Skill Books are rare literary artifacts from the old world. Reading a Skill Book takes (7 - IN) hours and grants a single skill point towards increasing the skill covered by the book. These books are fragile and fall apart upon reading.
Skill magazines function similarly to skill books, however, they grant only temporary boost to skills. It takes (7-IN) min to read a magazine, and the bonus it imparts lasts 24 hours. Similarly to Skill Books, magazines are destroyed when used. The bonus granted by a magazine is dependent on the skill of the user. If the reader's skill is 9 or less, the bonus is 2. If 10 or higher, the bonus is 1.