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7th Feb, 2016 - 4:01am / Post ID: #
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This is The Cynic, over...

Yeah if it's above 0 you're supposed to select a specialization if it exists for the skill.

Gaining new skills is a pain. Right now it will take me 11 weeks just to train a new skill to 0.



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This is Kanin, over...

Ye, glass Ruie on the way out. Can't we get a sensors bot for the ship?



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18 weeks for me for a new level 0 skill.

Okay, so a new question following along with the previous one.

Melee (Any) - 1, should this be the skill I use for my Foldsword, instead of Athletics (Martial Arts)-2?

Njall, can you give me a list of Drive options, as well as options to select from for Melee. Thanks.

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This is The Cynic, over...

Yes. Actually melee should be the skill used for the sword. If you had a specialization it would be melee(Blade).



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All right. So some character changes on my sheet.

Melee(Any) to Melee(Sword).

Drive(Any) to Drive(Tracked).

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Rebel over...

Drive is Wheeled, tracked or Mole in the core book. Mercenary adds GEV (Hovercraft). Wheeled is the most common type, especially for civilian vehicles, but of course you get level 0 in the types you don't specialise.

Melee is just Unarmed, Blade, Bludgeon, Natural (I.e. Claws) in core, so Blade would be the one.

Athletics is Coordination (Dx based, covers throwing weapons), Endurance, Strength and Flying (For winged aliens or squirrel-suit fans) in Core, Mercenary adds Archery. I can't track down Martial arts, must be in a supplement I haven't read properly.. Aericsteele will know whether it covers weapons like swords or is a form of Unarmed Combat...

It does look like hiring an NPC or going cyborg are the quickest ways to fill the gap. There are expert Robots - but we probably can't afford one.

Krakrefr - pity nukes are banned by the Imperium - who happen to be in orbit with a fleet - isn't it? Perhaps we need to spread the tech among the locals and let them take themselves out....



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I can't track down Martial arts, must be in a supplement I haven't read properly.. Aericsteele will know whether it covers weapons like swords or is a form of Unarmed Combat...


Reading through the core rulebook it seems to me that Martial Arts and melee could be interchangeable with Melee being the skill and martial arts being more of a descriptor of the skill if that makes any sense. Therefore I think martial arts fits more under the Melee skill than it does Athletics which "Effectively augments a character's physical characteristics..." And represents the character being "A trained athlete and is physically fit."

The Melee skill covers hand-to-hand combat and includes specialties but if you have a skill of 1 in one of the specialties such as unarmed combat, you would have a skill 0 in the others such as blade or bludgeon. The character would be able to represent their martial arts training through ranks in various specialties of the the Melee skill. In fact the Melee skill does mention martial arts:

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Unarmed Combat: Whether it is trained martial arts or street fighting learned the hard way, this is the skill for using your body as a weapon.


So, yes Melee (Blade) would be the skill Silver would need to use for his fold sword. You can't apply a skill point to the entire cluster of melee skills; you have to apply the skill level to a specialization, but when you do the other skills in the cluster are automatically treated as Skill/0.

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Melee (Sword) I get.

Would Martial Arts then be Melee - like Melee (Martial Arts)?

And would Athletics drop to a skill 0 level or would I retain Athletics at level 2?


 
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