One of the things I like about skill-based systems is that you can create your own class or background by combining different skill packages. If we were to add backgrounds to Mothership, that’s how I’d do it, so I was happy to see Saker take the initiative and do it themselves.
Since they’re asking for more options to include in the generator, I went ahead and took the backgrounds from D&D 5e as a baseline, renamed them, and then picked some skills that I thought would be appropriate.
I gave them all roughly 4-5 skill points and then massaged things to where I thought they’d be interesting, and then invented some skills where necessary.
|Acolyte||Mendicant||Theology, Mysticism, Scavenging|
|Charlatan||Pretender||Scavenging, Linguistics, Psychology, Art|
|Criminal||Fugitive||Rimwise, Firearms, Scavenging, Zero-G|
|Entertainer||Celebrity||Art, Master in field: Acting, Music, Slickscreen, etc.|
|Folk Hero||Ace Pilot||Piloting, Vehicle Specialization, Zero-G, Athletics|
|Gladiator||Cage Fighter||Athletics, Close-Quarters Combat, Weapon Specialization|
|Guild Artisan||Unionist||Zero-G, Asteroid Mining, Geology, Heavy Machinery|
|Knight||Lancer||Military Training, Gunnery, Piloting, Zero-G|
|Outlander||Offworlder||Rimwise, Zero-G, Asteroid Mining, Jury Rigging|
|Pirate||Raider||Rimwise, Piloting, Gunnery, Scavenging|
|Sage||Savant||Choose two Master Skills. Other skills cost twice as much.|
|Sailor||Hypernaut||Zero-G, Piloting, Hyperspace|
|Soldier||Guerilla||Military Training, Firearms, Tactics|
|Spy||Spook||Rimwise, Linguistics, Military Training, Tactics|
|Urchin||Void Orphan||Scavenging, Jury Rigging, Athletics, First Aid|
If you’re interested in helping out, snag your favorite set of backgrounds, rename them for sci-fi and send them over to Saker.
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