Isn't there a penalty for doing something unskilled?

jedion357's picture
November 28, 2010 - 8:12am
I thought there was a penalty for doing something unskilled?
I just cant find it now.

Should a character unskilled in beam weapons be penalized further by a penalty for using a laser in combat?

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

TerlObar's picture
November 28, 2010 - 8:46am
I don't remember a specific penalty, I've always just treated it as having a skill level of zero.  However, some skills (like many of the bio-social, technical, and spacecraft skills) I rule that you need at least a level 1 to attempt.
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dmoffett's picture
November 28, 2010 - 11:01pm
I would have to agree with Terl on this, real life example:
I can repair the howitzers we have in my unit, But I would be hard pressed to operate one by myself without at least getting a class on the aiming system, the powder charge measurements, its easy enough to put a shell in and pull the trigger... but the hitting the target is another story... besides they heave a 5 or 6 man crew. There is a lot more to it than that, but I am just saying for example.
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December 2, 2010 - 5:53pm

Terl's way is how I do it.

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Will the Stampede
December 2, 2010 - 11:54pm
That's also how I treat unskilled use as well.
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