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All 1st level characters start with four skill slots. Characters who have an INT bonus recieve one new slot for each bonus (INT penalties do not apply, ensuring at least 4 skills per character). Every four levels after 1st (5th, 9th, 13th, etc.), the character gains a new skill slot.

Each skill is tied to an ability score. This number represents "natural talent", while the skill itselff represents "learned knowledge". To use a skill, you must roll your ability score or below on a d20. This roll may be modified by various factors.

  • Each successive skill level give you a cumulative -1 bonus to the roll, to a maximum of -5.
  • If the character has the assistance of another, he recieves a -1 bonus to the check. This bonus only applies once, regardless of the ammount of assistance he has.
  • Knowledge of certain skills may benefit the application of others. When a character posesses both skills, he recieves an additional -1 synergy bonus to his die roll. The skills to which these bonuses apply are listed in the skill descriptions.
  • Any other favorable factor (such as exceptional role-play) can provide up to an additional -2 bonus at the DMs option.
  • If the character attempting the skill is rushed or unable to concentrate (during combat, fatigued, under extreme duress, etc), they recieve a +2 penalty to the roll.
  • If the character is missing necessary materials (study material, labratory, crafting tools, etc.) they recieve a +2 penalty to the roll.
  • Characters may still attempt to use a skill he is not trained in. When doing so, he suffers an additional +2 penalty to the check.
  • The DM may apply other bonuses or penalties, as necessary, for certain especially easy or difficult tasks.

Certain skills assume specific trained knowledge. In this case, although an untrained character can attempt to use the skill, the results will be quite often lackluster. As an example, when using Alternate Magics untrained, a successful check might indicate that the spell that the enemy magic-user just cast was indeed a magical spell as opposed to a clerical one, but will not know anything about the spell.

When a General Skill mimics or duplicates special class ability (Acrobatics, Escape, Stealth) instead of rolling a normal skill check, the player will instead have the equivelant class ability equal to one level per skill slot spent. For example, a fighter with Stealth+2 can Move Silently as a 3rd level thief with a 30% chance of success.

Skill Descriptions

STR |  INT |  WIS |  DEX |  CON |  CHA

Strength Skills

Intimidation: This is the ability to bully nonplayer characters into doing what the player character wants them to do. Success means that NPCs are intimidated into doing what the character wants. This skill cannot be used against PCs. NPCs who have this skill used upon them are unlikely to ever become friends with the intimidating player character.

Use of this skill means that the character is either implicitly or explicitly threatening the target with violence or other dire consequences if the target doesn't comply. For this reason, Intimidation works best against low-level characters. It does not work at all on player characters or on NPCs of 5th level or higher. The DM can also, at his or her option, decide that it does not work on someone who is obviously in a much stronger position than the character using the skill. For example, a king surrounded by elite guards, even if he himself is a 1st level character, is unlikely to feel threatened.

Muscle: This skill is experience with heavy lifting and hard labor. The character can direct groups of laborers so that their efforts are the most effective possible. This character understands the use of simple machinery such as wedges, pulleys, and levers. With a successful skill check, the character receives a +2 bonus on Strength rolls for tasks such as opening doors.

Wrestling: In wrestling combat, a successful roll will give the character a + 1 to his wrestling rating. Higher skill scores give higher bonuses. This bonus does not 'stack' with any WR bonus provided by the 'Technique Wrestling' Unarmed Weapon Mastery, the player should apply the greater bonus instead.


Intelligence Skills

Alchemy: This skill provides the ability to recognize and identify common alchemical substances, potions, and poisons. Success with this skill will allow a character to create an antidote potion for one specific type of poison—if the DM says that this is possible in his campaign.

Alternate Magics: This skill gives a character basic familiarity with magics that are not related to standard spellcasting. It includes knowing many magical abilities of well-known Prime Plane and extraplanar monsters and of Immortal beings. The DM defines what types of knowledge this skill provides in his or her campaign.

Art (type): This is the skill of creating art. There are several different types of Art skill (painting, sculpture, woodcarving, mosaic, etc.). The player must specify one sort of art his character practices; a character can take the skill several times and be proficient in several different forms of art. Art skill can be used to improve the reaction of NPCs to the party; if the artist can present an NPC with a portrait or sculpture of that person (and make his Art roll), the artist receives a +2 to reaction. The player can choose for his character's Art skill to be based on Wisdom instead of Intelligence.

Artillery: A character must have this skill if he is to command the crew of a piece of artillery (catapult or trebuchet). He does not have to make his skill roll with each shot; merely knowing the skill is enough. The DM can call on him to make his skill roll each time the character or the crew aims at a new target; the skill allows the character to make all pertinent calculations of trajectory, distance, and throw weight.

This skill can alternatively allow the character to oversee the building and repair of all varieties of siege equipment. The character cannot know both how to build and how to effectively operate artillery weapons unless he takes the skill twice.

Craft (type): The character knows one type of craft; examples include armor-making, bow-making, tattooing, leatherworking, smithing, weapon-making, etc. The character must choose which one type of craft the skill pertains to; of course, he can spend more slots and have several types of craft skills.

The character can make his living at this profession and, with a successful roll, make expert opinions on subjects pertaining to his skill.

Disguise: This is the ability to make a character look like someone else. A successful Disguise check is required for each character or group of characters that the disguised character is trying to fool with his disguise. The target that the disguised character is trying to fool must make a Wisdom roll against the Disguise roll in order to penetrate the disguise.

Engineering: This is the skill of planning, designing, and building large constructions such as houses, bridges, dams, and so forth. Unless built under the eye of a trained engineer, a large structure—whether built by manpower and materials or pure magic—will inevitably collapse or suffer some other calamity. Engineering skill can also be used to evaluate constructions the party is passing through or over: what shape they're in, when and by whom they were built, and so on.

Fire-Building: This is the ability to start a fire without a tinderbox. A character with a tinderbox and this skill is able to start fires automatically (no roll necessary) in ordinary conditions. If the character is trying to build a fire without a tinderbox, he will eventually succeed; he must make a 1d6 roll each round, and on a 1 or 2 he ignites the fire. If the character is trying to build a fire in adverse conditions (during high winds or using wet wood), he must make a skill check with penalties assigned by the DM.

Healing: This is the ability to treat wounds and diagnose illnesses among humans and demihumans. A successful skill roll allows a character to restore 1d3 hit points to a wounded character. (A related skill, Veterinary Healing, allows similar treatment of animals and monsters.)

This skill cannot be used on a wounded character more than once for the same set of wounds. If the character receives new wounds, Healing skill can be applied against the new wounds. The skill is rolled against a set of wounds, not individually against each injury. (The term "set of wounds" usually refers to all the hit points lost by a character in a single combat situation.)

If a healer rolls a natural 20 when using this skill, he accidentally inflicts 1d3 points of damage to the patient, and he may not treat that set of wounds again.

Successful skill rolls allow the healer to diagnose type of illness. In addition, a roll made by 5 or more will allow the character to determine whether an illness is natural or magically induced.

Hunting: This is the ability to locate, stalk, and hunt large and small game with the bow, sling, or spear. Successful use of this skill gives the character a +1 to hit with a bow, sling, or spear against an unaware target in a peaceful outdoor setting; the skill is not usable in most combat situations.

The character can automatically supply himself with food over a long period of time if he is in a fairly fertile area and has a missile weapon, spear, or javelin. In areas not normally rich in game he must make a skill roll and receive penalties to that roll (penalties determined by the DM). If he is trying to supply more than just himself, he must make a skill roll if he is supplying one other person, and he takes a +1 penalty for each additional person after the first he is trying to supply. He must roll each day, and failure indicates that he has not found enough food to feed everyone that day.

A character with the Hunting skill forages automatically in fertile areas (even when on the move) and uses his Hunting skill roll to determine how successful he is during full days spent in search of game.

Knowledge (type): The character is an expert in one field of study such as the culture or geography of an area, history, legends, theology, etc. A character can usually make his living by teaching his skill or acting as an expert on the subject; with a successful roll, he can make expert commentary on information relating to his skill. The character taking this skill must specify what sort of knowledge he is acquiring. A character can select multiple Knowledge skills, using one for each different field of study.

Labor: The character is very accomplished at one type of labor such as bricklaying, farming, mining, stonecutting, etc. The character can make his living with the skill. With a successful roll, he can interpret information in light of his occupation. A character must specify which type of labor he knows, and he can select multiple Labor skills to be proficient in many types of jobs.

Language (type): With the DM's permission (if there is significant in-game exposure to a language, consider permission granted), characters can use skill slots to learn languages in addition to the languages they received at creation. For each slot spent on a new language, the character can speak the language (not necessarily very well) and can read it (if he is intelligent enough to read his regular languages).

Characters have trouble speaking these additional "skill languages." A character speaking a skill language will automatically understand someone speaking slowly and simply. If the character is listening to someone who is excited or using technical speech, he must make his skill roll to understand the language. Failure means he didn't understand what was said.

The character speaking a skill language communicates in the same way. When he's struggling to explain something fast, complicated, or technical or when he's flustered or excited, he must make a skill roll to get the idea across.

Lip Reading: To use this skill, the character must be able to see the lips of the target person or creature and understand the language being spoken. A successful check allows a character to "overhear" the conversation; if the lip reader understands the language being spoken, he can understand the speakers' words. The distance to the target and the available light should be taken into account—the DM should apply skill roll penalties for difficult situations.

Magical Engineering: This is the ability to recognize the basic principles of some unfamiliar magical devices. It does not include practical training in design or fabrication of magical artifacts. It does allow the character to recognize most common magical items with a successful skill roll. It doesn't allow a character to recognize uncommon magical items or to distinguish trapped or cursed items from safe ones.

Mapping/Cartography: If a character has this skill, he can understand and make maps even if he cannot read and write. The skill allows the character to comprehend simple maps without a skill roll; the character should make skill rolls to interpret or draft complicated layouts or to map an area by memory. A character does not have to have this skill in order to map a dungeon as the characters explore it. A character who can map but not read obviously cannot understand the words on a map.

Military Tactics: This skill allows a character to interpret the movement of enemy forces and to move his own forces better. When using this skill, the player (not the character) first examines the situation and decides what he thinks is right—what he thinks the enemy is doing or how he should set up his units.

The DM, not the player, rolls the character's Military Tactics skill. On a successful roll, the DM will truthfully tell the player whether he has calculated correctly; if he has not calculated correctly but the roll was successful, the DM should offer some advice on how the player should set up his forces. If the roll is a failure, the DM should tell the player his character cannot interpret the enemy troop movements well enough to use them to his advantage. The success of the roll determines bonuses or penalties for the troops during mass combat.

Mimicry: This is the ability to mimic animal noises and foreign-language accents. This is a very useful skill in the wilderness especially. When characters use recognition codes or signals that imitate the screech of a hoot owl or a noise from some other animal, this skill allows them to mimic those noises convincingly so that enemy listeners are not automatically tipped off that there are spies in the area.

Nature Lore: This skill is the knowledge of common plant and animal life forms of one specific terrain: desert, forest, jungle, mountain/ hill, open sea, plains, or arctic. The character can gain several Nature Lore skills by spending one skill slot for each different terrain he learns.

This skill gives the character knowledge of such things as edible and poisonous plants, healing herbs, and signs of unnatural danger (such as unusual quiet, absence of normal plant or animal life, atypical animal behavior, etc.).

When the character uses this skill in his home territory, he receives a -2 bonus to the die rolled for the skill check. When he uses it in territory very similar to his home, he receives no bonus. The less it resembles his own home territory, the greater the penalty he will receive, up to a +4.

Navigation: By taking directions from the position of the sun and the stars (or of whatever atmospheric phenomena are appropriate in your campaign), the character can always know roughly where he is. Successful skill rolls, with positive or negative modifiers for the character's distance from his home territory and familiarity with his surroundings, will tell the character more precisely where he is.

Planar Geography: This skill gives the character a general knowledge of the Prime, inner, outer, Astral, and Ethereal Planes. This skill includes knowledge of techniques of travel among the planes and common inhabitants of known planes.

Profession (type): The character is accomplished at one type of nonlabor profession such as politics, cooking, estate management, horse grooming, scribing (the character must be literate), etc. The character can make his living with his skill, and (with a successful roll) make expert commentary on subjects pertaining to his skill. The player must indicate which specific profession his character knows; a character can buy several different Profession skills.

Science (type): The character is an expert in one branch of scientific study such as astronomy, geology, metallurgy, etc. Characters with this skill can make their living with it, usually as specialists in large cities. The DM should not allow this skill to characters belonging to more primitive cultures, but it is entirely appropriate to characters from highly civilized areas of the world. The player must indicate which branch of science his character has mastered; a character can buy multiple Science skills to know multiple disciplines.

Shipbuilding: This is the skill of designing and building ships. It allows a character to supervise the construction of professional-quality ships, whether they are made by muscle or by magic. The Shipbuilding skill will also let characters evaluate the ships they encounter, determine who built them and when, etc.

Signalling (type): Successful use of this skill allows the character to leave messages that can only be understood by another Signaling specialist of the same culture, trade guild, military force, or "school." For instance, one dwarf character with the Signaling skill could pile rocks into a cluster; it would communicate nothing to most characters, but another dwarf character with Signaling would recognize it as a signal and be able to interpret its meaning.

When a character takes a Signaling skill, he must specify the type and culture of signals that he will be studying and he must have the opportunity to learn such signals. Appropriate types of signals include military trumpet signals, naval flag signals, smoke signals, drum signals, etc.

Snares: This is the skill of building traps to capture animals, monsters, and unwanted visitors. A successful skill roll means the trap functions properly. The DM can assign modifiers to the skill roll based on the mount of time the character had to set up the trap, the availability of materials, etc.

Survival (terrain): This skill allows the character to easily find food (especially vegetables and fruits), shelter, and water in a single type of terrain, selected from one of the following: desert, forest/jungle, mountain/hill, open sea, plains, arctic. Desert Survival doesn't give the character the ability to survive in the forest; he must also take Forest Survival for that.

A character with the Survival skill forages automatically in fertile areas, even when on the move. If he is trying to supply more than just himself, he must make a skill check at a +1 penalty to his die roll for each additional person that he is trying to supply. He must roll each day, and failure indicates that he has not found enough food for everyone he is trying to supply.

Tracking: The character can follow tracks. The DM is free to increase or penalize the chance of success depending on the circumstances (age of the tracks, type of terrain, number of tracks being followed, and so forth).

Veterinary Healing: This is the same as Healing, but this skill pertains to creatures that are neither humans nor demihumans—in other words, nonhumans, monsters, normal animals, and so forth.

A character can take this skill in one of two ways: 1) as a General Veterinary Healing skill, which means that he makes his roll with a +1 penalty for every type of creature he treats; or 2) as a Specialized Veterinary Healing skill that pertains to one class of creatures (for example, equines). The character with a Specialized Veterinary Healing skill takes no penalty when treating the creatures that are his specialty, but he takes a +2 penalty with all other types of creatures. (A character could take the skill twice, one General and one Specialized; he would have his listed roll for the creatures that were his specialty and only have a +1 penalty when treating all other creatures.) A character with Veterinary Healing skill trying to treat a human or demihuman rolls at a +3 penalty.


Wisdom Skills

Animal Training (type): The character knows how to raise, train, and care for one type of animal. The animal can be taught some simple tricks or simple orders. A character who wants to train two or more different animal types must choose this skill more than once—Horse Training is one skill, Dog Training is another. However, a horse trainer can train any sort of natural horse or pony and a dog trainer can train any breed of dog. Any culture that features a strong bond with some animal type will have many members with the corresponding Animal Training skill.

Art (type): This is the skill of creating art. There are several different types of Art skill (painting, sculpture, woodcarving, mosaic, etc.). The player must specify one sort of art his character practices; a character can take the skill several times and be proficient in several different forms of art. Art skill can be used to improve the reaction of NPCs to the party; if the artist can present an NPC with a portrait or sculpture of that person (and make his Art roll), the artist receives a +2 to reaction. The player can choose for his character's Art skill to be based on Wisdom instead of Intelligence.

Bravery: With a successful use of this skill, the character can resist the effects of any magical fear. An NPC using this skill successfully can ignore the results of morale checks or of skills such as Intimidation.

Caving: This is an ability to always know where one is while exploring underground caves, cavern complexes, rivers, etc. A character with this skill will automatically know the route he has taken to get where he is (if he was conscious all the time). Many dwarves have this skill.

The Caving skill can also be used in a maze. Skill checks are necessary when the character has become disoriented. If he is forced to flee for a long stretch, he must make a skill check to keep from being lost. (Characters without this skill automatically become lost in such a situation.)

Ceremony (patron or church): A character with this skill knows how to honor an Immortal (or pantheon of Immortals, if worshipped under the auspices of a specific church) through ritual and ceremony; the skill allows a cleric character to perform normal rituals of his clerical order and could even (if the DM allows) permit a character to gain an Immortal's attention (through devout prayer, fasting, sacrifice of possessions, etc.). This skill includes knowing the code of behavior and the rituals pleasing to the Immortal.

Danger Sense: A successful skill roll means that the character can detect an imminent danger. The character will not know the nature or source of the danger. The DM, not the player, makes the skill roll, and he or she should not tell the player that a roll has been made unless the roll is a success (and there is danger present).

Detect Deception: This is the ability to recognize deceptive behavior in an NPC. This does not reveal the truth or falsehood of specific statements, the motivations of the speaker, or the exact nature of the deception. This skill only warns the character to distrust the deceptive NPC. The DM makes the skill roll for the character, informing him of the result. The skill does not work on player characters.

Gambling: This is the ability to win money in games of skill (competitive card games, for example) and betting. This involves honest games (cheating is another skill), and a successful check increases the character's chances for winning money at the games.

Law & Justice (culture): This is the knowledge of the laws and judicial system of one culture or country; characters who wish to be a judge or advocate (lawyer) must select this skill. Each empire or nation has its own codes, so characters who wish to be conversant in different nations' codes should choose this skill for each set of laws they wish to study.

Mysticism: This skill, though similar to Ceremony (above), is taken by nonclerics. This skill allows the character to instinctively know the best course of action to please the Immortals in general. A successful skill roll, for example, means that the character recognizes an idol dedicated to an Immortal and that the characters should give it its due respects.


Dexterity Skills

Acrobatics: The character with this skill can perform impressive acrobatic feats, balance on taut ropes and wires, etc. A successful skill roll is required to perform any acrobatic feat; failure may result in the character falling. A successful roll allows a character to reduce the effective height of a fall by 10'. A DM can give an acrobatic character a +2 to save vs. mechanical traps where agility would help—such as tilting floors and pit traps. Many entertainers, thieves, and nimble warriors have this skill. This skill is not the equal of a mystic's acrobatics ability, but the mystic's special ability can be presumed to include this skill; a mystic does not have to purchase the acrobatics skill.

Alertness: Successful uses of this skill allow the character to draw a weapon without losing any time, to avoid the effects of surprise, and to wake up at the slightest out-of-place noise.

Blind Shooting: This skill is the ability to shoot at a target without being able to see it; it is typically used when the character is in darkness or when the target is outside the range of his sight or infravision. The character must be able to hear the target so that its position can be evaluated. If the character makes his skill check, he can then fire at the target; he needs an attack roll to hit the target, but the character doesn't suffer the normal darkness penalties.

Cheating: This is the skill of winning at gambling games by cheating—by dealing cards from the bottom of the deck, etc. The cheating character should make his Cheating skill roll; each character he plays with can make one skill roll (Cheating at the normal level, Gambling at a +1 penalty, or a base Intelligence check at a +4 penalty, whichever is best) against the character's cheating roll. If one or more of the other players makes his roll lower than the cheater does, he detects the cheating. (Characters of Lawful alignment may learn this skill to recognize when they are being cheated, but using this skill to engage in cheating will be deemed to be in violation of their alignment.)

Escape: The character is often able to get loose when tied or locked up. A successful skill roll means that the character is able to get rid of his ties. Another roll is needed to open a locked door. The DM can apply bonuses and penalties to the check based on the quality of the ropes and knots, the intricacy of the lock, the lack of lockpicking tools, etc.

Mountaineering: This does not replace a thief's special climbing ability; it is the skill of mountain-climbing with the use of ropes, pitons, and other climbing gear. A character who has Mountaineering skill can use such gear to climb difficult mountain and cliff faces and can rig lines to enable nonclimbers to tackle those faces as well.

Piloting (type): This is the equivalent of the Riding skill but applies to sailing vessels. (It can also apply to large flying vessels such as aerial ships and flying castles, if such things are present in a campaign. The use of magical items such as flying carpets and flying brooms does not require the Piloting skill.) A character must use a different category of Piloting for each different type of vessel, as defined in the table below. As such, he will need to spend more than one skill to pilot more than one type of vessel.

Type of Vessel Vessels in this Category
Small boats River boat, sailing boat, canoe, ship's lifeboat, raft
Galleys Small galley, large galley, war galley, longship
Water Vessels Large sailing ship, small sailing ship, Troop Transport
Flying vessels Aerial boat, aerial ship

Quick Draw: A successful skill check with this skill can allow the character to nock and fire an arrow with a +2 bonus to individual initiative, (at the DMs discretion) avoid the effects of a suprise, and to switch weapons during a round without using any appreciable amount of time (allowing the character to make a full movement and/or attack in the same round).

Riding: This skill includes the basic care and feeding of a riding animal and the ability to control it under difficult circumstances. Riding rolls are required if a character is trying to use a weapon from the back of a riding animal; failure means that the mount is moving too much for the character to use the weapon.

Each Riding skill allows the character to ride one type of animal; if a character wishes to know how to ride two different types of beasts, he must buy two different Riding skills. Horses constitute one type of animal; giant eagles constitute another.

When a character uses his Riding skill on the wrong animal (for example, when a horse rider tries to ride a camel), he suffers a +4 to his Riding rolls. When a character with no Riding skill at all tries to ride an animal, he must make a Dexterity check at a +8 penalty to his die roll.

However, a character doesn't have to make the success roll except in difficult situations, such as when the animal is spooked. Otherwise, he can stay on the animal's back without difficulty.

Stealth: This is similar to the thief's Move Silently ability, with some important differences. The character taking the Stealth skill must choose one type of terrain in which the skill works from the following list: city/outdoors, indoors/caves, forest/jungle, plains, desert, arctic, and mountains/hills. The skill only works in that type of terrain. (However, the character could conceivably spend seven slots, one for each type of Stealth skill.)

City/Outdoors is used in the streets, in trash-strewn alleyways, on rooftops, and in similar urban environments. Indoors/Caves is used in dungeons and catacombs, in caverns and caves, and in most enclosed spaces. The other terrain types are self-explanatory.

Humans, demihumans, and humanoids can take the Stealth skill. The character will move very quietly in the terrains for which he has the skill. When he is trying to sneak up on someone or when there is a chance that he will be heard, he must make his skill check. If the DM doesn't want him to know that the DM can make the skill check for him.


Constitution Skills

Endurance: This skill gives the character the ability to perform a tiring task for long periods of time. A successful check means that the character is able to run (or perform some demanding task) for an hour without collapsing. The character must make another check each hour he performs the task, with a cumulative penalty of +1 for each extra hour. Once the character has completed his task or fails a skill roll and collapses, he must rest for three times the amount of time he was performing that task.

Food Tasting: This is the ability to taste food and water to see if they have spoiled. Thus the character can avoid suffering from food poisoning by carefully tasting his food first. This ability will not detect poisons added to a dish unless the DM determines that the poison has a taste (in which case it may be too late anyway).


Charisma Skills

Acting: This is the ability to make one's living as a stage actor, but it also imparts the ability to assume a different personality or to show false emotions. Successful use of this skill allows a character to tell convincing lies over a limited period of time.

Bargaining: A successful skill roll allows a character to get the best deal available for goods, services, or information. It's not usually possible for a character to bargain someone into giving him very much for nothing.

Deception: This is the ability to persuade a listener of the "truth" and sincerity of what the speaker is saying, despite the fact that the skill user is lying through his teeth. Successful use of this skill causes an NPC to believe an untrue statement or to accept a misleading statement as honest and sincere. Failure indicates that the character sounds unconvincing. This skill cannot be used on player characters.

Leadership: Successful use of this skill adds +1 to the morale of any NPCs under the character's control. It can also be used to convince other NPCs to follow the character's commands. The DM can decide that any NPC who has a good reason nor to follow the leader is automatically successful at resisting this skill. Unlike Intimidation, Leadership does not bully, antagonize, or make enemies of the NPCs it is used upon.

Music (type): This skill allows a character to play one group of related instruments in a skilled manner. The player chooses the group of instruments that his character knows, and the character can take the skill several times in order to know multiple instrument groups. Groups include stringed instruments, brass, percussion, woodwinds, etc. This skill is often taken in conjunction with the Singing skill.

Persuasion: This is the ability to persuade NPCs of your character's honesty and sincerity. This isn't a liar's skill; the speaker must believe the truth of what he says. Successful use of the skill means the listener believes what the speaker tells him. It does not mean that the listener will agree to actions proposed by the speaker. The DM can assign modifiers from +1 to +8 to the skill roll if the audience is hostile. This is a good skill for diplomats and negotiators to have.

Singing: This is the ability to sing in a skilled manner; a character can make his living with this skill and (if he is good enough) can become a famous entertainer or bard.

Storytelling: This is the ability to captivate an audience when telling stories. The character can earn his living as a teller of stories; if he also has Knowledge skills of such things as history, he can be a storyteller of history.


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