S KILL SThis is a list of skills characters might have.ARCANAYou have a solid comprehension of magic. You can recognize, identify, and figure out the purpose of spells. You can trace a spell back to its source with a Knowledge (Arcana) check. When you hold an arcane artifact or magical item, you can--in surprisingly little time--figure out what it does and how to use it. You can figure out how to circumvent or “fool” magical locks and traps. You can tell when a monster is using magic, and how its influencing them. Arcana affects other mystical properties, like chi, to a vague extent--you can’t necessarily recognize particular martial arts techniques or the like, but you can tell when someone is enhancing themselves with spiritual energy, and you can tell the subtle differences between chi and magic (and differences between types of magic--illusion, necromancy, etc).ATTACKYou are a skilled combatant, capable of inflicting damage more than the average civilian. You may have superhuman abilities, martial arts training, or just a great deal of experience. Attack can be--and usually is--broken down into individual subtypes, such as Attack (Firearms) or Attack (Unarmed). Most characters with fighting talent are only dedicated to a particular style or method of combat, and thus only roll additional dice when attacking in that fashion.DEFENSEYou are a trained fighter, incredibly resilient, or just very agile. You are able to avoid damage in some way, shape, or form, better than most. Defense is often (but not always) broken down into particular defensive measures, like Defense (Dodging) or Defense (Blocking). In cases where you physically couldn’t defend in the way implied, your additional die does not apply. Some attacks simply can’t be dodged or can’t be blocked. In other cases, you may only be good at defending against particular attacks, such as Defense (vs Magic) or Defense (vs Melee), meaning you are acquainted with those types of attacks but not others.POLITICSYou are knowledgeable about politics, how political hierarchies work, and how to navigate them. Even when dealing with vastly different manners of government (monarchy, democracy, etc.), you have a solid enough grasp of how governments come to be, how they operate, and how major players come into and maintain power that even alien or demonic political structures don’t throw you off. You can tell who’s in charge in very little time, and with only a brief study understand what the rules, limitations, and methods of a given political climate are. You can spot weaknesses in the system, and rapidly determine what it would take to get someone put in power… or taken out of power. You know the pros and cons of different systems, and can tell when a branch or angle of a political system has gotten too far or how it’s negatively impacting society at large.STEALTHYou are good at sneaking, hiding, and moving with silence and subtlety.