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Macus74Bishop November 8th, 2017 03:02 PM

HASS (Homogeneity, Acceptance, Strangeness, Symbols)
 
Has anyone seen, encountered or worked on HASS? I have read the definitions in the T5 rules, but I was looking for more detail. If there is none I am interested in writing something up for all of us detail freaks.

GypsyComet November 9th, 2017 01:51 AM

They are intended to be relative instead of absolute, but I realize that won't stop the "detail freaks" from trying.

Nathan Brazil November 9th, 2017 07:31 AM

I had been hoping they could be used as DMs for social interactions. Like:
1.Record your homeworld's HASS score.
2.During chargen, every term, modify your HASS 1 point closer to "interstellar norms" as you become more "cosmopolitan"
3.During play, when appropriate, apply the difference of appropriate value(s) between two characters as a -DM during a social interaction.
Quote:

"What we have here, is a failure to communicate" - some penal officer
When that DM makes the difference in failure, hilarity ensues. :coffeesip:

Maksim-Smelchak November 9th, 2017 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GypsyComet (Post 576952)
They are intended to be relative instead of absolute, but I realize that won't stop the "detail freaks" from trying.

I wrote an article on this for Imperial Lines... Maybe it's time to share it...

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

GypsyComet November 9th, 2017 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nathan Brazil (Post 576961)
apply the difference of appropriate value(s) between two characters as a -DM during a social interaction.When that DM makes the difference in failure, hilarity ensues.

Sounds like a good application.

All four make good RP cues for both PCs coming from a given set of values and PCs interacting with visited worlds and their inhabitants.

As an example, we had a ship rescue encounter with a bunch of kids. Once we established their homeworld and looked at its HASS, we realized they were literally Boy Scouts. High H but moderate Acceptance, lowish Strangeness, and high Symbols, all from the local High Pop.

Lots of popcorn sales to afford that trip...


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