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Author Topic: Difference in skill advancement between chargen and experience  (Read 263 times)

drjones

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I've found myself wondering why character generation and subsequent in-play experience work differently in terms of skill cost. During chargen skill cost is linear; you have a certain number of points to distribute and it doesn't matter how high the character advances a skill, the cost remains the same. Experience gained during play works differently, with a weighting factor applied. I'd hypothesize that it could either be a realism factor or a simplification of game mechanics. I'm skeptical of the former possibility as the same chargen process is used for both green and elite characters; it's hard to argue that the process models some sort of more efficient skill development during adolescence and formal education.

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Re: Difference in skill advancement between chargen and experience
« Reply #1 on: 02 February 2023, 01:19:56 »
I've always viewed it as a means to prevent PCs from advancing extremely quickly so that it takes at least a little time to get to those truly exceptional statuses.

 

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