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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay...I realize this is gonna make me look like a noob, but I've never seen the "500 CP" thing before. I've seen "18 Attribute dice and 7 skill dice" (or however many skill dice the GM wanted to issue). How the heck to you divvy up 500 CPs when creating a character?

Sorry for this, but like I've said, I've never seen this before. I'm confused.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you start with your 18D attributes as normal.

then you spent CPs to improve skills (which are all at 0)

so dex=3D
blaster=6D means you have to spend 36 CP to get that.

so on and so fourth.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would you handle species that get bonus dice for expenditures, like the Duros who get 2D for their first D dropped into starship skills?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raven Redstar wrote:
How would you handle species that get bonus dice for expenditures, like the Duros who get 2D for their first D dropped into starship skills?


I'd guess that you "Pay" for the 1D at standard cost, but add 2D to the skill.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guardian_A wrote:
Raven Redstar wrote:
How would you handle species that get bonus dice for expenditures, like the Duros who get 2D for their first D dropped into starship skills?


I'd guess that you "Pay" for the 1D at standard cost, but add 2D to the skill.


Essentially the rule is your first 1D placed into the skill is at 1/2 cost... so id rule you have to spend 1/2 the CP... but both ways could work just as easily.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vong wrote:
So you start with your 18D attributes as normal.

then you spent CPs to improve skills (which are all at 0)

so dex=3D
blaster=6D means you have to spend 36 CP to get that.

so on and so fourth.


Is there any advantage or particular reason to doing skills in this fashion, rather than simply having the 7D (or however many Skill Dice the GM wants to give)?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Skyler wrote:
vong wrote:
So you start with your 18D attributes as normal.

then you spent CPs to improve skills (which are all at 0)

so dex=3D
blaster=6D means you have to spend 36 CP to get that.

so on and so fourth.


Is there any advantage or particular reason to doing skills in this fashion, rather than simply having the 7D (or however many Skill Dice the GM wants to give)?


It dosnt have a big impact on things, but it does do a little to regulate the overall power of the character. If you plan to boost your stats to 7D, you are going to burn through your CPs pretty fast. On the other hand, if you plan to buy a wide range of skills, you can get more Skill Dice out of it because lower level skills cost a considerably less. In other words, spending CPs allows you to choose whether you want a focused character or a skill monkey, or something in between.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also, you can boost your attributes.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vong wrote:
also, you can boost your attributes.


Isn't that kinda complicated? And fairly expensive as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Skyler wrote:
vong wrote:
also, you can boost your attributes.


Isn't that kinda complicated? And fairly expensive as well?


Yes, but this method does give you the option.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting.

I don't remember the cost off the top of my head; however, since this is being done at character creation, does that then negate the player having to roll to see if the attempt is successful? In other words, do they get to simply count it as a given?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Skyler wrote:
In other words, do they get to simply count it as a given?


Thats how I've seen it done.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That might make it worth it. I've never upped an Attribute. What's it cost? I know it's a lot...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10x the die code for each pip.

2D = 20cp -> 2D+1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you looking for any other players?

What sort of posting frequency are you shooting for?
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