The Elder Scrolls - Fate Core RPG
“Skills improve with use: Weapon skills improve when you hit opponents. The Sneak skill improves when you successfully sneak. Spell skills improve when you cast spells.”
— The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The above quote is nice for a video game, but arduous in a pen-and-paper role-playing game, therefore its not true here, sorry.
During character creation, you organized your skills into a pyramid. You don’t have to stick to that for character advancement.
However, there’s still a limitation you have to deal with, skill columns. This means you can’t have more skills at a certain rank than you have at the rank below it. So if you have three Good columns, you have at least three Average (+1) skills and at least three Fair (+2) skills to support your three Good (+3) skills.
The pyramid follows this rule already, but when you’re adding skills, you need to make sure you don’t violate that limit. It’s easy to forget that if you use a skill point to upgrade one of your own skills, you might suddenly not have enough skills to “support” it at the new rank.
Read more: Fate Roleplaying Game SRD
|Main Page > Gameplay > Skills|
|The Mage||Alteration • Conjuration • Destruction • Illusion • Restoration • Scholarship|
|The Thief||Acrobatics • Alchemy • Perception • Security • Sneak • Speech|
|The Warrior||Archery • Athletics • Brawl • One-Handed • Smithing • Two-Handed|