best ever, not only is he an expert, he may have helped write the manuals.
6+ =master: top expert in the field, wrote the manual, may have made major discoveries and advancements in the field.


Skill certifications and certificates.
The Educational, and professional system has adopted a fairly uniform code of certification in most common skills. these are usually listed as Certification levels I through IV with a Masters certificate issued to those With a Skill Level of 5 or higher.

Even criminal, and less than ethical skills are rated since under many circumstances a legitimate use of skill may be common enough to rate a certification program. usually when discussing a skill, the person doesn't say i have a four in Engineering....

The say, "Served eight years with the fleet....I have a level IV certificate in Drive systems Operation and maintenance. I know those old KjL-980s like the back of my hand" or " I did My graduate studies at the university of Avandiir, I hold a Level four certification in Biology, exo-biology, and A Masters in sophantology.

It's not hard to come up with a legitimate source of training, even for activities that are damned illegal...since many governments, Quasi government, and corporate security agencies often train professionals in less than legitimate skills, to allow them to carry out missions, or to improve security of their facilities. "takes a hacker to stop a hacker"

And if a person has a less than legal background, he can usually find forged or cloned certificates without any issues.


TASK DIFFICULTY DICE MODIFIERS

Difficulty     DM
Simple         +6
Easy           +4
Routine        +2
Average        +0
Diffi cult     –2
Very Difficult –4
Formidable     –6

Untrained skills Suffer an additional -3 DM


TIME FRAMES TABLE
Time Frame      Increment       Example Action
1–6 Seconds     One second      Shooting, punching, jumping.
10–60  Seconds  Ten seconds     Rerouting power, opening a comms channel.
1–6 Minutes     One minute      Applying first aid, basic technical tasks.
10–60 Minutes   Ten minutes     More complex technical tasks, searching an area thoroughly.
1–6 Hours       One hour        Building a shelter, moving through the wilderness.
6–24 Hours      Four Hours      Researching a problem.
10–60 Hours     Ten hours       Repairing a damaged ship.
1–6 Days        One day         Combing a city for a missing person.

Each additional time increment grants +1 DM to task


Skill chains;
 A clever player may have an idea using several skills to increase the chances of success, or increase the effect of a check. he can do this by chaining skills together. or using the skills of another character to enhance his own.

If the GM approves the skill chain, each successful check in the chain adds a bonus +1 DM to the outcome of the Main skill check.

EFFECT: in some cases the number rolled on a chack may add some effect to the outcome of a check. in such cases the outcome of a check is one point of "EFFECT" for each point the total result of the task check exceeds the target number.

for example, Todd attempts a task with a target number of 8+ he rolls and adds up his skills,and modifiers resulting in a total of 11. 11-8=3 which results in THREE Points of EFFECT


Skills List
Admin
 Advocate
 Animals
    Farming
    Riding
    Training
    Veterinary
 Athletics
    Archery
    Coordination
    Endurance
 Flying
 Strength
 Art
    Acting
    Dance
    Holography
    Instrument
    Sculpting
    Writing
 Astrogation
 Battle Dress
 Broker
 Carouse
 Combat Engineering
    Camouflage
    Fortifications
    Land Mines
    Sensor Surveillance
 Comms
 Computers
 Deception
 Diplomat
 Discipline
 Drive
    Hover
    Mole
    Tracked
    Wheeled
 Engineer
    Electronics
    J-Drive
    Life Support
    M-Drive
    Naval
    Power
    Small Ship Systems
 Explosives
 Flyer
    Grav
    Rotor
    Wing
 Gambler
 Gunner
 Capital Weapons
    Turrets
    Ortillery
    Screens
 Gun Combat
    Energy Pistol
    Energy Rifle
    Shotgun
    Slug Pistol
    Slug Carbines
    Slug Rifle
    Zero-G Weapons
 Heavy Weapons
    Field Artillery
    Flamethrowers
    Launchers
    Man Portable Artillery
 Instruction
 Interrogation
    Doubletalk
    Torture
 Investigate
 Jack Of All Trades
 Language
    Anglic
    Aslan
    Oynprith
    Vargr
    Vilani
    Zdetl
 Leadership
 Life Sciences
    Biology
    Cybernetics
    Genetics
    Psionicology
 Mechanic
 Medic
 Melee
   Blade
   Bludgeon
   Natural Weapons
   Unarmed Combat
 Persuade
 Pilot
    Capital Ships
    Small Craft
    Spacecraft
 Physical Sciences
    Chemistry
    Electronics
    Physics
 Recon
 Recruiting
 Seafarer
    Motorboats
    Ocean Ships
    Personal
    Sail
    Submarine
 Sensors
 Social Sciences
    Archeology
    Economics
    History
    Linguistics
    Philosophy
    Psychology
    Sophontology
 Space Sciences
    Planetology
    Robotics
    Xenology
 Stealth
 Steward
 Streetwise
 Survival
 Tactics
    Military Tactics
    Naval Tactics
 Trade
    Biologicals
    Civil Engineering
    Hydroponics
    Polymers
    Space Construction
    Undertaker
 Vacc Suit
 Weapon Engineering
    Blades
    Drones
    Energy Weapons
    Heavy Weapons
    Slug Throwers
 Zero-G



Admin
This skill covers bureaucracies and administration of all sorts, including the navigation of bureaucratic obstacles or disasters

Advocate
Advocate gives a knowledge of common legal codes and practises, especially interstellar law

Animals
This skill, rare on industrialised or technologically advanced worlds, is for the care of animals
Specialities:
Riding: The character knows how to ride an animal who is trained to bear a rider.
Veterinary: The character is trained in veterinary medicine and animal care.
Training: The character knows how to tame and train animals.
Farming: The character can grow and harvest crops and raise animals.

Athletics
The character is a trained athlete and is physically fit
Specialities
Co-ordination: Climbing, juggling, throwing.
Endurance: Long-distance running, hiking.
Strength: Feats of strength, weight-lifting.
Flying: Species that fly gain this skill for free at level 0.

Art
The character is trained in a type of creative art
Specialities
Acting: The character is a trained actor, at home on the stage, screen or holo.
Dance: The character is trained dancer and performer.
Holography: Recording and producing aesthetically pleasing and clear holographic images.
Instrument: Playing a particular musical instrument, such a flute, piano or organ.
Sculpting: Making artistic or abstract sculptures in a variety of media.
Writing: Composing inspiring or interesting pieces of text.

Astrogation
This skill is for plotting the courses of starships and calculating accurate jumps

Battle Dress
This skill permits the character to operate advanced battle armour

Broker
The Broker skill allows a character to negotiate trades and arrange fair deals

Carouse
Carousing is the art of socialising; of having fun, but also ensuring that other people have fun, of infectious good humour

Comms
The Comms skill covers the use of modern telecommunications – opening communications channels, querying computer networks, jamming signals and so on, as well as the proper protocols for communicating with starports and other spacecraft

Computers
The Computers skill is for using and controlling computer systems

Deception
Deception allows a character to lie fluently, disguise himself, perform sleight of hand and fool onlookers

Diplomat
The Diplomat skill is for negotiating deals, establishing peaceful contact and smoothing over social faux pas

Drive
This skill is for controlling ground vehicles of various types. There are several specialities
Specialities
Mole: For controlling vehicles that move through solid matter using drills or other earth-moving technologies, like plasma torches or cavitation.
Tracked: For tanks and other vehicles that move on tracks.
Wheeled: For automobiles and similar groundcars.

Engineer
The Engineer skill is used to operate and maintain spacecraft and advanced vehicles
Specialities
Manoeuvre Drive (M-Drive): Maintaining and operating a spacecraft’s manoeuvre drive, as well as its artificial gravity.
Jump Drive (J-Drive): Maintaining and operating a spacecraft’s Jump drive.
Electronics: All forms of computing hardware, sensors and other electronics and electrics.
Life Support: Covers oxygen generators, heating and lighting and other necessary life support
Power: Maintaining and operating a spacecraft’s power plant.

Explosives
The Explosives skill covers the use of demolition charges and other explosive devices, including assembling or disarming bombs

Flyer
The various specialities of this skill cover different types of flying vehicles
Grav: This covers air/rafts and other vehicles that use gravitic technology. Grav vehicles have theoretically perfect manoeuvrability and can hover, but skill checks may be necessary when performing high-speed aerobatics.
Rotor: For helicopters, hovercraft and other similar craft. Rotor craft can hover but may require skill checks to keep steady in the face of adverse environmental conditions.
Wing: For jets and other aeroplanes using a lifting body. Winged aircraft must keep moving forwards or they will stall and fall out of the sky.

Gambler
The character is familiar with a wide variety of gambling games, such as poker, roulette, blackjack, horse-racing, sports betting and so on, and has an excellent grasp of statistics and probability

Gunner
The various specialities of this skill deal with the operation of ship-mounted weapons in space combat
Specialities
Turrets: Operating turret-mounted weapons on board a ship.
Ortillery: An abbreviation of Orbital artillery – using a ship’s weapons for planetary bombardment or attacks on stationary targets.
Screens: Activating and using a ship’s energy screens like Black Globe generators or meson screens.
Capital Weapons: Operating bay or spinal mount weapons on board a ship.

Gun Combat
The Gun Combat skill covers a variety of ranged weapons
Specialities
Slug Rifle: Using rifle weapons such as the autorifle or gauss rifle.
Slug Pistol: Using pistols like the body pistol or snub pistol.
Shotgun: Using shotguns.
Energy Rifle: Using advanced energy weapons like laser rifles or plasma rifles.
Energy Pistol: Using advanced pistol-style energy weapons like laser pistols and stunners.

Heavy Weapons
The Heavy Weapons skill covers man-portable and larger weapons that cause extreme property damage, such as rocket launchers, artillery and plasma weapons
Specialities
Launchers: Rocket launchers and grenade launchers.
Man Portable Artillery: Man portable fusion and plasma weapons – the FGMP, PGMP and similar.
Field Artillery: Fixed guns, mortars and other indirect-fire weapons.

Investigate
The Investigate skill incorporates keen observation, forensics, and detailed analysis\

Jack of All Trades
The Jack of All Trades skill works differently to other skills. It reduces the unskilled penalty a character receives for not having the appropriate skill by one for every level of Jack of All Trades

Language
There are numerous different Language specialities, each one covering reading and writing a different language. All characters can speak and read their native language without needing the Language skill, and automated computer translator programs mean that Language skills are not always needed on other worlds. Having Language 0 implies that the character has a smattering of simple phrases in many languages
Specialities
Anglic: The common Trade language, derived originally from the English spoken in the Rule of Man.

Leadership
The Leadership skill is for directing, inspiring and rallying allies and comrades

Life Sciences

Mechanic
The Mechanic skill allows the character to maintain and repair most equipment

Medic
The Medic skill covers emergency first aid and battlefield triage as well as diagnosis, treatment, surgery and long-term care

Melee
The melee skill covers attacking in hand-to-hand combat
Specialities
Unarmed Combat: Whether it is trained martial arts or street fighting learned the hard way, this is the skill for using your body as a weapon.
Blade: Attacking with swords, rapiers, blades and other edged weapons.
Bludgeon: Attacking with maces, clubs, staves and so on.
Natural Weapons: The favoured combat skill of wild animals, this covers fighting with claws, teeth, and other weapons that are a part of you.

Navigation (treat as ASTROGATION in 13Mann Rules)
Navigation is the planet-side counterpart of astrogation, covering plotting courses and finding directions on the ground


Persuade
Persuade is a more casual, informal version of Diplomacy

Pilot
The Pilot skill specialties cover different forms of spacecraft
Specialities
Small Craft: Shuttles and other craft under 100 tons.
Spacecraft: Trade ships and other vessels between 100 and 5,000 tons.
Capital Ships: Battleships and other ships over 5,000 tons.

Physical Sciences

Recon
A character trained in Recon is able to scout out dangers and spot threats, unusual objects or out of place people

Remote Operations
Remote operations is the skill of using telepresence to remotely control drones, missiles, robots and other devices

Science

There are four separate Science skills; Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Space Sciences. Each science skill has a number of specialisations

Physical Sciences
Physics: The study of the fundamental forces.
Chemistry: The study of matter at the atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels
Electronics: The study of circuits and computers.



Life Sciences
Biology: The study of living organisms.
Cybernetics: The study of blending living and synthetic life.
Genetics: The study of genetic codes and engineering.
Psionicology: The study of psionic powers and phenomena.

Social Sciences
Archeology: The study of ancient civilisations. It also covers techniques of investigation and excavations.
Economics: The study of trade and markets.
History: The study of the past, as seen through documents and records as opposed to physical artifacts.
Linguistics: The study of languages.
Philosophy: The study of beliefs and religions.
Psychology: The study of thought and society.
Sophontology: The study of intelligent living creatures.

Space Sciences
Planetology: The study of planet formation and evolution.
Robotics: The study of robot construction and use.
Xenology: The study of alien life forms.

Seafarer
 The Seafarer skill covers all manner of watercraft and ocean travel
Specialities
Sail: This skill is for wind-driven watercraft.
Submarine: For vehicles that travel underwater.
Ocean Ships: For large, motorised sea-going vessels.
Motorboats: For motorised small craft.

Sensors
The Sensors skill covers the use and interpretation of data from electronic sensor devices, from observation satellites and remote probes to thermal imaging and densitometers
Social Sciences
Space Sciences


Stealth
A character trained in the Stealth skill is adept at staying unseen and unheard

Steward

The Steward skill allows the character to serve and care for nobles and high-class passengers

Streetwise
A character with the Streetwise skill understands the urban environment and the power structures in society

Survival
The Survival skill is the wilderness counterpart of the urban Streetwise skill – the character is trained to survive in the wild, build shelters, hunt or trap animals, avoid exposure and so forth

Tactics
 This skill covers tactical planning and decision making, from board games to squad level combat to fleet engagements
Specialities
Military Tactics: Coordinating the attacks of foot troops or vehicles on the ground.
Naval Tactics: Coordinating the attacks of a spacecraft or fleet.

Trade
A character with a Trade skill is trained in producing some useful goods or services. This is partial list and is limitless.
Specialities
Biologicals: Engineering and managing artificial organisms.
Civil Engineering: Designing structures and buildings.
Space Construction: Building orbital habitats and megastructures.
Hydroponics: Growing crops in hostile environments.
Polymers: Designing and using polymers.

Vacc Suit
The Vacc Suit skill allows a character to wear and operate spacesuits and environmental suits. If the character does not have the requisite Vacc Suit skill for the suit he is wearing, he suffers a –2 DM to all skill checks made while wearing a suit for each missing level

Zero-G
Having the Zero-G skill means the character is adept at moving around in micro-gravity environments and freefall. A character without the Zero-G skill suffers a –2 DM to all checks made in free-fall
System Contoller
 GM, 4 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 03:45
Player Resources:Skills
Athletics
• Archery: The use of bows and crossbows for hunting
or in combat.

Battle Dress
Battle Dress 2 permits the use of an artillery-equipped Battle Dress.
The maximum usable Heavy Weapons skill is limited by the Battle
Dress skill. For example if a character has Field Artillery 4 and Battle
Dress 2 then his Field Artillery skill would be reduced to 2 when
wearing and using artillery equipped Battle Dress.

Reloading the weapon rig on an artillery-equipped Battle Dress:
1-6 minutes, Dexterity or Education, Routine (+2).

Broker
Negotiating a profitable ticket fee: 1-6 Hours, Intelligence or
Social, Average (+0) (see the Mercenary Tickets chapter for
more details on how to use this specialty).

Combat Engineering
The character is trained in the rapid construction of field fortifications,
large-scale camouflage, the appraisal of a structure’s ability to
withstand enemy fire, landmine placement and removal, and/or
placement of passive ground sensors. Essentially the battlefield is
the character’s to mould as he sees fit.

Specialities
• Fortifications: The character is trained how to build field
defences from trenches to bunkers.
Building a field fortification (trench, sandbag wall, etc.): 1-6
Hours, Education or Endurance, Average (+0). Resulting
fortification grants maximum cover equal to half Effect
(round up).
Building a defensive fortification (wall, bunker, etc.): 10-60
Days, Education, Difficult (–2). Resulting fortification grants
maximum cover equal to Effect.
Finding weak point in enemy fortifications: 1-6 Minutes,
Intelligence, Difficult (–2). Character can ignore the cover
DM of targets behind fortification, up to an amount equal
to Effect.

Discipline
The martial Discipline skill covers self–control, ingrained reflexes
and training. A character with a high Discipline is adept at following
orders and procedures. In game terms, as long as the character is
in a situation covered by his training, he may reduce any negative
DM by an amount equal to his Discipline skill. This may be done a
number of times each day equal to his Discipline skill. This can only
be applied to skills that the character already has at a skill level of
1 or more.
For example, a character with Discipline 1 could reduce a DM of –2 to
–1, or a DM of –4 to –3 once a day. A character with Discipline 3 could
reduce a DM of –2 to +0, or of –4 to –1 up to three times per day.
Discipline cannot turn a negative DM into a positive DM – training
allows a character to do the right thing and ignore distractions, but
does not give him any extra competence or ability.

Engineer (naval)
This speciality of the Engineer skill covers the design and
construction of starships. It is of limited practical use in the field,
but can be substituted for any other Engineer specialty at a –2DM
when dealing with starship systems. For example, a character with
Naval Engineer 3 could make a skill test calling for Engineer (life
support) with a –2 DM when trying to repair a starship’s air scrubber,
but could not use his Naval Engineer skill to fix a malfunctioning
navigation system on an air/raft.
Discovering a design flaw in a prototype ship underground shakedown:
1–6 days, Intelligence, Difficult (–2)
Designing a new class of starship: 1–6 years, Education, Hard (–4)

Forgery
The character may produce falsified documents or even
currency. At higher technology levels, he may also require the
Computers or Engineer (electronic) skills to cope with more
advanced security systems. Forgery requires the use of a
Forgery kit.
The Effect of the Forgery check determines how likely the forgery
is to pass inspection when examined. Add the examiner’s
Intelligence characteristic DM to the roll.

Instruction
This skill allows the character to help others learn from their
knowledge and experience. Anyone with the Instruction skill can
pass on the basics of their own knowledge to less experienced
characters over a period of time. They can, with a successful check,
pass skills to other characters up to a maximum level of one less
than their Instruction skill or one less than their own skill level in
the skill being taught (whichever is lower). Thus, a character with
Instruction 4, Admin 4, Explosives 2 and Pilot 5 could teach another
character Admin 3 and Explosives 1 (the skill –1) but only Pilot 3
(Instruction level –1).
Teaching the skill requires an Instruction test on the behalf of the
teacher, which takes between 1-6 days less than the time it would
normally take (depending on Timing – see page 59 of the Traveller
main rulebook). The number of students that can benefit from this
teaching is equal to the Effect of the check. During the training,
the Referee should severely curtail the activities of all characters
involved.
At the conclusion of the training, the learning character(s) must then
succeed in an Education or Intelligence roll with a Target Number
of 8+. Player Characters cannot teach the Instruction skill to other
Player Characters. The greatest assets an individual character has
is his pool of skills, so we encourage the Referee to exercise great
caution in allowing Player Characters to simply hire Non-Player
Characters for their Instruction skill.

Interrogation
Mercenaries are often forced to draw information from sources that
do not wish to give it. This places the mercenary in a position to use
any number of methods to extract it. This skill governs several ways
to force others to give up what they know – knowingly or not.

Specialities
• Doubletalk: The character knows how to talk circles around
most people, getting them to say or admit to things they
never meant to with pressured conversation. With enough
time to grill them properly, the character can get anyone to
spill their secrets.
Badgering an admission of guilt out of a captive: 1-6 Hours,
Intelligence, Difficult (–2). The Effect is the DM penalty
against the interrogator’s inquiries.
Uncovering a secret through focused conversation: 10-60
Minutes, Intelligence, Difficult (–2).

Torture: This specialty governs the collection of emotional,
physical and psychological methods in which an interrogator can get a victim
 to break. Through an assortment of unsavory methods, the character can get
anyone to say what he needs them to.
Knowing a true confession from a false one: 1-6 Seconds,
Intelligence, Routine (+2).
Using pain or discomfort to acquire an answer to an inquiry: 1-6
Hours, Education or Strength, Average (+0).
Using emotional or psychological response to acquire an
answer to an inquiry: 10-60 Hours, Education or Intelligence,
Average (+0).

Recruiting
This skill governs the ability to recognise the best individuals to
attempt to bring into the character’s allegiance, group or affiliation.
Used primarily by mercenaries to find new blood for their charter,
this skill can also be used by those simply looking for related
hirelings or employees. The Recruiting skill also governs the ability
a character has to be the most approachable and acceptable when
trying to acquire these new comrades as well.
The full rules for mercenary recruiting can be found in the Recruiting
Unit Members chapter of this book. Otherwise this skill is used to
better gauge the potential of new recruits or other would-be allies,
and the ability in which the character has to hire them.
Recruiting 0 allows the character to recognise anyone who shares
a career path term with him, and the knowledge of what that path
is. Recruiting 1 grants the character the ability to know the average
skill level of a character that shares a career path term with him.
Recruiting 2 allows the character the ability to know the highest and
lowest skill (and level) of a character that shares a career path with
him.

Approaching a possible recruit in an appropriate manner: 10-60
Seconds, Social, Routine (+2). The character can approach a
number of possible recruits at one time equal to Effect.

Security
This skill covers all manner of security systems, from mechanical
locks and bolts to electronic surveillance and cameras to
computer hacking and data theft. Security is best used in
concert with other skills. For example, to use Security to pick a
lock, the character must have the Mechanic skill, while to use
Security to break an encryption code on a computer, he must
have the Computers skill. If the character lacks the requisite
skill, he may still make the attempt but suffers a –3DM to his roll.
The character needs only rank 0 in the other skill to avoid this
DM when using Security.
The table below summaries the other skills that work with Security.

Skill      Security System
Mechanic   Mechanical locks
Engineer   Electronic locks, passkeys
Sensors    Cameras, sensors
Computers  Computer systems, firewalls
Comms      Phone taps, eavesdropping
System Contoller
 GM, 7 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 03:51
Player Resources:Skills
Mongoose New Skill Updates
Navy Career
When performing a term in the Navy career path, the following skill
substitutions can be noted.
• Mechanic can be substituted with Weapon Engineering
• Admin can be substituted with Interrogation
• Leadership can be substituted with Instruction or Recruiting

Marines Career
When performing a term in the Marines career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Tactics can be substituted with Combat Engineering
• Engineering can be substituted with Combat Engineering or
Weapon Engineering
• Leadership or Admin can be substituted with Instruction or
Interrogation

Army Career
When performing a term in the Army career path, the following skill
substitutions can be noted.
• Recon can be substituted with Combat Engineering
• Engineering can be substituted with Weapon Engineering
• Diplomat can be substituted with Interrogation or Recruiting
• Tactics can be substituted with Instruction

Scouts Career
When performing a term in the Scouts career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Engineering can be substituted with Combat Engineering or
Weapon Engineering
• Persuade can be substituted with Recruiting

Merchants Career
When performing a term in the Merchants career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Admin can be substituted with Instruction
• Persuade can be substituted with Recruiting

Agents Career
When performing a term in the Agents career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Investigate can be substituted with Interrogation
• Advocate can be substituted with Instruction
• Persuade can be substituted with Recruiting

Nobility Career
When performing a term in the Nobility career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Admin can be substituted with Instruction
• Diplomat can be substituted with Interrogation or Recruiting
• Persuade can be substituted with Recruiting

Scholar Career
When performing a term in the Scholar career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Admin, Diplomat, Any Science or Advocate can be substituted
with Instruction
• Persuade can be substituted with Recruiting

Entertainer Career
When performing a term in the Entertainer career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Persuade can be substituted with Recruiting

Rogue Career
When performing a term in the Rogue career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Investigate can be substituted with Interrogation
• Persuade can be substituted with Recruiting

Drifter Career
When performing a term in the Drifter career path, the following
skill substitutions can be noted.
• Survival can be substituted with Interrogation

SKILL PACKAGES
The following skill substitutions can be made when choosing the
skill packages for groups of starting Player Characters.

• Engineering 1, Streetwise 1 or Survival 1 can be substituted with
Combat Engineering 1
• Admin 1, Advocate 1, Leadership1 or Persuade 1 can be
substituted with Instruction 1
• Deception 1, Diplomat 1 or Persuade 1 can be substituted with
Interrogation 1
• Admin 1, Advocate 1, Leadership 1 or Persuade 1 can be
substituted with Recruiting 1
• Engineering 1, Gun Combat 1, Gunnery 1 or Heavy Weapons 1
can be substituted with Weapon Engineering 1
System Contoller
 GM, 9 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 03:57
Player Resources: EQUIPMENT CATALOG
Equipment catalouge
http://juliahwest.com/Travelle...ernon/equip_list.pdf