Every career has an associated Advance Scheme. The scheme represents the way a character gets better at its job as time goes by and allows the player to increase certain characteristics during play.
The scheme indicates which of the character's characteristics may be increased and by how much. This is not an immediate bonus - the advances must be earned during play. Schemes are related to characters' careers and represent their potential to exploit their background by developing certain aspects of their physique and personality.
The Free AdvanceEdit
Adventurers are a cut above the normal population of the world - that is what marks them out as heroes with a destiny. To reflect this, the first advance is 'earned' immediately and the player is allowed to advance any one characteristic by +1 for S, T, and W or by up to +10% for other characteristics.