Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by Jedi Merkurian, Apr 11, 2002.
*bump* for future reference
Updated for Revised Core Rules & Power of the Jedi:
Merkurian: Human Male Jedi Guardian 10/Jedi Master 2; Init +3; Def 22 (+9 class, +3 Dex); Spd 10m; VP/WP 122/16; Atk +16/+11/+6* melee (5d8+1 crit 19-20, lightsaber) or +13/+8/+3 melee (1d3+1 unarmed) or +15/+10/+5 ranged; SQ Deflect (defense +2), deflect (attack ?3), deflect (extended attack & defense), deflect (block), Force secret (Battlemind +1); SV Fort +12 Ref +11 Will +10; FP 10; DSP 0; Rep +4;
Str 13 Dex 16 Con 16 Int 16 Wis 16 Chr 14
Equipment: Lightsaber* (blue blade), Jedi robes, modified A-wing fighter, comlink *Merkurian has constructed his own lightsaber
Skills: Astrogate +6, Computer Use +8, Craft (lightsaber) +5, Diplomacy +9, Jump +8, Knowledge (Jedi lore) +6, Knowledge (military tactics) +9, Pilot +16, Sense Motive +8, Tumble +11
Force Skills: Affect Mind +7, Battlemind +11, Empathy +10, Enhance Ability +12, Enhance Senses +7, Force Strike +8, Friendship +8, Heal Self +5, Inspire +12, Move Object +9, See Force +8
Feats: Exotic Weapon Prof. (lightsaber), Force Sensitive, Skill Emphasis (Diplomacy), Skill Emphasis (Pilot), Starship Operation (starfighters) Weapon Finesse (lightsaber), Weapon Group Proficiency (simple weapons, blaster pistols)
Force Feats: Alter, Attuned, Battle Meditation, Burst of Speed, Control, Force Mind, Sense
Modified A-Wing Fighter; Cost: Not available for sale (likely valued at 350,000 credits); Size: Diminutive (9.6 meters); Init: +7 (+4 size, +3 crew); Cargo: 20kg; Consumables: 3 days; Hyperdrive: x1; Maximum Speed: Ramming (14 squares/action); Atmospheric Speed: 1300km/h (22 squares/action); Maneuver: +24 (+4 size, +4 engine quality, +16 pilot); Defense: 24 (+4 size, +10 armor); Shield points: 90 DR 5; Hull points: 120 DR 5;
Laser Cannons (fire-linked): Attack bonus +29 (+4 size, +4 equipment, +6 fire control, +15 pilot); Damage 5d10x2; Range PB ?2, S ?4, M/L n/a
Proton Torpedo Tubes (2, 4 torpedoes each): Quality Ordinary (+10); Damage 9d10x2
Jamming System: Incurs a ?4 penalty on Computer Use checks to locate the A-Wing, and a ?4 penalty on fire control to target the A-Wing. This system will not affect Capital ships.
Boring. Make yourself as a freeform character, how you are in real life. Forget the rules are create yourself how you really are.
Appraise[+1], Balance[+3], Bluff[+9], Computer Use[+18], Forgery[+6], Jump[+2], Knowledge(Slicing)[+11], Knowledge(genetics)[+6], Read/Write and Speak Basic, Ride[+2], Sense Motive[+9], Sleight of Hand[+3], Swim[+2]
Ambidexterity, Headstrong, Lightning Reflexes, Nimble, Persuasive, Quickness , Run, Steady, Stealthy, Trustworthy, Weapon Focus [Sniper Rifles], Weapon Group Proficiency [Pistols], Weapon Group Proficiency [Rifles], Weapon Group Proficiency [Sniper Rifles].
I don't brag in real life, but I do consider myself quite above average. My IQ is 162 (Divide your IQ by 10 to get your Int score). I am very, very hard to fool, which would help my Wisdom, but I'm also absent-minded at times, so my Wisdom is an even 10. I lift weights every other day, and 12 seems fair to me (I'm also 6'1"). I am very dextrous, and have extremely fast reflexes, and have won 6 of 11 shooting range contests in my area (all with 20+ participants). Dexterity 14 seems more than fair to me. My constitution is average, I'm no wimp, but I do hate flesh wounds. As for the skills, I am fluent in Visual Basic, C++, and three other programming languages, have intermediate hacking skills, and passed the 12th grade standard chemistry exit exam in the 8th grade online. Most likely stemming from my intelligence, I am extremely good at bluffing people, and equally good at seeing through bluffs. My Charisma is at 12, I'm no knockout stud, but I'm good looking enough to get dates on a regular basis (no, not internet dates). My life is far from perfect, so don't go thinking I have everything all peachy. Family troubles and such, but that's not for discussion on this board.
Exactly how high does your IQ have to be for you to be considered a genius?
140 is already quite far above what the average can reach. 150 is definitely a genius.
yeah, 150 is genius.
But where did u take your IQ test? because i had an internet IQ test and it said i was a 184 (which i definately didnt think was right!), so i went and got an official, proper one and got 136, theres a bit of a difference there.
Sorry for saying something not too important, but i felt i had to.
It's pretty much on target. Internet IQ tests are fairly inaccurate and tend to be overrated because people are happier when they're said they have a higher IQ than they expected, and so they spend more time on the site, click on more adds and bring home more bucks.
LordBan is exactly right, internet IQ tests give you a higher score than you deserve to make you happy. Most internet IQ tests I take give me a score from 180 to 210. The IQ (162) I posted is from a government issued IQ test taken in a classroom.
As for what a genius is, last I checked there was no certain 'number' that specified the line between 'Highly Gifted' and 'Genius'. However, I think these guidelines are fairly accurate:
50- = Incredibly stupid. Inability to count up to 25.
51-70 = Stupid. Inability to learn intermediate mathematical procedures.
71-90 = Below average. Inability to learn advanced mathematical procedures, may be placed in 'special' schools.
91-105 = Average.
106-115 = Above Average. Able to understand complex jokes, may not be noticably more intelligent than the average person.
116-130 = Gifted. Ability to understand almost any profession, high enough intelligence to understand complex computer languages. From this point on, people tend to be increasingly absent-minded, nobody knows why.
131-145 = Extremely Gifted. I'm not sure what to say about this. Obviously gifted to those around him/her. May be considered a genius by some.
146-160 = Genius. I don't know what to say about intelligences of this magnitude and higher, think for yourself.
160-180 = High Genius. Once again, I don't know what to say here.
180+ = Intelligence level so high it cannot be accurately measured.
The way IQ is measured is this. An IQ of 100 signifies the average intelligence of a human being. A person with an IQ of 120 has a mental capacity 1.2 times higher than average. Thus, someone with an IQ of 90 has a mental capacity .9 times the size of an average person. IQ slope fluctuates every year, changing the value of the score '100' depending on what the current worldwide average is.
Hope this helps!
Now, lets see some other custom characters built like mine! They're fun to make.
Under the Stanford-Binet Scale, 140+ is considered genius. There is an interesting history there, which I'll get to in a sec. Pay for your test, don't do it online. It cost me AUD$400 (x2 USD) for a proper IQ test, done by a registered professional (educ. psych.). It measures your fluid and crystal intelligence.
You'll notice 90-110 is "average" on Kyle/Mike's thread. This is correct, but it used to be a straight 100. Why, you say? Nice round number? Nope. It's the average number of mustard seeds that fit into the cranial cavity of a human skull. this is back when craniology was a science. Why mustard seeds? They are the only things consistently the exact same size unlike, for example, sand grain.
Now, the Stanford-Binet scale and tests came from France crica 1898, where it was administered to austistic and retarded children. With specific instructions NOT TO use it on normal people, Stanford and Binet, two American craniologists, took the test back to the US, where they created great controversy amongst genocide scholars of today by sterilizing people who failed the test. But I'm not going there.
The trend for evolution of IQ standards is actually lowering, since averages have an overall tendancy to be slightly lower than 100 these years.
Where can I find a D20 rulebook? and one for the Star Wars like rules and things like that.
Bookstore, hobbyshop and if you dont have either of those nearby go to barnes and noble on the internet and order it, I think they might do cash on delivery.
About how much do they usually run? I don't have any money or anything so I would like to know how many years I will have to save up for...
Cover price is $40.