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Old April 27th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Default Tweak for chargen #2 changing careers

So, your not being forced out of your career but your thinking of changing careers. Why not apply for a job before quitting your current one?

My tweak is that characters can apply for a new career while still in a career. This is an additional set of rules and not a modification to current rules.

- Character must meet the prior service requirements and make the required roll(s). (Required rolls are similar to qualification/enlistment roll with additional DMs possible)
- The character can stay in their current career if the application is not accepted or even if the character changes their mind and turns down the acceptance. (Maybe you got that commission you've been wanting)
- You have the option, if the application is accepted, to notify superiors and tender your resignation effective at the end of this term so that the character can muster out and start their new career.

Possible additional rules for Applications
1) Applying for a career the character has already been in
- Perhaps allow applying for a career that the character has already been in.
- Perhaps this is only allowed if the character left voluntarily.
- Perhaps you can ignore the -DM for previous careers. Having been in this career already is not a bad thing.
2) The acceptance roll
- Perhaps this is the same value as the qualification roll, perhaps it is different.
- Perhaps there is a negative DM since the character may not be applying in person.
- Perhaps there is a positive DM if the character exceeds the prior service requirements.
- Perhaps there is a positive DM if the character has acquired skills that are beneficial in new career.
- Perhaps some form of bribery or carouse skill can be used when applying.
3) Applying to multiple careers in one term
- Perhaps limit it to one application allowed per term.
- Perhaps more applications are allowed per term but there are penalties.
- Perhaps the character spends their time researching careers and working on applications so they miss out on promotion opportunities but get to file an additional application. Allow one additional application but either no promotion roll is made or their is a negative DM.
- Perhaps the character is so busy spending their time researching careers and working on applications that they don't concentrate on their career and fail to gain any new skill. Allow additional applications but no skill roll is made for this term. (I'm thinking two additional applications for this.)
- If you include all the possible applications it comes out to one application per year.
4) Application AND Qualification
- Perhaps the character can still leave their old career at the end of their term and try to qualify for a new career - just not one they applied for.
- Perhaps the character can still leave their old career at the end of their term and try to qualify for the same career they applied for and were denied. Maybe the character is less likely to get another interview and there will be a negative DM when trying to qualify for the same career.
5) Applying for the same career more than once
- Perhaps you can keep applying for the same career once each term.
6) Requirements
- Perhaps you are not required to meet the prior service requirements but there is a DM
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So, your not being forced out of your career but your thinking of changing careers. Why not apply for a job before quitting your current one?

My tweak is that characters can apply for a new career while still in a career. This is an additional set of rules and not a modification to current rules.

- Character must meet the prior service requirements and make the required roll(s). (Required rolls are similar to qualification/enlistment roll with additional DMs possible)
- The character can stay in their current career if the application is not accepted or even if the character changes their mind and turns down the acceptance. (Maybe you got that commission you've been wanting)
- You have the option, if the application is accepted, to notify superiors and tender your resignation effective at the end of this term so that the character can muster out and start their new career.

Possible additional rules for Applications
1) Applying for a career the character has already been in
- Perhaps allow applying for a career that the character has already been in.
- Perhaps this is only allowed if the character left voluntarily.
- Perhaps you can ignore the -DM for previous careers. Having been in this career already is not a bad thing.
2) The acceptance roll
- Perhaps this is the same value as the qualification roll, perhaps it is different.
- Perhaps there is a negative DM since the character may not be applying in person.
- Perhaps there is a positive DM if the character exceeds the prior service requirements.
- Perhaps there is a positive DM if the character has acquired skills that are beneficial in new career.
- Perhaps some form of bribery or carouse skill can be used when applying.
3) Applying to multiple careers in one term
- Perhaps limit it to one application allowed per term.
- Perhaps more applications are allowed per term but there are penalties.
- Perhaps the character spends their time researching careers and working on applications so they miss out on promotion opportunities but get to file an additional application. Allow one additional application but either no promotion roll is made or their is a negative DM.
- Perhaps the character is so busy spending their time researching careers and working on applications that they don't concentrate on their career and fail to gain any new skill. Allow additional applications but no skill roll is made for this term. (I'm thinking two additional applications for this.)
- If you include all the possible applications it comes out to one application per year.
4) Application AND Qualification
- Perhaps the character can still leave their old career at the end of their term and try to qualify for a new career - just not one they applied for.
- Perhaps the character can still leave their old career at the end of their term and try to qualify for the same career they applied for and were denied. Maybe the character is less likely to get another interview and there will be a negative DM when trying to qualify for the same career.
5) Applying for the same career more than once
- Perhaps you can keep applying for the same career once each term.
6) Requirements
- Perhaps you are not required to meet the prior service requirements but there is a DM
I don't know of any generating system which allows a character to have more than one career. Can one even apply for a career above the 0 term age (18)? But if you can, it seems logical that you could apply for one career while in another, especially if the two don't know about each other.
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I don't know of any generating system which allows a character to have more than one career.
I thought it was an option in MGT? Guess I'm misremembering. It must be fairly common in house rules, though. I know I've allowed it.


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I thought it was an option in MGT? Guess I'm misremembering. It must be fairly common in house rules, though. I know I've allowed it.


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I don't know of any generating system which allows a character to have more than one career. Can one even apply for a career above the 0 term age (18)? But if you can, it seems logical that you could apply for one career while in another, especially if the two don't know about each other.
Guess you have never looked at Mongoose Traveller or Traveller:The New Era.
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I don't know of any generating system which allows a character to have more than one career. Can one even apply for a career above the 0 term age (18)? But if you can, it seems logical that you could apply for one career while in another, especially if the two don't know about each other.

And even in CT it was allowed, to the Vargr (AM:3).
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