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        I'm confused about the crew in star ships. Are the crew the same as any PC except the GM controls their Maneuvers and Actions? Or do they just sit there until they are needed for combat? If they are like PCs, do they need to rest? Also, do you hire crew or do they come with the ship, if they do cost how much would it be? If you do hire them are they Minions, Rivals, or Nemesis'?

Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make the best experience for my party.

Thank You

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Most of it is up to the gm and the story. So it'll vary wildly.

15 minutes ago, Jmanawesmazing said:

Are the crew the same as any PC except the GM controls their Maneuvers and Actions? Or do they just sit there until they are needed for combat? 

Depends. Technically they are living beings (or droids) and behave as such. They have hopes and dreams and bills to pay and mouths to feed. 

For mechanics, it'll depend. Some characters will just be background action most of the time. Crate busters, load masters, and the like will probably just hang out doing their job without much rolling most of the time.

Navigators, or flight engineers might make rolls from time to time.

And some like gunners (who may also be those crate busters and load masters) will only come up in combat.

28 minutes ago, Jmanawesmazing said:

If they are like PCs, do they need to rest? 

Technically. When they rest is of course up to the gm, players and story.

30 minutes ago, Jmanawesmazing said:

Also, do you hire crew or do they come with the ship

Maybe? Who owns the ship? You? The Hutt? The company? The Rebellion? 

If it's an independent ship owned and operated by the players, then they'll probably have to hire out. If it's owned or operated by someone else, then they may provide the crew.

35 minutes ago, Jmanawesmazing said:

if they do cost how much would it be?

It'll depend on quality. Someone of low skill and value will probably be pretty affordable, like in the hundreds. More experienced types will of course cost more.

The gm will have to tune this to match the campaign. Don't want to have some story critical cratebuster cost 500 credits if the job only pays $200...

44 minutes ago, Jmanawesmazing said:

If you do hire them are they Minions, Rivals, or Nemesis'?

Depends, on story, and hire.

Some dumb n00b cratebuster is likely a minion. An experienced pilot/copilot is probably a rival. That navigator that is one of only a handful who can navigate the Fosloin Rings without your ship ending up in an ice cube or eaten by a space slug may be a Nemesis...

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14 hours ago, Ghostofman said:

Most of it is up to the gm and the story. So it'll vary wildly.

Depends. Technically they are living beings (or droids) and behave as such. They have hopes and dreams and bills to pay and mouths to feed. 

For mechanics, it'll depend. Some characters will just be background action most of the time. Crate busters, load masters, and the like will probably just hang out doing their job without much rolling most of the time.

Navigators, or flight engineers might make rolls from time to time.

And some like gunners (who may also be those crate busters and load masters) will only come up in combat.

Technically. When they rest is of course up to the gm, players and story.

Maybe? Who owns the ship? You? The Hutt? The company? The Rebellion? 

If it's an independent ship owned and operated by the players, then they'll probably have to hire out. If it's owned or operated by someone else, then they may provide the crew.

It'll depend on quality. Someone of low skill and value will probably be pretty affordable, like in the hundreds. More experienced types will of course cost more.

The gm will have to tune this to match the campaign. Don't want to have some story critical cratebuster cost 500 credits if the job only pays $200...

Depends, on story, and hire.

Some dumb n00b cratebuster is likely a minion. An experienced pilot/copilot is probably a rival. That navigator that is one of only a handful who can navigate the Fosloin Rings without your ship ending up in an ice cube or eaten by a space slug may be a Nemesis...

Thank you so much. That was very helpful.

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