Lost at Home
CLASS or OCC: In keeping with the whole pre-Rifts humans lost in the future trope, I’m declaring actual published OCCs off limits to start. If you must fill in the OCC line on your character sheet, it’s got to make sense coming from pre-Rifts Earth. You also have the option of basing your character off yourself if you’re into that sort of thing. For example:
Name: Average Jackson
OCC: __________________ (IT Manager)
ATTRIBUTES: Rolling 2D6 for these. I know it’s low but we don’t want any superheroes (yet).
SKILLS: Starting skills should also reflect pre-Rifts society. Some freebies that all characters are assumed to have unless you don’t want them are:
1) Language: American @ 98%
2) Literacy: American @98%
3) Pilot: Automobile @ 80%
4) Computer Operation @ 98%
5) History: Pre-RIFTS United States of America @80%
6) Geography: Pre-RIFTS Earth @ 60%
7) Basic Mathematics @ 75% (higher? lower? you tell me.)
8) Advanced Mathematics @ 60% (anyone?)
STARTING GEAR: Only what your character might have had with him or her on the day that they ran for shelter.
PSIONICS: We’re leaving this one alone for a bit also. I’m not ruling out psionics or PCCs whole cloth, but I don’t want them active to start out.
MAGIC: Also being sidelined for the time being. Characters could possibly acquire a magical OCC at some point in the campaign.