Advanced Search

Straight Skills
Full‑size Preview

Straight Skills

Watermarked PDF

Fantasy heroes are an exceptional sort. Even when they aren't the chosen one, they're often set apart from a young age: their abilities exceeding their peers even before they take up adventuring. Part of this ability is their mastery of a great many adventuring talents: languages, magic, and weapons. When you’re that talented, the question is: at eighth level, should they assign that skill point to Climb, or to Acrobatics - and is it worth it to gain yet another rank in Linguistics?

Fortunately, this is a game, and we don’t need to worry about tracking points where we don’t enjoy doing so. Most characters in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game make decisions on skills once, picking the most essential skills at character creation, and then improving the same ones every level from second to twentieth. With Straight Skills, a character doesn’t have to restrict themselves to just the best skills and one or two others. Instead, every adventurer is capable in vital adventuring skills, trained at a few others, and has a few hobbies that they can get by with as well.

Straight Skills is an optional subsystem compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, which replaces the existing system of skills and skill points. Although targeted towards new players, Straight Skills allows players to be creative and flexible with their skill choices, without penalizing characters who chose to take ranks in non-adventuring options, being any more complicated, or restricting options for more advanced players.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (1)
Discussions (0)
Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
April 5th, 2018
An review This alternative take on skills clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content. There is an alternate version included, wh [...]
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
2.61 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
October 17, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on August 07, 2017.