13/05/2017 at 17:52 #23657
Thanks man, perfect.20/05/2017 at 17:22 #23791MatsiyanParticipant
// I think Rodger must be older than 17. Depending on the courses you take we worked out that Academy takes 2-4 years. If you were already TSN enlisted crew with relevant qualifications maybe you could get through in an absolute minimum of 18 months.
So for a student, however smart and well educated, I have trouble imagining they would allow them to start the final qualifying period of officer training before their 18th birthday and would insist on more than the bare minimum of instruction to ensure not only competence in a primary bridge role but also enough maturity for the responsibility. People change dramatically between the ages of 18 and 21. So I think it would be really incredible for someone to be eligible for their Ensign exam before their 20th birthday even if they started attending Academy instruction at 16 for schoolwork.
Any other opinions out there? I know that historical military officers were younger but am having trouble imagining that in the USFP.
20/05/2017 at 17:33 #23794MatsiyanParticipant
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// Also, nice work on Rodger’s RP character sheet.
You have correctly spent your six cadet points. The rules basically mean that half of your specialities should be confident and one quarter should be Expert. You might want to bump up astro-navigation to expert and convert a couple to be confident.21/05/2017 at 04:12 #23819
OK, I’ll do that once I get to ensign. Thanks. And I’ll bump Wilcon’s age up to 19-20, but I’ll take any suggestions.21/05/2017 at 20:36 #23824
I think several people mentioned that human lifespans have probably been enhanced by at least a couple of decades, possibly three or four, by 2237. So it is reasonable to assume that effective, active working lifespans have also increased. Given that, it also makes sense that one might spend more time early in life on education and training, so that starting a career in one’s thirties would not be considered late. And at the same time one might be in one’s mid-twenties and still look like a teenager.
The sum of which is, we have a lot of flexibility on how our charaters look and how old they are. They don’t have to be anything at all like us in RL.22/05/2017 at 15:03 #23850
Um, would the age ranges be applicable to @False_Trueman? He’s 14 on the sheet at this point.22/05/2017 at 15:43 #23854
I would recommend it, yes. It doesn’t really make sense to be that young. Obviously, none of us can enforce any of this: a game is a constant negotiation between players.22/05/2017 at 15:47 #23857
Maybe Trueman is 14 in Mars years…22/05/2017 at 15:55 #23859DonovanParticipant
A Martian year is 1.882 Earth years, btw.22/05/2017 at 16:53 #23870
Hmm, possibly.25/05/2017 at 17:09 #23956
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