The following skills can be selected:

Strength-based Skills

  • Athletics

Dexterity-based Skills

  • Acrobatics
  • Sleight of Hand
  • Stealth

Intelligence-based Skills

  • Engineering
  • Hacking
  • History
  • Investigation
  • Nature
  • Science


Use the Engineering skill to reason out how to create new devices, structures, and systems; as well as how to repair existing ones.


Use the Hacking skill to know your way around a computer’s OS and to solve advanced computer-related problems, such as accessing secured systems via bugs and exploits, or changing the programming of a machine.


The Science skill is used to decipher the purpose of machines, vault experiments, and other pre- and post-war technologies.

Science might also impart knowledge about who developed a certain piece of technology.For instance, the character would know the difference between a RobCo component and one manufactured by General Atomics International. Similarly, methods of construction or clues in appearance might suggest a device was put together by an organisation such as the Brotherhood of Steel, the Enclave, or the Institute.

Wisdom-based Skills

  • Animal Handling
  • Insight
  • Medicine
  • Perception
  • Survival

Charisma-based Skills

  • Deception
  • Intimidation
  • Performance
  • Persuasion


The following tools can be selected:

  • Brewer’s Supplies
  • Calligrapher’s Supplies
  • Carpenter’s Tools
  • Cartographer’s Tools
  • Cobbler’s Tools
  • Carpenter’s Tools
  • Chem Cook’s Supplies
  • Cook’s Utensils
  • Gaming Set: Chess, Dice Set, Draughts, Playing Card Set, etc.
  • Glassblower’s Tools
  • Jeweler’s Tools
  • Leatherworker’s Tools
  • Mason’s Tools
  • Mechanic’s Tools
  • Musical Instrument: Any
  • Navigator’s Tools
  • Painter’s Tools
  • Pip-Boy
  • Potter’s Tools
  • Smith’s Tools
  • Surgeon's Tools
  • Thieves’ Tools
  • Vehicle: Air (eg. airship, vertibird), Land (eg. cart, car, motorbike), Water (eg. boat, ship), Underwater (eg. submersible, submarine).
  • Weaver’s Tools
  • Woodcarver’s Tools

Chem Cook’s Supplies

When you have access to a makeshift portable lab (or better yet, a real lab!) you know how to use them to cook up chemical substances.

Mechanic’s Tools

When you have access to the right tools, you are excellent at putting things together or taking them apart.


If you’re proficient with a Pip-Boy you’re a competent computer user, even if you don’t have the Hacking skill. Your knowledge extends to the OS but not the code. However, if you’re proficient with a Pip-Boy and Hacking, you can attempt programming tasks that others can’t (like reprogamming a robot while it’s not near a terminal).

Your Pip-Boy proficiency also applies to other tasks relating to the Pip-Boy’s functions, such as navigating using its map or isolating a radio signal.

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