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Re: Character Development

Postby Augur » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:35 am

Advanced Training in Palladium Fantasy
From Heroes of Humanity p82

While the Western Empire stagnates and goes to war with itself, Eastern innovation and discipline have made the mercenaries of Llorn the most feared fighting men on the planet. Imperial Janissaries might be more numerous, the Red Brigade is the world's premier military force.

Through the Brigade, Private Military Schools and various Guilds the following Advanced Training Packages are available in Llorn:

  1. Salvage Expert (Provisionist) Advanced Training - 8 weeks.
  2. Close Quarters Combat Advanced Training - 12 weeks.
  3. Rescue Advanced Training - 12 weeks.
  4. Survival Advanced Training - 12 weeks.
  5. Stalking Advanced Training - 16 weeks.
  6. Stealth Advanced Training - 16 weeks.
  7. Martial Expert Advanced Training - 20 weeks.
  8. Demon Hunter Advanced Training - 32 weeks standard; 16 weeks crash course.
  9. Marksmanship Advanced Training - 12 weeks.
  10. Nonhuman Studies (Orc Hunter) Advanced Training - 32 weeks standard; 16 weeks crash course.
  11. Spycraft Advanced Training - 36 weeks in for the full course; 16 weeks for crash course.
  12. Field Intelligence Advanced Training - 42 weeks in for the full course; 16 weeks for crash course.
  13. Officer Advanced Training - 42 weeks in for the full course; 16 weeks for crash course.

    Conversion Notes:
    • Replace all inappropriate skills with the Palladium Fantasy equivalents
        (Ex: Bomar the Great, a dwarven crossbowman, trains with Red Brigade in their Marskmanship course. He replaces W.P. Rifle with W.P. Crossbow)
    • If no equivalent exists remove the skill
    • All other bonuses remain unchanged

Allowances & Restrictions:
  • The Red Brigade intends its training for Men at Arms classes. Training costs 5000 gold marks per week.
  • Palladin, Knights and Fighting Monks can get the same training at their traditional facilities. Training costs 5000 gold marks per week. It is often offered at a reduced rate, if charged at all. Work this out with your Game Master.
  • Active duty military can usually obtain this training from their existing organization.
  • Psychics, Practitioners of Magic, Scholars, and Adventurers are accepted, but must pay 7500 gold marks per week instead at the The Red Brigade's Academy (other training schools may or may not charge extra). The training regimens require modification to accommodate for these types of characters.
  • Supernatural creatures, creatures of magic, superhumans, and any other class or archetype not already mentioned are barred from the training - this is due to the policies of the Red Brigade. It should be noted, most training facilities hold to similar policies.
  • A character can pick up a second training package, but no more.
  • Training Times are given purely for story basis (and cost calculation). Some story acknowledgement of the time to do this training should occur, but it should not be a straight-jacket on the GM or the group at large.

COST: Instead of the existing "skill sacrifice method" (Listed as "Another Way!" on page 80 of Heroes of Humanity; will not be used on EU), Explorers Unlimited will offer that characters may purchase 2 Other and 3 Secondary skills through the EP menu, or may mix and match with sacrifices from skills acquired during leveling (including present unused and future unused skill slots) to pay the cost. Alternately, the player may use "Trading the Future for now" from page 80 of Heroes of Humanity.

Starting characters, in addition to the skill costs, start with advanced training, but must trade off their most favorable gear category to obtain the training.

Narrative Requirement: Players will write a three to five paragraph narrative describing their training and add it to their character's background story.

Adapted from the original rules.
"The older I get the closer Lloyd comes to making sense." ~Uncle Servo
"Well, you have been Lloyd-pilled for years." ~ Bahb Silunt
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