Character advancements are templates provided with no Level Adjustment to all players and some enemies. All are intended to provide a similar level of overall power, although they will do so in very different ways.
Each character can have one of the following advancements. You are not required to choose a Character Advancement, but at this moment gain no benefit from doing so.
The Reactive Suit
The reactive suit is an extremely sophisticated piece of technology using a small, infinitely powered generator and a skin-tight suit small, muscle-like fibers. There are various versions of the suit, each providing its wearer with abilities far beyond that of normal humans. Suits are rare, very expensive, and require the user to undergo surgery to allow for the connections that make the suit function.
Genetic manipulation is widely available throughout the Sol system. Most humans are affected by it from their descendants, and gain a stronger immune system, increased intelligence, and better looks as a result. This has long been the norm. The Phage virus takes this to the next level. Individually tailored, the virus speeds up the metabolism of its wearer, heightens their reaction times, and increases muscle density. With their very genetic code modified, these altered humans gain incredible abilities, but at a deadly cost.
Cybernetics have been around for some time. Many have a limb or organ replaced over the course of their lifetime. Cyborgs are those individuals with the resources to go beyond this- they give up their natural bodies and replace them with high-powered robotic parts. The end result is impossible to determine- every cyborg is different. Most are stronger and faster than normal humans, but they all tend to have hidden secrets within their machine bodies.
For all of humanities advancements, psychic abilities are rarely manifested. When they are, they’re the topic of intense study- and research. Attempts to create psychics via genetics tend to fail, despite a familiar heritage of such powers. Technology, on the other hand, has had some luck in enhancing these powers. The result is an effectively new race- one that relies on the strength of their mind as much as the strength of their body.