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« on: <01-29-16/1640:09> »
In Bullets and Bandages there's a quality to play aged characters.

Is there something to play young characters?

Whiskeyjack

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« Reply #1 on: <01-29-16/1914:40> »
How young?

You could work the neotony metagenetic effect into an NQ to represent the same thing. That's all you really need.
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« Reply #2 on: <01-29-16/2003:14> »
Neoteny (negative metagenetic qualities are available to be taken as negative qualities) and Uneducated.

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Neotenous characters have [...] the physical traits of a child or adolescent (up to a thirteen-year-old)
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An Uneducated character is not mentally impaired—she just never had the opportunity to learn.

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« Reply #3 on: <01-29-16/2218:09> »
....with Neoteny you also lose two blocks on your physical condition monitor  (6 + Body /2 instead of the normal of 8 + Body/2).
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« Reply #4 on: <01-29-16/2256:57> »


Neoteny (negative metagenetic qualities are available to be taken as negative qualities) and Uneducated.

I've never thought to use metagenetic qualities outside of surge :p

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« Reply #5 on: <01-29-16/2321:25> »
....on P. 119 mentions these can be taken by other characters as well.

The ones I would have no issue with are Progeria, Slow Healer, Impaired Attribute, and Adiposis as all actually occur in RL today.
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« Reply #6 on: <01-30-16/0101:18> »
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mysterious mutations
side effects of gene therapies
SURGE victims that were left with no positive attributes from the change. Not hard to come up with other reasons to use any of them.

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« Reply #7 on: <01-30-16/1839:08> »
....on P. 119 mentions these can be taken by other characters as well.

I've never thought to use metagenetic qualities outside of surge :p

It's an easy oversight to not imagine surge qualities outside non-surge characters. I missed it.

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« Reply #8 on: <01-30-16/1841:37> »
I probably wouldn't "require" Uneducated. it's likely that if a kid is a full-on runner, and not just some ganger, they're probably ahead of the curve in a lot of ways.
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« Reply #9 on: <01-30-16/2136:58> »
You don't even need neoteny, really - just pick lower physical attributes that make sense for a younger character.  Same with skills.

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« Reply #10 on: <01-31-16/0341:48> »
...as Neoteny is not allowed in Missions, for my character Leela, I just used distinctive style to describe that she looks younger than her actual age and expresses herself, like a young girl even though she is 17 and has a LOG of 6 as well as INT of 5.

The Group is fine with that.

Think of Leeloo from 5th Element.

...and yeah, "Beeeeg BadaBoooom!!" is one of her lines.
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