Effects of Social Class
Under the UA and OA rules, social class is rolled when creating a character; however, unless you're a cavalier class, it has little if any effect on the non-oriental character beyond just having it there. In my campaign, a decision was made to tie levels of education to social class, on the assumption that those from better and wealthier families are more likely to be schooled. Social class as rolled will dictate a character's educational background as indicated.
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Obviously, this is separate from any reading or writing the character will have learned to do as part of his class.
*The first column represents the class designations of the occidental classes (UA), Lower Lower Class, Middle Lower Class, Upper Lower Class, Lower Middle Class, Middle Middle Class, Upper Middle Class, Lower Upper Class, Middle Upper Class, and Upper Upper Class.
||Count to 10
||Know common or racial alphabet
||Count to 100, add & subtract
||Recognize letters of other languages
||Count as necessary
||Read & write common or racial
||Multiply & divide
||Read & write alignment, racial, & common
||Fractions & geometry
||Read & write one other language
||Read & write all languages spoken
||Read & write d4 languages not spoken
The second column represents the class designations of the oriental classes (OA), Outcast, Lower Class, Lower Middle Class, Middle Class, Upper Middle Class, Lower Upper Class, Upper Class, and Rank; Rank designates all noble houses from 10th Rank to 1st Rank.
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