Then, Hidden, it stays.
I've been working on the first part of my character gen. which is the part before you are an adult.
Chapter one starts when you finish building your childhood. The following is a list of all the things you take care of before you enter the "Workforce"
This sets up when you start you are 21 at the start so haveing an earlier birthdate means more turns.
If you look at my list you get to chose your gender a second time before the end. This is my way of dealing with the transgender issue in what I consider a realistic fashion, you can be born one gender and then even before the game starts become another, or even just chose different pronouns, it's my nod to the LGBT community.
Much like your birth Gender above you can choose a new name before you officially become an "Adult" this is more of a nod towards what I believe will become the norm in the future. I would rather be known by my online tag then my given name most days.
PlanetOrigin <===== Currently where I am at.
There are Eight worlds which you can be from in the setting, each gives a unique family and area origin as well as 4 "Skill points" one in each of the four skill groups above. except for Saturn which has all three sciences and R&D. This is age 0 - 12
This is where you chose your family structure, multi-parent, two parents, one parent, no parent. it gets chosen here, along with what profession they held by your birth location.
This is if the planet/system in question has more than areas you could be from. Mercury has only one since there is the only Habitat there, but Earth will have multiple as will places like Mars and Jupiter.
This is what kind of school you went to, and will provide 3 points spread out in a single skill group, Science School, Boot Prep School, Social School, or Technical School. this is mainly age 12 to 16
This is what Training battalion you signed up for or was signed up for when you finished school, this is age 16 to 2. there are many types of Battalions that basically fulfill specific low ranking jobs, like Motercore, means traveling around the solar system supplying stations and other ships, while Science Support, is more about doing grunt work out at the Saturn Labs, or closer to home. Each Battalion will give you 6 skill points in the appropriate skills, and the Specialization you start with. Each Battalion will also have entrance skill requirements.
The Training Event is the Biggest event that happened while part of the Training Battalion. generally, you get a single skill boost of two to one skill or a specialization as a reward. It will also be the first pass/fail check in the game.
Much like it sound like you are given the option of changing your name in accordance with Sol Republic law.
Much like it sound like you are given the option of changing your gender in accordance with Sol Republic law.