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taskmaster

Name

Name

The taskmaster system - The system to improve skills by practice.

Description

Description

There are a variety of ways to gain expertise in skills. You could spend time and effort in learning from another person - or yourself. You could undertake a quest and be given an experience reward for completing it successfully, which you can then spend at your guild in exchange for skill levels. Another common method is through the taskmaster system.

The taskmaster system is just a simple, generic procedure for improving a skill by practising it - that is, by attempting a task that requires some level of ability in the skill. Each task requires a certain amount of skill at which you begin to start succeeding if you attempt it; there is another, higher threshold, beyond which you will always succeed because you have mastered that particular task. Between these two thresholds, you could attempt the task and fail or you could attempt the task and succeed, and in either case there is a chance that you learn something from the attempt and gain a level in the skill used. When you gain a skill level from the taskmaster system, it is often shortened to "TM".

Examples

Examples

* Sneaking along a street could improve in covert.stealth.outside.
* Fighting with a sword could improve in fighting.melee.sword.
* Using religious artifacts could improve in faith.items.rods.
* Flying with your broomstick could improve in magic.items.held.broom.
* Casting a fire spell could improve in magic.methods.elemental.fire.
* Climbing a tree could improve in adventuring.movement.climbing.tree.

See also

experience, guilds, quests, learn, skills, hskills, teach