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Skills Explained

 

Skills are the things you can do! Everyone has skills, even if they aren’t superb at them. You even have skills in real life! At least one dot in Crafting: Cooking, right? You can microwave something, I know it!

 

It’s the same in an RPG, and in this SLRPG (a term I just made up), you get skills too! Like attributes, you get a number of points (which we call dots) to spend as you like.  Also, like Attributes, the measurement of how good you are at said skill is measured like this:

 

1 dot - Poor

2 dots - Average

3 dots - Good

4 dots - Exceptional

5 dots - Superb

 

Skill Dot Allotments: 

 

Unclaimed & Rescuee: 36

Demigod: 40

Veteran: 43

Leader: 46

Centaur: 40

Satyr: 40

 

One thing to note, however, is when you take a skill to 3 dots, you are able to take what is called a “Specialty” or “Secondary Skill.”  You get another specialty for the fourth and fifth dot, which means you can have up to 3 specialties in skill.  A Secondary Skill  is a specialization within that skill that you are particularly good at. This isn’t just flavor, it actually allows you to get one automatic success any time you use that skill and the specialty is applicable.

 

Number of Specialties Per Dot

1 dot - 0

2 dots - 0

3 dots - +1

4 dots - +1 (so now you would have 2)

5 dots - +1 (so now you would have 3)

 

When adding a skill to your character sheet, do so like this:

 

Skill: #ofdots (Specialty, Specialty)

 

Example:   Melee: 4 (knives, tridents)

 

A silly example:

 

Emerys has the Drive Skill at 3. So he can take a specialty. He takes Parallel Parking. On his sheet it looks like this:

 

Drive: 3 (Parallel Parking)

 

Now, he is in a scenario where he is trying to get to an estate sale put on by Dolly Parton. There is only one parking spot though, and it’s a particularly narrow one!  The Storyteller says the difficulty is 8. He also says that 1 success is needed to get into the spot, but at least 2 successes are needed to get in the spot without a ding.

 

Now Emerys has Dexterity 5 and Drive 3, so normally he would roll ( Dexterity + Drive) (5+3) so 8D10. (8 ten sided dice). He would have to roll 7 or higher on at least two dice. BUT, because he has the specialty “Parallel Parking” he has an automatic success, because he’s just that good at it. So he is guaranteed to at least get into the spot, and now, he only has to roll 7 or higher on one die or more (not counting botches, but that’s another topic entirely.) to not damage his vehicle.


 

Notes:

 

Skills can be raised or gained through RP, so if you’re RPing learning with someone, be sure to save the transcripts!

 

You can only raise a skill to 5. 

Academics: (Relevant Attribute - Intelligence)

Secondary Skill:

  • Research

  • Art History

  • Liberal Arts

  • Law

  • Religion

  • History

  • Literature

Animal Ken: (Relevant Attribute - Wits, Perception, Charisma)
Secondary Skill:

  • Animal Training

  • Falconry

  • Naturalist

  • Animal Husbandry

Athletics: (Relevant Attributes - Strength, Dexterity, Stamina)

Secondary Skill:

  • Swimming

  • Climbing

  • Skiing

  • Running

  • Gymnastics

  • Sports

  • Parkour

  • Flying (without a vehicle)

  • Throwing 

  • Weight lifting

Awareness: (Relevant Attributes - Perception, Wits)

Secondary Skill:

  • Alertness

  • Seeing through disguises

  • Intuition

  • Spatial awareness

 

Brawl: (Relevant Attributes - Dexterity)

Secondary Skill:

  • Boxing

  • Martial Arts

  • Claws

  • Dirty Fighting

  • Grapple

 

Crafts: (Relevant Attribute - Dexterity)
Secondary Skill:

  • Blacksmith

  • Brewing

  • Carpentry

  • Jeweler

  • Baking

  • Pottery

  • Weaving

  • Cooking

  • Painting

  • Leatherworking

  • Cosmetology

  • Automotive

  • Hairdressing

  • Jury Rigging

  • Perfumery

  • Repair

  • Sculpting

  • Mixology

 

Drive: (Relevant Attributes - Dexterity, Wits)
Secondary Skill:

  • Cars

  • Motorcycles

  • Planes

  • Defensive Driving

  • Evasion

  • Off Road

  • Airships

  • Boats

 

Empathy: (Relevant Attributes - Perception, Wits)

Secondary Skill:

  • Sense Deception

  • Sense Mood

  • Sympathetic Listener

  • Customer Service

  • Seduction

  • Fortune Telling (non-magical)

Etiquette: (Relevant Attribute - Charisma, Wits, Manipulation)
Secondary Skill:

  • Style

  • Grace

  • Socialize

  • Ritual 

 

Expression: (Relevant Attribute - Charisma, Wits, Perception)
Secondary Skill:

  • Poetry

  • Writing

  • Photography

  • Writing Music

  • Choreography

  • Fashion Design

 

Finances: (Relevant Attributes - Intelligence)
Secondary Skill:

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Banking

  • Usury

  • Money Laundering

  • Stock Broking

  • Crypto currency

Insight: (Relevant Attributes - Perception, Wits)

Secondary Skill:

  • Reading Human Behavior

  • Body Language

  • Subtext

  • Hidden Meanings

  • Ritual Symbolism

  • Vision interpretations


Intimidation: (Relevant Attribute - Charisma, Strength, Manipulation)
Secondary Skill:

  • Physical intimidation

  • Direct threat

  • Interrogation

  • Staredown

  • Torture

  • Veiled threats

  • Threats

 

Investigation: (Relevant Attributes - Intelligence, Wits, Perception)

Secondary Skill:

  • Search

  • Body Language

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Cryptography

  • Riddles

  • Pattern Recognition

  • Background Check

  • Profiling

 

Larceny: (Relevant Attribute - Dexterity, Wits)

Secondary Skill:

  • Pickpockets

  • Sleight of Hand

  • Lock Picking

  • Grifting

  • Breaking and Entering

  • Safe Cracking

  • Security Systems (breaking into)

 

Leadership: (Relevant Attributes - Charisma, Perception, Wits)
Secondary Skill:

  • Inspiration

  • Morale boosting

  • Stepping up

  • Battle planning

 

Medicine: (Relevant Attribute - Intelligence, Perception)
Secondary Skill:

  • Coroner

  • First Aid

  • Crime Scene Forensics

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Physical Therapy

  • Surgery

  • General Medicine

  • Triage/Emt

  • Nursing

Melee: (Relevant Attribute - Dexterity)
Secondary Skill:

  • Knives

  • Swords

  • Chains

  • Clubs

  • Improvised weapons

  • Spears

 

Occult: (Relevant Attributes - Perception, Intelligence)
Secondary Skill:

  • Rituals

  • Casting lots

  • Ghosts

  • Superstition

  • Fortune Telling

  • Augury

  • Titanspawn knowledge

  • Underworld Knowledge

  • Alchemy

  • Astrology

  • Enigmas


 

Performance: (Relevant Attribute - Dexterity, Charisma, Manipulation, Appearance)
Secondary Skill:

  • Dance

  • Singing

  • Acting

  • Public Speaking

  • Musician

 

Persuasion: (Relevant Attribute - Charisma, Manipulation, Appearance)
Secondary Skill:

  • Fast talk

  • Seduction

  • Confidence Scam

  • Inspiration

  • Sales Pitch

 

Politics: (Relevant Attributes - Charisma, Perception, Wits)
Secondary Skill:

  • Elysian Politics/Senate

  • World Politics

  • Bureaucracy

  • Scandals

  • Bribery

  • Log Rolling/Quid pro quo

  • Networking

  • Debate

  • Oration

Ranged Weapons: (Relevant Attribute - Dexterity)

Secondary Skill:

  • Bows

  • Handgun

  • Rifle

  • Blowdart

  • Shotguns

  • Thrown weapons (knives, rocks, etc.)

  • Trick Shots

 

Science: (Relevant Attribute - Intelligence)

Secondary Skill:

  • Astronomy

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Electronics

  • Engineering

  • Geology

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Toxicology

  • Anthropology

  • Neuroscience

  • Virology

  • Genetics

  • Hematology

 

Security: (Relevant Attributes - Intelligence, Strength, Wits)
Secondary Skill:

  • Physical Security

  • Cyber Security

  • Body Guard

 

Stealth: (Relevant Attribute - Dexterity)

Secondary Skill:

  • Sneaking

  • Hiding

  • Camouflage

  • Concealment

 

Streetwise: (Relevant Attributes - Perception, Manipulation, Wits, Charisma)
Secondary Skill:

  • Haggling

  • Panhandling

  • Scrounging

  • Blackmarket

Subterfuge: (Relevant Attribute - Manipulation, Wits, Charisma)

Secondary Skill:

  • Deception

  • Doublespeak

  • Hide Emotions

  • Misdirection

  • Disguise

 

Survival: Relevant Attributes - Wits, Perception, Intelligence)
Secondary Skill:

  • Camouflage

  • Fishing

  • Hunting

  • Tracking

  • Foraging

  • Navigation

  • Shelter

  • Weather

 

Technology: (Relevant Attributes - Intelligence)
Secondary Skill:

  • Computer Hacking

  • Computer Programming

  • Social Media

  • Computer Graphics

  • Data Retrieval

  • Steampowered machinery

  • Elysian Machinery

  • Computer engineering

 

  • Skills are abilities, knowledge and talents that characters have gained over the course of their lives.

  • Skills should make sense with regards to the background of the character being played.

 

The following list is a list of skills and their secondary specializations that players may choose IC. If there is something specific one desires for their character in this regard, AND IT IS NOT LISTED, speak to a moderator about adding it to the list along with applicable specializations.

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