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Old 09-12-2007, 10:31 PM   #11
Rocket Man
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Default Re: Languages Question

Originally Posted by thastygliax
Another way to do it would be to simply invert the rules for related languages (p. B506), where similar languages grant a "default" at a lower level of fluency. A truly alien language might require an extra point or two to reach the Broken level (possibly adding a new step of Very Broken, where the usual Broken penalties are increased?). Such languages could also be capped at Accented for species whose vocal equipment is truly incapable of reproducing "Native" fluency.
Champions (pardon me, Hero) works pretty much the same way. Extremely similar languages are a point or two cheaper (such as German to Yiddish) while languages with no point of contact at all are one point more expensive (Japanese to Hebrew).
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