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A character’s Attributes measure their innate physical, mental, and social qualities — how strong they are, how quick they think on their feet, and how well they interacts with other people. The different ways in which a character can apply these Attributes are determined by their Skills. A character’s Skills reflect the education and training they’ve acquired over the course of their life, and are a reflection of their origins and interests. Skills can be acquired in any number of ways, from institutionalized learning to hard, hands-on experience. A young recruit at the police academy is trained to use a handgun, while a gangbanger learns to shoot as a matter of survival.
Like Attributes, Skills are broken down into three general categories: Mental, Physical and Social. Skills are rated from 1 to 5, with each score suggesting your character’s relative level of proficiency and knowledge in that area.