Age is a very uncommon Disadvantage in martial arts adventures. For example, the ancient Chinese kung fu master who trains the hero is usually lithe, vigorous and tough enough to thrash the hero (at least, until the final stages of training).
For this reason, characters in martial arts campaigns should never be required to take the Age Disadvantage; they can be 90 years old and still have the same Characteristic Maxima as younger characters. (However, like younger characters, they will have to buy at doubled cost any INT, PRE or EGO that exceeds a score of 20.)
On the other hand, Age does not affect a character's DEX and SPD, so a very aged character with Extra DC to make up for his lack of physical strength can still be a very effective martial artist.
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