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M-Space - above a "novice" character?

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So, I've finally started my great M-Space/Pirates of Drinax experiment. In preparation, I'm messing around with the Companion, and trying out the Origins tables.

In terms of skill points, M-Space says:

A novice character assigns 100 points to the Culture skill pool, 100 to the Career skill pool, and a further 150 points for rounding out.

So, I'm wondering, is there somewhere that says how many points a character should get if they're NOT "novice"? If not, is there some best practice that others have regarding point totals and the like? I ask because, in the game I'm going to run, the PCs will be "important," that is, leaders of larger military units and/or government offices. I expect them to hobnob with high level ministers, politicos, and such not. Are there any guidelines for different "levels" in M-Space (either base rules, or in the Companion)? For example, Mythras does so by age - you roll/pick a certain age, and then gain extra skill points by upping that age in increments of 10 years (with the implications that Old Age happens at 40, IIRC). M-Space doesn't touch age (is that because myths Imperative doesn't? I've never read it). So...how many points for, say, a Seasoned character? Or a Veteran?

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I like the age table in Mythras and use it often.

As a simple rule of thumb, I give 150 points for people in their 20s (Adults). Then, 200 points for 30 to 40-somethings (Middle Aged) and 250 points for 50 upwards (Senior). But you could just as well ignore age and treat the tiers as Novice, Expert and Veteran. 

The version in Mythras is a bit more varied if you need it.

And good luck with the campaign. I would love to hear how it develops.

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1 minute ago, clarence said:

I like the age table in Mythras and use it often.

As a simple rule of thumb, I give 150 points for people in their 20s (Adults). Then, 200 points for 30 to 40-somethings (Middle Aged) and 250 points for 50 upwards (Senior). But you could just as well ignore age and treat the tiers as Novice, Expert and Veteran. 

The version in Mythras is a bit more varied if you need it.

And good luck with the campaign. I would love to hear how it develops.

That's a pretty good set, and more or less what I was hoping for. Thanks a lot. I assume, obviously, we adjust the add on points at the end the same way (i.e.50 extra points at each tier). 

And yeah, assuming I ever get to start this thing (looks like the middle of July as I'm busy with projects now), I will definitely report! Assuming I remember.

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