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Old April 4th, 2020, 04:21 AM
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Default First attempt at character gen, wondering where I went wrong

I got 5.10 just before Christmas, and went through character generation. I am looking for pointers, as I am unsure if I got it right. I have not played Traveller in at least 30 years, still have the "little black books" but love the game.... Please tell me where I went wrong.... (this may be a wall of text)

Some die rolls were not recorded ( brain farts / forgetfulness)

DOB: 008 (year undetermined) I based the day on the day of the year I started (08/01/20).

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 (I did forget to record for dna)
09 12 10 11 05 06
9 C A B 5 6

Birthworld: D1: 4 D2: 3 = Uakye 1085 spin B439598-D Ni

Parents decide to move to a better world to raise the child...

Homeworld: D1: 6 D2: 1 = Rhylanor 2716 spin A434934-F Hi Cp

Homeworld skills - Streetwise - 1
Admin - 1

Pre-career education / training (Edu = 5 , decides college)

Term 1

College (roll unrecorded): Year 1 pass (roll not recorded) Major + 1
Year 2 pass (roll not recorded) Major + 1
Minor + 1
Year 3 fail - roll 6 + 6 (C4)
Roll for waiver - 7 - fail (die roll not recorded)

Roll for NOTC 6 + 6 (C4) fail....

No graduation, so decides to try again, wants to join the scouts and wants to increase education (wants 8 minimum) - *Here I an unsure if this path should have been terminated, but in the "real world" you can attempt schooling more than once*

Select Major - Astrogator - 2
Select Minor - Chef - 1

Term 2

Tries college again....

Roll 5+3 = 8 vs C4 / Int 11 pass

Year 1 (pass) Major + 1
Year 2 (pass) Major + 1 Minor + 1
Year 3 (pass) Major + 1
Year 4 (pass) Major + 1 Minor + 1

Major : Astrogator x 4 = 4
Minor : Archaeology x 2 = 2

Graduation : C5 / Edu = 8
Honours: roll- 4+3=7 pass + 1 Major--> Astrogator
(BA)

NOTC : roll 5 + 1=6 vs C4 / Int pass
| Astrogator - 1
| Navy Officer - 1
|
----> Flight School ( 1 year simultaneous) Roll : 6 + 5 = 11 vs C4 Int pass.

Pilot - 3
Branch - Flight
Commissioned - O1 -- Astrogator - 1

Will do at least one term in the navy as required.....

Navy term 1.

Elects to try select branch (flight) roll 4+1=5 got it...

Year 1: Flight school (Is this correct?) Pilot-3 (confused)
Year 2: Siege ---- Skill roll : 6 - Sensors-1
Year 3: Battle ---- Skill roll : 3 - Pilot-1
Year 4: Mission --- Skill roll : 2 - Admin-1

*Year 1 skill roll - Personal = 2 - C2 + 1 (Dex +1)

Risk select...

-2 vs C2 (dex 12)
(12-2-3-2=5)

Roll 2 + 2 = 4 (phew !!!)

Reward....

(12+2+3-2=15)

Roll 4 + 5 = 9 + 2 = 11
=9+1=10 MCUF (is this correct???)

Muster...

Medal: MCUF
Roll benefits (on all): 2+1 - Wafer chip (unwanted) reroll....
4+1 - C1 (Str) + 1
3+1 - C5 (Edu) + 1

Now on to the scout service.....

Join scouts service: C2 = 13 - roll : 6+5=11 - success

Term 1: (Explorer) <-- Chosen as I can se no roll requirement (8 skills!!?)

Year 1: Exploration... Survey-1, Survival-1
Year 2: Exploration... Survey-1, Animals-1
Year 3: Personal... C2+1(dex) , C5+1(edu)
Year 4: Exploration: Survey ; Personal: C2(dex)+1

Risk mod selected: -2

Risk: C2:13-2(flux)-1=10:roll 3+1=4 uninjured
Reward: C2:13+2=15 : roll 6+3=9 discovery *land grant *fame+1

Continue..... Roll... 4+4=8 vs C4 (int) yes.

Muster for term 1 (done after next term)
Benefit : C5 + 1
Money: Star pass


Term 2 scout service, exploration for same reasons as term 1.

Year 1 : Business x 2 : Diplomat-1 , Fighter-1
Year 2 : Business x 2 : Diplomat-1 , Diplomat-1
Year 3 : Personal : C4 (int) +1 , Vocation: Survey-1
Year 4 : Business x2 : Fighter-1 , Sensors-1

Risk mod selected -2 C4

Risk: C4=11 -2 =9 --> roll 1+1=2 (unharmed) * Forgot flux here* (cannot fail though)

Reward: C4=11+2=13 --> roll 3+6=9 (discovery) *Land grant *fame +1

Continue..... roll 6+5=11 vs C4 (Int) Can do...

Sanity -1

Muster.... Benefit - Ship share
Benefit - Ship share *** I did screw up and have to remove 2 muster benefits as I had taken two too many, I think I got it accurate..... I hope.

At this point I am wondering if it is a good point to call it, and adventure. (not that I can) Or if as I had planned, to do a term in the merchants or two (gotta make those credits)

Also, when does a character start ? I do not remember seeing an age. I am thinking college could be at 16, as this would make sense from a real world perspective.

Any pointers would be great, and thank you in advance for offering any.

Does look like a much more highly skilled character than from what seemed possible from the original, but makes sense.

And yes, I have not taken knowledges as of yet or particular fighter (firearm) skills, these can be decided upon if I work out the wrinkles.

Have a good one Travellers.....
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Term 1

College (roll unrecorded): Year 1 pass (roll not recorded) Major + 1
Year 2 pass (roll not recorded) Major + 1
Minor + 1
Year 3 fail - roll 6 + 6 (C4)
Roll for waiver - 7 - fail (die roll not recorded)
You should still complete the fourth year even if you can't graduate. The last year can still provide a skill level.


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No graduation, so decides to try again, wants to join the scouts and wants to increase education (wants 8 minimum) - *Here I an unsure if this path should have been terminated, but in the "real world" you can attempt schooling more than once*
There is no limit, and you can explicitly attend education in later terms, see Later Education, B1p59. Attend as many colleges as you like.



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Term 2

Tries college again....

Roll 5+3 = 8 vs C4 / Int 11 pass

Year 1 (pass) Major + 1
Year 2 (pass) Major + 1 Minor + 1
Year 3 (pass) Major + 1
Year 4 (pass) Major + 1 Minor + 1

Major : Astrogator x 4 = 4
Minor : Archaeology x 2 = 2

Graduation : C5 / Edu = 8
Honours: roll- 4+3=7 pass + 1 Major--> Astrogator
(BA)

NOTC : roll 5 + 1=6 vs C4 / Int pass
| Astrogator - 1
| Navy Officer - 1
|
----> Flight School ( 1 year simultaneous) Roll : 6 + 5 = 11 vs C4 Int pass.

Pilot - 3
Branch - Flight
Commissioned - O1 -- Astrogator - 1

Will do at least one term in the navy as required.....
Flight School is not simultaneous with the college, it requires graduation. Flight School can be attended the first year in the navy term, see "Flight School" B2p62.

Flight School is education, so can't provide Skills, only Knowledges, see sidebar "The Knowledge-only Skills" B1p63. Since you can't get Pilot skill you have to choose Small craft, ACS, or BCS knowledge instead.


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Navy term 1.

Elects to try select branch (flight) roll 4+1=5 got it...

Year 1: Flight school (Is this correct?) Pilot-3 (confused)
Year 2: Siege ---- Skill roll : 6 - Sensors-1
Year 3: Battle ---- Skill roll : 3 - Pilot-1
Year 4: Mission --- Skill roll : 2 - Admin-1

*Year 1 skill roll - Personal = 2 - C2 + 1 (Dex +1)

Risk select...

-2 vs C2 (dex 12)
(12-2-3-2=5)

Roll 2 + 2 = 4 (phew !!!)

Reward....

(12+2+3-2=15)

Roll 4 + 5 = 9 + 2 = 11
=9+1=10 MCUF (is this correct???)

Muster...

Medal: MCUF
Roll benefits (on all): 2+1 - Wafer chip (unwanted) reroll....
4+1 - C1 (Str) + 1
3+1 - C5 (Edu) + 1
Flight Branch is automatic if graduating Flight School, no roll necessary.


Skills are rolled after risk/reward. Each skill roll can be selected from Personal or any operation performed during the term, so for each roll a table is selected. E.g. you could roll all four skills on Battle table. See Acquiring Skills, B1p65.


Very brave to take a bravery mod with the risky Mission.
The mods on the Risk roll are reversed on the Reward roll so:
roll ≤ CC + mods = 12 + 2 + 3 + 2 = 19 for success, so automatic success.

Yes, an unmodified roll of 9 (+1 for officer) awards a MCUF and a +2 mod on promotion.

You were commissioned last term in NOTC, so you should roll for promotion this term. With the bravery mod and medal you have a good chance.


With one term in the Spacer career you only get one mustering out roll (you need a MCG or better for more). You can't re-roll unwanted results, but if the Jack is inappropriate for your campaign I would allow it.



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Also, when does a character start ? I do not remember seeing an age. I am thinking college could be at 16, as this would make sense from a real world perspective.
Start at age 18, see B1p89.
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Thank you for the tips. Helped clear some things up for me.
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