RE: [pcgen] [Bug] d20 Modern Smart Hero
- It's not a matter of interpretation, it's a matter of code function. :(
> -----Original Message-----
> From: therealcarpedavid [mailto:garrettdm@...]
> When attempting to create a d20 Modern smart hero, PCGen does not
> allow you to take the Linguist talent at first level. While it is
> true that this talent has a prerequisite of 1 rank in Read/Write
> Lanaguage or Speak Language for each of three languages, it is also
> true that, at 1st level, one can spend skill points before choosing
> talents. Therefore, one *should* be able to take the Linguist talent
> at first level.
> This was clarified in a Bullet Points column on the d20 Modern page:
> "I want my 1st-level Charismatic hero to multiclass into Smart hero
> as soon as he gains his next level. When he does, I want him to take
> the linguist talent, but he doesn't currently meet the prerequisites.
> (Specifically, he doesn't have 3 ranks of Speak Language or
> Read/Write Language.) The Character Creation Summary (page 12) and
> the Level Advancement section (page 39) both say that a character has
> to pick a talent before spending skill points. Can't I buy the skills
> upon adding the Smart hero level so that I can qualify for the
> talent? If not, how could a 1st-level Smart hero ever take the
> linguist talent, as it says he can under Talents on page 26?
> First I'll answer the question relating to your specific situation,
> and then I'll address the broader topic.
> When you add a new level, you must follow the steps under Level
> Advancement (page 39) in order. Picking class features (like talents)
> is Step 4. Spending skill points is Step 9. Because you must pick
> class features before spending skill points, the skill points you
> spend can't contribute to the prerequisites for a talent. In other
> words, you can't buy ranks in three languages to qualify for the
> linguist talent with the same level increase. And that makes sense --
> it would be pretty weird for your character to go from speaking no
> extra languages to being an expert linguist all at once.
> But 1st-level characters work somewhat differently. A 1st-level
> character does not have to acquire skills, class abilities, and other
> features in any particular order. You can spend skill points first or
> last -- it doesn't matter. So a character can take the linguist
> talent at 1st level if he has already spent the skill points to meet
> the prerequisite. The Character Creation Summary gives the steps in a
> convenient order, but unlike the Level Advancement section, that
> order isn't set in stone."
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