With the damage system our game has, even the toughest character is only one bad roll away from death. I don't intend to be one of those STs that gleefully kills players as often as I can, but sometimes the dice just decide that it's time for you to die now. When that happens, I don't want it to be the end of the world. No one likes starting over completely after losing a character they've poured months of their life into. For that reason, if you make a new character after the current one dies, you'll get a bit of a boost, in the following ways.
Stats and Skillswill be allowed to go all the way up to 5 when making a replacement character.
You'll get a bit of Bonus XP on the new sheet. For every 4 XP you'd spent on your old character, you'll get 1 XP free to spend on the new sheet.
Gear all the way up to Tier 3 will be allowed, and for every 3 Gear Points you spent on the old character, you'll get 1 free to spend on the new sheet.
You'll also get to decide what to do with any Advanced Weapons you may have earned. Your character can will them to another character's sheet if you so desire, or they can be given to the Oasis armory to give other players more options for getting their own in the future.