>> You don't automatically lose the subskills if the parent gets worse.
>I thought this would be a disadvantage, a flaw in my skill dilution
>scheme. It's intersting that you see it as a good thing.
Since I'm saying that you should be able to learn the subskill without the
general, it seems natural.
>> Additionally, you should be able to try to use 0 level skills
>Why? I like the fact that < level 1 isn't usable. Should subskills
>come in at a level 1 so they can be usable, or come in at level 0, as
I'd say that learning, say, "build clipper ship" at 0 with a shipbuilding
of 10 would be like having a blueprint for a clipper ship. So you would be
able to make a ship, since you have all the skills nessessary, but only one
third as well, since you haven't make many clippers. On the other hand, if you
were just taught the subskill, or had shipbuilding at 1, you wouldn't be able
to use the skill.
So by my system, level < 1 wouldn't be useable unless you had a decently
high helping skill, like in the above example.