Skills reflect the knowledge and experience gained by a character. Each skill contains four basic knacks, which represent strict spheres of study. In addition, all skills also contain a number of advanced knacks, more intensive or harder to learn talents and crafts.
During character creation, each skill costs 2 HP. Buying a skill gives one rank in each of its four basic knacks. Increasing these knacks costs 1 HP per rank, up to 3 at creation. In addition, advanced knacks can be bought for 3 HP per rank at creation, again to a max of 3.
After creation, buying a new skill costs 10 XP. Both basic and advanced knacks cost a number of XP equal to 2 x the new rank of the knack - so, improving a knack from 1 to 2 requires 4 XP, from 2 to 3 requires 6, etc.
Martial Skills <Terribly Incomplete>Edit
|Skill||Basic Knacks||Advanced Knacks|
|Athlete||Sprinting, Climbing, Throwing, Footwork||Break Fall, Leaping, Swimming, Side-step, Rolling, Endurance Running, Fortitude|
|Bodyguard||Interpose, Shadowing, Unobtrusive, Footwork||Ambush, Conceal, Cold Read, Menace, Sincerity|
|Bow||Attack, Fletcher, Woodworking, Arc||Trickshooting, Tag, Disarm, Mounted Attack, Snapshot|
|Crossbow||Attack, Fletcher, Maintenance, Reload||Trickshooting, Tag, Disarm, Mounted Attack, Pommel Strike, Repair|
|Dirty Fighting||Attack(Unarmed), Attack(Improvised Weapon), Parry (Imp), Footwork||Throw, Riposte, Throat-Strike, Eye-Gouge, Kick, Bind, Double Parry, Double Attack, Lunge, Uppercut, Feint, Conceal, Corps-a-Corps|
|Sword(1H)||Attack, Parry, Maintenance, Footwork||Tag, Riposte, Feint, Beat, Lunge, Bind, Stop-Thrust, Wall of Steel, Side-step, Double Parry, Disarm, Double Attack, Mounted Attack, Whirl, Pommel Strike, Repair|
|Attack, Reload, Maintenance, Footwork||Trickshooting, Tag, Disarm, Double Attack, Feint, Repair, Mounted Attack|
|Officer||Strategy, Tactics, Oratory, Socializing||Ambush, Bribery, Cartography, Diplomacy, Gunnery, Incitation, Leadership, Logistics, Artillery, Rocketry|
|Shield||Attack, Parry, Balance, Interpose||Double Parry, Throw, Throat-Strike, Riposte, Bind, Wall of Steel, Disarm, Corps-a-Corps, Fortitude|