Leveling Up

When you gain a Level, the following things happen.

  • Add 1 to an attribute of your choosing. None of your attributes can be higher than your attribute cap
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  • Raise the relevant stats for your attribute. For instance if you raise your Vigor, then you’ll need to raise your Toughness as well. If you raise your Cognition, then you need to raise one of your Cognitive Defenses by one.

  • Gain a new skill or upgrade an existing skill. Remember that none of your skills can go about the Skill Rank Cap. Unless they are specific skills, in which case they can’t go above the Skill Rank Cap plus the specificity bonus.

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  • Possibly gain or upgrade your background skills. On levels 1, 4, 8, and 12 you can either gain a new background skill or upgrade an existing one.

  • Possibly upgrade all your defenses by 1. At every even level (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) you increase all of your defenses by 1.