HERO System (5th ed.)
Franklin's House Rules for Background Skills
All original work herein is copyright © by Franklin W. Cain. All rights reserved. (Last updated: 27 January 2007)
Skills ( List ) . . . Agility | Intellect | Interaction . . . Background ( List ) . . . Languages . . . Transport Familiarity | Weapon Familiarity . . . Martial Arts

Culture Knowledge

Culture Knowledge is a specialization of Area Knowledge. As such, it benefits from the Traveler skill enhancer (and not the Scholar skill enhancer). I've written more about this type of Background Skill elsewhere.

Language

I've written more about this type of Background Skill elsewhere.

Terrain Knowledge

Terrain Knowledge is a specialization of Area Knowledge. As such, it benefits from the Traveler skill enhancer (and not the Scholar skill enhancer). I've written more about this type of Background Skill elsewhere.

Transport Familiarity
Weapon Familiarity

Transport Familiarity and Weapon Familiarity are now specializations of Professional Skill. As such, they now benefit from the Jack of All Trades skill enhancer.

If you spend more than the minimum cost for a category (or if you buy a category included in a common group you've already bought), you can use this category's TF or WF as a Complementary Skill in the appropriate circumstances. Instead of scrolling through my extensive list of Background Skills to find the specific TF or WF you want, you might be better off just reading the separate document for TFs or WFs.


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All original work herein is copyright © by Franklin W. Cain. All rights reserved. (Last updated: 27 January 2007)