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Crew Grade and NPRs

PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug 2018 23:49
by Caplin
I'm trying to understand some bits in SM #2 and 3rd Revised, and would appreciate some clarification.

07.00.01 in 3rd revised states:

07.00.01 Only NPR governments can have “Inept” crews.
When NPR governments, who start with a crew grade of
Green or Poor (see 16.11b in SM#2), build new ships they start
at inept instead of poor. In all ways other than the different
penalties, treat inept crews as poor.

Does this imply that *all* NPR governments, regardless of their philosophy or anything else about them, build ships which start at Inept? If not, I can't seem to find anything in SM #2 to clarify which governments do, in fact, start this way.

Any info on what the intent was here would be very much appreciated.

Re: Crew Grade and NPRs

PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug 2018 05:27
by dazrand
When NPR governments, who start with a crew grade of Green or Poor (see 16.11b in SM#2), build new ships they start at inept instead of poor.


Not all NPRs have new build Inept crews, just those NPRs who have a base grade of G or P in SM2 16.11b table (Base entry in the right-most column).

This was done since those races already have low-quality crews and rule 7.00.02 did not really make new build crews any worse with poor crews. The fix was to add the inept.