List of Skills
Academia – (Int) Research using a library or network reference resource. Compare Gather Information.
Acrobatics – (Dex) Any sort of Dexterity-based movement, such as tumbling or wire walking. Usually a Move action.
Animal Handling – (Cha) Taming, training, husbandry of various animals. Trained only.
Appraise – (Int) Appraising the value of various objects.
Arts (choose) – (Wis) Creating artwork of various sorts. Compare Perform: Arts would compose a song, Perform would perform it. Trained only.
Athletics – (Str) Any sort of Strength-based action such as climbing, leaping, swimming.
Bluff – (Cha) To blathe. (-2 with aliens, etc)
Command – (Cha) Coordination of teammates under stress.
Concentration – (Con) Mental focus under stress.
Craft (choose) – (Int) Creation of weapons, armor, buildings, or any such created item.
Cryptography – (Int) Securing communications and creating private cyphers, or breaking them. Trained only.
Demolitions – (Int) When you absolutely posititively have to blow something up.
Diplomacy – (Cha) Etiquette and presentation appropriate to the situation. (-2 with aliens, etc)
Disable Device – (Int) Sabotage of various traps, devices, sensors. Disruptive or destructive. (Compare Open Lock) Trained only.
Disguise – (Cha) Going incognito.
Drive (choose) – (Dex) Driving any sort of vehicle which doesn't require special training or license. (Compare Pilot)
Engineering – Repair and build technological items.
Escape Artist – (Dex) Getting out of a tight situation.
Forgery – (Int) Papers, please.
Gather Information – (Cha) Finding information in a social setting. Compare Academia. (-2 with aliens, etc)
Gamble – (Wis) Skill at games of chance and wagering.
Gunnery – (Dex) Use of heavy weapons (larger than those held to fire) or mounted on a vehicle or emplacement. Trained only.
Heal – (Wis) First aid, nursing. Gain the Physick feat to become a physician or full medic.
Intimidate – (Cha) Getting your way before Initiative is rolled.
Knowledge (choose) – (Int) Knowin' stuff.
Language (choose) – (Int) Sayin' stuff. Trained only.
Occultcraft – (Int) Dealing with the occult in its various forms and guises. Trained only.
Open Lock – (Int) Opening various locking devices or bypassing certain sensors. (Compare Disable Device) Trained only.
Operation (choose) – (Int) Operation of the equipment, consoles, and devices of various technical items. For example, Operation (Starship) , Operation (Space Station), etc. Trained only. Often Guild-restricted. Compare Pilot.
Perception – (Wis) Noticing things with a quick glance. Compare Search.
Perform (choose) – (Cha) Various performing arts for the delight of an audience. Compare Arts.
Pilot (choose) – (Dex) Piloting any sort of vehicle which requires special training. (Compare Drive) Qualifies for a license. Often Guild-restricted. Trained only. Compare Operation.
Repair – (Int) Repairing various technological items. Trained only.
Ride (choose) – (Dex) Riding any sort of beast mount.
Search (Int) – Careful, methodical investigation of an area. Compare Perception.
Sense Motive – (Wis) Determining what the other guy is up to.
Sleight of Hand – (Dex) Picking pockets, stage magic, concealing items on your person.
Stealth – (Dex) Stealth has two parts. Hiding is an Attack action to find visual concealment. Move Silently (sneak) is a Move action to prowl unnoticed.
Survival – (Wis) Getting along comfortably away from civilization.
Use Artifact – (Wis) Using mysterious artifacts from bygone ages or strange alien civilizations.
Use Think Machine – (Int) Deep knowledge of computers, thinking machines, and the like. Casual computer use is covered by other skills. Trained only.