HERO System (5th ed.)
Franklin's List of Background Skills ("C" through "D")
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---(C)---

Calligraphy (Professional Skill) [DEX]

Caltrops (Weapon Familiarity; use Marbles/Caltrops)

Camel (Transport Familiarity)

Cannon/Howitzer (Weapon Familiarity)

Car, aka Automobile, aka Groundcar (Transport Familiarity)

Card Games (Knowledge)

Cardiology (Science; see Specialized Field of Medicine)

Carousing (Professional Skill) [CON]

Carpenter, aka Woodworking (Profession)

Cartography (Knowledge)

Cartoonist (Profession)

Carving (Profession) [DEX]

Cashier/Teller (Profession)

Chain/Rope Weapons (Weapon Familiarity)

Chandler (Profession)

Charioteering (Transport Familiarity; see Teamster/Charioteering)

Chef (Profession; see Cooking)

Chemical Engineering (Science)

Chemistry (Science)

Chess (Knowledge)

Chinese Medicine (Knowledge; see Yin-Yang Medicine)

Civil Engineering, aka Architecture (Science)

Club (Weapon Familiarity)

Clubbing (Professional Skill; use Carousing)

Cobbler (Profession)

Comm Protocols (Knowledge; see Flight/Comm Protocols)

Common Aerospace Vehicles (Group of Transport Familiarities)

Common Air Vehicles (Group of Transport Familiarities)

Common Beasts of Burden (Group of Transport Familiarities)

Common Black-Powder Firearms (Group of Weapon Familiarities; see Archaic Firearms)

Common Heavy Weapons (Group of Weapon Familiarities)

Common Martial Arts Weapons (Group of Weapon Familiarities; see Common Oriental Melee Weapons)

Common Melee Weapons (Group of Weapon Familiarities)

Common Missile Weapons (Group of Weapon Familiarities)

Common Motorized Seacraft (Group of Transport Familiarities)

Common Oriental Melee Weapons, aka Common Martial Arts Weapons (Group of Weapon Familiarities)

Common Pre-Industrial Seacraft (Group of Transport Familiarities; see Early Seacraft)

Common Small Arms (Group of Weapon Familiarities)

Common Space Vehicles (Group of Transport Familiarities)

Common Surface Vehicles (Group of Transport Familiarities)

Composer (Profession)

Computer Science (Science)

Conspiracy Theory (Knowledge)

Cooking (Profession)

Cooper (Profession)

Cosmonaut (Profession; see Astronaut)

Criminal Law (Knowledge)

Criminal Psychology, aka Criminal Profiling (Science or Knowledge)

Crocheting (Profession; use Knitting)

Crossbow (Weapon Familiarity)

Cryonics (Science)

Cryptozoology (Science)

[Culture Knowledge] (Area Knowledge)

[Sub-Culture] (Culture Knowledge)

    This Culture Knowledge covers a specific sub-culture or mini-society. Here are some specific examples:

    • Academia Sub-Culture (scholars, professors, and scientists)
    • "Hollywood" Sub-Culture (stars, producers, and agents)
    • Mafia Sub-Culture
    • Martial Arts Sub-Culture (martial artists)
    • Mercenary/Terrorist Sub-Culture
    • Military Sub-Culture
    • Music Sub-Culture (musicians and bands; can be further specialized by music type)
    • Mystic Sub-Culture
    • Pro Sports Sub-Culture (professional athletes, coaches, and trainers; sports commentators and associated network executives)

    (This replaces the skills "Martial Arts World" and "Military/Mercenary/Terrorist World" from Ninja HERO and Dark Champions.)

Cybernetics (Science)

Cycle (see below)

---(D)---

Dagger (Weapon Familiarity; see Sword/Knife)

Dancing (Professional Skill) [DEX or CON]

Dentist (Profession)

Dentistry (Science)

Detective (Profession)

Dimensional Engineering (Profession; see Transdimensional Engineering)

Dimensional Magics (Science; see Transdimensional Magics)

Dimensional Navigation (Profession; see Transdimensional Navigation)

Dimensional Physics (Science; see Transdimensional Physics)

Dirigible (Transport Familiarity; see Airship)

Dirk (Weapon Familiarity; see Sword/Knife)

Disk Jockey, aka DJ (Profession)

Doctor, aka Physician (Profession)

Dog/Canine (Transport Familiarity)

Drinking (Professional Skill; use Carousing)


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