Talislanta Blue Book newbie skill question.

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Talislanta Blue Book newbie skill question.

Postby Trug » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:02 am

Getting in to Talislanta, and I've run into a snag with character creation. When referring to skills, the Big Blue Book makes a mention of selecting a background skill, and two common skills. What are the "Background" skills. Just any singular skill that fits the character's background? In addition, what rank do we take the skills at? 0? +1?

Sorry for a possibly dumb question, but the book wasn't entirely clear.
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Re: Talislanta Blue Book newbie skill question.

Postby jasales » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:49 pm

Background skills page 91-92 - Rural, Urban Etc.

You get 2 common skills. Page 92 -

Skills start at +1.
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Re: Talislanta Blue Book newbie skill question.

Postby jasales » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:55 pm

And it isn't a dumb question.

Think of it this way.

Attributes can be above or below zero because zero represents the norm.
So attributes are usually -5 to +5

Skills: you either have them or you don't. And if you do have them, how good are you?
So skills start at +1 and go up.

Now here is the trick. Your Skill Rating is your Skill level PLUS your Attribute. A negative attribute could bring down a skill rating to a negative number. Rare, but it happens. In those cases you can still become quite skilled, you just have to work extra hard to overcome your natural limitations.
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Re: Talislanta Blue Book newbie skill question.

Postby Big Mac » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:13 pm

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Re: Talislanta Blue Book newbie skill question.

Postby jasales » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:27 pm

Thanks Big Mac!
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