Senior Officer

Senior officers aboard a starship are normally part of the direct bridge and command crew, typically serving as captains or executive officers but could be anyone who is in direct command of a number of subordinates, such as a chief engineer or a security team leader. Invested with responsibility for the safety and efficiency of the ship’s crew, they tend to be adept at improvisation, and in helping others achieve their maximum potential. Whether they are leading a team away from the starship or controlling the bridge during combat, Senior Officers are expected to keep calm and disciplined, helped by years of experience, and possibly training (though this is not necessarily always in an academic sense).

Alternate Class Features

A senior officer gains alternate class features at 6th, 9th, and 12th level.

Command Presence (Ex) - 6th Level

You gain the ability to project confidence and influence your crew to stand firm, and hold the line. As a standard action, you can project your commanding presence, and any of your allies who are within 30 feet of you gain a +1 bonus to their Will save for the next round. This increases by 1 for every 6 levels beyond 6th. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 1 + 1/2 your character level.

Concentrate All Firepower (Ex) - 9th Level

You gain the ability to boost the damage done by allies who are attacking your target. As a standard action, you can designate one target within your line of sight, and all allies within 30 feet who attack that target gain a +1 morale bonus to attack, and damage rolls against that enemy. If you spend 1 Resolve Point, then your allies gain a further +1 morale bonus to both attack, and damage rolls, plus a further +1 for every 5 levels beyond 9th. (I.e. If you spend 1 Resolve Point at level 9, they gain a +2 morale bonus, at level 14 they get +3, and so on).

All Ahead Flank! (Ex) - 12th Level

You gain the ability to bolster your allies and increase their speed to superhuman levels of effort. As a standard action, you can bolster your allies, and increase their base speed by 30 feet for 1 round. By spending 1 Resolve Point they gain this speed increase for a number of levels equal to 1 + your key ability modifier.


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