The standard rules apply to character creation with the following exceptions/limitations:
- You have 40 CP and 10 SP and the game’s Power Level is always “Human d6”
- Each Stat has maximum value of 8 for 1 stat and 6 for the other 2 stats or 7 for 2 stats and 6 for the other stat during character creation. This cap is replaced with a new cap of 12 for 1 stat and 10 for the other 2 stats or 11 for 2 stats and 10 for the other stat.
- The cost for point in a stat is 1 CP per point, if the new value is 1-3; 2 CP per point, if the new stat value is 4-7; 3 CP per point, if the new stat value is 8-12.
- Attributes have a Cap at 10.
- Defects, PMVs, and Reductions can be altered later (GM approval) with a cost of 3 times the new PMV or Restriction cost difference (always the positive value). Example: a Character who has Mind Control (5 P/L) with the PMVs of Duration 1 hour (5), Target 1 Person (1), and Range 10m (+1) with the Reduction of “Initialized by Eye Contact” (-1) and the Defect of Burns Energy (5 EP, -3 CP), all at a level 4. To reduce the EP cost from 5 to 2 would cost 3 CP, and to remove the Reduction it would cost 12 CP (3×4), to Increase any of the PMVs by 1 point would also cost 12 CP (3×4).
- Realism Rule: Any Stat Value, Skill Selection, Attribute, or Defect must be explained realistically and cannot stem from supernatural or unexplained means.
- Personal Rule: Your Stat Values, Skill Selections, Attributes, or Defects are reflective or your “Person” and does not stem from equipment or additional companions. Agents, Armour, Extra Arms, Gadgeteer, Gadgets, Henchmen, Item of Power, Organisational Ties, Own a Big Mecha (OBM), Servant, and Wealth and are no longer used as attributes and replaced instead with good ol’ fashioned role-playing and bookkeeping.
- ACV and DCV are replaced with Combat Value (COM). Attack Combat Master is replaced with Combat Mastery (same costs) and Defense Combat Master is removed
- Players do not create a background story, but must instead select from one of the Amnesia Packages. Also, do not worry about gear or money (hint, hint). You simple choose gender and ethnicity.
- You can choose to spend CP to purchase or improve a “Level”. During character creation you cannot have more than 4 total levels.