Stars Edge Redux
Writers of horror stories, general fiction, and nonfiction alike make good candidates for players. All writers do research and investigative work for their projects; this can lead them into adventures. Writers are less responsible than journalists, and less wary than academics. This, too, can lead them into adventures. And the writer may suddenly find his stories coming true.
20 points chosen from among Alcohol Tolerance 1, Higher Purpose (Artistic truth and experience) 5, Intuition 15, Less Sleep [2/level], Poet [5/level], Reputation [Varies], Sensitive 5, Serendipity 1 15, Single-Minded 5, Unfazeable 15, or Versatile 5.
-20 points chosen from among Addiction [Varies], Alcoholism [-15], Bad Sight (Correctable) [-10], Combat Paralysis [-15], Compulsive Behavior (Bibliomania) [-5*], Curious [-5*], Delusions [Varies], Jealousy [-10], Laziness [-10], Loner [-5*], Oblivious [-5], Shyness [-5 or -10], Slow Riser [-5], Stubbornness [-5], Truthfulness [-5*], Wealth [-10 or -15], or Weirdness Magnet [-15].
Speed-Reading (A) IQ-1 1-11. • One of Artist (Calligraphy) (H) IQ-1 2-11, Computer Operation (E) IQ+1 2-13, or Typing (E) DX+1 2-11. • Two of Area Knowledge (any) (E) IQ+1 2-13; Poetry or Public Speaking, both (A) IQ 2-12; or History (any), Literature, or Psychology, all (H) IQ-1 2-11.
A total of 6 points in IQ-based skills as personal subject specialties, such as:
New England Horrorist: Area Knowledge (New England) (E) IQ+1 2-13; Astronomy (Observational) and Connoisseur (Architecture), both (A) IQ-1 1-11; and Hidden Lore (Things Man Was Not Meant To Know) (A) IQ 2-12.