Andrew “yongi” Trent
▶ Stars Without Number
2018-01-10T22:29:23.623Z

While I'm waiting on my hardback, I thought I'd check out the Quick Character Creation option in SWN Revised. Here's what I put together.

One question that came up, +Kevin Crawford , is on calculating Effort. The Focus Psychic Training says "Your maximum Effort increases by one." Is that a stand alone benefit of the Focus, or is it simply reminding you to add 1 to Effort if the Focus pushed one of your skills to 1? I assumed it was the latter, but I initially thought it was the former. Clarification would definitely be appreciated. Thanks!

SWN Revised: Fighting For Workers Rights

Wherein your humble scribe presents a quartet of randomly generated characters for Stars Without Number Revised as he awaits his copy of the Kickstarted hardback, which has shipped and should be he…

Kevin Crawford
2018-01-10T22:29:23.623Z

The focus actually increases your maximum Effort by one point- it's not necessarily the case that your Effort would always increase if a psychic skill rose from 0 to 1.

Andrew “yongi” Trent
2018-01-10T22:29:23.623Z

+Kevin Crawford Ah! I wasn’t taking into account the addition of Foci in character development. Thanks for the clarification, Captain!

Garnett Elliott
2018-01-10T22:29:23.623Z

Snapped up a PDF of SWN Revised as soon as it came out. Easily my favorite sci fi RPG right now.

I love your concept of a 'space union' with specialty groups of Teamst-- I mean, 'operatives.' Labor relations could make for a whole lot of adventures.

Andrew “yongi” Trent
2018-01-10T22:29:23.623Z

'Tis indeed a fine system, +Garnett Elliott . And I know you are a connoisseur of fine systems :)

I'm also glad you dig the concept. I had originally randomly generated the Iron Federation with the Quick Political Parties generator in the original edition of SWN (along with the rest of the Alceris Sector) so I figured I'd put it to some use in showing off the new version. There's definitely a whole campaign to be had in there...