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Old March 8th, 2019, 02:09 PM
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In CT you can't be in another career prior to Other. Other is the name of your career. I am using the Patron table to add colour.

If you check out the Other entries in Supplement 1 you will find that even GDW didn't use their own rules to generate the Other NPC list.
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Other characters represent a broad range of individuals from the criminal
through the ordinary to the extraordinary. Rather than use the procedures from
Traveller Book 1, a modified procedure has been instituted which makes all
available skills possible for a character. In addition, characters are allowed a random
number of terms of service before being listed here. These characters may be
assumed to be armed, regardless of their possession (or lack) of weaponry expertise.
As these individuals are encountered, the referee should pencil in the occupation
the character has assumed, such as asteroid miner, computer forgery expert, petty
thief, etc.
These characters are not recommended for use as player-characters.
I just noticed something I had forgotten - in the sample Scouts section it mentions that scouts receive two skills per term, this is three years before the revised edition of CT would make this the rule as written.
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As an exception to the rules in Book 1, each Scout receives two skills per term served, rather than only one.
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The beauty of CT LBB1-3 is that the ref is free to make such decisions for themselves.
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