Shaker - Update #5 from Tom Hall and Brenda Brathwaite
"Old School RPG" appears to have a name - Shaker: An Old School RPG. The latest update discusses some gameplay, the party (actually 6 characters when you include 2 recruitable player characters) and professions:
Shaker: An Old School RPG features a six-character party - you and your 3 crew as well as 2 recruitable player characters. You begin the game as James Connelly, though you may customize him any way you like (including changing his appearance and gender). Next, you create 3 different Shaker operatives to join you on your Antera mission. Traveling back through time and space to arrive on Antera, you may recruit two locals to work on your crew.
YOUR CHARACTERS AND CREW
All characters and recruits have key statistics as quantified by Shaker Corporation: Strength, Vitality, Agility, Quickness, Intelligence, and Psy. The values of these attributes determine what Profession you qualify for. Your characters are also born with a specific BioTrait pattern. Similar to “race” in old-school games, a character’s BioTrait pre-disposes gives them certain strengths, weaknesses and powers. Recruiting locals (which you can, of course, fire) will help you to balance your party.
We are in pre-production at present, and want to give you an early look at the core Bridge Professions and how they map to Professions on the destination worlds.