Careers & Traditions

Experience Career Grades
Novice/Rookie 1
Practiced 2
Experienced 3
Seasoned 4
Veteran 5
Doyen 6

What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. uses a "life-path" system to create and advance characters.

Careers are occupations held by characters. 

Characters begin play with one origin and four regular careers.  When choosing a career, the character gains attribute increases, two skill ranks chosen from the list of that career's skills, and selects one exploit from that career's list of unique career exploits. A career may be repeated.

If a career is repeated, addtional grades are referred to by their title, as shown in the table above.

Characters advance by taking new careers or repeating current ones, gaining increased or new attributes, skills, and exploits each time.

The list below contains careers and traditions from O.L.D., N.E.W. and N.O.W.  As always, it is up to the GM what careers or traditions are available in a given setting.


Grade

The total number of grades in all careers/traditions taken by a character is an important value, as it determines the maximum size dice pool that a character can form.  This total number of grades is referred to as the character's grade.


Academy

Acolyte

Aikido

Alchemist

Diplomat

Archer

Army Tour

Assassin

Astronaut

Athlete

Barbarian

Bare-knuckle

Bartender

Battlepsyche

Beggar

Berserker

Biopsychic

Bounty Hunter

Boxing

Brawler

Brazilian Jujutsu

Burglar

Capoiera

Circus Acrobat

Cleric

College

Con Artist

Craftsman

Dark Crusader

Detective

Diabolist
Drifter

Driver

Druid

Engineer

Everyman

Experiment

Explosives Expert

Farmhand

Firemage

Gambler

Gangster

Gladiator

Guerilla Fighter

Gun Fu

Gun Kata

Hacker

Heavy Gunner

Herbalist

Inquisitor

Jock

Jujutsu

Knight

Knight-Errant

Krav Maga

Kung Fu

Loremaster

Mage

Man-at-Arms

Marine Cadet

Marine Tour

Martial Artist
Medic

Military Grunt

Miner

Minstrel

Muay Thai

Musketeer

Navy Brat

Navy Cadet Cruise

Navy Tour

Necromancer

Ninjutsu

Noble

Northern Shaolin

Novice

Orphan

Outlaw

Page

Pankration

Performer

Pilot

Pirate

Police Officer

Priest

Primitive

Prisoner

Private Eye

Prodigy

Psi-cop

Psychic

Ranger

Rebel
Ruffian

Sailor

Savate

Scientist

Scion

Scout/Special Forces

Slave

Smith

Smuggler

Sniper

Socialite

Southern Shaolin

Space Jockey

Spy/Intelligence Officer

Squire

Star Knight

Starbase Assignment

Survivor

Talent

Thug

Trader

Traveller

Undead Hunter

Urchin

Vigilante

Wanderer

Warrior-monk

Watchman

Wizard's Apprentice