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!
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…
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.
+Kevin Crawford Ah! I wasn’t taking into account the addition of Foci in character development. Thanks for the clarification, Captain!
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.
'Tis indeed a fine system,
. 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...