Background (d20)

Description (more info)

The "Free Skill" comes associated with the background.

The PC may then pick from one of the following:

  • The "Quick Skills" (generalised skills appropriate for the background of the character)
  • Two skills from the "Learning" column or
  • Roll three times across "Growth" and/or "Learning".

The same skill can be picked twice in order to improve the starting proficiency.

Citation

Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford

d20 Result Free Skill Quick Skills Growth Learning

1

Barbarian, born of a primitive world

Survive-0

Survive-0
Notice-0
Any Combat-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Physical |+2 Metal|Exert|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Any Combat|Connect|Exert|Lead|Notice|Punch|Sneak|Survive}

2

Clergy, a consecrated man or woman

Talk-0

Talk-0
Perform-0
Know-0

Resolve: {+1 Any State|+2 Mental|+2Physical|+2 Physical|Exert|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Connect|Know|Lead|Notice|Perform|Talk|Talk}

3

Courtesan, trading on pleasurable company

Perform-0

Perform-0
Notice-0
Connect-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|+2 Physical|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Any Combat|Connect|Exert|Notice|Perform|Survive|Talk|Trade}

4

Criminal. thief, rogue, liar, or worse

Sneak-0

Sneak-0
Connect-0
Talk-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2Physical|+2 Physical|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Any Combat|Connect|Notice|Program|Sneak|Talk|Trade}

5

Dilettante, with money if not purpose

Connect-0

Connect-0
Know-0
Talk-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+1 Any Stat|+1 Any Stat|+1 Any Stat|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Any Skill|Any Skill|Connect|Know|Perform|Talk|Trade}

6

Entertainer, artful and beguiling

Perform-0

Perform-0
Talk-0
Connect-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|+2 Physical|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Any Combat|Connect|Exert|Notice|Perform|Perform|Sneak|Talk}

7

Merchant, whether peddler or far trader

Trade-0

Trade-0
Talk-0
Connect-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Any Combat|Connect|Fix|Know|Notice|Trade|Talk}

8

Noble, by blood or by social capital

Lead-0

Lead-0
Connect-0
Administer-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Any Combat|Connect|Know|Lead|Notice|Pilot|Talk}

9

Official, a functionary of some greater state

Administer-0

Administer-0
Talk-0
Connect-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Any Skill|Connect|Know|Lead|Notice|Talk|Trade}

10

Peasant, whether primitive or high-tech

Exert-0

Exert-0
Talk-0
Connect-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Connect|Exert|Fix|Notice|Sneak|Survive|Trade|Work}

11

Physician, a healer of the sick and maimed

Heal-0

Heal-0
Know-0
Notice-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Connect|Fix|Heal|Know|Notice|Talk|Trade}

12

Pilot, or rider, or sailor, or vehicle-driver

Pilot-0

Pilot-0
Fix-0
Shoot or Trade-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Connect|Exert|Fix|Notice|Pilot|Pilot|Shoot|Trade}

13

Politician, aspiring to leadership and control

Talk-0

Talk-0
Lead-0
Connect-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Connect|Connect|Lead|Notice|Perform|Talk|Talk}

14

Scholar, a scientist or academic

Know-0

Know-0
Connect-0
Administer-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Connect|Fix|Know|Notice|Perform|Program|Talk}

15

Soldier, whether mercenary or conscript

Any Combat-0

Any Combat-0
Exert-0
Survive_0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Any Combar|Exert|Fix|Lead|Notice|Sneak|Survive}

16

Spacer, dwelling in the deep-space habs

Fix-0

Fix-0
Pilot-0
Program-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Connect|Exert|Fix|Know|Pilot|Program|Talk}

17

Technician, artisan, engineer, or builder

Fix-0

Fix-0
Exert-0
Notice-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Mental|+2 Mental|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Connect|Exert|Fix|Fix|Know|Notice|Pilot}

18

Thug, ruffian, or strong arm of the people

Any Combat-0

Any Combat-0
Talk-0
Connect-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Mental|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|Connect|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Any Combat|Connect|Exert|Notice|Sneak|Stab or Shoot|Survive|Talk}

19

Vagabond, roaming without a home

Survive-0

Survive-0
Sneak-0
Notice-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+2 Physical|+2 Physical|+2 Mental|Exert|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Any Combat|Connect|Notice|Perform|Pilot|Sneak|Survive|Work}

20

Worker, a cube drone or day laborer

Work-0

Work-0
Connect-0
Exert-0

Resolve: {+1 Any Stat|+1 Any Stat|+1 Any Stat|+1 Any Stat|Exert|Any Skill}

Resolve: {Administer|Any Skill|Connect|Exert|Fix|Pilot|Program|Work}