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Old 01-10-2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default New Talents?

Well the search features reveals a thread of this title some time back, but it got off topic by post two...


So let's try again?

Anyone have new talents they've added to their games? What skills do they affect and what reaction bonuses do they give?
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:19 PM   #2
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Memetic Engineer: Carousing, Connoisseur, Current Affairs, Intelligence Analysis, Market Analysis, Politics, Propaganda, Public Speaking, Sociology, Teaching and Writing. Reaction Bonus: any reaction roll made under the rules for Psychological Warfare (p. 359) or to influence a group in the long term. 10 points / level.
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:41 PM   #3
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Computer Wizard: Computer Hacking, Computer Operation, Computer Programming, Engineer (Electronics), Research; Reaction bonus applies to computer programmers and hackers; 5 points/level.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:31 PM   #4
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Military Genius: Strategy, Tactics, Leadership, and Soldier. Reaction bonus from soldiers and military types. 5 pts/level.

There's a lot of variations on this talent - this is the minimal version for a guy who is just a good officer/leader, but not an Alexander or Patton. For someone like them, I'd go more with:

Born to Conquer: Strategy, Tactics, Leadership, Soldier, Public Speaking, Administration, Combat Engineering, Diplomacy, and Savoir-Faire (Military). Reaction bonus from soldiers and military types. 10 pts/level.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:49 PM   #5
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I think some talents should be able to affect some of its listed skills under specific conditions.

Failing that:
Criminal Thinking: Your obsession with criminals, terrorists and the unhinged provides strange insight but it probably isn't healthy. Criminology, Detect Lies, Interrogation, Psychology, Search and Streetwise. Reaction bonus: detectives and psychologists. 5 points/level
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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Perverted Mind: Your obsession with criminals, terrorists and the unhinged provides strange insught but it probably isn't healthy; Criminology, Detect Lies, Interrogation, Psychology, Search and Streetwise.
I like this one. I wonder if I have some levels in it myself...

Back on topic, why would this Talent include Search?
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:57 PM   #7
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Military Genius: Strategy, Tactics, Leadership, and Soldier. Reaction bonus from soldiers and military types. 5 pts/level.

There's a lot of variations on this talent - this is the minimal version for a guy who is just a good officer/leader, but not an Alexander or Patton. For someone like them, I'd go more with:

Born to Conquer: Strategy, Tactics, Leadership, Soldier, Public Speaking, Administration, Combat Engineering, Diplomacy, and Savoir-Faire (Military). Reaction bonus from soldiers and military types. 10 pts/level.
Very similar to my game's:

Talent: Military Leader 10 pts/level
Administration
Diplomacy
History (Military)
Intelligence Analysis
Intimidation
Leadership
Politics
Public Speaking
Savoir-Faire (Military)
Strategy
Tactics
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:39 PM   #8
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That's a better version of Born to Conquer than mine.

I also had a Detective Talent: Criminology, Detect Lies, Interrogation, Forensics, Search, Observation, and Streetwise. 10 pts/level. It's sort of an enhanced version of the Perverted Mind talent.
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:46 PM   #9
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I think some talents should be able to affect some of its listed skills under specific conditions.

Failing that:
Perverted Mind: Your obsession with criminals, terrorists and the unhinged provides strange insught but it probably isn't healthy; Criminology, Detect Lies, Interrogation, Psychology, Search and Streetwise. Reaction bonus: detectives and psychologists. 5 points/level
Cool, but I'd rename it; the name you use would seem to give a bonus to Sex Appeal, Connouiseur (Opposite Sex), Knot Tying, Whip, and Erotic Art. ;-)
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:34 PM   #10
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Computer Wizard: Computer Hacking, Computer Operation, Computer Programming, Engineer (Electronics), Research; Reaction bonus applies to computer programmers and hackers; 5 points/level.
I would add Mathematics (Computer Science and Cryptology). The other specializations don't really fit.
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