Last question before I head out. Thanks for the quick answers! It is clear you believe the Operative is superior to the Envoy. How would you address the issue so the Operative wouldn't step on the Envoy's niche at a table? I have a player with an early copy who's excited to play the Envoy. If the Operative and Envoy at my table split their focus on different skill sets, would they both shine in their departments in the end?
Thanks for everything by the way. Your thread open plenty of discussion among my group about how we plan to address things when we start our first game.
In terms of "how to play this in a cooperative manner", my suggestion would be for the Operative to build around using more specialised Debilitating Tricks such as Staggering Shot instead of Flat-Footed so as to not step toes on the Envoy's combat buffs. The idea about skills is also a good one - as the Envoy already covers the Face role well, Operative can simply shine in other skills.As for "how to houserule this", I'd abstain from suggestions right now, as I have insufficient data to determine what kind of houserules would be balanced here.