Quirk Skills are fifth skills for the benefit of either the community, just the survivor, or both. While some of them only provide bonuses for the survivors having them, others provide the knowledge of a profession, resource incomes and other bonuses from which the community can also benefit. They only have one level and can't be leveled up, thus can't be specialized. Just like the Community Skills, these skills are granted by certain Traits or can be learned by using appropriate Textbooks.

Notes:

  • Quirk Skills with the (Red Talon Contractors only) tag are only available for Red Talon Contractors.
  • Quirk Skills with the (Heartland only) tag are only available for certain characters in Heartland.
  • Quirk Skills marked with * can be learned. Textbooks teaching Quirk Skills can only be purchased from Rare Skills Traders.
  • The following Effects benefit the whole community, anything else only applies to the survivor having the skill:
    • Daily Incomes (Influence, Parts, and Resource)
    • Extra Beds, Labor, and Outpost Slot
    • Food Consumption reduction
    • Global Build Action Speed bonus
    • Knowledge
    • Radio Commands
    • Zombie Threat reduction

Quirk Skills

Name Description Effect
Acting Pretending to be other people for fun and profit.
  • +100% Standing Rewards
  • +10% Influence Gained
Administration

(Heartland only)

Increases facility-building speeds and reduces overall food consumption.
  • -25% Food Consumed Overall
  • +50% Global Build Action Speed
Animal Facts How many toes an elephant has, and other vital information.
  • No useful effects.
Bartending Raising spirits with spirits.
Business How to make a profit doing practically anything.
Combat Medicine

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Emergency medicine for the field of battle.
Comedy The art of making people laugh.
  • +100% Standing Rewards
  • + 6 Morale
Demolitions

(Red Talon Contractors only)

The delicate art of making things go boom.
Design Figuring out how to make things for humans to use.
Driving* Life is a highway. I want to ride it all night long.
  • +100% Fuel Efficiency
  • +50% Vehicle Endurance
  • +50% Vehicle Stealth
Excuses Getting out of things in style.
  • +10 Morale
Farting Around "I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." - Kurt Vonnegut
  • +10 Morale
Firearms Maintenance

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Keeping firearms clean, well-tuned, and ready for action.
Fishing* Turning bodies of water into food through engineering and trickery.
  • +2 Food per Day
Foraging

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Living off the land when cut off from the supply chain.
Fortifications

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Quick and elegant building techniques for short-order defense.
Geek Trivia Skrewts, Ainur, Jefferies tubes, and uses of the number 47.
Gut Packing

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Filling stomachs quickly and efficiently.
Hacking

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Cyberwarfare methods for a bygone age.
Hairdressing Styling hair with a mix of cutlery and chemistry.
Hygiene* The lost art of keeping yourself clean and germ-free.
  • +100 Infection Resistance
  • +20 Max Health
Ikebana Brightening a space with the careful arrangement of nature.
Infrastructure

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Building and managing physical facilities for long-term deployments.
Law What people used to do about crime and conflict.
Lichenology* The study of lichens.
Literature Still important. Our children should know how their ancestors viewed the world.
Logistics

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Maintaining and managing gear and supplies.
Making Coffee Giving people a good start to each day.
Mobile Operations

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Managing operations involving vehicles.
Movie Trivia Box office grosses, Oscar winners, and obscure directors.
Music Raising spirits with rhythm and melody.
Painting Conveying meaning and evoking emotion through colour and form.
People Skills The most essential of the "soft" skills.
Pinball Live catches, death saves, and outlane shakes.
Poker Face I want to hold 'em like they do in Texas plays.
  • +20 Max Stamina
Police Procedure

(Heartland only)

Make less noise when searching quickly, and find more plague samples.
  • -50% Chance of Search Crash
  • Extracts Plague Samples More Often
Political Science The workings of power within government.
Recycling* Finding use from your refuse.
  • +2 Materials Per Day
  • +25 Parts Per Day
Scrum Certification* We're going to get so much done.
  • +50% Global Action Speed
  • +2 Labor
Self-Promotion The underappreciated art of getting people to look at you.
Sewing* Turning cloth and thread into useful things.
Sexting There's a right way to do everything.
  • -5 Influence Per Day
Shopping* How to find a bargain in a pile of useless junk.
  • +50% Search Speed
Sleep Psychology* A better night's sleep leads to a better day's work.
  • +6 Morale
  • +2 Beds
Sports Trivia Stats, jersey numbers, and classic players.
  • +100% Cardio Experience Rate
  • +100% Fighting Experience Rate
  • +20 Max Stamina
  • Knowledge of Sports
Soundproofing* A quieter base is a safer base.
  • -3 Zombie Threat
Tattoos Body artistry.
TV Trivia Actors, awards, and episode numbers.

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