Skills

Skills

Skills determine a character’s abilities and proficiencies. Skills are broken up into basic and advanced skills. Basic skills are general skills that can be applied to a broad series of disciplines. Examples include the athletics and knowledge skill. Advanced skills are specialized skills that branch out from a basic skill and serve as more intricate aspects of a basic skill. For example, the climb skill is an advanced skill of the athletics skill.

Skill Ranks

Proficiency in a skill is determined by skill ranks. Each rank in a skill provides a +5 bonus to skill tests. Ranks are purchased with experience points. Each skill can be ranked up three times. Advanced skills are a subset of basic skills and thus function slightly differently. They cannot be purchased and ranked up until their associated basic skill is also trained. An advanced skill also gains the rank bonus of their parent basic skill, alongside their rank bonus. So if a character attempts to start a fire and he has two ranks in the survival basic skill and one rank in the fire starting advanced skill; he gains +15 to his skill test.

Skill List

Acrobatics

Balance

Contortionist

Evade

Jump

Tumble

Alchemy

Alchemical Craft

Alchemical Forage

Alchemical Knowledge

Alchemical Operate

Animal Expertise

Riding

Taming

Track

Wrangling

Athletics

Climb

Jump

Swim

Swing

Throw

Awareness

Smell

Sound

Taste

Touch

Sound

Charm

Captivate

Persuade

Woo

Command

Coordinate

Inspire

Commerce

Barter

Evaluate

Deceive

Blather

Disguise Voice

Lie

Engineering

Craft

Dismantle

Operate

Repair

Gambling

Cards

Dice

Ingest

Hold liquor

Regurgitate

Stomach food

Intimidate

Brag

Instill Fear

Persuade

Knowledge

Culture

Geography

History

Literature

Mathematics

Nature

Religion

Science

Medicine

Diagnose

Extended Care

First Aid

Melee Combat

Block

Disarm

Parry

Quick Draw

Navigate

Land Navigation

Nautical Navigation

Perform

Act

Comedy

Dance

Juggle

Mime

Play Instrument

Sing

Pyrotechnics

Pyrotechnical Craft

Pyrotechnical Knowledge

Pyrotechnical Operate

Ranged Combat

Aim

Lead

Quick Draw

Reload

Resistance

Resist Cold

Resist Disease

Resist Electricity

Resist Heat

Resist Poison

Scrutiny

Seamanship

Helmsmanship

Knot Tying

Rig running

Rowing

Sail Hoisting

Stealth

Hide

Shadow

Sneak

Subterfuge

Disguise

Lock pick

Sleight of Hand

Survival

Fishing

Fire starting

Foraging

Hunting

Shelter craft

Tracking

Skills

Pirates Deneb