Roughly how good A Lawyer is he?

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Roughly how good A Lawyer is he?

Postby JMISBEST » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:41 am

Just for a laugh I generated A Character using 1st editions Dilettante Rules and want to know roughly how good A Lawyer he is with A Advocate /2 and the ability to add either +3 for Social Scale, +2 for Edu or +1 for Int
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Re: Roughly how good A Lawyer is he?

Postby Old School » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:15 am

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Re: Roughly how good A Lawyer is he?

Postby locarno24 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:07 pm

Skill rating 2 is generally considered "professional quality", whilst 3 is "noticeably above average" and 4 is "world class" - the sort of individual you'd expect to be famous (at least within their profession).

DM+1 is not unusual - most random characters have at least one DM+1 characteristic, so seeing a 9+ in someone's 'defining' characteristic is good but not unheard of.

DM+2 means a characteristic of 12+ EDU/12 - which puts them in the top few percentile of human achievement.

DM+3 is the most important thing here; because DM+3 means SOC15, the absolute maximum possible for a PC, which means the individual is basically a planetary duke/duchess. So (from a cynical point of view) they win legal matters by either being or having influence over those who have the authority to decide what the law is.
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