Dwarf Talents

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This is a list of 'Advancement Fields', which lists all the talents and skills that your Character can take to improve their abilities. All Advancements are broken into specific categories for the sake of organisation.


Each Talent, regardless of Category, has two special qualities: a Tier and two 'Aptitudes'.

Tiers: How one determines the base cost of a Talent. There are four Tiers of Talents. The higher the Tier, the more powerful the talent, but also the more expensive it is.

Aptitudes: Only Ore doesn't have classes; rather, all talents and skills are broken down into Aptitudes. Every Character gains a set of Aptitudes at creation based on their Arcanae. Every Talent has two Aptitudes. If a Character possesses one of the Aptitudes, that character receives a small XP discount to the purchase of the Talent. If the Character possesses both Aptitudes, they receive a larger discount. If a Character possesses neither Aptitude, they are permitted to purchase the Talent, but must pay the expensive full price.

Talent Tier Costs

Matching Aptitudes Tier One Tier Two Tier Three Tier Four
Two Aptitudes 200 300 400 500
One Aptitudes 300 450 600 750
No Aptitudes 600 900 1200 1500


Skills, much like Talents, have Aptitudes. However, Skills are not divided into tiers and all cost the same. However, Skills have 'Advances', which represent your level of ability with that skill. There are four levels of Advancements. The costs are shown below.

Skill Advances Costs

Matching Aptitudes Known Trained Experienced Veteran
Two Aptitudes 100 200 300 400
One Aptitudes 200 400 600 800
No Aptitudes 300 600 900 1200

The categories are as follows:


A category focused around close combat; focuses on proficiencies and combat maneuvers.


A category focused around ranged combat; focuses on proficiencies, ranged modifiers and ranged maneuvers.


A category focused around physical skills and talents, including ones dominated by strength, agility and toughness.


A category focused around mental skills and talents, including ones dominated by intelligence and willpower.


A category focused around interpersonal skills and talents, including ones dominated by fellowship and perception.


A category focused around magical skills and talents.


A category home to Traits, which are inherent abilities and not usually 'learnable'. Most traits used in Only Ore are in the Only War Rulebook, so this section will list Traits that are not.

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