Scouts are natural explorers and adventurers, full of curiosity and trained to handle the out-of-the-way locations where they often operate. Scouts tend to be independent, signing on when the credits are good and their skills are best utilized and tested. Scouts understand the lay of the land and the orbit of the stars. They know how to recognize danger and locate the basic necessities for survival. The Scout seeks knowledge, tries to solve mysteries, and to find a path through the wild regions, often becoming a decent pilot along the way, and usually learns how to protect himself from whatever hides over the next hill or beyond the most distant nebula.
Many Scouts become adventurers to see what's in the next star system. They pick up skills that make them excellent members of any team. They are usually the best trackers, trailblazers, and survivalists the galaxy has to offer. Some Scouts are scientists and researchers who learn the skills of the profession so they don't have to rely on others. Some sell their services to the highest bidder. More often, the adventurous Scout has a good heart, a sense of honor, and a burning desire to embrace the wild regions of the galaxy and learn to conquer them- either figuratively or literally. Adventurous Scouts call themselves rangers, outriders, hunters, explorers, guides, adventurous scholars, and vanguards.
Scouts temper insatiable curiosity with excellent Survival instincts. They make use of Dexterity and Intelligence, as well as Wisdom, to spot and avoid dangers. The Scout has an undying faith in themselves and their abilities that sometimes allows the Scout to call upon reserves and an inner strength to get out of tough situations. Scouts like to be the first to reach any location, although they also want to reach it in one piece. They can be gruff or silent, jovial or talkative. They are confident and brave, and they often appreciate the wonders that the galaxy has to offer.
Scouts come to their profession in search of something, usually knowledge or secrets or the answers to the mysteries of the ages. Scholars, while possibly associated with an institute of learning or a particular government, often forsake the halls of academe for the pure research of working in the field. Pathfinders and explorers may work for a government or a military institution, or they may take on freelance contracts from anyone willing to pay for their services. Many Scouts develop into Bounty Hunters, especially those who combine military skills with their tracking and searching abilities. Every group of adventurers benefits from having a Scout in the party.
Examples of Scouts in Star Wars Edit
Chewbacca, Wicket the Ewok, Captain Tarpals
Game Rule Information Edit
Scouts have the following game statistics:
|CLASS LEVEL||BASE ATTACK BONUS||CLASS FEATURES|
|1||+0||Defense Bonuses, Starting Feats, Talent|
Class Skills Edit
- Knowledge (All skills, taken individually)
Hit Points Edit
Force Points Edit
Scouts gain a number of Force Points equal to 5 + one-half their character level (Rounded down) at 1st level, and every time they gain a new level in this class. Any Force Points left over from previous levels are lost.
Class Features Edit
All of the following are features of the Scout class.
Defense Bonuses Edit
Starting Feats Edit
A Scout begins play with the following bonus Feats:
- Shake It Off*
- Weapon Proficiency (Pistols)
- Weapon Proficiency (Rifles)
- Weapon Proficiency (Simple Weapons)
Talent Trees Edit
At every odd-numbered level (1st, 3rd, 5th, and so on), a Scout gains an additional Talent. A Scout may choose a Talent from any Talent Tree they wish, but they must meet the prerequisites (If any) of the chosen Talent. The Talent can be selected from one of the following Talent Trees:
Bonus Feats Edit
- Armor Proficiency (Heavy)
- Armor Proficiency (Light)
- Armor Proficiency (Medium)
- Careful Shot
- Far Shot
- Point Blank Shot
- Precise Shot
- Rapid Shot
- Running Attack
- Skill Focus
- Skill Training
- Vehicular Combat
- Weapon Proficiency (Advanced Melee Weapons)
A 1st level Scout starts play with 3d4 x 250 credits.