Arcanum 1780: A New World
Professionally educated explorers, the surveyor walks the line between formal scholar and free-ranged wanderer. Where a frontiersman is an expert at getting through the wilderness, the surveyor is hired to chronicle the wild – new lands, new animals and new people, the surveyor is essential to building an empire out of untamed wilderness, and just as valuable for mapping merchant routes and tactical maps.
70 points (80 points left for packages and other customization.)
Advantages: A total of 20 points in increased attributes [varies]; Absolute Direction 5; Acute Senses [2/level]; Charisma [5/level]; Danger Sense 15; Explorer Talent [5/level]†; Fit or Very Fit [5 or 15]; Language Talent 10; Languages (varies); Mathematics Ability [10/level]; Single- Minded 5; Status [5/level]; Temperature Tolerance [1/level] and Wealth [varies].
Disadvantages: A total of – 20 points chosen from Curious [- 5*]; Fanaticism [- 15]; Greed [- 15*]; Gullibility [- 10*]; Intolerance [- 5 or – 10]; Obsession [- 5 to – 10]; Overconfidence [- 5*]; Proud or Selfish [- 1 or – 5*]; Sense of Duty [varies]; Stubbornness [- 5] and Workaholic [- 5].
Primary Skills: Cartography (A) IQ 2-12; Mathematics (Surveying) (H) IQ+1 8-13; Navigation (any)/TL (A) IQ 2- 12; Survival (any) (A) Per 2- 12; and 2 points in one of Boating (any) (DX/A); Hiking (HT/A); Geography (IQ/H); Naturalist (IQ/H); Riding (any) (DX/A); Seamanship /TL (IQ/E) and Teamster (any) (IQ/A).
Secondary Skills: A total of 8 points in any of Artist (IQ/H); Climbing (DX/A); First Aid/TL (IQ/E); Fishing (Per/E); Guns (Musket or Pistol) (IQ/E); Leadership (IQ/A); Swimming (HT/E); Tracking (Per/A); Traps /TL (IQ/A) and further Primary Skills.
Background Skills: A total of 6 points in any of Animal Handling (any) (IQ/A); Area Knowledge (any) (IQ/E); Astronomy /TL (IQ/H); Diplomacy (IQ/H); Fast-Talk (IQ/E); Naturalist (IQ/H); Packing (IQ/A); Research /TL (IQ/A) and Savoir-Faire (any) (IQ/E).
† A talent that adds to Area Knowledge, Cartography, Geography, Mathematics (Surveying), and Navigation.