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Understanding Terminology
Choosing your Class
Choosing Your Abilities and Feats
Choosing Your Skills
Building a Character
Biotics and other Information
The Wind That Bends the Reeds
Damage and Soak
SoX System
Racial Bonuses

Everything is extremely preliminary, please bear with us!

Character Creation

Step 1: Understanding Terminology

Our character creation system has additional terminology that can be confusing. Use this small glossary to help make sense of the rest of the process.

Ability: An ability is an active skill that is primarily intended for combat application. Most every 'button' you push in the Mass Effect games exists in this system and is classified as an ability.
Attribute: A general term referring to Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, or Cha. Jake uses this term interchangeably with "Stat" and can't stop himself.
Biotic Score: A value equal to (Biotic SKILL / 5, + Int or Wis bonus, + Age Bonus). DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE BIOTIC SKILL.
Character Point:__ Character Points are used to buy active abilities or feats. Two Character Points are awarded at first level and one additional point is awarded at every level thereafter.
Feat: A feat is a special skill that improves other abilities or skills. There are a variety of feats but most are focused on improving other things about your character rather than providing a direct and tangible benefit.
Skill: Skills are specialized modes of training into which skill points are placed. Skills include a variety of both combat and non-combat applications but are typically not buttons you can push. You can only have a maximum level in a skill that is equal to four times your level for class skills, or two times your level for cross-class skills.
Skill Points: Skill points are awarded at each level and are used to buy skills. You get 10 Skill Points per level. Skills are bought on a 1:1 basis for class skills (one skill point per point of skill) or 2:1 basis for non-class skills (two skill points per point of skill).
Stat: A general term referring to Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, or Cha. Jake uses this term interchangeably with "Attribute" and can't stop himself.
__Tech Score: A value equal to (Tech SKILL / 5, + Int bonus). DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE TECH SKILL.

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