HERO System (5th ed.)
Franklin's Skill List
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Skills ( List ) . . . Agility | Intellect | Interaction . . . Background ( List ) . . . Languages . . . Transport Familiarity | Weapon Familiarity . . . Martial Arts

Name of Skill        Type        Base Roll        Base / "+1" Cost        Genre
Acrobatics   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Acting   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Analyze   (see notes)  
Animal Handler   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Area Knowledge   Background   11*     2 / 1 *   All
Artist   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Autofire Skills   (see notes)  
Breakfall   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Bribery   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Bugging (aka "Eavesdropping")   (see notes)  
Bureaucratics   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
City Knowledge   Background   11*     2 / 1 *   All
Climbing   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Combat Driving   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Combat Pilot   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   Modern, Future
Combat Skill Levels   "Meta"            Varies   All
Computer Programming   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   Modern, Future
Concealment   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Contortionist   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Conversation   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Cramming   (see notes)  
Criminology   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Cryptography   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Deduction   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Defense Maneuver   Maneuver            Varies   All
Demolitions   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Disguise   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Electronics   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   Modern, Future
Fast Draw   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Forensic Medicine   (see notes)  
Forgery   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Gambling   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
High Society   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Interrogation   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Inventor   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Knowledge (aka "Knowledge Skill")   Background   11*     2 / 1 *   All
Language   Background   Varies   Varies   All
Lipreading   (see notes)  
Lockpicking   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Martial Arts   Maneuver            Varies   All
Mechanics   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Mimicry   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Navigation   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Oratory   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Paramedic (aka "First Aid")   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Penalty Skill Levels   "Meta"            Varies   All
Persuasion   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
"Power" Skill   (Aptitude)       9 + (CHAR/5)       / 2   All
Profession (aka "Professional Skill")   Background   11*     2 / 1 *   All
Rapid Attack   (see notes)  
Riding   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Science (aka "Science Skill")   Background   11*     2 / 1 *   All
Security Systems   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Seduction   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Shadowing   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Showmanship   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Skill Levels   "Meta"            Varies   All
Sleight of Hand   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Stealth   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Streetwise   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Survival   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Systems Operation   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   Modern, Future
Tactics   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Teamwork   Agility   9 + (DEX/5)   / 2   All
Tracking   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Trading   Interaction   9 + (PRE/5)   / 2   All
Transport Familiarity   Background   Varies   Varies   All
Two-Weapon Fighting   (see notes)  
Ventriloquism   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All
Weapon Familiarity   Background   Varies   Varies   All
Weaponsmith   Intellect   9 + (INT/5)   / 2   All

*    Characters can base these Skills on a Characteristic (frequently INT) for a Base Cost of three points (3 pts.).


Name of
Skill Enhancer
       Type(s) of Skills Affected          Genre  
Jack of All Trades   Professions, Transport / Weapon Familiarities   All
Linguist   Languages   All
Scholar   Knowledges   All
Scientist   Sciences   All
Traveller   Area / City / Terrain / Culture Knowledges   All
Well-Connected   Contacts, Favors   All


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