Aptitudes & Skills

Cognitive Sciences

Post by Monkee, October 9, 2016.
Advantages Character Creation

An 'aptitude', or 'skill', is any learnt ability or trait from which the character derives some sort of technical advantage within the context of the story. This technical advantage is a reflection of the time, study, practice, or combination there of which culminates in said manifest advantage on account. Aptitudes come in several catagories, ranging from archery, to mechanical engineering, to research. An Aptitude should not be confused with an actual super power, as aptitudes always have there limits, which is not always the case with powers.

Note - Characters may routinely operate far below their shown scores, and sometimes far above those shown stats in extreme circumstances (with MOD approval). However, regardless of prior moderator approval, the player with the highest stated score (STAT/STAT CHAIN) always wins in a conflicted challenge.*

Below you will find an initial list of site-sanctioned Aptitudes for the character 's character profile.

  1. Please limit aptitude selections to no more then five skills unless first obtaining approval by a moderator. Please be thoughful in selecting appropriate aptitudes from the catagories listed to the left when transcribing descriptions from the provided listings and pasting them to the Aptitudes section of the character profile.
  2. When pasting the descriptions, remember to tailor the description to fit the character you are crafting. Make them relevant to their history, use examples and your character's name, etc. Please try to make them unique and personable to the character they describe. Failure to personalize descriptions is one of the prime reasons for rejected character applications.
  3. Also, please proof read each and every description you place so that it is properly spell checked.
  4. Feel free to make up your own advantage if it fits the character. Such as "Farm Work" for Cannonball because he grew up on one. Or "Mother Figure" if your character likes taking care of others. In fact, we encourage to have at least one unique ability for your character.

Note - If you are logged in to Marvel RPG, each entry shown below may already be personalized to reflect your character"s codename and gender. If not, then they are shown in a generic format, but you can still set them to reflect your characters gender and codename by using the customizer located just above the catagory legend. Doing so will will instantly then format all the descriptions to your specifications to help you on your way to building an awesome addition to the Marvel RPG universe.