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In Rifts, how do you determine the starting percentage for your characters native language? The Language skill states "...other than your native language", so it seems like I wouldn't use those percentages. But I can't find any other mention of native language in the Core Rulebook or by scouring a few sites.

If it's applicable, I'm a Wilderness Scout with an IQ of around 10.

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The skill Language: Native Tongue appears on page 304 of the Rifts Ultimate Edition (right above the skill Language: Other), has a Base Skill of 88%, and increases by +1% per level of experience.

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Thanks. We were using a different edition and couldn't it anywhere. – Discord Jun 24 '14 at 14:46
be careful there are some interesting differences between the normal rifts and the Ultimate Edition. I love playing Crazy OCC but in RUE they removed the Crazy Hero :'( which my favourite option when I turned level 4. – AquaAlex Sep 25 at 10:32

Generally, the character's skill with the native tongue is listed in the appropriate OCC/RCC description under OCC/RCC skills.

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I looked there as well. We must be using a really old edition, because it wasn't listed there. – Discord Jun 24 '14 at 16:15

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