Rather than create a listing of hundreds of skills to choose from, we've decided to go with skill areas. For each of these general skills, your character's biography will require a short explanation of how your character acquired that skill, her specialties within that skill, and her proficiency in that skill as a whole. The system of numbered skill numbers previously used in the SARP has been eliminated.
Skill areas are listed below in alphabetical order. You get to pick seven (7) to start with, which should be primarily centered around the occupation you've picked. If you're looking for something that doesn't fit under any of the skill areas listed, please use the Roleplay and Setting Discussion Forum to suggest it. If you're not sure which area a skill will go in, choose the one you think is best. Some skills might be fine under more than one area (example: swimming could be counted as a physical skill or a survival skill). If you still have questions where a skill should go, ask on the forums or speak with your GM.
Currently the skill system is being revised to move away from the seven skill areas so you may see some character creation guides that allow you to simply link to standard skill sets (eg Star Army Common Skills). Either way is acceptable.
All soldiers in the star Military have these skills trained into them through a rigorous boot camp training program. Other skills are taught to them at a technical school for their specific occupation.
Soldiers can be tailored for specific role (Medic, Demolitions Expert, Mechanic, etc) by investing further skill slots into any of the areas below. But the skills below are not all inclusive for the occupations included for the Star Military, but that information can be found Here.
All soldiers of the Celestial Armed Forces (encompassing both the Celestial Navy and Celestial Army) automatically have certain skills due to the mandatory training which they go through. Simply put without having these skills they will never come out of training, and Elysia has few compunctions about forcing the knowledge through ST into one who is particularly slow of learning. Your character's skills must include the following:
If you wish to, you can copy the above descriptions, replacing “Your character” with your character's name. Personalized skills are better however.
Far above the homeworld, the valiant soldiers of the Imperial Weltraumflotte train in large space stations to better themselves to defend the Abwehran Empire against anyone who would attack them. With a brutal basic training program, all personnel learn the necessary skills over the course of a quarter of an Abwehran year.
For the Nachrichtendienst, the cunning are more valuable than the valiant. These loyal shadows of the Empire are the eyes and ears of their homeland and are as cruel towards their enemies as they are cunning. Though they primarily focus in information gathering and disinformation, assassination is also their forte.
Officers in the Imperial Weltraumflotte require a bit more knowledge than the average soldier. Nachrichtendienst do not need to learn these skills, needing the skills they receive for their separate occupations.