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Re: skills question

Wed 05 Apr 2017, 19:45

Hi,
On page 25 under the skills section it states "You can set your concept skills to a maximum of level 3, and other skills to a maximum of 1." So yes, a player could buy all their skills at 1 and get as many as possible, but even then, best case scenario they could only have 12 of the 16 available, as 12 is the most skill points any player can start with. Also note, the 3 point cap is mixed between general and advanced skills, and even though the above line says concept skills, I'm sure it's intended to refer to each subgroup as many skills unnecessarily overlap otherwise.
 
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Re: skills question

Thu 06 Apr 2017, 07:13

When choosing skills, are you restricted to putting points only into those advanced skills listed in your character (sub)concept? I assume Yes, but can't see it written anywhere. Possibly I'm just being blind.

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I'm sure this will probably play out just fine in practice, but I can imagine a player trying to 'game the system' by putting one point into every advanced skill (regardless of whether this would actually be a good idea or not). Is there anything to stop such a player doing that?
You can put a point into any skill you like. The skills listed on your concept are the only ones you can put more than one point in. The mechanic exists to give each PC different specialities and thus spread the spotlight time around in play. If a player wants to play a generalist, and have a single point in lots of skills, there is nothing stopping them. 
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Re: skills question

Thu 06 Apr 2017, 09:33

You can put a point into any skill you like. The skills listed on your concept are the only ones you can put more than one point in. The mechanic exists to give each PC different specialities and thus spread the spotlight time around in play. If a player wants to play a generalist, and have a single point in lots of skills, there is nothing stopping them. 
Thank you -- ah yes, I see that the concept skill rule offers some limitation and forming. Still, no distinction between general and advanced skills. I wonder how it'll play out.
 
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Re: skills question

Mon 10 Apr 2017, 12:36

The "Faction Technology" book ...
Wait... Wuh? What? Have I missed this ... is it out? Or are you referring to the Swedish version? I'm confused.
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Re: skills question

Mon 10 Apr 2017, 17:51

The "Faction Technology" book ...
Wait... Wuh? What? Have I missed this ... is it out? Or are you referring to the Swedish version? I'm confused.
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I think there's a mistake there.  The Faction Tech stuff will be appearing in a small PDF supplement that was part of the stretch goals of the Kickstarter.  Having just finished-- Oops, sorry can't say that.  Anyway, I'm looking forward to the material on Faction tech. :)
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Re: skills question

Mon 10 Apr 2017, 17:57

Yeah, I'm really looking forward to it! I "need" it for my planned character :P Good to know that it isn't out yet, and I'm only slightly envious some are apparently lucky enough to play-test it ;) :P

I pledged a lot for that Kickstarter ... a silly amount, but I got all the different core rulebooks, so I doubled up on the other stuff. Hehe. :P

I may just run a small game tomorrow, unless the guys prefer Mutant I can't really decide :D - main HARP SF campaign is on a break as two of regular my players are travelling.
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