Converting 1st Edition Immortal
The process of changing characters over from 1st Edition mechanics to 2nd Edition mechanics is a fairly simple process. As each of the new Immortal books come out, we will provide here the official rules on how to convert 1st Edition characters into what is provided in those books. Therefore we will not have *all* the conversion material presented here until approximately after Book 2 or 3 are out. By that time you should have enough to convert all facets of your 1st Edition characters. Until then, we will make suggestions on how to handle converting certain parts, until the 2nd Edition rules for that subject are made official. For example, Serenades have no official rules in Book 1, so there will be no official conversion posted for that until Book 2 comes out (which will be within I believe roughly 90 or so days after Book 1, not a long wait gang!). But we will post suggestions to get you started. . .
One of the biggest changes is that Immortal is a 2 step system in 2nd Edition instead of a 3 step system. In 1st Edition you had three things to add (die, halo, skill) to get your total. Everything was ranked by 3's (1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15). In 2nd Edition with the die values for standard skills at 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4, we have a two step system now.
Notes: Yes, by the new rules you'll notice that some humans can get VERY nasty as d10 becomes the new top human stat in the game. You'll notice that equates to a 6 to 8 halo average in the old game. This is because the earth is weaker, and in general so are the young Immortals who though they were so powerful, only to find out that they were not as high up the tiers to Eidos as they thought they were. Humans are a threat if you aren't careful. The d4 value is reserved for the most powerful out there, those truly on the verge of Godhood (or Transceendance if you will . . .) Just remember that normal humans cannot go beyond a d10 in an aura (though there are exceptions for Bright Bloods).
Notes: Let us explain exactly what a Rank 6 skill is. Okay, you are the best that ever was, is or will be in that skill. There will be maybe 5 guys in all of recorded history as good as you. The first problem we had was that people would say "Hey, I've been alive for six hundred years, why can't I have three skills at a 6, seven skills at a 5, twelve skills at a 4, and everything else at a 2 or 3, with maybe one or two 1's?" A lot of folks forgot that things like Rank 6 were meant to be legendary, even to the Immortals. For more information on skills and how to properly set them in your game before conversion, see the 1st Edition Support section on skills.