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Old August 17th, 2007, 07:33 PM
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The outline I'm currently looking at has either eleven or thirteen career options, depending on how you look at Drifter (your alternative to being drafted) and Something_Psionics_Related_That_Might_End_Up_Being _Called_Psionist, which isn't normally available in standard chargen.
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Great!

So now we have to guess what the careers are!

OK. Here goes:

Army
Navy
Marine
Scout
Merchant

....they're a given....but..

Agent?
Noble?
Entertainer?
Rogue?
Scholar?
Medic?

...and finally, the two we know:

Drifter
Psionicist

With the last one indicating that psionics may make the core rules!
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Diplomat?
Technician?

What were the classes used in T20 again?
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What about Mercenary?
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Considering the 3rd Imperium's distaste for psionics would it have a readily availble psionist career path or class? I would think that any psionist character class or profession would best be described in a setting book. Psionics in SST would be handled differently than in the OTU.
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Considering the 3rd Imperium's distaste for psionics would it have a readily available psionist career path or class? I would think that any psionist character class or profession would best be described in a setting book. Psionics in SST would be handled differently than in the OTU.
A small point:

Other star empires do not feel that way (Zho). For MT and TNE campaigns, there is no 3rd Imperium. The 4th Imperium has bigger problems to deal with than an activist Psi Institute.

It is the 3rd Imperium setting book that might need to exclude the class.

My 2 cents.
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ARMY: the character specializes in combat skills and big guns.
MARINES: the character specializes in vacc suit, combat skills and big guns.
MERCENARY: the character specializes in combat skills and big guns, and is available to the highest bidder.

How many career paths do we need with almost identical skill lists? Lump all of the "Warrior" professions together and create "branches" to accommodate the many flavors of professional warrior.
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Well, the army and marines aren't 'warriors' as much as 'soldiers', really. But, I too think that having a mercenary career isn't necessary. Partially because, as was pointed out, martial-heavy careers are already well represented, secondly because mercenary isn't a career where you learn skills particularly.

A mercenary is something you might become after having served (and been trained) in a military career.

That said, I think the fact that Army, Marines, Navy and Scouts have always been present throughout the Traveller game's history, does tend to point to their inclusion here again. I might be wrong though.
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It is the 3rd Imperium setting book that might need to exclude the class.
To be precise, the 3rd Imperium after 800.
That would incidentally be a nice campaign setting: During the psionic suppressions. X-Men, Traveller style!
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The outline I'm currently looking at has either eleven or thirteen career options, depending on how you look at Drifter (your alternative to being drafted) and Something_Psionics_Related_That_Might_End_Up_Being _Called_Psionist, which isn't normally available in standard chargen.
Just the vague answer we like :-)

Well my guess would be;

Army
Navy
Marines
Scouts
Merchants

Agent
Rogue
Pirate
Belter
Noble
Professional (which covers most civy jobs like doctors, engineers, entertainers, hunters etc.)

Hmmmm. Barbarian seems to be missing. I'm not a great lover of the career, but some people do see it as a Traveller staple.
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