Increasing Skills and Abilities
GAINING SKILL POINTS AFTER A MISSION
How many skill points you gain is based on your Learn (LRN) Attribute. These points are added to your character sheet.
You add Skill points based on your Learn (LRN) Attribute for completing the mission.
You gain skill points based on your Learn (LRN) Attribute for the period of time that the mission took. Each month you add your LRN.
You gain skill points based on your Learn (LRN) Attribute for the amount of time that elapses between missions. (down time) Each month you add your LRN.
INCREASING CHARACTER SKILLS
METHOD 1: SPEND AP AND SKILL POINTS
In order to increase a skill your character already has, you must have 10 skill points in that skill. You then must spend AP equal to the level you are increasing your skill to.
example: A skill you wish to increase is level 3. You have earned 4 skill points with that skill in the last mission. To increase this skill to level 4 you must spend 4 AP and 5 more skill points.
METHOD 2: AP DUMP
You may spend twice the AP required to level up a skill without using Skill Points.
example: to increase a skill that is level 2 to level 3 using this method would require 6 AP. From level 0 (untrained) to level 1 would require 2 AP.
Some skills cover broad areas and have more specific sub skills called Specializations. You may specialize in a skill you already have by spending the appropriate AP and 5 Skill Points. This requires GM approval and once your character specializes in a skill the specialization cannot be undone.
INCREASING EDGE POINTS
You may increase your base number of Edge Points by spending 10 times the number you are increasing to. You may only do this once per mission.
example: you have a base of 1 Edge and want to increase it to 2. You must spend 20 AP (10 X 2) to increase your base number Edge Points.
You may increase your Build, Reflex, Learn and Charisma attribute scores up to level 6 by spending 10 times the number of the level you are increasing to except for Intuition (INT) which costs twice as much. You may only do this once per mission.
example: you have a Build (BLD) score of 3 and want to increase it to 4. You must spend 40 AP (10 X 4) to increase this attribute. you wish to increase your Intuition (INT) from a score of 4 to 5. This would cost 100 AP (10 X 5 X 2)
Any unused AP and Skill Points are not lost and ‘roll over’. However, all Skill Points earned must be allocated to a skill. unused AP remain in a pool to be used later.