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RMSS vs RMFRP
Parts 11, 12 and 13
Special Status, Wealth, and Special Items

Copyright Brent Knorr ©2002

Edited by Peter Mork for The Guild Companion

5523 RMSS Talent Law

5806 RMFRP Character Law

 

This article examines the differences in Special Status, Wealth, and Special Items between RMSS Talent Law and RMFRP Character Law in detail

SPECIAL STATUS

Dishonored Knight

No changes.

Faithful Vassal

No changes.

Favored

No changes other than renaming Lesser to Minor

Government Ties

No changes

Heir

No changes

Knighted (5 points)

RMSS Cost - 5 points

RMFRP Cost - 3 points

No changes to description.

Law Enforcement Ability

No changes.

Lost Favor

No changes.

Military Rank

RMSS Cost - Rank 1 (1 promotion) 5 points

Rank 2 (2 promotion) 10 points

Rank 3 (3 promotion) 15 points

Rank 4 (4 promotion) 20 points

Rank 5 (5 promotion) 25 points

Rank 6 (6 promotion) 30 points

Rank 7 (7 promotion) 35 points

RMFRP Cost -Lesser (1 promotion) 5 points

Minor (2 or more promotions) 10 points

Major (4 or more promotions) 15 points

Greater (6 or more promotions) 20 points

Only minor changes to description.

Noble

RMSS Cost - 15 points

RMFRP Cost - 10 points

No changes to description

Orphan

No changes.

Patron Level 1

Talent is called Patron in RMFRP

RMSS Cost - Minor - 5 points, Major - 10 points, Greater - 15 points

RMFRP Cost - Lesser - 5 points, Minor - 10 points, Major - 20 points

Descriptions match as follows:

RMSS Minor = RMFRP Lesser

RMSS Major = RMFRP Minor

RMSS Greater = RMFRP Major

Patron Level 2

Talent is called Patron, Important in RMFRP

RMSS Cost - Minor - 10 points, Major - 20 points, Greater - 40 points

RMFRP Cost - Minor - 10 points, Major - 20 points, Greater - 30 points

Description is the same.

Patron Level 3

Talent is called Patron, Significant in RMFRP

RMSS Cost - Minor - 15 points, Major - 30 points, Greater - 60 points

RMFRP Cost - Major - 15 points, Greater - 30 points, Greater+ - 50 points

Descriptions match as follows:

RMSS Minor = RMFRP Major

RMSS Major = RMFRP Greater

RMSS Greater = RMFRP Greater with an additional 20 point option.

Priestly Investment

RMSS Cost - 5 points

RMFRP Cost - 3 points

No change to description.

Wanted

No change.

WEALTH LEVEL

In RMSS, all characters begin with 2sp (silver pieces), in RMFRP, they begin with 2gp (gold pieces). Basically, everything in the Wealth Level section remains the same, except that in RMFRP all currency units are 1 unit higher than in RMSS. RMFRP invents a new coin, the mithril piece (mp) that is equal to 10 platinum pieces.

The only cost change in the section is on the "Cost to Modify Wealth Rolls" Table.

In RMSS the two choices are:

+1 before the dice are rolled - 1 point per

+1 after the dice are rolled - 5 points per

In RMFRP the two choices are:

+10 before the dice are rolled - 3 points

Up to +5 after the dice are rolled - 5 points.

SPECIAL ITEMS

Bonus Item

No changes

Daily Item

No changes

Loyal Domesticated Animal

No changes

Loyal Unusual Creature

No changes

Potion

RMSS Cost - 7 points (3 doses), 10 points (5 doses)

RMFRP Cost - 3 points (1 dose), 7 points (5 doses)

No changes to description

Rune Paper

RMSS Cost - 7 points (3 sheets), 10 points (5 sheets)

RMFRP Cost - 3 points (1 sheet), 7 points (5 sheets)

No changes to description

Special Bread/Herb/Poison

RMSS Cost - 3-10 points

RMFRP Cost - 3 points

The description for RMFRP removed the line "The cost of this item will vary from 3 to 10 points (as decided by the GM)."

Spell Adder

RMSS Cost - 5 points (+1), 10 points (+2), 15 points (+3)

RMFRP Cost - 5 points (+1), 10 points (+2), 15 points (+3), 20 points (+4)

The description is the same, RMFRP adds a +4 Spell Adder as well.

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