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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:51 PM
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Default Aging in T5

I've been reviewing character generation, in preparation for "recreating" one of my characters in T5 - Dalthor Et Magera. I'll be posting the complete process, rationale, and history in a different thread. It'll be specific to my campaign - see the link in my sig if you want a bit more detail.

Looking at the aging tables, them seem a bit "dated" to me. Considering the technology and history of the Imperium, and looking at our current society, I have updated the life stages for my campaign.

Code:
Human Life Stages

No	Life Stage	   Years	Terms
0	Infancy		   0-1		1/2	
1	Childhood	   2-9		2
2	Adolescence	   10-17	2
3	Young Adult*	   18-29	3
4	Adult		   30-41	3
5	Peak		   42-53	3
6	Mid-life	   54-65	3
7	Senior		   66-77	3
8	Elder		   78-89	3
9	Retirement	   90+
This reflects what I see today, plus some fudging based on what I think is the minimum that would be available in the far future.

I'm also including the aging table I use IMTU for the Varans, my sophont race. If you scanned the Mikhail sector, and read Varan history, the table below reflects the aging benefits of the Winnowing.

Code:
Varan Life Stages (IMTU)

No	Life Stage	   Years	Terms
0	Infancy		   0-1		1/2	
1	Childhood	   2-9		2
2	Adolescence	   10-17	2
3	Young Adult*	   18-33	4
4	Adult		   34-49	4
5	Peak		   50-65	4
6	Mid-life	   66-81	4
7	Senior		   82-97	4
8	Elder		   98-113	4
9	Retirement	   114+
Do y'all feel that these would be logical updates to aging, based on what you'd expect to see in the Traveller universe?
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Sir Dalthor Et Magera, TAS Life Member (Dagu/Ikabi) #0254
Knight of the Domain of Deneb, Spin 1932 Mithras C8B5568-8 Fl Ni Px
Baron of the Imperial Core, Core 2336 Adan D661696-6 Ni Ri
Count of the Third Imperium, Dagu 1929 Ikabi C0009DE-B Ni Ri
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My work-in-progress: http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Varan_Republic

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