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Arkelias
post Aug 22 2003, 03:14 PM
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During character creation can I buy a skill higher than its linked attribute? If so does it cost any extra points?
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Talia Invierno
post Aug 22 2003, 03:31 PM
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IIRC yes up to the maximum, but at double cost above the attribute.
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Ronin Soul
post Aug 22 2003, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE (Talia Invierno @ Aug 23 2003, 01:31 AM)
IIRC yes up to the maximum, but at double cost above the attribute.

Yep, that's correct. For each skill point you pay over your level in the linked attribute, you pay two points instead of one (which gets expensive quickly). Both the skill example for the Covert Ops Specialist in the Character Creation Chapter and the Skills Chapter bear that one out.

And the maximum skill rating without specialising is 6. People tend to forget that a lot for some weird reason.
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post Aug 23 2003, 12:05 PM
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Above = correct. To clarify with example:

You have Charisma 3. You want Etiquette 6.

You pay:
1 point for each increase up to etiquette 3 (total 3)
2 points for each increase up to eqiquette 6 (6 more)
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9 skill points spent in total for an eqtiquette 6 skill, when your charisma is 3
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post Aug 23 2003, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE (Ronin Soul)
And the maximum skill rating without specialising is 6. People tend to forget that a lot for some weird reason.

People don't forget that at all, it's not a rule to be forgetting (unless it's a personal House Rule.)

As a matter of fact, page 82 of SR3 reads exactly:
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Skill ratings have no upper limit, though it becomes more difficult for a character to learn a skill when its rating is much higher than the character's linked Attribute.


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post Aug 23 2003, 03:39 PM
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Well I think he means you can't have it higher than 6 at creation, p57 of SR3 does say "No character can have a starting rating higher than 6 in any base skill (7 for specializations)." :) Obviously you can boost it all you like after you get started.
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post Aug 23 2003, 03:41 PM
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Ah, ok. My bad. Well, as long as everyone realizes it's only at char gen. :P

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