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SW Specialisation Big Game Hunter

Star Wars – Career Specialisations of the Galaxy

The Big Game Hunter

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This specialisation can be found as part of the following careers: Explorer.

With the skills of a survivalist, the instincts of a bounty hunter, and the courage of a madman, the Big-Game Hunter tends to baffle everyone with his desire to actively track down, confront, and do battle with the most terrifying creatures in the galaxy. He understands and respects the environments he must contend with in order to pursue his quarry, yet he is less interested in where he is going than in what he is going to kill when he gets there.

Though some true pacifists may take great exception to the notion, Big-Game Hunters tend to believe they are performing a service to the people of the galaxy. They generally seek out truly dangerous and deadly creatures to fight and kill, thus making more areas in the galaxy safe for sentient habitation. Big-Game Hunters tend to know how to get where their prey is, how to stay alive once they get there, and all about whatever it is they are there to do battle with.

Of course, there are plenty of hunters who are more than willing to kill pretty much anything that can net them a hefty profit, whether for pelts, horns, organs, or whatever else someone is willing to pay for. There are some hunters who take specific contracts from local governments to thin out a herd of something that is growing too large or to eliminate particularly enraged (and possibly infected) creatures that pose a danger to civilization.

For a Player Character, a Big-Game Hunter may not seem like a good fit at first. However, his general Explorer capabilities combined with his survival skills and his talent for fighting particularly dangerous foes may well make him a linchpin for a group’s success. Many Big-Game Hunters will take whatever jobs they can find out in the Rim just for the chance to travel to new places and see what there is to hunt.

Talent Tree – Big Game Hunter

Completing each tier earns the title for the character.

  • Big Game Hunter Tier 1 (Does not require another talent to purchase)
    • A1 Forager (P (expands to A2))
    • B1 Grit (1/5 PR (does not expand))
    • C1 Stalker (1/5 PR (expands to C2))
    • D1 Outdoorsman (1/5 PR (expands to D2))
  • Big Game Hunter Tier 2 (Requires a link back to a Tier 1 talent)
    • A2 Toughened (2/5 PR (expands to A1, B2, A3))
    • B2 Outdoorsman (2/5 PR (expands to A2, C2))
    • C2 Confidence (1/4 PR (expands to C1, B2, C3))
    • D2 Swift (P (expands to D1))
  • Big Game Hunter Tier 3 (Requires a link back to a Tier 1 talent)
    • A3 Stalker (3/5 PR (expands to A2))
    • B3 Natural Hunter (A (expands to C3))
    • C3 Expert Tracker (3/5 (expands to C2, B3, D3, C4))
    • D4 Heightened Awareness (P (expands to C3, D4))
  • Big Game Hunter Tier 4 (Requires a link back to a Tier 1 talent)
    • A4 Grit (4/5 PR (expands to B4, A5))
    • B4 Hunter’s Quarry (A (expands to A4, C4, B5))
    • C4 Quick Strike (3/4 PR (expands to C3, B4, C5))
    • D4 Expert Tracker (4/5 (expands to D3, D5))
  • Big Game Hunter Tier 5 (Requires a link back to a Tier 1 talent)
    • A5 Bring It Down (A (expands to A4))
    • B5 Hunter’s Quarry – Improved (A (expands to B4))
    • C5 Expert Tracker (5/5 (expands to C4, D5))
    • D5 Superior Reflexes (R (expands to D4, C5))

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

Upon Completing the Specialisation Tree – gain the Dedication talent.

Fantasy Flight Games Rules

  • SpecialisationBig Game Hunter
    • Career Skills – Knowledge – Xenology (Int), Ranged – Heavy (Ag), Stealth (Ag), Survival (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 Expert Tracker in fitting with the Droid Tech.

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