System Reference Document

SAMPLE SKILLS 

Skill Name

Linked Attribute

Sample Task

Combat Skill?

Automatics

Strength

Fire an Uzi; Fire an AK-47.

Yes.

Automotive Repair

Wits

Diagnose and repair a car that breaks down.

No.

Awareness

Wits

Find a hidden passageway; Avoid an ambush.

No.

Bike

Speed

Navigate around a crashed 18-wheeler.

Sometimes.

Blades

Speed

Stab a foe with a switch-blade.

Yes.

Brawling

Strength

Throw a killer uppercut; Dispatch an opponent with a broken bottle or a steel folding chair.

Yes.

Calculus

Wits

Find the total flux of an electromagnetic field.

No.

Chemistry

Wits

Make explosives from household chemicals.

No.

Climbing

Strength

Scale a building.

No.

Clubs

Strength

Subdue an enemy with a riot baton.

Yes.

Computers

Wits.

Hack into a restricted database.

No.

Cooking

Wits

Prepare a delicious breakfast.

No.

Demolitions

Wits

Defuse a bomb.

No.

Drawing

Speed

Accurately sketch an arcane sigil for later reproduction.

No.

Drive

Wits

Escape from a car chase.

Sometimes.

Electronics

Wits

Fix a broken generator; hotwire a car.

No.

First Aid

Wits

Disinfect a gunshot; Sew an open wound shut.

No.

German

Wits

Speak and understand German.

No.

Guitar

Speed

“Stairway to Heaven”.

No.

Gunsmith

Wits

Modify an AK-47 assault rifle.

No.

Heavy Weapons

Strength

Fire an M-60; Fire a rocket launcher.

Yes.

Intimidation

Will

Force a human opponent to back down without violence.

No.

Latin

Wits

Read and write Latin.

No.

Leadership

Will

Convince the cowed test subjects to fight by your side.

No.

Locksmith

Speed

Pick a padlock.

No.

Negotiation

Wits

Complete a drug deal.

No.

Pilot

Wits

Land a prop plane; Control a helicopter.

No.

Pistols

Speed

Fire a 9mm Handgun.

Yes.

Rifles

Wits

Fire a shotgun; Fire a sniper rifle

Yes.

Security

Wits

Bypass an alarm system; Set a trap.

No.

Stand Up Comedy

Wits

Make someone laugh in an inappropriate situation.

No.

Stealth

Speed

Sneak out of your quarters unseen.

No.

Subterfuge

Wits

Fast-talk your way past a security guard.

No.

Swimming

Strength

Avoid drowning.

No.

Throwing Weapons

Strength

Throw a shuriken; Throw a grenade.

Yes.