Okay, I guess that's all the votes we're getting. Looks like ship wins.
I'll be taking between 4 and 6 players, based on fiat and background. Since you are serving on a starship (the recently refitted (after 30 years of service) USS Excelsior
), you will all be members of Starfleet.
Creation is SPIRIT
, with 6 points to spend.
In addition to the 6 SPIRIT points to spend, you will have an additional 6 points to divide between the scores of Rank, Experience/Expertise, and Commerce/Contacts.Rank
is just that - Rank in Starfleet. It also represents the service record that comes with your promotions.
0 - Enlisted. Crewman, Petty Officer or Chief.
1 - Ensign.
2 - Lieutenant, junior grade
3 - Lieutenant
4 - Lieutenant Commander
5 - Commander
6 - Captain (only one Captain will be allowed)
For each point invested in Rank, you can choose one Starfleet-related task to gain a +1 in (examples include Starship Engineering, Diplomacy, Starship or Ground Tactics). You may choose the same task twice, for a +2 bonus, but cannot raise a bonus beyond +2 with Rank.Experience
is experience related to starships that may or may not be Starfleet related, but experience that did not result in promotions. The same grouping may also be referred to as Expertise
, in which case it reflects natural aptitudes and ability rather than direct experience.
In either case, each point invested in Experience/Expertise allows you to choose a starship or combat task to gain a +1 in. Examples would include Warp Field Mechanics, Starship Engineering, Hand-to-Hand or Phaser Combat. Experience/Expertise can grant a maximum of a +3 bonus. Commerce
represents non-Starfleet experience, skills from civilian life. Alternatively, it can be expressed as Contacts
, bonuses derived from knowing the right people, usually from outside Starfleet.
Each point invested in Commerce/Contacts grants a +1 bonus to a task not related to starships or combat, such as Diplomacy, Gambling, Haggling. Commerce/Contacts can grant a maximum of a +3 bonus.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, either here or by IM if you have it.