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Old June 4th, 2019, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Orffen View Post
Hmm, from my read of the CT JOT description, the first part makes sense. But the second seems to me at odds with the text (Starter Traveller, page 15):



My read of that is that although you can avoid negative DMs (or attempt a task without the appropriate skill when required), you can never get a positive DM when using JOT. This does mean any skill level beyond -1 has no benefit.

Curious how others approach JOT in CT - is the skill level of JOT applied as a DM?

Shocking really to see that's what they intended- I think by the early 80s we got the actual RAW because of the overpowering bit of the original skill.


My current take is that it's Skill-0 in everything and the JoaT skill level is how many times you can try to do/recover. So JoaT or JOT-4 is still an awesome sophont, just not godlike.
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