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Reist

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I'm brand new to this game and wondering if I can get some help.
Looking into acquiring new skills now that I have some experience points.
Reading through the material, it looks like I can only take each of the skills on my specialization tree once, except for the couple that are on it more than once. Am I reading that right? If so, how do I improve my character once that has been achieved, apart from taking a second specialization?
And about second specializations. I tried to see how that would effect my characters current abilities on the character generator, but I could only find the initial specialization addition.
How is a second specialization added on the character generator?
Thanks for any help you can provide. 
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Aetrion

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You can raise any skill you want up to rank 5 by spending XP, with the cost being equal to your skill's (new rank) x5 if it's a career skill, and (new rank) x 5 + 5 if it's not a career skill. Career skills are any of the ones that you can get a rank in at creation.

You don't get free skill ranks when you unlock another tree, you just gain more career skills you can rank up more cheaply.
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Character Creation:

Pick your Core Mechanic:  Obligation or Duty.  Your starting Score is based on a Party Size of 5.  If you are also a Force Using Class you also select a Morality

Select your Species:  This will give you your starting characteristics, wound threshold, strain threshold, and starting XP to spend.  You also gain some special abilities per the species selected

Pick your starting Career and Specialization: 
  • By Default you gain 4 of the Career skills and gain a free rank in them.  You then select 2 of the Specialization skills and also gain a free rank
  • Droids get to pick additional Career skills I believe it is 6
  • Force & Destiny classes get to pick 3 of the starting Career rather than 4 but gain a Force Rating of 1

Spend your starting XP:  Now you get to spend your starting XP
  • Characteristics can be increased for 10x the cost of the next rank.  ie. to go from rank 2 to rank 3 would cost your 30xp.  Furthermore going from rank 2 to rank 4 would cost you 70xp (30xp to go to rank 3 then 40xp more to go to rank 4)  The max rank you can have at character creation is 5 in any characteristic. Please note characteristics can only be increased at creation in this way.  Future increases are done through the dedication talent.
  • Career Skills can be increased for a cost of 5xp for your first rank.  Each additional ranks cost an additional 5xp.  So 2 ranks in a career skill would cost you 15xp (5xp for the first rank, 10xp for the second rank)  If you are increasing a skill that you received a free rank in from your class then you would only need to increase the 2nd rank or 10xp.  Character Creation allows you to have a max skill rank of 2 to begin with.  The exception to this is the Corellian Human allows you to go up to Rank 3 in Piloting Space or Piloting Planetary.
  • Non-Career Skills can be increased for a cost of 10xp for the first rank.  Each additional ranks cost an additional 5xp.  So 2 ranks in a non-career skill would cost you 25xp (10xp for the first rank, 15xp for the second rank)  If you are increasing a skill that you received a free rank in from your class then you would only need to increase the 2nd rank or 15xp.  Character Creation allows you to have a max skill rank of 2 to begin with.  The exception to this is the Corellian Human allows you to go up to Rank 3 in Piloting Space or Piloting Planetary.
  • Purchase Talents: You can always purchase talents as noted based on the cost of the talent.  You must first select any talent in the top row which cost 5xp each.  Lower talents can be purchased at the cost of the talent listed.  However, you must have a connecting line to follow the path of the tree when purchasing talents.  It is not a free for all.
  • Learn the Ways of the Force:  You can purchase the base force power for the cost in XP based on the initial force power cost.  Please note that some Force Powers have a minimum Force Rating to purchase.  The cost of the base force power is listed in the force power.  Then you can purchase any lower enhancement to the force power but you must follow the connecting line to fill out your Force Power Tree.
  • Equipment:  Your character starts play with 500 credits in Gear which he can spend on weapons, armor, equipment, droids, vehicles, or starships.
  • Select a Group Resource:  Finally you get to pick a group resource which you can bring to the table.  Please note that at any given game only one group resource is available for use.  Group resources vary depending on the game played Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, or Force and Destiny.
  • Purchasing Additional Specializations:  You can always use your starting XP to purchase a second specialization the cost varies depending on a few conditions
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1) If the new specialization is part of your starting Career the cost is 10x the total number of specializations you will end with.  IE. 2 specializations from the same career would cost you 20xp  3 specializations of the same career would cost 30xp.  You gain the specialization skills as career skills but you do not gain any free ranks

2) If the new specialization is not part of your starting Career the cost is 10xp more than it would have cost when purchasing your additional Career Specialization

3) If the new specialization is a universal specialization then it costs the same as if it were a part of your starting Career

NOTE: Please note that if you purchase a Career out of Force and Destiny as an additional Specialization you do not gain the starting 1 Force Rating.  The only way to gain a Force Rating if you do not start with it as part of your starting Career is through the purchase of the Force Rating Increase Talent our by purchasing the Universal Specializations of Force Emergent or Force Sensitive Exile
  • It is possible to gain bonus XP or bonus starting credits by increasing your Obligation or lowering your starting Duty Score.  Please see the CORE RULE BOOK for more details.


Character Advancement:  Character Advancement is much the same as character creation with the following exceptions:
  • You can no longer spend XP to increase your characteristics
  • Your max Skill rank is increased to 6 ranks
  • The max a characteristic can increase to is 6 ranks or 7 with a cybernetic implant that grants a characteristic increase
  • The max Force Rating you can have is 6


I hope this was helpful

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Reist

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Thanks, but actually no. I don't think I used the proper jargon to convey my confusion.
I'm referring specifically to Talents:
  • Purchase Talents: You can always purchase talents as noted based on the cost of the talent.  You must first select any talent in the top row which cost 5xp each.  Lower talents can be purchased at the cost of the talent listed.  However, you must have a connecting line to follow the path of the tree when purchasing talents.  It is not a free for all.
I get the concept, but have a few questions. 
There's a finite number of talents to acquire in each specialization. once they're all acquired, what's next? Anything to do besides get another specialization?
And I'm assuming there's no way around the "tree" progression. Meaning, in order to get a talent I want, I must get the preceding talent on the tree, even if I have no desire to use that particular talent. 
And when the time comes to get a new specialization, how does one do that on the character generator. I was only able to find the way to choose the initial specialization, but could see no link or anything to add a second specialization.
Will you be at Champlin on Saturday, Nick? If so, would you mind going over some of this with me before we get started?
Thanks. 
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Each Career book does have a second tier of special talents for the Career that you can select when you reach the bottom of the talent table.  

However, once you have all of the talents you can either focus on skills or getting a second specialization.

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Originally Posted by Reist

And when the time comes to get a new specialization, how does one do that on the character generator. I was only able to find the way to choose the initial specialization, but could see no link or anything to add a second specialization.


You hit the "Purchase" button at the top of the character generator's Specialization page.
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Thanks for your input.
I think things are starting to sink in now.
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