The Ascension Project
Surface Vehicle Operation
Select a class of surface vehicle (heavy wheeled, powerboat, sailboat, ship, or tracked). The character is proficient at operating that class of vehicle.
The heavy wheeled class includes all kinds of semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, as well as wheeled construction vehicles (such as earth movers) and wheeled armored vehicles (such as some armored personnel carriers). Powerboats are engine-powered water vessels designed for operation by a single person and usually no more than 100 feet in length. Sailboats are wind-powered water vessels. Ships are large, multicrewed water vessels. Tracked vehicles include bulldozers and tanks and other military vehicles.
Prerequisite: Piloting 4 ranks.
Benefit: The character takes no penalty on Piloting checks or attack rolls made when operating a surface vehicle of the selected class.
Normal: Characters without this feat take a –4 penalty on Piloting checks made to operate a surface vehicle that falls under any of these classes, and to attacks made with vehicle weapons. There is no penalty when you operate a general-purpose surface vehicle.
Special: A character can gain this feat as many as five times. Each time the character takes the feat, he or she selects a different class of surface vehicle.