The Darkness At The Edge Of The Galaxy
Building a Character
Creating a character in Into the Darkness is fairly simple. Two primary choices must be made, and from there secondary and tertiary choices must be made. The First two choices that must be made are Race and Class. There are 11 Races and 6 Classes. These choices do several things, for one, they determine starting hit points and shields/barrier. they also determine the Power trees available to the character.
At level 1 each character selects 2 tier one powers, one of which must be a racial power. At each level thereafter the character can select 1 power for which he or she has met all prerequisites.
There are six tiers of powers, tier one powers can be selected by any level character. Tier two powers can be chosen only by characters of level 2 or higher. Tier three powers must be selected by characters of at least 4th level. Tier 4 powers must be selected by characters of at least 6th level. A character needs to be at least 8th level to select Tier 5 powers and 10th level for Tier 6 powers. Since there are 20 levels, that means at base there are 21 powers that can be selected.