Stars Edge Redux
You are a scholar. Usually a university professor or private instructor, but you may be a teacher or researcher as well. People often bring mysteries to you hoping for expert help. There’s a galaxy full of interesting things to learn and interesting people to teach, and you’re not going to let little things like potential death stop you.
A total of 20 points selected from Claim to Hospitality (Universities) [variable], Cultural Adaptability [10 or 20], Cultural Familiarity [1 or 2], Eidetic Memory [5 or 10], Favor [variable], Language Talent 10, Languages [variable], Lightning Calculator [2 or 5], Mathematical Ability [10/level], positive Reputation [variable], Single-Minded 5, Tenure 5, Versatile 5, Voice 10, or above-average Wealth [variable].
Language (of scholarship; None/Accented) 2. • 20 points chosen from among IQ +1 20, Claim to Hospitality (Universities) [5 to 10], Eidetic Memory 5, Language Talent 10, Single-Minded 5, Status [5/level], Tenure 5, or Versatile 5.
A total of -20 points selected from Absent-Mindedness [-15], Clueless [-10], Code of Honor (Professional) [-5], Combat Paralysis [-15], Cowardice [-10*], Curious [-5*], Dependents [variable], Duty (Teaching) [variable], Enemy (Academic rival) [variable], Fearfulness [-2/level], Gluttony [-5*], Honesty [-10*], Indecisive [-10*], Intolerance (Uneducated people) [-5], Jealousy [-10], Laziness [-10], Low Empathy [-20], Low Pain Threshold [-10], No Sense of Humor [-10], Oblivious [-5], Obsession [-5* or -10*], Odious Personal Habits [-5, -10, or -15], Overconfidence [-5*], Pacifism [variable], Phobias [variable], Post-Combat Shakes [-5*], negative Reputation [variable], Secret [-5 to -20], Selfish [-5*], Sense of Duty [-2 to -20], Space Sickness [-10], Squeamish [-10*], Stubbornness [-5*], Truthfulness [-5*], Unfit [-5 or -15], Unluckiness [-10], Workaholic [-5], or Xenophilia [-10*].
30 points chosen from among Absent Mindedness [-15], Bad Sight (Nearsighted; Correctable) [-10], Bad Temper [-10*], Clueless [-10], Code of Honor (Professional) [-5], Combat Paralysis [-15], Curious [-5*], Delusions (Crazy pet theory) [-5], Duty (Teaching; 12 or less; Nonhazardous) [-5], Hard of Hearing [-10], Indecisive [-10*], Jealousy [-10], Odious Personal Habit (Lecturing) [-5], Oblivious [-5], Obsession (Proving theory) [-5*], Pacifism [-5 to -30], Post-Combat Shakes [-5*], Stubbornness [-5], or Unfit [-5].
Teaching (A) IQ+1 4-14; plus two of Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Programming, Cryptography, Economics, Expert Skill (any), Geography, Geology, History, Law (any), Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physiology, Physician, Psychology, Sociology, or Theology, all (H) IQ 4-13, or Biology, Physics, Surgery, or Weird Science, all (VH) IQ-1 4-12.
Two of Administration, Public Speaking + , Teaching, or Writing + , all (A) IQ 2-13.
A total of 4 points in Savoir-Faire (Academic or High Society) (IQ/E) +, the other skills in this template, or more Languages.
Scientist (0 CP)
Add Lightning Calculator 2, Mathematical Ability [10/level], and more Per [5/level] to possible advantages; Loner [-5*] and Workaholic [-5] to possible disadvantages; Computer Operation (E) IQ+1 2-14 and Electronics Operation (Scientific, Sensors, or Sonar) (A) IQ 2-13 to possible secondary skills; and Hazardous Materials (any) (IQ/A) to possible background skills. • Replace primary skills with: Mathematics (any) (H) IQ-1 2-12; Research (A) IQ 2-13; and pick either two “scientific” skills such as Astronomy, Bioengineering (any), Chemistry, Computer Programming, Engineer (any), Expert Skill (Epidemiology, Hydrology, Natural Philosophy, etc.), Geology, Metallurgy, Paleontology, or Psychology, all (H) IQ+1 8-14, or one of Biology or Physics, both (VH) IQ+2 16-15.