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You are correct: Born Noble → Bastard leaves you with only 1 trait point to allocate freely, whereas Child Prodigy costs two. So you can't literally make a Child Prodigy Born Noble → Bastard character in so many words. Burning Wheel can be a bit flexible about how exactly you represent a character concept, though. Here are some alternative ways to create a ...


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That's right, you can't afford the Child Prodigy trait if you choose the Born Noble → Bastard set of lifepaths. As the game says, choices have consequences, and choosing to burn up a noble bastard means not being able to choose Child Prodigy and its awesome bonuses. If you want Child Prodigy with a noble, consider Born Noble → Young Lady: she has ...



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