Several of the below OCC's start characters at enlisted, NCO (Non-Commisioned Officers: Privates, Corporals, etc,) or SNCO (Senior Non-Commisioned Officers: Sergeants, Warrant Officers, etc,) ranks, however your PC's colleagues may well be Officers and you may wish to be one as well. The minimum amount of time it takes to become an Officer is one year at the UN Armed Forces Officers Academy. This is for Infantry/Marine characters, however any other character will have to extend their training time by 6 months to reflect the Officer training they will receive. When they graduate they will be a 2nd Lieutenant, or if they are Navy/Spacy they will an Ensign.
To start as an Officer if your OCC does not start you as one you must have the following. An IQ 10 and one mental or physical attribute of 14 or above. Add 6 months to the training time for Officer Training to the OCC Training Time.
Below is a chart detailing the available races to play within the UN Armed Forces. You can either roll to get your character's race or you can decide which one you want to play. There is no discrimination within the UN, so no matter what race you are you will not find yourself blocked from a particular OCC. However I should stress that Zolanites are few and far between.
01-40 - Earth Native, 100% human
41-60 - Half Zentraedi,(Zentraedi Mother)+2d6 SDC, +1D4 to PP & Spd bonuses
61-80 - Half Zentraedi,(Zentraedi Father)+10 SDC, +1D4 to PS & PE bonuses
81-98 - Full Zentraedi (See UN/Zentraedi OCC for more details)
99-00 - Zolanite
Note: Quarter Zentraedi and later generations
Half Zentraedi can (if the dateline permits) be exchanged for Quarter Zentraedi, which the bonuses of:
Quarter Zentraedi,(Zentraedi GrandMother) +1d6 SDC, +1D3 to PP & Spd bonuses
Quarter Zentraedi,(Zentraedi GrandFather) +5 SDC, +1D3 to PS & PE bonuses
Any further generations are considered to be genetically human as far as attributes are concerned, however they can still get the whole range of skin and hair colours that Zentraedi and humans have.
Click HERE for background information on the various races available.
Racial Starting Skills
All characters get the following skills as standard depending upon their racial background. See below.
Human Racial Skills
Maths (+10%), Language: English 96%, Literacy: English 96%, (Native Language & Literacy at 90%)
Zentraedi & Zolanite Racial Skills
Maths (+10%), Language: English 90%, Literacy: English 90%, Language: Zentraedi 96%, Literacy: Zentraedi 96%
Maths (+10%), Language: English 96%, Literacy: English 96%, Language: Zentraedi 90%, Literacy: Zentraedi 90%
Maths (+10%), Language: English 96%, Literacy: English 96%, Language: Zentraedi 50%, Literacy: Zentraedi 50%
Place of birth
01-20 - Homeworld (Earth, Zola)
21-40 - Sol System Colony(Moon, Mars, Jupiter)
41-60 - Colony Planet(Eden, Avemaria)
61-80 - Colonisation Vessel(Megaroad or New Macross)
81-00 - Cloning Centre(Zentraedi PC's only)
Click HERE for background information on the various places of birth available.
UN Forces Ranks
Click HERE to look at the ranks according to the service you will be in.