ENGINEER

Engineers are highly dedicated and highly skilled builders and forge masters. Engineers are called upon to construct anything from portable devices to space stations. They prefer large scale projects, but aren’t above creating something more personal. Not everyone can become an engineer, as the training is arduous and time consuming, and new technology is always being developed so even the most skilled engineer needs to keep up. Young prospective engineers normally start off as researchers or mechanics, learning their way around the inner workings of the buildings and machines that they hope to work on. Few make it to the level of engineer, finding that a mechanic better suits them. The limited number of engineers make them highly sought after individuals, capable of negotiating top salaries wherever they go. Engineers normally serve in leadership roles, like project managers, foremen, or chief architects, but they can also serve as consultants or on teams. They are generally loners, wanting to spend more time with creatures made of wire and metal than skin and bone, but that doesn’t mean that they are all anti-social. It takes a lot of work to be good and they just don’t have time to waste.

Starting Equipment

  • Engineer’s Kit (1)

  • Common Credits: 10D100

  • Quantum Credits: (Character Level)D4

Honing Skills

Engineers work on projects that must be done perfectly, or lives could be lost. They take the time to master their skills before they could put them to use. When you reach 3rd level, you can gain expertise in a skill in which you are proficient. When you reach 8th level, and again at 16th level, you can gain proficiency in a new skill, or expertise in a skill in which you are proficient.

Proficiencies

  • Skills: Physics and one additional: Astronomy, Perception, or Programming

  • Kits: Engineer’s Kit

  • Armor: Light, Energy

  • Weapons: N/A

Ability Score Improvement (ASI)

When you reach 3rd level, and again at 6th level, 9th level, 15th level, 18th level, and 20th level, you can increase one ability score by 1.

Experience With Kits

When you reach 3rd level, and again at 8th level, 12th level, and 18th level, you can gain proficiency in a kit or expertise in a kit you are already proficient.

Engineers that are builders are skilled at creating any sized object or physical structure. They have studied architecture, interior design, carpentry, masonry, and metalworking. A builder is responsible for the construction and repair of wood, concrete, masonry, or metal objects and structures.

Specialty Points

All engineers have specialty points, which they use to determine how many times they can perform certain actions, such as building or forging. Engineer specialty points are based on your Intelligence score and vary on the specialty being used.

Forge Master

Every mech has a reactor that can be converted to a usable forge to create or fortify objects, such as weapons and armor, so long that it contains metal and contains no wood. Engineers who know how to use a reactor for this purpose are known as forge masters. They spend most of their time understanding the reactors and how to maximize their output.