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SoylentRed wrote:
Ok - can I get some advice on my character sheet?

I have 20xp remaining at the moment. Anything you think I NEED to get? Anything I should undo? Thoughts?

Hi Soylent,

I see you have lines like this in your character stats:

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*Perception (Cun): 2 (spent 10 to get to 2)

Does this mean you used 10 XP total to get 2 ranks in a career skill? I don't think it works that way. On page 92 of the Core Rulebook it explains it in detail, but I think it boils down to: spend 5 XP to go 0->1 and another 10 XP to go 1->2. So it takes 15 XP total to get to 2 from 0.

For non-career, add another 5 XP for each step.

Edit: unless there was some other reason that you already had rank:1 (other than spending XP).
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I'd suggest looking into astrogation, perhaps. You're supposed to be a bold, archeological explorer. Knowing how to find your way is part of that. Upping Survival looks good from the same perspective, you're used to taking care of yourself. That leaves you five, so maybe sink that into xenology?
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SoylentRed wrote:
Ok - can I get some advice on my character sheet?

I have 20xp remaining at the moment. Anything you think I NEED to get? Anything I should undo? Thoughts?

Hi Soylent,

I see you have lines like this in your character stats:

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*Perception (Cun): 2 (spent 10 to get to 2)

Does this mean you used 10 XP total to get 2 ranks in a career skill? I don't think it works that way. On page 92 of the Core Rulebook it explains it in detail, but I think it boils down to: spend 5 XP to go 0->1 and another 10 XP to go 1->2. So it takes 15 XP total to get to 2 from 0.

For non-career, add another 5 XP for each step.

Edit: unless there was some other reason that you already had rank:1 (other than spending XP).

It was already rank 1... So the 10 was spent for the next.
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I'd suggest looking into astrogation, perhaps. You're supposed to be a bold, archeological explorer. Knowing how to find your way is part of that. Upping Survival looks good from the same perspective, you're used to taking care of yourself. That leaves you five, so maybe sink that into xenology?

Yeah , from a character development standpoint... Yeah, astronaut ion makes sense. I didn't add it right away cause we have a pilot... But could still be useful.

I will re-read xenology and look at that too. Thanks for the thoughts!

EDIT: astronaut ion = astrogation... Dang autocorrect.
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OK - so taking your advice - and yes - I wasn't nearly survivally (not a word I know...) enough - I added 1 more rank to survival, 1 to astrogation, and 1 to xenology.

All 3 are actually really important thematically.

So - we just need a name for the ship and 2 last character sheets right?

I like the theme of the Albatross name - so I'd be cool with that one - unless there are other names people really like.
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I'm going with Matwe pre-gen char.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/StarWarsRPG/ed...
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rdonoso wrote:

Are you going with the 5 pt obligation version, or are you upping it to 10 (for Natural Charmer) or 15 (for the heavy blaster)?
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I've been thinking about the ship name as well. Sorry, I don't like Albatross.

I am leaning towards a name that includes an animal of some sort, i.e. The [creature]'s [feature], e.g. The Gundark's Ears, The Krayt Fang, The Millenium Falcon. I also thought that it would be cool if the animal was indigenous to Ryloth, since that's the Twi'lek home world.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to many cool animals native to Ryloth. From wookiepedia we get lylek, doashim, gutkurr, and rycrit. None of them inspire me. But if you squint, the shape of a gutkurr's body does sort of look like the shape of the E-9. However, The Gutkurr's Claw doesn't really roll off the tongue.

Otherwise we could use the inspirational name route, e.g. The Defiant, Excelsior, Intrepid, Enterprise, etc.
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SoylentRed wrote:
I like the theme of the Albatross name - so I'd be cool with that one - unless there are other names people really like.

Glad to hear it! Personally, I think it should be "The (Insert adjective) Albatross", but I can't think of a suitable adjective. It's Jonathan's fathers ship too, so I think he gets most say in the name. It shows how Jak's father saw his ship and perhaps how his character perceives it as well.

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I've been thinking about the ship name as well. Sorry, I don't like Albatross.

Well, scratch that idea then.

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However, The Gutkurr's Claw doesn't really roll off the tongue.

Hmm, I agree there. What if we name it "The Gutkurr's Claw", but throughout the years it's gotten shortened to "The Cur's Claw"? It'd fit with the job of our crew and a good smuggler wouldn't mind that name, I think.

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Otherwise we could use the inspirational name route, e.g. The Defiant, Excelsior, Intrepid, Enterprise, etc.

It could work, but it just doesn't sound very...Smuggly. We're scum and ne'er do wells...We don't fly stuff with fancy names.
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Left to do before we start:

bulldog93: fill in character sheet

SoylentRed: Fill in Astarii's obsession

rdonoso: finish off Matwe pre-gen, fill out obsession/background info, post to character sheet geeklist


We're getting there!
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Akhatosh wrote:
Personally, I think it should be "The (Insert adjective) Albatross", but I can't think of a suitable adjective.

If we come up with a great adjective, I could go for it.

Akhatosh wrote:
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However, The Gutkurr's Claw doesn't really roll off the tongue.

Hmm, I agree there. What if we name it "The Gutkurr's Claw", but throughout the years it's gotten shortened to "The Cur's Claw"? It'd fit with the job of our crew and a good smuggler wouldn't mind that name, I think.

Another idea: The Lylek's Revenge

Now that I've typed that out, I like it better than The Gutkurr's Claw. We can just call it The Revenge for short. It's a little like The Malevolence.

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jhhoffmann wrote:
Otherwise we could use the inspirational name route, e.g. The Defiant, Excelsior, Intrepid, Enterprise, etc.

It could work, but it just doesn't sound very...Smuggly. We're scum and ne'er do wells...We don't fly stuff with fancy names.

Yeah, I agree. However, The E-9 does look something like Star Trek's USS Defiant.
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jhhoffmann wrote:
Another idea: The Lylek's Revenge

What exactly is this Lylek revenging though? Are we on a course for vengeance? I like the name, but I don't think any of us are actually in the game for avenging. Mostly for the credits?
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eddie_drood wrote:


Left to do before we start:

bulldog93: fill in character sheet

SoylentRed: Fill in Astarii's obsession

rdonoso: finish off Matwe pre-gen, fill out obsession/background info, post to character sheet geeklist


We're getting there!

I just posted the pre-gen in the character list.
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Awesome, thanks bulldog!

Is everyone happy with their obligation levels? I'll assume you are, unless someone speaks up.
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Also:

Please subscribe to the IN CHARACTER thread. It's up now.
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eddie_drood wrote:

Is everyone happy with their obligation levels? I'll assume you are, unless someone speaks up.

I'm pretty happy with mine, started with base 10, added 5 for more credits. I took a favour to an unnamed bounty hunter as my obligation, but if you have another suggestion that fits better in your narrative, I'm willing to change it. :-)

Also, unrelated, but I'll be changing Ishmael's origins from Corellia to some planet in the corporate sector. I didn't take the racial option for Corellia and the corporate sector fits better in his back story I think.
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eddie_drood wrote:
Awesome, thanks bulldog!

Is everyone happy with their obligation levels? I'll assume you are, unless someone speaks up.

I still need to look at mine!

I will have to re-read from the book about it. Unless you can advise me here what I need to edit - etc... I won't have time over lunch today to look at it - it'll be tonight.

(I can look while here at work - but it'll be pretty suspect if I'm reading the books at my desk.)
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SoylentRed wrote:
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Awesome, thanks bulldog!

Is everyone happy with their obligation levels? I'll assume you are, unless someone speaks up.

I still need to look at mine!

I will have to re-read from the book about it. Unless you can advise me here what I need to edit - etc... I won't have time over lunch today to look at it - it'll be tonight.

(I can look while here at work - but it'll be pretty suspect if I'm reading the books at my desk.)

I think your obligations are looking fine, just need to throw in a bit more detail...

Just a thought--perhaps Astarii, in his never ending quest for secrets, got a dig funded by a Hutt or other questionable source, and the dig turned into a bust. The entity funding him wants to be paid back--and not necessarily in cash.
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eddie_drood wrote:
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Awesome, thanks bulldog!

Is everyone happy with their obligation levels? I'll assume you are, unless someone speaks up.

I still need to look at mine!

I will have to re-read from the book about it. Unless you can advise me here what I need to edit - etc... I won't have time over lunch today to look at it - it'll be tonight.

(I can look while here at work - but it'll be pretty suspect if I'm reading the books at my desk.)

I think your obligations are looking fine, just need to throw in a bit more detail...

Just a thought--perhaps Astarii, in his never ending quest for secrets, got a dig funded by a Hutt or other questionable source, and the dig turned into a bust. The entity funding him wants to be paid back--and not necessarily in cash.

Would it be too complicated if my dig on Ruusan (see character sheet) was the job that went bad. Essentially the empire doesn't know I was involved - but the relics were for the Hutts - or some other group of my choosing - that they know of the failure of the mission and still want some payback?

(These relics - my character really wants to learn more about - were somehow tied to jedi - I wanted to elude to that somehow in my back story... but didn't want to come out and talk about it - as I'm not force sensitive etc...)

But - I can look in the book as well and come up with a faction I am obligated to.
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How about a job for the Relic Collection for the Lady Fate Casino on Ord Mantell?

Considering there is an increased imperial troop presence on the planet - over fear of it becoming a rebellion hot bed - an imperial may have caught wind of our job to Ruusan and reported us - hence why our ship, cargo, and crew were detained by the Empire?

So I would be indebted to the Casino Boss - something like that?
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Also - we going to do banners?

This is the best pic (ignoring the uniform) I have found yet for my chiss character...

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/9/94/ChissBodyguard....
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SoylentRed wrote:
Also - we going to do banners?

This is the best pic (ignoring the uniform) I have found yet for my chiss character...

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/9/94/ChissBodyguard....

They seem more trouble than they're worth. I've tried to google images of Twi'leks, but couldn't find a male.
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Banner isn't necessary as long as your character name is in the post, so it's easy for everyone to track.
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Oh, and

THE GAME IS ON!!!!

check out the IC thread.
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eddie_drood wrote:

Oh, and

THE GAME IS ON!!!!

check out the IC thread.

You OK with my obligation idea from the previous page?

If so - I'll get it moved to my character page and be good to go!
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