Roleplaying Star Wars

SW Specialisation Assassin

Star Wars – Career Specialisations of the Galaxy

The Assassin

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This specialisation can be found as part of the following careers: Bounty Hunter (ee-cr)

Whereas most Bounty Hunters focus primarily on the capture of quarry, those who specialise as Assassins are generally tasked with the straightforward proposition of terminating their targets. The selection of additional skills for an Assassin very much points towards his focus. Assassins teend to prefer getting in quietly, taking out targets (either up close or snipping from afar), and leaving just as silently as they entered. Their talents are very appropriate for this kind of work.

Despite their different methods, Assassins still adhere to many of the same ethics and practices of other Bounty Hunters. They take their work very seriously, avoid all needless bloodshed, and honour their contracts to the letter. Some treat their methods with reverence, even assigning a certain mystique to it. Others simply see themselves as cold killers, and are just fine with it.

Talent Tree – Assassin

Completing each tier earns the title for the character.

  • Assassin Tier 1 (Does not require another talent to purchase)
  • Assassin Tier 2 (Requires a link back to a Tier 1 talent)
  • Assassin Tier 4 (Requires a link back to a Tier 1 talent)

P – Passive Talent / A – Active Talent / R – Ranked Talent (connections)

Upon Completing the Specialisation Tree – gain the Dedication talent.

Fantasy Flight Games Rules

  • SpecialisationAssassin
    • Career Skills – Melee (Br), Ranged – Heavy (Ag), Skulduggery (Cun), Stealth (Ag)
    • Starting Character gains one rank in two career skills of their choice.
    • These skills become additional Career skills.

Shadowrun Genesys Rules

Under my Shadowrun Genesys rules, all specialisations become universal tree’s available to all careers at the same experience cost.

  • SpecialisationAssassin
    • Career Skills – Melee (Br), Ranged – Heavy (Ag), Skulduggery (Cun), Stealth (Ag)
    • Starting Character gains one rank in two career skills of their choice.
    • These skills become additional Career skills.

House Rule Changes

Made Dedication the reward for completing a Specialisation Tree instead of a Tier 5 Item. Replaced Dedication with a 5th Tier Lethal Blows in fitting with the Assassin.

Content Updates

  • 2022-05-29 – Added to the Genesys Shadowrun rules.
  • 2022-04-03 – Updated layout and added story information.
  • 2021-11-30 – Updated tree to reflect what is being done in play.
  • 2021-11-02 – Completed the assassin talent tree.
  • 2021-10-31 – Completing the assassin talent tree.
  • 2021-04-07 – Putting in the Attributes for the Skills.
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Assassin, Big Game Hunter, Droid Tech, Enforcer, Gadgeteer, Gambler, Marshal, Martial Artist, Mechanic, Medic, Operator, Propagandist, Skip Tracer, Survivalist

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