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0016274Open Gaming Network[All Projects] Page Contentpublic2022-03-12 05:45
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Summary0016274: General rules content misplaced within Artistry skill description
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There is a section with the header 'Converting Characters' within the Artistry skill description that is actually part of the general rules for Background Skills, and should probably be moved before the 'New Skill' section.

Section that should be moved out of the Artistry description is the following:

Converting Characters

Implementing background skills in an established campaign is easy. To convert a character’s skill ranks into this system, first determine the total number of background skill ranks she has—this is equal to 2 × the PC’s character level. Next, find out how many ranks she has already spent on skills that are background skills under this system. The character gains that number of regular skill ranks to spend on any skills—essentially refunding the regular skill ranks spent on background skills. Finally, subtract this number from the character’s total number of background skill ranks to determine how many background skill ranks she still has to spend. For example, a 5th-level rogue would have 10 background skill ranks. If she had already put 5 ranks into skills that are now background skills, she would spend 5 of her background skill ranks on those skills, freeing up the original 5 ranks to spend on any skills, and she would still have 5 background skill ranks left to spend on background skills.

The GM might want to allow some amount of retraining to factor in the new background skills. A character who took Profession (poet) might prefer to put those ranks in Artistry (poetry) instead, or a character who took Knowledge (geography) to represent the time she spent traveling a specific river might take Lore in that river instead.


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2022-03-12 05:45 webform Tag Attached: d20pfsrd