TRANSHUMANS: May have an empathy as low as 2. Transhumans do have a higher average Psionics score, add 3 to PC score*. Note: it is sometimes useful to keep Psionics scores hidden from the players until such time as they might become 'awakened'.I don't know why but reading that asterisked section just floored me.
*These are ways that the designer runs Transhumans in contradiction to the formal Space Opera rules.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Here's a bit from the Space Opera adventure Martigan Belt, published in 1981 and written by Stephen Kingsley that really struck me: