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Re: Bracketed bonus on skill

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  • FerretDave
    Drew had already beaten you to the answer, but it all helps, thanks!
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 28, 2012
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      Drew had already beaten you to the answer, but it all helps, thanks!

      --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, Susan Dittmar <Susan.Dittmar@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Quoting FerretDave (ferret.griffin@...):
      > > Greetings,
      > >
      > > I'm seeing the number of ranks in one skill appearing inside of square brackets on the PDF sheet, what does this imply?
      > >
      > > I.E Ranger with 7 ranks in survival, and +1 from stat displays as:
      > >
      > > Survival WIS 8 = 1 + 7
      > > Survival (Find or Follow Tracks) WIS 10 = 1 + [7] + 2
      > >
      > > (the +2 is from synergy with Search 7 ranks)
      > >
      > > Why is the 7 bracketed on the granted/sub skill ?
      >
      > This starts to become a FAQ :-)
      >
      > The brackets indicate that this is a doublicate entry (in this case, a
      > special use of the Survival skill). It tells that you paid for the skill
      > ranks of "Survival", but (correctly) not for the additional skill "Survial
      > (Find or Follow Tracks)". Thus, if you want to calculate your skill point
      > total, you must not take into account those bracketed values. On the other
      > hand, if you think about what to raise on next level up, you need not
      > consider those bracketed values, as they are raised together with their
      > base skill.
      >
      > Hope that helps,
      >
      > Susan
      >
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