Plague of Vecna
KnacksAll characters begin play with two knacks and gain an additional knack upon reaching a new tier. Knacks are a way of specializing in a skill or dabbling in a skill he has not mastered. If a character has a skill he may specialize in a special aspect of that skill. This expertise gives the character an additional +2 to the existing +5 for having the skill with regard to the specialization. For example Azure has the History skill. He choses a knack and takes Eireland History. When trying to remember who was the King of Eireland in the 2nd Age year 534, he gets +7 to his History check . One could dabble in a skill he doesn’t have. A character can have a specific part of a skill, and when making checks that pertain to this aspect he gets a +5 bonus. Azure doesn’t have Athletics but he wants to be a great swimmer. He takes a knack of Swimming and gets the normal +5 bonus when making swim checks but no bonus with other Athletics checks.
Characters start with 2 knacks and gain a new Knack upon attaining a new Tier.