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Published by Samuel Penn.

Also, see my profile for things that interest me.

Glendale Website - My main web site.

Yags - Main site for yet another game system, a generic GPL'd tabletop RPG.

Yagsbook - Documentation on the Yagsbook RPG documentation format, a Sourceforge project.

Mapcraft - Documentation on world mapping tools, another Sourceforge project.

Midnight Saga - An Ars Magica campaign.

Active Topics

The current topics are currently under active development (relatively speaking).

Yags is Another Game System - Game design notes for Yags, a Free roleplaying game system I use as the core system for most of my campaigns.

Yagsbook - Notes on an XML based documentation system I use for documenting Yags and related campaigns.

Full Thrust - Notes on Full Thrust

Stargrunt - Notes on Stargrunt.



Skills are arranged into groups. A skill can belong to one or more groups. Groups simply provide a way to organise and list skills, though may sometimes be used as prerequisites for techniques.

Skill Groups


  • Talents: The 8 talents.
  • Social: Social skills to do with getting along with and conning others.
  • Animal: Skills to do with animals.
  • Outdoor: Outdoor skills.
  • Sport: Sports.


  • Criminal: Skills used by criminals.
  • Military: Non-combat military skills. Often skills taught in modern armies.
  • Legal: Legal skills, Law, Business type etc.
  • Investigation: Detective and police skills.


  • Combat: Combat related skills, such as melee, brawl, pistol, rifle etc.
  • Firearms: Gun related skills.


  • Academic: Modern knowledges, often sciences, medicine, law and philosophies.
  • Lore: Ancient knowledges, mostly those pre-dating the Enlightenment.
  • Business: Business and monetary related skills.
  • Occult: Weird stuff to do with the supernatural.


  • Artistic: Arty, creative type stuff.
  • Craft: Making and building things.

Low Tech

  • Rural: Farming and the like.
  • Household: Indoor craft/admin type skills.

High Tech

  • Technical: Academic skills with a practical leaning, such as computing and engineering.
  • Vehicle: Driving, piloting, fixing vehicles.
yags/skills.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:40 (external edit)