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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:20 pm
  

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Just think of how much a telepath in a large city could make as a stylist/hairdresser. A psychic healer as a chiropractor. Mage with cure minor disorder who is a massage therapist.

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A firewalker as a pipe-fitter, or a firefighter.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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I love these kind of discussions. :)
In fact, I like them so much that I've written a sort of "Regular Day Job" Occupation to fit this kind of thinking. I plan for it to appear in the upcoming "GM & Players guide" Kevin and I are working on.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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A Psychic Diviner as a K-9 Officer; both psychic and dog tracking both objects and people down is a potent combo.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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This sort of thing is one of the best part of BTS. Day jobs/cover identities that fit the characters.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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Truthfully the cover job / occupation is more important in BTS than it is in say a Heroes Unlimited. Since powers are so limited you need to use the skills and resources of the PCs job to drive a lot of the scenario.

In the games I have played the day job (being a reporter or owning an antique store) started the plot and I only used the powers a couple of times in the entire game.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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Same style here Warshield. BTS works well for even playing a "version" of yourself and your friends in a game. I only popped in for a game or two, but I had friends that did a sort of Buffy style game using college age versions of their HS selves.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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other than the BTS2 core book, other places that have civilian job skill sets within the games that use the PB gaming system are in Systems Failure core book and the RT2 Macross story-arc book.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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drewkitty ~..~ wrote:
other than the BTS2 core book, other places that have civilian job skill sets within the games that use the PB gaming system are in Systems Failure core book and the RT2 Macross story-arc book.

I think Dead Reign has it too. I am actually in the middle of adapting this system for Heroes Unlimited as I hate the skill program system but it is slow going.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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Warshield73 wrote:
drewkitty ~..~ wrote:
other than the BTS2 core book, other places that have civilian job skill sets within the games that use the PB gaming system are in Systems Failure core book and the RT2 Macross story-arc book.

I think Dead Reign has it too.


It does, and I use them a lot in my BTS game

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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mrloucifer wrote:
Warshield73 wrote:
drewkitty ~..~ wrote:
other than the BTS2 core book, other places that have civilian job skill sets within the games that use the PB gaming system are in Systems Failure core book and the RT2 Macross story-arc book.

I think Dead Reign has it too.


It does, and I use them a lot in my BTS game

Does it work as is or do you have to make some modifications?

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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Warshield73 wrote:
drewkitty ~..~ wrote:
other than the BTS2 core book, other places that have civilian job skill sets within the games that use the PB gaming system are in Systems Failure core book and the RT2 Macross story-arc book.

I think Dead Reign has it too. ...snip

The only text from DR that I have, is that what was published in The Rifter.

Just remembered something... The PCC in the NB core book called "The Psychic" gives three skills slots to use for the char's 'Day Job' skills.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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The "official" Lemurian Citizen from Rifter 58 can work, particularly if one changes the water skills such as Pilot:Water Scooters into more generic equivalents.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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Somewhere I've got an Excel file listing the "day jobs" from BtS2, DR, and Macross to see what the different occupations are. There's a lot in common, but they aren't all the same.

And of course, the details of even the same ones differ a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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thorr-kan wrote:
Somewhere I've got an Excel file listing the "day jobs" from BtS2, DR, and Macross to see what the different occupations are. There's a lot in common, but they aren't all the same.

And of course, the details of even the same ones differ a bit.


If you find it, please consider sending to me(hostofthehouseofbtsATgmail.com). I'd love to add it to the House of BTS. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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mrloucifer wrote:
thorr-kan wrote:
Somewhere I've got an Excel file listing the "day jobs" from BtS2, DR, and Macross to see what the different occupations are. There's a lot in common, but they aren't all the same.

And of course, the details of even the same ones differ a bit.


If you find it, please consider sending to me(hostofthehouseofbtsATgmail.com). I'd love to add it to the House of BTS. :)

Release it into the wild, for others to see and use, on a website that I don't *totally* control? Are you MAD?!

Let me see if it's fit for prime time, and I'll shoot it your way. Thanks for the generous offer!


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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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thorr-kan wrote:
mrloucifer wrote:
thorr-kan wrote:
Somewhere I've got an Excel file listing the "day jobs" from BtS2, DR, and Macross to see what the different occupations are. There's a lot in common, but they aren't all the same.

And of course, the details of even the same ones differ a bit.


If you find it, please consider sending to me(hostofthehouseofbtsATgmail.com). I'd love to add it to the House of BTS. :)

Release it into the wild, for others to see and use, on a website that I don't *totally* control? Are you MAD?!

Let me see if it's fit for prime time, and I'll shoot it your way. Thanks for the generous offer!

I know how you feel but it would certainly save me a lot of time when I try to make some modifications to the system.

And don't worry, House of BTS will take care of it like it's there very own.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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And don't worry, House of BTS will take care of it like it's there very own.


Now that's a vote of confidence! Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern day jobs...
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mrloucifer wrote:
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And don't worry, House of BTS will take care of it like it's there very own.


Now that's a vote of confidence! Thanks.

I meant it as a vote of confidence but it sort of sounds like I'm implying you are a thief. I realized the word choice could have been better.

Seriously though your sight is why I got back into BTS in the first place and the only reason I started running it at cons. Well All's Quiet and Operation Minotaur helped.

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Warshield73 wrote:
And don't worry, House of BTS will take care of it like it's there very own.

That's what I'm afraid of! (Looks worriedly over his shoulder.)


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