Lynch Pin said:
Okay in the Swashbuckler advance on page 44 of Hostile Acquisitions.
It says under special that Swashbucklers automatically receive the talent Enemy (Imperial Navy). What i would like to know is what happens if one of your PC's wants to take this advance but already has Good Reputation (Imperial Navy)??? and do they still get the bonus 200 exp for gaining an enemy.
Also i have noticed that a lot of people on these forums are able to put their questions directly to official writers and moderators of these forums.. How do i go about doing this??
I would like to be able to rub it in to my PC's because they are always using the excuse just because it is on the forums doesn't mean it is official…
Thanks heaps guys,
To ask a FFG member, simply go down to the bottom of this page and click on "Rules Questions" and follow the instructions.
But from one GM to another and not speaking on behalf of FFG in any capacity, whatever you decide is what you decide. There is hardly ever a clear crystal cut rule out there that you can follow to the letter. Sometimes, you and your PC's are just going to have to figure something out and Houserule it.
MO though, if the character is engaging in pirate tactics (like raiding and capturing ships belonging to powerful adversaries) then yes, he/she would lose the Good Rep and gain the Enemy trait. Several good deeds don't necessary wash away a bad one. But ultimately it depends on exactly what actions the PC took in order for you to grant the Swashbuckler package to the PC. If the PC was sneaky about it, then hey, maybe the Navy has no concrete evidence and so they get to keep their Good Rep. The true final decision rests in your hands though Lynch Pin.
P.S. Picking any of the Alternate Career ranks in any of the books, does not net the PC any bonus exp for trait's, talents, or skills gained. The reward (and punishment) for picking the alternate career rank is where the PC's gain access to the advance chart for that alternate career.
Hope this helps some. Best of luck to you and your crew.