Re: Re:Superheroes

From: Roderick and Ellen Robertson <rjremr_at_...>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 15:47:46 -0700

> Yeah, "School Education" isn't *quite* right as it implies that you never
> to college or university. Perhaps one of the following might work better:
> * General Education
> * General Knowledge (I don't like this, though - too broad)
> * Educated
> * [Something I Haven't Thought Of]

Well, education above High School/First year of college is less likely to be general knowledge as much as specific Sciences (If you count things like "Management" to be a science...). I'd go with "General Education", with the rating reflecting the grades the hero got in school (or at least, how much he paid attention in class). College degrees work the same way - a BA in "Medieval History" would be rated to represent how much the student studied/how he graduated. A 17 would represetn a C average (for Americans). The farther the question is from "Medieval History", the larger a penalty - Knowing who founded the 19th Dynasty in Egypt might take a -10 ("That's ancient history", he sniffs), while knowing who the Incan Emperor was in 1375 would take a mastery hit (Precolombian History). Less specialized info would be takencare of by "General History" - who was the President during the American Civil War, When was the Declaration of Independence signed, etc. (Of, course, I'm giving an awful lot of credit to modern students...)

> Oh, it's often an education! Quite what it's an education *in* is another
> matter. :)
> I still think I'd assume that this is part of [Your Country] Culture - I
> I will change "Customs" to "Culture" and save a specific skill in TV
> for people who do it to a particularly great degree - children? the
> other people who are at home all day?

As long as you allow people to *not* take it - I haven't watched more than an hour of TV a week in over a month...

Yep, not only do I not drive, I don't currently watch TV (hopefully we'll get a satellite dish before the next season of the Shield starts...).

It is by my order and for the good of the state that the bearer of this has done what he has done.
- Richelieu

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