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Old June 21st, 2019, 11:02 AM
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Default Aging, and negative characteristics.

The character generation rules in T4 do account for aging, (p. 22.) If the character should happen to suffer a negative characteristic due to aging, at least those characteristic points are not lost. They may be spent elsewhere, with limitations. If a physical characteristic, (i.e. Strength, Dexterity, or Endurance,) was decreased, those character points may only be spent in mental/social characteristics and/or skills. Similarly, if a mental characteristic, (i.e. Intelligence,) was decreased, those character points may only be spent in physical characteristics and/or skills.

For example, if a character had their Strength reduced from 9 to 8 due to aging, then that character has 9 points they may spend elsewhere in mental/social characteristics and/or skills. (But not the other physical characteristics.)

Aging may reduce a characteristic to 0, as per the rules as written.

Also, during character creation there are several options on the career tables that include the "option" of taking negative characteristics. (A Scholar may take a negative on Strength or Dexterity, for example.) If a player chooses to take a negative characteristic that is listed on their chosen career's skills list, the same game mechanic applies. In our example, say someone making a Scholar, chooses to reduce their Dexterity from 6 to 5. They now have 6 points they may spend in physical characteristics and/or skills.

A player may not optionally choose to reduce a characteristic below 2, (the minimum possible if rolling two dice.)

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