Skills

New Skills

Bugei Skills
Firearms (Reflexes)

  • Sub-type: Weapon Skill
  • Emphasis: Sidearm, Rifle
    The skill used when firing modern ranged weapons. The character gains glory at half the rate of normal when using firearms in battle. While firearms are commonly used and accepted in Rokugani society, true glory is gained through melee combat.

Mastery Abilities:

  • Rank 3 – Readying a firearm with the Small or Medium Keyword is a Free Action rather than a Simple Action.
  • Rank 5 – The maximum range of any firearm is increased by 50%.
  • Rank 7 – When using any firearm, the Perception of the firearm is increased by 1.

High Skills
Computer Use (Intelligence)

  • Emphasis (Research, Programming, Hacking)
    The art of making computers do what one wants. Considered a Low Skill when using the Hacking emphasis.

Merchant Skills
Driving (Intelligence)

  • Emphasis (Wheeled, Tracked, Air-Cushion)
    The ability to operate ground-based vehicles. Reflexes can be used as a substitute trait when avoiding sudden threats.

Mastery Abilities:

  • Rank 5 – The character gains a bonus of +5 to the total of any Driving Skill Roll made as part of a Cooperative or Cumulative Skill Roll.

Flying (Intelligence)

  • Emphasis (Fixed-Wing, Helicopter)
    The skill used when operating flying craft within planetary atmosphere. Reflexes can be used as a substitute trait when avoiding sudden threats.

Mastery Abilities:

  • Rank 5 – The character gains a bonus of +5 to the total of any Flying Skill Roll made as part of a Cooperative or Cumulative Skill Roll.

Piloting (Intelligence)

  • Emphasis (Combat, Docking)
    The skill of controlling a spacecraft. Reflexes can be used as a substitute trait when avoiding sudden threats.

Mastery Abilities:

  • Rank 5 – The character gains a bonus of +5 to the total of any Piloting Skill Roll made as part of a Cooperative or Cumulative Skill Roll.

Changed/Removed Skills

Bugei Skills
Horsemanship (now called Riding)

  • As before except for change in name and new emphasis.
  • New Emphasis (Doreiku or “lesser dragon”, Arashitora or “stormtiger”, and other creatures)

Jiujutsu

  • New Emphasis (Zero-G)

Kyujutsu

  • This Skill no longer exists except among traditionalist enclaves; otherwise, substitute Firearms as a class skill.

High Skills
Acting

  • New Emphasis (Non-human)

Merchant Skills
Animal Handling

  • New Emphasis (Doreiku or “lesser dragon”, Arashitora or “stormtiger”, and other creatures)

Engineering

  • New Emphasis (Spacecraft, Space-station, Ship Weapons, and Firearm)
  • New Mastery Ability
    Rank 3: The character may operate Ship Weapons with half crew (two men instead of four).

Sailing
*This Skill is still used by the Mantis Clan, but not nearly as widely across the other clans. Substitute Piloting or Flying as a class skill unless otherwise directed by the DM.

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