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SW Talent Bad Press

Star Wars – Talents of the Galaxy

Active Talent – Bad Press

Active – Action – Once per session, the character may take the Bad Press action by choosing a specific organisation and making a Hard (three purple) Deception check. If they succeed, members of this organisation have their wound thresholds reduced by 1, plus 1 per additional three successes (to a minimum of 1), until the end of the session.

When they do this, the player must explain how the PC dissemiated the propoganda suich that it has affected his targets. The chosen organisation must be narrow and cohesive enough to be affected by bad publicity – for example, the Imperial Navy or the Gorrensia Kajidic. The Bad Press action cannot affect all members of a single group as broad as the entire Empire or one as fractitious as the Hutts. The PC must have tie and means to spread misinformation, and cannot use this action during a combat encounter.

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Specialisations

You can only take this talent once per tier, and it counts as being taken in all other specialisations in that tier.

SpecialisationPropagandist (Social)

Based on Star Wars Are of Rebellion – Despirate Allies – Diplomat – Propagandist p 79.

(A) Active Talent (P) Passive Talent (R) Ranked Talent

Fantasy Flight Games Rules

  • Talent – Bad Press – 15 XP
    • Activation – Active – Action
    • Ranked – No
    • Trees Propagandist
    • Once per session, the character may take the Bad Press action by choosing a specific organisation and making a Hard (three purple) Deception check. If they succeed, members of this organisation have their wound thresholds reduced by 1, plus 1 per additional three successes (to a minimum of 1), until the end of the session.
    • When they do this, the player must explain how the PC dissemiated the propoganda suich that it has affected his targets. The chosen organisation must be narrow and cohesive enough to be affected by bad publicity – for example, the Imperial Navy or the Gorrensia Kajidic. The Bad Press action cannot affect all members of a single group as broad as the entire Empire or one as fractitious as the Hutts. The PC must have tie and means to spread misinformation, and cannot use this action during a combat encounter.

Genesys Rules

In the Genesys system this becomes a Tier 3 talent.

  • Talent Tier 3 – Bad Press – 15 XP
    • Activation – Active – Action
    • Ranked – No
    • Once per session, the character may take the Bad Press action by choosing a specific organisation and making a Hard (three purple) Deception check. If they succeed, members of this organisation have their wound thresholds reduced by 1, plus 1 per additional three successes (to a minimum of 1), until the end of the session.
    • When they do this, the player must explain how the PC dissemiated the propoganda suich that it has affected his targets. The chosen organisation must be narrow and cohesive enough to be affected by bad publicity – for example, the Imperial Navy or the Gorrensia Kajidic. The Bad Press action cannot affect all members of a single group as broad as the entire Empire or one as fractitious as the Hutts. The PC must have tie and means to spread misinformation, and cannot use this action during a combat encounter.

Design Details

Content Updates

  • 2022-08-14 – Talent page created, linked to the Propogandist tree.
SW Talents

Tier 1Adversary (R), Bacta Specialist (R), Black Market Contacts (R), Brace (R), Bypass Security (R), Command (R), Convincing Demeanour (R), Cutting Question, Defensive Stance (R), Dodge (R), Expert Tracker (R), Fearsome (R), Feral Strength (R), Forager, Frenzied Attack (R), Gearhead (R), Good Cop (R), Grit (R), Galaxy Mapper (R), Hard Headed (R), Hard-Boiled (R),Hidden Storage (R), In the Know (R), Intimidating (R), Iron Body (R), Lethal Blows (R), Machine Mender (R), Outdoorsman (R), Overwhelm Defences (R), Parry (R), Point Blank (R), Positive Spin (R), Precision Strike, Rapid Reaction (R), Rapid Recovery (R), Second Wind (R), Shortcut (R), Side Step (R), Smooth Talker (R), Stalker (R), Speaks Binary (R), Stimpack Specialisation (R), Street Smarts (R), Surgeon (R), Toughened (R), Up the Ante (R)

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Tier 5Amour Master – Improved, Bring it Down, Coordination Dodge, Crippling Blow, Double or Nothing – Supreme, Hard Headed – Improved, Heroic Fortitude, Hindering Shot, Hold Together, Hunters Quarry – Improved, In the Know – Improved, It’s Not that Bad, MASTER (Doctor, of Shadows), NATURAL (Brawler, Charmer, Doctor, Enforcer, Hunter, Marksmen, Negotiator, Outdoorsman, Rogue, Tinkerer), Reconstruct the Scene, Reroute Processors, Shortcut – Improved, Soft Spot, Stim Application – Surpreme, Superior Reflexes, Supreme Precision Strike, Unrelenting Skeptic – Improved

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