Skill Boosts

At the start of hero creation, each of your skills has a Fair (D4) rating (see Skill Ratings). Your folk, class, and other choices improve these skills with boosts.

A boost increases the size of your skill die by one step. For instance, a boost to a Good (D6) skill turns it into an Excellent (D8) skill. You can't improve a skill beyond the Legendary (D12) rating.

Each skill represents a combination of natural talent and training, and heroes that share the same rating in a skill often show it differently. A sharp-eyed barbarian might notice important details as a matter of course, whereas a scholarly wizard might have duller senses but know what to look for -- both may possess Excellent (D8) Intellect.