The Role of the Jedi - d20 Radio art/Force Revisions - Jedi Career V3 Small.pdf The Role of the Jedi

  • View
    0

  • Download
    0

Embed Size (px)

Text of The Role of the Jedi - d20 Radio art/Force Revisions - Jedi Career V3 Small.pdf The Role of the Jedi

  • :

    The Jedi’s eight career skills are Athletics, Cool, Coordination, Discipline, Leadership, Lightsaber, Perception, and Lore. He may begin with a single rank in four of these skills, and it will be easier to attain ranks in the others by spending experience.

    The Role of the Jedi The Jedi are an ancient order of Force-Users dedicated to serving the Republic as protectors of peace and justice, and guardians against the Dark Side of the Force. Living an ascetic lifestyle, the Jedi dedicate themselves to the Jedi Code, which teaches knowledge, compassion, and serenity. Despite this, the Jedi are known as capable warriors, trained to using their signature weapon: the lightsaber. Coupled with the gift of the Force, a Jedi is a powerful individual who evokes respect – and sometimes fear.

    Jedi Specializations The specializations are covered in greater detail in the following sections, and represent specific areas of Jedi instruction. They should serve to guide your choices for your character, in terms of the role you see your Jedi playing. Each specialization in the Jedi Career has a Special Ability that provides the character with a Force Rating of 1. However, a character cannot raise their Force Rating by purchasing additional Jedi specializations or Force- Sensitive specializations; characters will need to purchase the Force Rating talent in order to increase their Force Rating.

    Consular – A Voice of Reason The Jedi Order has obvious need for negotiators and members of the order who excel at using words to settle disputes and resolve difficult situations without resorting to violence. Consulars are the members of the Order who strive to exemplify these principles, augmenting their social training with the power of the Force.

    Understandably, the Consular’s need to communicate with the various cultures across the Republic leads him to gain Charm, Cool, Negotiation, and Education as his specialization skills. Of these four, he may begin with a single rank in two of them for free. Consulars prefer to use words whenever possible, believing that most problems can be solved without physical violence or the threat of it.

    Guardian – Master of Combat Although the Jedi Code teaches peace, the Order understands that sometimes a strong defense is needed to maintain the peace. Most Jedi are trained in martial combat with their signature weapon: the lightsaber. But some are so adept at this training that lightsaber combat becomes a primary focus in their lives.

    The Guardian’s martial bent is represented by his four specialization skills: Coordination, Lightsaber, Resilience, and Vigilance, of which he may choose two to gain a single rank in for free. As Jedi, Guardians never seek violence, but are ready to respond to it with fearsome prowess if needed – especially in the defense of the innocent and powerless.

    Sentinel – Hunter of the Dark The Jedi Order is dedicated to the Light Side of the Force, and seeks to combat the Dark Side at every opportunity. From this need, the Order trains some of its members in techniques to root out Dark Side Force use.

    As an investigator and watchful protector, the Sentinel’s four specialization skills are Coerce, Perception, Stealth, and Streetwise. Of these four, he may begin with a single rank in two of them for free. Aside from hunting the Dark Side, Sentinels are often called into criminal investigations and matters of espionage, which sometimes leads them to walk a difficult line in keeping with the Jedi Code.

  • :

    : ( ) One of the key abilities of the Jedi Knights, proficiency with a lightsaber was a mark of distinction in the days of the Old Republic, before the Dark Times and the Empire’s active suppression of the Jedi Order and their beliefs. This skill follows the same rules as attacking with a melee weapon in Chapter 6: Conflict and Combat, except that the wielder does not add their Brawn to the damage result.

    :

    The talents which comprise the new Force-Sensitive Specializations are a mix of existing talents in the Edge of the Empire Beta Book, and new talents presented here. For each Force-Sensitive Specialization Talent Tree, listed talents that are pre-existing are referenced on the tree with their appropriate page number in the Edge of the Empire Beta Book, while new talents listed are given the “New Talent” descriptor, and are detailed in this document.

    Build Lightsaber Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Consular, Guardian, Jedi Initiate, Sentinel The character is now able to construct a lightsaber. This task requires basic components worth at least 1500 credits, and takes a number of days equal to 7 less the character’s Force Rating to complete.

    Burst of Speed Activation: Active (Maneuver) Ranked: No Trees: Guardian, Jedi Initiate, Sentinel The character commits a C from their force pool when using a maneuver to Move (pg130). Each C comitted provides one maneuver’s worth of free movement. Note : The character suffers 1 strain for every move in excess of 2. For vertical jumps : Each C allows the character to leap 1 story.

    Dark Side Adept Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Dark Side Devotee The character no longer suffers Strain damage when using z results on their Force Dice to activate a Force Power. Special: A character with this talent should be considered prime candidates for becoming Dark Side Force-users (pg179).

    Deflect Blasters Activation: Active (Incidental) Ranked: No Trees: Consular, Guardian, Jedi Initiate, Sentinel Once per round, the character can activate this talent when they are actively targeted by an opponent. The attacker’s difficulty is replaced with the character’s Lightsaber dice pool. If the attack fails, the character can choose to deal the weapon’s base damage to a single target within Medium range. The character must be actively wielding a lightsaber in order to use this talent.

    Force Talisman Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Dark Side Devotee, Force Mystic The character has imbued a single small, portable object with the Force, creating a talisman that provides them with a single extra Force Point when activating Force Powers.

    Fortified Body Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Force Mystic When the character makes a Resilience check, upgrade a number of dice on the check equal to their Force Rating.

  • Jedi Training Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Jedi Initiate Discipline and Lightsaber are now career skills.

    Lightsaber Defense Activation: Passive Ranked: Yes Trees: Consular, Guardian, Jedi Initiate, Sentinel When the character is actively wielding a lightsaber, the character may commit a number of C equal to his ranks in Lightsaber Defense. For every C comitted, the character may apply b to ranged defense, or b to melee defense, or add 1 soak. The effect lasts until the end of the round.

    Lightsaber Expert Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Guardian, Jedi Initiate The character can spend a x to activate the Sunder quality of a lightsaber they are actively wielding, which instantly destroys the targeted object. Against another force weilder, character must succeed against an opposed Discipline check.

    Natural Duelist Activation: Active (Incidental) Ranked: Yes Trees: Guardian, Jedi Initiate Once per game session, the character may re-roll any one Lightsaber check.

    Path to the Dark Side Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Dark Side Devotee Coerce and Discipline are now career skills.

    Student of Mysteries Activation: Passive Ranked: No Trees: Force Shaman Discipline and Knowledge (Lore) are now career skills.

    Strong in the Force Activation: Active (Incidental) Ranked: No Trees: Consular, Jedi Initiate, Sentinel Once per session, the character can spend a Light Side Destiny Point to generate one additional when activating a Force Power on that same turn, provided the Force Dice result generates at least one normally.

    Negate Energy Activation: Active (Incidental) Ranked: Yes Trees: Jedi Sentinel Once per encounter when the character is attacked by an energy weapon, he may roll uncomitted C to generate Z which are immediately applied to soak against this particular attack.

  • :

    : Once per scene, a Force-user can attempt to probe the Unifying Force to determine if a particular course of action will have favorable or unfavorable results for them, typically limited to within the next several minutes. The Force-user declares what actions they are trying to sense the repercussions of and makes a Vigilance (Hard) check, with a success allowing the Force-user to know if they have a good or bad feeling about their proposed course of action. Failure indicates that the Force-user wasn’t able to sense anything, and any Advantage or Threat generated can be used as normal to reflect the character’s fore-knowledge of coming events or lack thereof.

    - Three additional Force-Sensitive specializations are now available: Dark Side Devotee, Force Mystic, and Jedi Initiate. Each of these is considered to be “universal” specializations as per the Final Beta Update, and provides the character with a Force Rating of 1. As per the Edge of the Empire Final Beta Update, a character cannot raise their Force Rating by purchasing additional Force-Sensitive specializations; characters will need to purchase the Force Rating talent in order to increase their Force Rating.

  • Force-Sensitive Bonus Ability: Gain Force Rating 1

    Uncanny Reactions Page #100