Roleplaying Star Wars

SW Specialisation Skip Tracer

Star Wars – Career Specialisations of the Galaxy

The Skip Tracer

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

Not all debts need to be settled with blasters. Sometimes , a Bounty Hunter just needs to do some legwork, find a target, and get that individual to pay what is owed with a few well-chosen words. This is the speciality of Skip Tracers, who take on commissions to seek out people with unpaid debts from clients who wish to have items returned, cash given back, or recompense paid in some other way. most Skip Tracers prefer to keep their guns holstered for the whole job, and try their utmost to avoid causing negotiations with their targets to break down explosively. Property destruction and medical bills cut into the commission, after all. Of course, as most Skip Tracers know all to well, things rarely go so smoothly. more often, the Skip Tracer ends up needing to apply pressure somewhere along the line, whether this takes the form of gaining leverage on the target or delivering a threat of violence – at the hands of the client or otherwise.

All Bounty Hunters have access to investigative abilities though access to perception and Streetwise as career skills, but Skip Tracers are particularly strong at this aspect of the job. Several Skip Tracer talents are especially useful when backed by a high Cunning, or Intelligence; Improved Street Smarts and Reconstruct the Scene let Skip Tracers find leads one even the scantest of evidence, and Bypass Security can help these investigators reach secured locations where their targets might be hiding. through dedication and keen insight, Skip Tracers can locate and pursue a target across nearly any distance, which makes them ideal for finding people who wish to avoid notice.

Skip Tracers also benefit from an investment in their Presence, as once they find their marks, they must convince them to part with what is owed. Several of the Skip Tracer’s talents, such as Good Cop and Nobody’s Fool make it difficult for targets to get the better of them. in negotiations, and ensure that they recover the client’s property. if matters do become ugly, however, Skip Tracers are not defenceless: hard-Boiled and Rapid Recovery allow them to pursue their quarry even after taking a beating, and Soft Spot lets them slip a finishing blow through at exactly the right moment, even against tough opponents.

Talent Tree – Skip Tracer

Completing each tier earns the title for the character.

  • Skip Tracer Tier 2 (Requires a link back to a Tier 1 talent)
  • Skip Tracer 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

  • Specialisation Skip Tracer
    • Career Skills – Cool (Pr), Knowledge – Underworld (Int), Negotiation (Pr), Skulduggery (Cun)
    • 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 Nobody’s Fool in fitting with the Skip Tracer.

Content Updates

  • 2022-04-03 – Updated and completed the table and included descriptive text for the specialisation.
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