Stars Edge Redux
Rooting out crime and rooting out evil are parallel missions – the detective may easily turn from one to the other. Police investigators and private eyes each have their own problems and advantages, but both see the galaxy as a puzzle to be solved and a challenge to be beaten.
20 points chosen from among DX or IQ +1 20, Will or Per +1 to +4 [5/level], Acute Vision [2/level], Administrative or Police Rank [5/level], Ally (Partner; Built on 75%; 15 or less) 9, Combat Reflexes 15, Contacts (Police or Street; Skill-12; 12 or less; Somewhat Reliable) [2/Contact], Fearlessness [2/level], Intuition 15, Legal Enforcement Powers [Varies], Patron [Varies], Reputation [Varies], Sensitivity or Empathy [5 or 15], or Single-Minded 5.
-30 points chosen from among Addiction [Varies], Alcoholism [-15], Bad Temper [-10*], Callous [-5], Code of Honor (Cop’s or P.I.’s) [-5], Curious [-5*], Duty (Police department; 15 or less) [-15], Honesty [-10*] or Secret (Corrupt) [-5 or -10], Insomniac [-10 or -15], Nightmares [-5*], Obsession (Nailing the perp) [-5*], Overconfidence [-5*], Sadism [-15*], Sense of Duty (Clients) [-5] or (The City) [-10], Weirdness Magnet [-15], or Workaholic [-5].
Area Knowledge (City) (E) IQ+1 2-13; Criminology (A) IQ+1 4-13; and Detect Lies (H) Per-1 2-12. • Either Forced Entry (E) DX+1 2-11 or Lockpicking (A) IQ 2-12. • Either Forensics (H) IQ-1 2-11 or Shadowing (A) IQ 2-12. • Either Guns (Pistol) (E) DX+2 4-12 or Shortsword (A) DX+1 4-11. • Either Interrogation (A) IQ+1 4-13 or Intimidation (A) Will+1 4-13.
Stealth (A) DX 2-10 and Streetwise (A) IQ 2-12. • One of Brawling (E) DX+1 2-11, Boxing (A) DX 2-10, or Karate (H) DX-1 2-9. • Three of Driving (any) (A) DX-1 1-9; Savoir-Faire (Police) (E) IQ 1-12; Acting, Administration, Electronics Operation (Security or Surveillance), Fast-Talk, Holdout, Photography, Research, or Writing, all (A) IQ-1 1-11; Running (A) HT-1 1-10; or Observation, Search, or Tracking, all (A) Per-1 1-12.
A total of 6 points in Computer Operation (IQ/E), Diplomacy (IQ/H), First Aid (IQ/E), Public Speaking (IQ/A), or any primary or secondary skill.