XP & skills

Most skills in Only Human are improved by using that particular skill, but cyber enhancements can boost these skills considerably through a variety of methods.

Your base skills consist of core abilities; these abilities will improve as you level but can not be altered by means of cyber enhancement, and in some cases are reduced when certain enhancements are added.

Core abilities are:

Mental stability

Intellect

Awareness

Physical wellbeing

Humanity

These core abilities then influence main abilities these main abilities can be altered in three ways:

By repeated use (slowly rises them permanently but only up to a certain level)

By cyber and biological enhancements (raises them beyond normal levels for as long as the enhancement is present and working.

Damage, poisons and environmental conditions: (Reduce levels temporarily).

Main abilities are:

General health

Endurance

Physical strength

Locomotion

Dexterity

Reaction time

Presence

Perception

These Main abilities then influence a variety of Side skills these skills can be altered in three ways:

By repeated use (slowly alters them permanently but only up to a certain level)

By cyber and biological enhancements (alters them beyond normal levels for as long as the enhancement is present and working.

Damage, poisons and environmental conditions: (Reduce levels temporarily).

Side skills are:

Evade

Throwing

Swimming

Climbing

Stealth

Jumping

Accuracy

Mining

Metals manufacturing

Quantum physics

Melee combat

Ranged combat

General Combat

Diplomacy

Modern Small arms

Modern Rifle

Modern Heavy weapons

Edged weapons

Antique weapons

General Antiquity

Architectural construction

Political science

Information technology

Hacking

General Science

Mathematics

Engineering

Bioanthropology

Disarm

Chemistry

Trauma management

Nano programming

Cybernetics engineering

Argumentation installation

Food preparation

N-field technology

Vehicle piloting

Vehicle engineering

All these skills are used in different combination to accomplish a particular action, examples below:

Example 1 :

Jenkins wishes to hack his fiend Buba’s computer system, naturally a high Hacking skill is needed at the required level before attempting this action, how ever, a successful hack would need other skills to succeed, these skills are Intellect, Information technology and Mathematics, a high level in these skills will greatly improve Jenkins chance of success. “Congratulations Jenkins Buba’s porn collection is yours.”

Example 2 :

Buba would like to throw a grenade at his friend Jenkins, a good throwing ability would be handy to avoid throwing like a girl and being ridiculed as the grenade ticks away next to Buba’s feet, but other skills will greatly improve both the accuracy of his throw and the effective damaging result. These skills are: Accuracy Ranged combat and Physical strength.

“Congratulation Buba” Jenkins Blinks at Buba through a blackened face.

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