Non-Nobles in Nobility career

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Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:54 am

How often have you generated characters in the Nobility career that didn't have noble social standing? I thought it was kind of cool this can happen, like a 7 SOC character being allowed in and maybe gaining some SOC in the process.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby mr31337 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:07 am

ShawnDriscoll wrote:How often have you generated characters in the Nobility career that didn't have noble social standing? I thought it was kind of cool this can happen, like a 7 SOC character being allowed in and maybe gaining some SOC in the process.
A couple of times, and sure it's cool, but the characters never seemed very well suited to crewing a starship. :P
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:45 pm

Mine didn't get promoted beyond Wastrel if a remember.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby Greylond » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:41 pm

Been working on some Pregens for an upcoming Demo. Think I'll try to make one like this... :)
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby Greylond » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:05 pm

Ok, here's one that I rolled up. Came out rather well IMO...

Intial Rolls:

Str:8
Dex:10
End:8
Int:10
Edu:10
Soc:7

(yea, I rolled pretty dang good)

Homeworld: High Tech/Rich
Background Skills: Computer, Carouse, Drive, Language

1st Term:
Dilettante
Qualification
Rolled a 10(lucky roll)

Basic Training
Admin
Avocate
Comms
Diplomat
Investigate
Persuade

Dilettante:
Gambler

Event: 4 Life as a Playboy- Streetwise
Advanced to Rank 1 - Gambler

2nd Term
Flyer
Event- Manipulate/Charmed High Society, picked up Steward Skill
Advanced to Rank 2 Carouse 1; Jack of all Trades

3rd Term
Jack of Trades
Event: 6- Politics Player- Advocate; Rival
Rank 3: Deception

4th Term
Carouse
Event 10: Charm High Society Persuade; Ally& Rival
No Advancement this term

5th Term
Flyer
Event 3: Challenged to a Duel of Honor with Blades. Injured(-2 End) Medical bill to recover it(10k). Melee
Rank 4 Persuade 1; Carouse

6th Term
Gambler
Event Admin; Rival
Rank 5; Streetwise
-1 Str due to Aging

Retires
Benefit Rolls 6 +3 Bonus(Rank 5); +1 DM to all rolls
Yacht
+1 Soc
+1 Soc; Yacht
+1 Soc
+1 Soc
Blade
+1 Soc
50,000 Credits
Blade(taking Melee skill)


Finishing up:

Str: 7
Dex: 10
End: 8
Int: 10
Edu: 10
Soc: 12

10 Ship Shares for a Yacht, 50K credits and a Blade
Solo Generation Skill: Vacc Suit 1
Medical Bills= $5,000(END recovery)
Retirement pay= 12,000 per year
Purchase a Yacht= 50.517Mcr
Ship Shares=5,051700
Yacht Mortage= 45,465,300
Yacht Monthly Payment= 189438.75

Admin 1
Avocate 0
Carouse 2
Comms 0
Computer0
Deception 0
Diplomat 0
Drive 0
Flyer 1
Gambler 2
Investigate 0
JoT 1
Language 0
Melee 1
Persuade 1
Steward 0
Streetwise 1
Vacc Suit 1

With a character like this, I think I'd take the Yacht, hire a small crew and fit it out as a very exclusive travelling casino.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby silburnl » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:22 am

Greylond wrote:Ok, here's one that I rolled up. Came out rather well IMO...

<snippage>

With a character like this, I think I'd take the Yacht, hire a small crew and fit it out as a very exclusive travelling casino.
That's a pretty good version of Cy Tolliver (from seasons 2 & 3 of Deadwood). Nice.

Alternatively - he should steer clear of high stakes games against hotshot Corellian smugglers if he wants to hold on to his yacht...

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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:58 pm

My computer just rolled a noble character that was kicked out because of a family scandal (a drop in SOC). He then gets drafted into the Navy as a Flight specialist guy at 26. Starting as a crewman, he eventually leaves the Navy as an admiral at age 54. He's an Archduke (SOC 16).

I need to keep this one.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby Greylond » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:02 pm

Very cool sounding character. IMO, This is why random chargen is so great.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby JP42 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:29 pm

Greylond wrote:Very cool sounding character. IMO, This is why random chargen is so great.
Speaking as a frustrated writer, there's little I like more than crafting backstories around the crazy mix of stuff you get from random chargen.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby Greylond » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:46 pm

A long time ago, mid-80s, I read commentary about RPG GMs saying that GMs are mostly just frustrated writers. Can't remember who said that but I always loved that comparison. And yea, to me randomness is a fun journey.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:39 pm

The GMs I knew in the '80s were horrible actor want-a-bees
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby Nuclear Fridge Magnet » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:05 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:The GMs I knew in the '80s were horrible actor want-a-bees
Hmm. Sounds like a passable description of me when I was a GM back in the '80s... :oops:
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:35 pm

I forgot about the SOC boost a character gets when becoming a General. Went from Social Standing 3 to 10. Pretty cool.
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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby Egil Skallagrimsson » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:37 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:How often have you generated characters in the Nobility career that didn't have noble social standing? I thought it was kind of cool this can happen, like a 7 SOC character being allowed in and maybe gaining some SOC in the process.
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To be honest, never tried, but if you roll a 10 or higher, you would get into a noble career, even with a low SOC.

I suppose that in the Imperium the noblity are a kind of civil service, so the appointment of the odd social mis-fit, or perhaps by-blow of a noble family, can be easily accomodated.

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Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

Postby Jame Rowe » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:22 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:How often have you generated characters in the Nobility career that didn't have noble social standing? I thought it was kind of cool this can happen, like a 7 SOC character being allowed in and maybe gaining some SOC in the process.
I would make non-nobles able to enter the Administrator or Diplomat paths out of the core book (I don't have Dillettante yet) as those are more likely to accept smart or slick-tongued commoners in.
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