The thread "Equipment for pre Dark Symmetry eruption" lead me to thinking and I had some discussions with my playgroup that I want to bring up.
In general, I hope that you will label the careers to what eras they are available in. Either by using the Era-icons (3 of the apsotle symbols) or having a section related to the eras/careers what is available or not. The timeline could support this as well, so where there are doubts I hope it is clear when certain factions and careers are available as for the timeline.
Then I have a more specific question - is it possible to change faction during character creation as long as there is a good reason and the setting supports it. Some iconic careers will de facto change the faction from your original one to others - brotherhood and cartel careers come to mind so that is supported in the rules.
However - going by the setting it, the freedom brigade iconic career should be available to all - within reason - regardless birth faction. Currently this career has Capitol as a prerequisite, but non capitolians should be able to select this in hope to become a capitolian citizen - so the end effetc will lead to the character swithcing to capitol. Now we are of course free to tailor the system to our liking, and as a GM I would definitly allow a PC to go freedom brigade (if they have a good reason for it) even if they were born Bauhaus for example.
This is of course an exception to the general rule, but probably not the only one. The same question could arise when it comes to entering Cybertronic. So how do people look upon letting the players do faction changes during character generationn (again with good reasons) and how do Modiphius and the system see this?
What we are sort of looking at here is bringing the roleplaying element into the lifepath system as well.
In my group, I have some players that are more adamant in what the rules say and support, whereas I want to focus on the setting. Back to the case of freedom brigade, the rules state that you need to be capitolian born...but going by the description (especially 1st edition capitol sourcebook) anyone should be able to enter.
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