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Badge Knowledge
Sadie's Knowledge attribute governs the Skills that rely on her sharpness of memory, pattern detection, and applied book-learnin'. Every full 10 points in Knowledge increases her Expansion Bonus for Cryptography, Deduction, Language, Problem Solving, and Repair by 1.

Knowledge TypeEdit

Formal LearningEdit

Inspiration Name

General Boost

Skill Boost 1

Skill Boost 2

Skill Boost 3

Skill Boost 4

Skill Boost 5

Type Boost

Required primary Skill Level

Childhood with Ruddy 1 4 Cryptography 4 Problem Solving 0
Overheard Conversation 1 5 Problem Solving 10
Note in the Margins 2 4 Cryptography 4 Perception 20
Half-Remembered Lecture 3 6 Language 5 Knowledge 30
Recent Journal Article 4 7 Cryptography 5 Repair 4 Occult Lore 40
Debated the Subject 5 7 Cryptography 6 Problem Solving 5 Deduction 50
Jane-of-All-Trades 6 7 Problem Solving 7 Deduction 5 Moxie 5 Knowledge 60
Noted Expert's a Friend 7 7 Cryptography 7 Language 5 Deception 8 Knowledge 70
Mom and Dad's Research 8 7 Resolve 7 Cryptography 7 Occult Lore 7 Problem Solving 80
Notes Close at Hand 9 8 Cryptography 7 Language 7 Repair 90
Mind Like a Trap 10 10 Problem Solving 8 Cryptography 7 Language 7 Repair 1-25 Deduction 100

Problem SolvingEdit

Knowledge of Problems and SolutionsEdit

Inspiration Name

General Boost

Skill Boost 1

Skill Boost 2

Skill Boost 3

Skill Boost 4

Skill Boost 5

Type Boost

Required primary Skill Level

Gut Check 1 4 Problem Solving 4 Resolve 0
A Coin to Flip 1 5 Problem Solving 10
Helpful Insight 1 4 Problem Solving 4 Repair 20
Radio Drama Precedent 1 6 Problem Solving 5 Knowledge 30
Hare-Brained Scheme 1 7 Problem Solving 5 Deception 3 Moxie 40
Relevant to Hobbies 2 7 Problem Solving 6 Magic Tricks 5 Cryptography 50
Scheherazade's Plan 27 3 7 Problem Solving 7 Escape Artistry 6 Deception 4 Poise 60
Reckless Experimentation 5 7 Problem Solving 7 Courage 7 Deduction 6 Moxie 70
Lucky Break 6 7 Problem Solving 7 Cryptography 7 Escape Artistry 6 Repair 80
Astonishing Foresight 7 8 Problem Solving 7 Language 7 Magic Tricks 10 Knowledge 90
Bolt from the Blue 13 10 Problem Solving 9 Deduction 7 Awareness 7 Cryptography 100

LanguageEdit

Knowledge of Different TonguesEdit

Inspiration Name General Boost Primary Skill Boost Skill Boost 2 Skill Boost 3 Skill Boost 4 Skill Boost 5 Type Boost Required Primary Skill Level
Good Ear 1 4 Language 4 Listen 0
That Sounds Familiar 3 5 Language 10
Did Some Reading Earlier 3 5 Language 4 Knowledge 20
Handy Phrase Book 4 6 Language 4 Diplomacy 30
Know a Native Speaker 5 6 Language 5 Listen 3 Awareness 40
Took a Semester 7 7 Language 5 Awareness 5 Negotiation 50
Learning as You Go 8 7 Language 6 Deduction 5 Awareness 3 Cryptography 60
Linguistic Insight 9 7 Language 7 Problem Solving 5 Awareness 5 Diplomacy 70
Travel Dictionary 10 7 Language 7 Problem Solving 7 Negotiation 6 Awareness 80
Heard That Before 11 8 Language 7 Deduction 7 Listen 6 Awareness 90
Extensive Study 13 10 Language 8 Listen 7 Cryptography 7 Problem Solving 10 Knowledge 100

CryptographyEdit

Knowledge of CodesEdit

Inspiration Name General Boost Primary Skill Boost Skill Boost 2 Skill Boost 3 Skill Boost 4 Skill Boost 5 Type Boost Required Primary Skill Level
Mind for Puzzles 1 4 Cryptography 4 Problem Solving 0
Lots of Scratch Paper 3 5 Cryptography 10
Surprisingly Simple Pattern 3 5 Cryptography 4 Deduction 20
Flash of Cryptographic Inspiration 3 6 Cryptography 5 Awareness 30
Partial Clue 5 6 Cryptography 6 Deduction 3 Perception 40
New System to Try 7 7 Cryptography 6 Problem Solving 5 Resolve 50
Familiar Sequence 8 7 Cryptography 7 Deduction 3 Occult Lore 5 Knowledge 60
Zimmerman Telegram Story 9 7 Cryptography 7 Problem Solving 6 Deduction 7 Knowledge 70
Student of Al-Kindi 10 1-25 Cryptography 7 Language 7 Problem Solving 7 Deduction 80
Stories from Room 40 11 8 Cryptography 7 Resolve 7 Problem Solving 10 Knowledge 90
The Key 13 10 Cryptography 8 Deduction 7 Problem Solving 7 Occult Lore 1-25 Language 100

RepairEdit

Knowledge of MachinesEdit

Inspiration Name General Boost Primary Skill Boost Skill Boost 2 Skill Boost 3 Skill Boost 4 Skill Boost 5 Type Boost Required Primary Skill Level
Can't Get Much Worse 1 4 Repair 4 Moxie 0
Simple Machine 1 5 Repair 10
Leverage 2 4 Repair 4 Strength 20
Steady Hands 3 6 Repair 5 Grace 30
Easy Access 4 7 Repair 5 Perception 3 Deduction 40
Good Wrench 5 7 Repair 6 Fisticuffs 5 Strength 50
Mechanical Insight 6 7 Repair 7 Deduction 3 Problem Solving 5 Knowledge 60
Confusing Diagram 7 1-20 Repair 1-15 Problem Solving 5 Language 5 Cryptography 70
You've Seen This Before 8 1-25 Repair 7 Poise 7 Deduction 5 Resolve 80
Clean Diagram 9 9 Repair 7 Problem Solving 7 Escape Artistry 10 Knowledge 90
Every Tool You Need 10 10 Repair 8 Escape Artistry 7 Problem Solving 7 Magic Tricks 6 Climbing 100

DeductionEdit

Knowledge of InvestigationEdit

Inspiration Name General Boost Primary Skill Boost Skill Boost 2 Skill Boost 3 Skill Boost 4 Skill Boost 5 Type Boost Required Primary Skill Level
Wild Hunch 1 4 Deduction 4 Escape Artistry 0
Something's Out of Place 1 5 Deduction 10
Channel Sherlock Holmes 1 4 Deduction 4 Knowledge 20
Inquisitive Nature 1 5 Deduction 5 Occult Lore 30
Uncontaminated Scene 2 6 Deduction 5 Perception 3 Awareness 40
Student of Human Nature 3 7 Deduction 5 Empathy 7 Knowledge 50
Knack for Visualization 4 7 Deduction 6 Perception 5 Repair 3 Problem Solving 60
Gift for Puzzle-Solving 5 7 Deduction 7 Problem Solving 5 Cryptography 9 Knowledge 70
Major Clue 6 7 Deduction 7 Cryptography 7 Awareness 5 Resolve 80
The Impossible is Eliminated 7 8 Deduction 7 Cryptography 7 Problem Solving 7 Poker 90
Keen Deductive Powers 8 10 Deduction 7 Problem Solving 7 Cryptography 6 Escape Artistry 12 Knowledge 100

Related Achievements Edit

Code-Breaker (Cryptography 100)

Fixer (Problem Solving 100)

Gearsmith (Repair 100)

Master Detective (Deduction 100)

Polyglot (Language 100)

Book Smart (Knowledge 100)

Acknowledged Expert (all of the above during one playthrough)

Trivia Edit

  • The Cryptography card titles include a trio of historical references:
    • The Zimmerman Telegram, referenced at level 70, played a significant role in the U.S. entering The Great War.
    • al-Kindi, referenced at level 80, was a 9th-century scholar among the earliest translators of Classical Greek mathematics and philosophy.
    • Room 40, referenced at level 90, is a part of the British Admiralty where the Zimmerman Telegram was reputedly intercepted and decoded.

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