The Shadow wrote:
So the characteristic human sin is hypocrisy? Oh, that is so cruel! I like it!
But wouldn't it be more appropriate for the Minbari? Those smug little jerks sprayed hypocrisy wherever they went. "Minbari do not lie." (Except when it benefits their family.) "Minbari do not kill Minbari." (But kicking Minbari out of their homes to die of exposure and starvation is fine.)
One of the best lines of the early series is, "Who told you the Minbari do not lie?" "...They did." "I see..."
Well, I wanted to keep the "pass the buck" factor for the Minbari, and didn't want to duplicate the flaw. I do take your point, though. Of course, one of the things I loved about the series, and which made it so refreshing after many years of neotrek was that everybody
lies. All the time. About nearly everything.
As for the game... things seem mostly ironed out in terms of converting goods in the Other company's book from prices to Wealth Ratings (It seems to work out-- very roughly-- to 1 per 100 credits, with some slippage at the upper end). I am pleased to see just how easy the conversion from very specialized classes of Agents, Diplomats, Traders, and Lurkers go to Experts. I'll just say that Benefit is a very forgiving Feat with tons of wiggle room in it.
If the oneshot goes well, I'm thinking of running a Shadow Agents campaign in that setting, tentatively entitled The Price Of Progress.